One of the benefits of renting an apartment is less responsibility. Of course, you'll want to keep your apartment in good enough shape to get your damage deposit back, but you're free from having to deal with maintenance issues, upkeep of commons areas, and many of the financial headaches that go into owning a home. However, you're not completely safe from that last point while you don't have to worry about mortgage payments, there are other fees associated with homeownership that will cost you, at least indirectly. The primary concern for many renters is how much they'll be paying in rent, and what exactly is included in that amount. Included line items like utilities help you know exactly how much you'll be paying every month, so you've probably asked yourself, Do renters have to pay property taxes? The answer is yes, in a way.