Renters Beware: These Hidden Costs May Be in Your Lease

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By Leigh Raper

Savvy consumers know that companies do all kinds of things to increase the bottom line. Airlines, for instance, charge for a checked bag, while others tack on fees for extra leg room.  And cereal companies keep costs down by putting fewer flakes in the same size of box.

But renters sometimes forget their landlord is running a business too – until they sign a new or renewed lease, that is. Renters may discover that while the rent seems reasonable, the l…

Posted from: https://www.zillow.com/blog/hidden-fees-add-ons-in-lease-195426/

By Leigh Raper

Savvy consumers know that companies do all kinds of things to increase the bottom line. Airlines, for instance, charge for a checked bag, while others tack on fees for extra leg room.  And cereal companies keep costs down by putting fewer flakes in the same size of box.

But renters sometimes forget their landlord is running a business too – until they sign a new or renewed lease, that is. Renters may discover that while the rent seems reasonable, the l…

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