So I'm potentially going to sign a lease for an apartment, but I just have a feeling that the guy is going to end up screwing me over and keep my deposit and rack up other bogus charges based upon the changes that he's made to the lease from the standard lease provided by my city. It's just sort of stingy stuff that doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. Here are some of the changes that he's made: Rent is due the 3rd of the month instead of the normal 5th. He's requiring my roommates and I to have the floors professionally cleaned, and holding us responsible for the energy efficiency of the place. He's beefed up the disputes section to say that the loser of the case will pay the winner 18% interest on any money awarded. We're all financially independent college students, but he's demanding that our parents sign a "guarantee form" saying that they'll cover any damages or rent that we don't pay for. The forms aren't specific to our parents own child, meaning that my parents will be responsible for the actions of my roommates. The way I see this, it could just be a way for him to go after more money. We certainly plan on taking good care of the place, and we aren't the stereotypical partying and drinking college students. Additionally, we met him and he just seems sort of odd to me. Nothing that I couldn't get past, but it just raises some concerns. The place is nice, and the price is fairly good, but what do you experienced renters think based upon all of this stuff? Does it seem like something that I should go ahead and sign?