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Renter's Guide: Conventional
Denver Multifamily HUB

This guide will assist you in renting an apartment in the conventional market. Fees and deposits will vary from property to property; however, generally this is what you should be prepared to encounter.

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Step 1 - Application

You will be required to complete an application form, either a hard copy or electronically. Fees range from $25 to $250 and are non-refundable.

Required Information: The following information must be provided for each resident or family member who will reside in the apartment:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Driver License
    (Or other govt.-issued photo ID)
  • Current Address
  • Previous Address
    (Including landlord's name and number)
  • Current Employer
  • Previous Employer
  • Pets
  • Automobiles
  • Banking Information
  • Emergency Contact

Specific Questions Asked: Including, but not limited to bankruptcy; felony, misdemeanor, or sex crime convictions; and terrorism-related offenses.

Step 2 - Move-In

At move-in you will execute a lease, usually one year, but this can vary. An inspection will be conducted; amenities explained; and apartment, mailbox, and garage keys issued.

Fees and Deposits

  • Administration Fee: Range from $100 to $400 and is non-refundable.
  • Security Deposits: Some are a flat rate and can range from $150 to $500; others are one month's rent.
  • Pet Deposits: Most properties limit tenants to two pets and restrict the type/breed of pet. The deposit can range from $100 to $500 per pet. Usually, part of the deposit is refundable. There may also be an additional monthly rent charge for pets.
  • Other Charges: If the utilities are not included in the rent, residents may be required to pay a onetime set-up fee, ranging from $15 to $30. Garages may be an additional charge ranging for $100 to $250, monthly. Washer/Dryer rental can range from $30 to $50.
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