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Re: Simultaneous apartment renting applications

Sorry to revive an old thread but my question is related and it might be best to keep a single thread.

Has anyone had to pay the administration fee or penalty for having their application accepted and then turning it down? I've just applied to a few apartments and was just wondering what would happen in the highly unlikely event I got more than one. Can it be legal to force someone to accept a contract if they haven't seen it before? Surely the conventional way of doing this would be to call it an application fee that is deducted from the first month's rent. That way the fee is for the application. Suppose I was offered an apartment but when I went to sign the contract I objected to one of the terms, for instance, the cost level at which the responsibility for repairs shifted from me to the landlord. If they refused to alter that clause, couldn't I decline to sign?
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