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Knowing how to view a potential rental property is the first step to becoming a savvy and responsible tenant any landlord would love to rent to. Here is how to evaluate any rental one encounters on the market today.
How to View a Rental EffectivelyWhen choosing a rental to move into, one of the most important things that a tenant can do is begin to take a look at new places and see what their options are. Of course, price range and location will always be big aspects of any renting decision, but there are a number of other details which must be handled, as well. When walking through a rental, some will want to have an agent with them while others may prefer to go it alone and simply have a talk with the landlord while viewing the rental. Either way can work, but knowing things to watch for can make a big difference in a tenant's future happiness with a place.rn
rnrnObviously, one of the first things to look for is the level of maintenance and care that has been given to the rental. While it is not the absolute most important thing, it can definitely give a person a good understanding of how the landlord may handle issues in the future. Promises to have certain things fixed should include that they will be fixed prior to a move in. This may also be a good time to ask the landlord if they will give a reduction in rent to a person that is willing to do minor repairs - but always get this type of agreement in writing, just to be safe. Check the things that most people forget: the gutters, the windows, the roof and under the sink. These areas can lead to problems in the future that no tenant wants to deal with.rn
rnrnNext, appraise the level of storage space and the number of sockets for items that require electricity. There are few things worse than finding out that one has inadequate sockets after move in since little can be done. Ask about the gas and how it is operated. Also, never assume that furnishing will remain inside the property after moving in because sometimes these can be for show, rather than available to the next tenant so make certain of this if it is an important detail that will make a difference.