Hi. First, a disclaimer. These notes, here and elsewhere in this blog, are no substitute for the specific terms and conditions written in the Lease Agreement you will have to sign to rent Apt. 911. Only the Lease Agreement counts. Please keep that in mind. That said, here goes.
- Availability. This is tentative, but Apt. 911 should be available as of Saturday, November 4, 2017.
- Application fee. $50 to cover the costs of a credit and background check. This fee is non-refundable, so serious inquiries only, please.
- Rent. You can rent Apt. 911 for $1895/month, uned. If you’re a corporate or diplomatic services person, the monthly rents just quoted are well within most per diem guidelines for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
- Security deposit. You will also be required to provide a security deposit equal to one month’s rent.
- Move-in fee and deposit. There is a $150 non-refundable “move-in fee” which covers what the building charges and other expenses the owners incur when new tenants arrive, plus a $300 refundable “move-in security deposit” that you get back after you move-in – less the cost of repairing any damages that you or your movers might do to the building and/or the apartment.
With respect to the next two items, please note that storage and parking spaces are currently under lease and may not be available to new tenants of Apt. 911 for several months, if then.
- Parking. Parking in the building’s garage is extra and subject to availability. The cost is $150 to $225 per month depending upon the location in the garage and the term of your lease.
- Storage. If you need it, a storage bin on one of the parking levels may also be available. The cost is $100 to $150 per month depending upon the size of the bin and the term of your lease.
- Utilities. Paying for electricity, which averages about $50 per month, will be your responsibility. The programmable Nest thermostat I had installed can be set from any device with Internet access, including your cell phone, and has been very helpful keeping the costs of air-conditioning and heat down. Programming this thermostat to match your schedule can save you some serious money. The costs of water, sewer, garbage collection, use of the pool and the gym will be paid by me.
- Pets. Pets will be approved on a case-by-case basis. Subject to approval, you’ll be charged a “pet fee” of $40 per month per pet. And there will be no additional security deposit. “Woof!” …You’re welcome.
Any questions? Please feel free to call 443-621-3880 or send an email to YaleApt911@gmail.com.
Thanks. I’m looking forward to showing you the apartment and to the prospect of your being my tenant.