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It is a good idea to spend the time and read the rental agreement or lease before signing it. This way if you are not comfortable with anything in the lease, you can discuss it with the landlord and have it changed before you agree to it by signing. Reading the lease may also help to bring up other questions or things that need more clarification. If you are not comfortable reading the lease yourself, bring someone with more experience or ask the landlord for a copy of the lease before you meet to sign it and have someone else look over it for you.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|