Yes, apartment locators offer a free service. Locators are paid a commission at the property you choose when you write their company name on the guest card and the lease as the referral source.
Certain do breeds are prohibited at apartment communities. Always let the community know at time of application what kind of dog you have just in case it is on the list of restricted breeds. Breed restrictions are In place to limit liability and damages to the property. Read our blog on Renting with a Pet to answer any other questions that you might have.
The Texas Property Code defines wear and tear as “deterioration that results from the intended use of a dwelling, including… breakage or malfunction due to age or deteriorated condition.” Normal wear and tear for an apartment should not be offset by your security deposit. Chipped paint, loose door handles, cracks in walls, microwave not working are considered normal wear and tear. Stains on the carpet, holes in the walls (other than small nail holes), broken blinds are considered damages and the cost of repair will be deducted from your security deposit.