Sunday, July 28, 2013

Tips for Tenants

Prior to choosing a property for rent, you need to think about the advantages and disadvantages of the property along with various other factors. Here are a few tips that will help you take the right decision regarding your rented property.

  • Do not rush yourself into choosing a property: Always make it a point to go through property sites, classifieds, and listings on the websites such as Craiglist or Gumtree. You can also place an inquiry with a reputed property dealer to weigh your options.

  • Do meet the landlord: You should arrange a meeting with the landlord once you have shortlisted a property.This will give the landlord a chance to meet you in person and pave the way for good communication during the course of the rental period

  • Read the lease contract carefully before signing: Once informal talks have been held, it is time to sign the lease. Make sure that you read all the terms and conditions that come with the agreement. If you find anything unacceptable, then try negotiating with the landlord.

  • Check for damages: Remember to examine the property very carefully before moving in for damages or other potential disadvantages.

  • Adhere to the lease agreement strictly: You should always adhere to the regulations mentioned in the lease; any failure to comply with the lease agreement can cause legal disputes with the landlord.