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10 Things You Need to Remember Before Signing a New Lease in 2024

There’s nothing quite like the thrill you feel when you move into a new place — especially if it’s your first home. Like owning a house or condo, renting a property can come with surprises. From minor annoyances like a noisy neighbour to significant issues like a flood or fire, doing your due diligence now will make things easier should any problems arise.

Finding a great place is just the first step. Once you’ve found a place to call home, you’ll be required to sign a lease. This legal agreement between you and the landlord lays out the terms and responsibilities for each party.

Before you sign the lease, here are 10 things you need to do first. Remember, what seems like a perfect fit may not be, and it’s better to discover that before you commit.

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