How old do you have to be to sign an apartment lease?

If I’m only 17 can my parents co-sign and I can live there without a parent?

Asked on October 11, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Nebraska


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You need to be 18 to rent an apartment because the lease is a contract between landlord and tenant, and you would need to be 18 to sign a contract (lease).  If your parents rent the apartment and let you live there, that would be an option.

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