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Whether you own one or rent one, a home is your space where you should be able to live hassle free. To be a happy tenant, it is important to make the right choices from the beginning. Here are a few tips that you must keep in mind when renting a property.
Opt for a home with the amenities you need
It is tempting to choose a house for its aesthetic appeal rather than for the amenities and utilities it has. Avoid giving into that temptation if you want to live comfortably. No matter how well developed the area is and how beautiful the house may look from the outside, it won’t keep you comfortable without the desired amenities like air conditioning, heating or gas. Is the property suitable for your needs (do you have pets or small children that require fenced yards? Do you need to be close to public transport?)
Read the fine print
When you rent a property, make sure there is a lease or rental agreement in place. Take time to read the fine print thoroughly before signing it. This will help you avoid any kind of hassles with the agent or landlord in the future. Should any point be unclear or ambiguous, make sure you get it clarified before signing the document. If you neglect reading the terms and conditions, you could end up paying more than what you bargained for.
Know your rights
Every land has laws that serve the rights of landlords and tenants. It is helpful to know these laws to learn about your rights as well as obligations.
The next step … applying for a property
Today’s rental climate means that there is a higher demand for rental properties, however, there is also an increasing shortage of available properties for rent.
This means that if you’re looking to rent, you have to be diligent in filling out your application, provide as much information as possible with your application and be prepared to sign a long term lease immediately upon acceptance of your application.
Quality tenants are snapped up by investors, both in the private, and managed rental sectors. References are a great tool in providing character and professional profiles, as well as rental history from previous landlords or Property Managers.
Here are a few tips on completing an application
Contact Professionals Insight Realty to find out more about renting through us.