What Things Should You Pay Attention To When Comparing Rentals?

Posted on: 26 July 2017

If you are looking for a place for you and your family to rent, then you will want to know just what it is that you should be paying attention to with regards to the different features and other positive aspects each rental you look at offers.

Does the rental fit the physical needs of your family?

The first thing that you want to make sure of is that the rental has enough room for your family and that it caters to everyone's needs. For example, if anyone in your household is disabled then you want to make sure they can safely move around the residence. Anyone's important hobbies, interests or careers should also be catered to if they are things that they will need to take home with them at times.

Does the property cater to your monthly budget?

You will of course want to make sure that the property is going to be affordable for your monthly budget. Not only will you need to make sure that the rent is within your budget, but also the rest of the utilities that you are going to be responsible for paying as the renter. In some rentals you will pay minimal utilities, where in others you may be responsible for all of them, including keeping up with the landscaping and pest control issues. Look for other areas of concern, such as drafty doors and windows with very little insulation.

Are you able to get the type of lease agreement that works for you?

If you need a long term place to rent then you shouldn't move in to a place that only offers a month to month agreement, or they can ask you to move for any reason, or even for no reason at all. However, if you are going to want to move in six months, then you don't want to get stuck in a longer lease. Otherwise, you can be held responsible for the rent covering the time you move out until the time the manager is able to find someone else to move in.

If you do ever have to break a lease, you want to try to find someone to replace you on your own. This way, if the manager approves of them, then you can get out from those monthly payments once they move in and get into a lease of their own with the manager.