Beware when co-signing lease

College-age renters face curious contracts

By Inman News Feed
Add Comment Add Comment | Comments: 2 | Posted Sep. 17, 2009

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1. Anonymous said... on Apr 12, 2010 at 09:20PM

“I wish you had written more about your experience and advice because this is exactly what I am facing! I can't find any resources for what is normal and customary for a co-sign agreement! It is for the state of Washington too.”

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2. Anonymous said... on May 2, 2011 at 10:14PM

“A much better contract is a Parental Guarantee Agreement. This is what the University of Calif. Santa Cruz recommends. It is available on their website. It is sickening how many landlords try to bully young adults into signing contracts with totally unreasonable demands. The latest was when the landlord refused to give a copy of the lease to the renters ahead of time and demanded that they sign it as is with only 30min to read it or lose the rental unit! More renters should refuse this type of risky & pushy treatment so that all renters are treated with more consideration.”


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