My wife and I are looking around at apartments, and the one we both ended up liking wants us to each pay an application fee of $95.
- I will be the only one on the lease, and solely financially responsible for paying rent
- Charges $425 for the "administration fee" -- twice as much as the normal admin fee in our area (Atlanta)
- Rent is about $300 cheaper than apartments in the same area, and it is a better quality complex overall, with good ratings
The idea that my wife will need to pay an application fee as well is odd to me. Is this normal, or can I fight it?