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The Right Approach for First Time Apartment Type Home Renters



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By : John Cutts    99 or more times read
When looking for a compatible home rental, a renter must first know what to do to impress the leasing manager, what to expect during the actual search, and what to ask about the eyed home for rent.

On First Impressions

Do:

  • Present yourself as a responsible tenant.
  • Appear to be a home renter who will take care of the apartment rental, on time duty payer and a peaceful neighbor.

Donít:

  • Do home rental searching looking unkempt with shabby clothes.
  • Meet the leasing manager as a party-goer.
  • Look too cool with a chewing gum and headsets on.

On Preparing

Do:

  • Know that there is an application fee: a non-refundable payment done during the application for the home rental. Usually costs around $25 to $50 that will cover for background and record checks.
  • There will be a deposit: a refundable payment that varies from one home rental to another. In case of an application rejection, the deposit may or may not be returned immediately.
  • After the home rental application approval, the renter has to pay for a security deposit: Varies from one apartment to another. Many home rentals relate the security deposit to the credit rating. High credit ratings mean lower security deposits. Some apartment rentals asks for 1 to 3 months worth of rent as security deposit.

Donít:

  • Try to search for a home for rent without any funds. There will be many payments to be done even during the searching period.
  • It is not really a donít, but having a bad credit rating may cost a renter to pay for higher security deposits.

On Knowing about the Eyed Home Rental

Do:

  • Ask around. Question someone who lives at the home rental about the living conditions, goods and bads and the costs involved.
  • Ask a renter friend for some feedback or suggestions.
  • Go online and search for positive and negative reviews about the home and apartment for rent.

Donít:

  • Rent the first apartment for rent you see.

On Asking

Do:

  • Ask about the lease agreement.
  • Listen.
  • Ask necessary questions.
  • Know about the utilities included and excluded to the rent like cable, parking, garbage disposal, pets and security.

Donít:

  • Be a victim of unknown extra payments.
John Cutts has been educated in the finer points of the foreclosure market over 5 years.

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