Avoid these mistakes when renting a house
Renting a house is a big deal when it comes to your finance and that is why you ought to take the utmost care while taking this step. An ideal house should be able to meet your needs and be considerate on your account. making a mistake when renting a house no matter how small the mistake is could not only lead to regrets but could cost you money. I remember when I was renting an apartment for and I asked the landlady if there was constant like in that vicinity; she shook her head vigorously and I believed her.. Word of mouth; you wont believe that in the one year I was there, I can count on my fingers just how many times we had light.. At other times, I had to use my generator.
Here are some ghastly mistakes people make when renting a house;
Failure to negotiate
Most people get so excited about getting the ideal house in the best location that they willing pay the first price mentioned. At the end of the day, said house might not even be suitable for their needs in terms of proximity to work and all that. When it comes to renting a house, nothing is set in stone. Don’t let excitement get in the way of a good deal. Put on your poker face and negotiate.
Admittedly, online transactions are rather convenient and fast but some deals require your physical presence and renting a house is one of them. No matter how beautifully pictures portray the house, you need to physically overlook it before signing any documents. There are flaws that will not be revealed about the property online which you’ll be able to detect on sight.
No matter how close you are to someone, it’s very rare to see two people sharing the same tastes. This mistake occurs most especially when it involves another town, you might be tempted to call a trusted friend or relative to find you an apartment. It’s nice that you have people that you can trust but chances are that you’ll regret giving them that responsibility as the house they’ll get will most likely not suit your needs.
No questions asked
This is the biggest mistake anyone could ever make when renting a house. You need to ask questions. Why did the last occupant move out? What’s this area like? What are the security measures in place for this apartment? Ask questions. It’s preferable to ask people who stay around than the property owner because the property owner might sugar coat words for you.
These mistakes may be bad for you since your rent might not be refunded until it expires; you might not be able to do anything about it. This is why you should be careful and smart about this process.
Source: Jobs for Naija