Home > School and Learning > By Grade > College > College Life > What I Wish I'd Known About College

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

What I Wish I'd Known About College

11 of 12
ApartmentLease,TenantAgreement

Understand your rights as a tenant.


Lots of college students move from the dorm to an apartment after a year or two, which is another important step toward independence and self-sufficiency. Unfortunately, unscrupulous landlords often take advantage of student renters, and do not fulfill all of their legal responsibilities. Take the time to understand your city's laws about tenant rights, and report your landlord if those rights are being violated. There's a flip side: If you want your security deposit back, don't treat your apartment like a big dorm room. You're renting it; it doesn't belong to you.

Next: More popular galleries

More on: College

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Top 10 Free Homework Help Websites
Is helping your child with homework more frustrating and confusing than ever before, thanks to the new Common Core standards? Check out the best free homework help websites to boost kids' success in math, science, English, and more.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

11 Fantastic Fall Apple Desserts
Nothing says fall like the smell of an apple dessert baking in the oven. Use up your family's surplus of apples with our 11 favorite apple dessert recipes.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!