If you are all set to personally check and view a rental property, these tips can make it a much better and productive trip. So before making a trip, why not spend a few minutes reading the following information.
Prepare and plan well.
“Failing to plan is planning to fail” – this saying applies really well in terms of house or rental viewing. Preparation is the key to a successful rental viewing. Make a list of the things you need to ask. Write them down in a piece of paper. It will truly help you not to forget those important questions that need to be answered by the landlord or homeowner.
Viewing a rental property alone is ok, but viewing it with a friend or family member is way better. Why? Aside from safety and security, you can also ask his/her opinion about the house and the neighborhood too.
Check the bills.
Make sure to check the bills of the former tenants of the rental property. This will give you an idea about how much money you need to dish out aside from the rental fee. You also need to ask if there’s anything that is included in the rental fee e.g. water and gas.
Ask what else are included.
Ask the homeowner/landlord if there is any appliances/furniture included at your rental fee. This is a must to make sure that you won’t need to buy extra furniture like the bed, storage cabinets and more upon moving in.
Inspect and check all corners.
A good looking lawn or garden truly adds value to a rental property. But as the tenant-to-be, you should look beyond the outer looks. Inspect all the doors, windows and rooms. Make sure that there’s running water in the kitchen and bathroom. Check for smoke alarms and other safety and security detail or stuff that should be present and installed in the property.
Visit, check and inspect as soon as possible.
Good rental properties are hard to come by. So if you found one that you think is quite good enough for you, make sure to inspect and visit it as soon as you can. Remember, good rental properties are often snapped up quickly.