Tips for first time renters – part 2
Tips for first time renters that will solve your hands! – part 2
- About the house’s functionality
Calmness. It should be in a normal quiet neighborhood, not having any dancing clubs downstairs that may not let you sleep before morning.
Good plumbing. Something of maximum importance, that is often neglected! In an old house plumbing is usually the most important problem of deterioration!
Get everywhere, open all the taps and see in what state the running water is. Does it have any signs of rust? Rust in the water can be detected if red water comes out the faucet. Make sure the color to be transparent! Also check under the sink, is anything dripping? Check the faucets, are they dripping when you hang it up?
Good frames. Doors and windows are classified as most important. Check the main entrance security, whether it is okay. Check doors and windows whether they are airtight to avoid entering cold in winter and not wasting heating energy.
- About the environment – neighborhood
Make sure the neighborhood is quiet, especially when you have a family. Avoid bars, cafes, and clubs.
If it is an apartment in a building, check who lives next door.
- About the price of the house to rent
Clarify the rental price.
Extra TIPS for the Rightmove of renting a house
Never rent a house that does not meet your basic criteria. It is absolutely certain that at some time you’ll be looking the ads again. It’s a waste of time and money!
Do not hurry to rent a house without thinking about it. Study and compare with others first.
If you like do from the beginning an agreement for lower rent. It is very difficult to impossible to lower your rent later by the owner.
If daily transportation is used, it may be better to rent a house near your work. Think how many tickets you save if you do not need subway or bus?
If you are already staying in rent, try to look for a house just before you give the last month’s rent. So if you want to move this month need not pay the last month, is already paid by the warranty. So, through the first two weeks of the month you will probably have reached the new home to rent. That leaves you with two more weeks to move out and in!