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March 19th, 2014 by MichiganLiving Important And Useful Tips For Renting A Home

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.

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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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9 responses to “Important And Useful Tips For Renting A Home”

  1. These are great tips. This will be very helpful to those who are thinking of renting a home.

  2. Great tips and information care in purse to share and use when renting a home. So many times we overlook the small detail until its too late. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Elizabeth O. says:

    Nice. The tips are spot on for people who are renting, it’s important to put everything in writing and to check everything too, the paper bills, etc. It keeps you on track of your expenses and how much you consume every month.

  4. Rosey says:

    I think an owner should have a say even if the person has the money, as to whether they want them to rent or not. If you have a gut feeling as an owner to pass, I say pass. All good tips here to consider.

  5. Great tips! Knowing your lease is a very important tip. You want to study that pretty closely.

  6. These are some awesome tips! Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. Stephanie says:

    When we moved out of an apartment a few years ago, I did not realize I needed to get a receipt for turning in the keys. Because the lady didn’t write it down, they charged us for days we had moved out. It was such a nightmare. Now I get everything in writing.

  8. What wonderful tips! I know my friend was trying to rent to own a house but it just turned into too much of a nightmare.

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