Posted by Blue Zephyr on February 04, 2002 at 19:11:23:
In Reply to: tenant requirements posted by dom on February 04, 2002 at 18:10:09:
Actually, a 16 year old CAN enter into legal contracts if he/she is "legally emancipated". Generally, if you are married or in the military you are considered to be "emancipated". It is also possible to have the court declare you as emancipated.
However, even if one of the situations above applies to you, it is probably a moot point because landlords usually want to rent to someone with some credit history and many would be hesitant to rent to a 16 year old.
The best bet would be for your parents or other relative to get you an apartment with a lease in their name. If this is not possible, then going through your college's housing office or using college-sponsored housing is the obvious choice.
As others have mentioned, congratulations on your college acceptance and best wishes.
: how old do you have to be to get a apartment i am 16 and im a senior going to college and i need to get a apartment what is necessary to do so
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