For many, buying and owning a home is much better than renting. But sometimes, the practical way is to rent a home. This is much applicable for people who are always on the move or are expecting to move in a couple of years or so.
Renting a house or home can sometimes gives you some sort of headache especially if it’s your fist time to rent a home. Below are few practical tips and advice that you can apply whenever you are about to rent a house or home.
Know Your Rights
Knowing your right as a tenant or as the renter of a certain house or home is the first thing you have to do. There are websites that offer tips and advice about this. This webpage of Department of Housing and Urban Development features tenant rights at each and every US states. Make sure to read and understand your right first and foremost.
Some Landlords Won’t Accept You Even You Have The Money To Pay For The Rental Fee
Even there is a strong anti-discrimination law in placed, some landlords or house owners can legally reject you as a tenant even if you have the money to pay for the rental fee. So if you badly want the house, make sure to act like you will be a perfect fit for that house. Meaning to say, aside from paying the monthly fee, you must show that you can take good care of their house and their property while staying at it.
Get Everything In Writing
From the small detail up to the biggest detail of your rental, your obligation and the landlord’s obligation, everything must be put into paper (writing). Oral promises, contracts and agreement won’t do good in the long run. So if the landlord promises you something, make sure to put it on the writing.
Know Your Lease Terms
Carefully check and analyze your lease terms. You don’t want to break any of this because it might be used against you by your landlord resulting into legal trouble.
The above tips are a must know for any renters. Make sure to read it and understand it well.
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