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Pricing Details

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AVG PRICE / KWH
500 kWh
1,000 kWh
2,000 kWh

Early cancellation fee

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Tips for renters: 
Checklists, resources and more
Tips for renters: 
Checklists, resources and more
Tips for renters: 
Checklists, resources and more

Tips for renters:
Checklists, resources and more

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Tips for renters: 
Checklists, resources and more
Tips for renters: 
Checklists, resources and more

Tips for renters:
Checklists, resources and more

New Reliant customer

Sign up online or contact us. You’ll find plans designed to fit your budget and lifestyle.

Start electricity service

Current Reliant customer

No need to cancel your service before moving. Simply transfer it to your new address and get same-day electricity service.1

Transfer your service

Renting offers the benefits of mobility, flexibility and reduced responsibility for serious property issues, but it does come with its own crop of concerns, especially if you don't have renter's insurance

Be sure you know your rights and what you're getting into before you sign your lease with these tips to help you pick a new rental and move out without penalty. We even offer a move-in checklist to help make sure you have everything you need for your new space, as well as electricity plans for renters.

Apartment hunting and choosing a new home  

When shopping for apartments, you'll want to consider many aspects before you fill out a rental application. Be sure you see the exact unit or rental property that you would be renting — not a model. In your walk-through, be sure you take note of these things before you commit.

 

  • Location
    Take time to consider where you want to live during your apartment search. Living close to places you frequent can save money on gasoline and time in traffic.
  • Safety features
    Ask if the locks on the doors and sliding doors will be changed prior to move-in and ensure the smoke detectors, as well as carbon monoxide detectors, are operational. 
  • Evidence of pests
    Look inside cabinets and drawers for any evidence of pests. Droppings or small holes can indicate a problem.
  • First floor vs. upper floor
    Living on the first floor may be convenient, but it may put you at a greater risk for break-ins.
  • Unit location
    If the apartment is right by the pool, elevator or party room, ask about the noise levels and their posted hours.
  • Working appliances
    Turn on the oven and stove. Use the ice maker and start the dishwasher.
  • Water pressure and temperature
    Turn on the faucets to ensure there is enough pressure. Start up a hot shower to see how long it takes to heat up.
  • Leaks
    Check around the sinks and toilet area for signs of water leaks. Look for discoloration or puckering on the floors.
  • Utilities
    A rental unit's features may influence your utility bills. For example, a top-floor apartment or an apartment with large windows that face the east or west will get more sun, boosting your electricity in the summer but possibly reducing it in the winter.
  • Pet-friendly 
    If you have a four-legged companion, make sure the rental property you're looking at is pet-friendly, and find out how much they ask for a pet deposit. 

 

If you have concerns regarding any of these issues, report them right away to the building manager or property management, and consider choosing another apartment complex. It's also important to take into account application fees, sublet options and monthly rent.

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Knowing your rights

 

  • Ask for a walkthrough of the exact unit that you will be renting.
  • Make a list of repairs needed prior to your moving in, such as broken appliances. List any defects, such as chips in the walls and carpet stains.
  • Send these lists to your landlord and keep a copy for yourself. This will give you written proof that these damages were pre-existing.
  • The landlord is obligated to provide you with certain things in working order and must make the major repairs so that the unit is livable.
  • Certain repairs may be your responsibility. That's why it's always a good idea to read the lease carefully.
     

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Getting your deposit back

If you've ever lived in an apartment home, then you know it's common to provide a security deposit to the leasing office to cover unpaid rent or clean-up after you’re gone. However, you can only be charged for items not covered under “general wear and tear.” Typically, a leasing agent must provide an itemized deduction of how your security deposit was spent OR return your money in full, within 14-30 days.

Here’s what you can do to help get your deposit back and keep your apartment in good condition:

  • Document any existing damage during your first apartment walk-through. Take photographs. If you have a cellphone, you probably have a camera built-in.
  • Give 30/60/90 day notice before moving out. Check your lease agreement for the exact time needed to give notice to your leasing agent.
  • Clean the apartment thoroughly.
  • Scrub the oven.
  • Be present when the landlord reviews the apartment. Confirm any repair or cleaning expectations and get it in writing.
  • Document your cleaning and repair work.
  • Give the leasing agent your forwarding address to mail your deposit check.
     

Here is a list of items NOT covered under general wear and tear:

  • Stains and burns on the carpet.
  • Broken windows.
  • Broken or missing blinds.
  • Broken light fixtures.
  • Gouges in the doors and walls.
  • Flea infestation caused by your pet.
  • Pet scratches on the molding and on/around doors.
  • Water damage.
     

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Apartment move-in checklist

These basic items are a great start to know what to pack and keep in stock for your first apartment. Later, as you have more time, you can purchase other furnishings to make your apartment your own. Don't forget to set up your wi-fi and electricity service before your move-in day.

Kitchen

  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee maker
  • Small, medium and large saucepans
  • Small and medium skillets
  • Roasting pan
  • Casseroles/baking dishes
  • Ridged grill pan
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Timer
  • Mixing bowls
  • Chopping board
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Can and jar opener
  • Colander
  • Wooden spoons
  • Spatulas
  • Tongs
  • Whisk
  • Knives
  • Cookie sheets
  • Garbage can

Dining Room

  • 4 place settings
  • 4 settings of cutlery
  • 8 glasses
  • 8 plastic cups
  • Table with a leaf and 4 chairs

Living Room

  • Sofa
  • TV trunk (good storage) or coffee table

Bathroom

  • Shower curtain
  • 2 bath towels
  • 2 hand towels
  • 2 washcloths
  • Toothbrush holder
  • Soap dispenser
  • Waste basket

Bedroom

  • Futon or bed
  • Bookcase
  • Nightstand
  • Lamp
  • Alarm clock

Laundry

  • Hangers
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry basket
  • Laundry soap
     

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FAQs

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The most important documents to take with you when renting an apartment are proof of employment (this can be a pay stub), photo identification, a credit check or credit score, bank information and recent tax returns.

When looking at an apartment for the first time, it's important to bring a photo ID, bank statements, job and rental history and a credit check. If you bring a filled our application to your first viewing, this can speed up the process of approval and reserving the apartment.