Do you have steady income? Have you established a solid credit history? Chances are, if you're a student or recent to the workforce, the answer is no.
When you enter into a rental agreement with an apartment complex, you are promising that you will be able to pay your lease in full. In order to cover all its bases, the complex has to verify that you will be able to keep your end of the agreement. Without a steady, full-time job, it might be tough to make rent every month. This is where your parents or a co-signer comes in. A guarantor assures the landlord that if you are unable to make your rent, you have someone that can cover the cost.
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