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Renting Reminders

Thursday, 02 March 2017

Moving is stressful as it is. Don't forget these tips when getting settled in! To view the original article please visit: http://blog.rent.com/6-important-things-your-landlord-might-forget-to-tell-you/

 

You’ve found the perfect house or apartment, paid your security deposit, and now it’s time to move in. Of course you’ve read over the lease and chatted with the landlord about dos and dont's, but he or she probably didn’t cover all the fine points you need to be aware of.

Before you get too settled in, make sure you review these details your landlord might not remember to tell you, but you still need to know.

1. Get Renters Insurance

Your landlord likely has an insurance policy that covers structural damage to the house or apartment you’re living in, but that policy probably doesn’t cover your possessions. That’s why it’s important you get renter’s insurance. The good news is, renters insurance is affordable; the average renter’s policy costs less than $200 per year.

Tip: Renter’s insurance from Progressive or Travelers offers a “protective device discount” that helps you save up to 15 percent if your rental home has smoke detectors, fire alarms, or other qualifying devices.

2. Consider Purchasing a Monitored Home Security System

Some insurance companies may reward you and/or your landlord with a policy discount of up to 20 percent if your rental home has an active monitored home security system. There are a number of highly customizable and affordable home security options available today.

Explore your security options and then let your landlord know you’re considering a security system that may save him money on his insurance policy. If it does, he may be willing to help pay for the security system.

Tip: A wireless home security system is a great choice for renters because it’s not only easy to install, it’s simple to pack up and take with you when you move.

3. Make Your Landlord Aware of All Maintenance Issues

It might seem silly to bother your landlord with a “petty” problem, like a dripping faucet, but you’ll both wish you had when the seemingly small issue becomes a big one. Letting problems go is a recipe for disaster, and in some cases you could be held liable for damages that occur as a result.

Whether it’s a minor maintenance issue or you think there could be a hazardous situation, call your landlord right away. Write down when you contacted your landlord and what he said he was going to do to correct the problem. Save emails and any other correspondence associated with the issue.

Tip: Before you move in, document the condition of your apartment. Take pictures of any concerns you have and make your landlord aware of them so you aren’t held responsible. Be sure to notify your landlord about safety and security issues, such as a weak deadbolt or windows that won’t lock.

4. Read, Understand and Abide by Your Lease

The typical lease has a number of components, and some can be quite confusing. But understanding your lease and abiding by it keeps you in good standing with your landlord and can also help you avoid extra charges and possible eviction.

Ask your landlord to explain any sections of your lease that are vague or confusing. If there’s something you don’t agree with, talk to your landlord about it before it becomes a point of contention.

Tip: Be sure you know what conditions must be met for you to get a full refund on your security deposit. For example, if your lease states the apartment must be left in “good condition” ask your landlord to put in writing exactly what that means. Tenants aren’t usually held responsible for general wear and tear, but some landlords may require you get the carpet professionally cleaned, fill nail holes, etc.

 

If you are looking for the perfect rental in the Asheville area, check us out, www.rentahomeasheville.com .  We are also a growing local Western North Carolina small business.  We are here to help you find your perfect rental home or to help you manage your important rental investment property.  Stop and visit us at:

184 E Chestnut St, #4

Asheville NC 28801

Phone: (828)676-6764

 

Apartment Checklist

Wednesday, 01 March 2017

Are you moving into a new apartment and feeling overwhelmed? Here is a minimalist check list to help you prepare for your new place!

 

 

If you are looking for the perfect rental in the Asheville area, check us out, www.rentahomeasheville.com .  We are also a growing local Western North Carolina small business.  We are here to help you find your perfect rental home or to help you manage your important rental investment property.  Stop and visit us at:

184 E Chestnut St, #4

Asheville NC 28801

Phone: (828)676-6764

Happy hunting!