17 Dec Renting tips: How to rent a house?
Well, it is not uncommon to hear horror stories when someone, trying to rent a house, finds an excellent description with colorful photographs, but upon arriving at the place, discovers dirty walls and unhygienic condition bathroom in a house located half an hour from the metro. If you are already scared and wondering of how to rent a house, you have landed on the right platform. Here we have listed some quick tips that can help you while renting a house.
Make sure you check the property
You need to carefully check the condition of the property and also check the locks for doors and windows, water systems, and plumbing. Don’t be shy to ask your landlord about house maintenance and when the house was last maintained. You don’t need to rent a home with plumbing problems or heating difficulties during the winter.
Ask for the price
It is quite possible to bring down the price of a house, the rental price of which does not correspond to the real situation on the market. But this must be done carefully. For instance, you may notice that the housing is not in a very good area, away from the bus stop, and so on. Perhaps the owner himself will think of a little to lower the cost.
Make a deal only with reliable people
Very often, a person offers a house and does not say a lot in a conversation with a potential tenant. If such a case happened to you, then it is better to refuse the option. The owner, who once turned out to be insincere, can present many “souvenirs” in the future.
Don’t pay for a long period
Payment must be made immediately, but no more than two months in advance. Prepayment for 6-12 months is justified only if the contract is concluded and you know the owner of the house well, trust him. Otherwise, you can run into an unfair attitude of the landlord. Yes, and in the house itself, unpleasant surprises are often found in the form of evil neighbors or painfully strong audibility.
If you apply these tips in practice, then sooner or later you will definitely find a decent home at the best price. The main thing is to believe in yourself. Good luck!