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Old 02-01-2008, 11:40 AM
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Help. Know any safe apartments in Houston that accept broken leases? Keyword: safe. I have found aand been approved for an apartment at Trails @ Dominion only to find out the crime rate is horrific. Know any others?
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:44 AM
Location: Clear Lake
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Broken lease? You mean bailing out whenever you feel like it? You should probably hit up the nicer apartments and inquire about month to month leases. A lot of them will do it. That's more expensive obviously, but how much is your safety worth to you?
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:01 PM
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Location: Houston
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Is the broken lease reporting on all 3-credit bureau? If not call the apartment complex you want to live at and see, which credit bureau they pull from. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:02 PM
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Broken leases are a tough one for complexes. You might do better renting a duplex or something from an individual that doesn't do all the checking that major apartment management companies do.

If a complex accepts broken leases then it means they do not have a very high standard on qualifying criteria. I'm sorry to put it so blunt, but if they accept that, what else do they accept? Do they even do criminal background checks? Those properties will not be as safe as ones with more stringent qualifying criteria, (all other things being equal).

You may consider going back to the complex where you broke the lease and see if they will "settle" for a smaller amount. If they have turned your file over to a collection agency, the on-site Manager may not have the ability to negotiate with you anymore. If they can, they may take the "bird in hand" to get a little extra revenue rather than asking for the entire amount and getting nothing. Depending upon what kind of lease you signed, they could have charged you a cost of reletting, the balance of the lease and charged back any specials or incentives you received up front. The balance can get quite staggering. Often times they will settle for less and call it a day.

Just make sure you are speaking directly with the Manager and not an Assistant.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:22 PM
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Hi my name is darrell asking do you have any apartments in the houston texas thats located in the medical center , southwest , alief, or galleria area that eccept broken leases if so please send me listings to [email]darrell_banks200020@yahoo.com[/email] thank you very much darrell
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:24 PM
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:18 PM
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Hi Darrel, did you ever get any responses for apartments that accept broken leases in the houston area.
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:57 AM
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Hi, I'm really trying to find a apartment that accepts broken lease. If theres any hope for me please email me @ [email]shyne.brks@gmail.com[/email]. Thank you so much in advance.
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:13 PM
Location: The Woodlands,Texas
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Apartment Ratings :: The leading source of apartment reviews by renters for renters.

I'd take a look at this site. I found the comments and ratings of the apartments I previously lived in to be dead on.
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:15 PM
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Apartment communities that relax standards in one arena usually are relaxed in all arenas.

If they will accept a lease-breaker - chances are they will accept everyone. There goes the "safe" description. If you want in a nicer place, you will need to go back and rectify the negative mark on your rental history.
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