Apartment Renting Tips – 7 Tips Every Renter Should Read

June 5th, 2018

Renting an apartment can be quite stressful, especially if you are a first timer. To make life as a renter easier, here are few tips and advice that could help.

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Don’t let your credit record discourage you from renting an apartment

It’s true that poor or no credit record can make renting an apartment quite difficult. But it’s not impossible! There are apartments for rent that considers all kinds or types of credit. You can also back up your application with a letter of recommendation from previous landlord (if you have any). You can also say that you can pay a larger amount of security deposit just to prove your capability to pay monthly dues.

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Choose if you want to rent in a managed property or from a landlord

Managed properties have their own maintenance staff and people that can help you with your problems. As for the individual landlord, they might not have the same manpower but you can always negotiate the amount of rent. In short, managed properties and renting from a landlord has their own share of pros and cons. Weigh them carefully and choose the one that best suits you.

Find your apartment using the right tools

Hunting for the perfect apartment to rent is never easy. But with the right tools, you can make it a bit stress-free. You can check out Zumper, Cozy, Craigslist, Trulia and more for the best apartment rentals around your chosen community.

Know the tenants’ rights

The tenants’ rights differ from city to city. Make sure to read the tenant’s rights handbook on your chosen community before signing the rental agreement. Read and understand them all to make sure that your life as a renter will be quite easy.

More floor and storage space

Most of the apartments in large cities don’t offer a huge amount of floor or storage space. This is why it’s pretty important for you as a tenant to know some space saving hacks and techniques. Read the following articles to get some tricks on how to make your space larger than it is.

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Save money by moving on the right time

Spring and summer are usually the peak season of rentals. If you wanted to save money on rent, move in slower season of apartment renting (winter for example). Moving at this kind of season might not be easy but it can save you tons of cash in the long run.

Negotiate your rent

You can’t control the increase on the rental fee. What you can do in here is negotiate it with the landlord or the management. Some landlords can agree with a fix rental fee as long as you pay the rent in advance, let’s say a rent good for a year. If you are a good paying tenant, you can also ask your landlord or management about some sort of discount because of your good standing when it comes to paying on time.

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6 responses to “Apartment Renting Tips – 7 Tips Every Renter Should Read”

  1. Liz says:

    Interesting tips. In my previous apartment, I moved in the fall … mostly because they didn’t have anything available until November of that year.

  2. Jenn says:

    These are great tips. I haven’t been a renter in a long time, but I know several people that do rent.

  3. Rose Ann Sales says:

    These are great tips and I am sure this is so helpful for those people who wants to rent a house or a property.

  4. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    Very good advice. Moving during the winter would be a big hassle, but if it would save money, why not! We rented an apartment when we were just starting out as a family, and yes, we did negotiate with the rent.

  5. Great tips as always. I have definitely found that knowing when is the right time to move can help you find the best apartment for the best rent.

  6. Irene Krause says:

    interested in a one bedroom

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