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Full Chapter - Before You Move In

Produced by Pattie Whiting
Reviewed April 2018

Looking for a place to live with enough room that is in good condition and affordable is challenging. You may also need a place by a certain date or near your work or where your children go to school.

This chapter tells you how you can protect your rights as you look for and move into an apartment; and how to avoid problems or misunderstandings with your landlord.

Whatever your situation is, you will be better off if you know your rights before you agree to rent an apartment.

For more information about applying for public and subsidized housing, see Finding Housing.

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