5 Statements That Can Ruin Your Apartment Application
Landing the perfect apartment is not that easy. It requires a lot of time, effort and patience to find the best one that suits your taste and preference.
And even if you have the money to get the apartment you’ve always wanted, it doesn’t mean that you can automatically get it. You still need to prove that you are a responsible tenant and you can take good care of his/her property.
Landlords screens their potential tenants not only by what’s written on his/her paper. They also look at their personality and behavior especially when they are talking face to face. So if you are very close in signing the tenancy agreement, make sure to avoid saying the following words or statements (to the landlord) as they might hinder you from landing your dream place.
“I hate my current landlord”
Don’t talk ill about your current landlord in the face of your soon-to-be landlord. Even if this is the very reason of your move, don’t ever talk about it as it might perceive you as “high maintenance”. If your soon-to-be landlord asked you about the reason of your move, simply says you need more space or an apartment close to your workplace.
“Can I ask more questions?”
Yes, it’s absolutely ok to ask questions especially if it’s your first time to rent an apartment. However, learn when or where to stop if the conversation is taking quite a lot of time already.
If you ask anything under the sun, the landlord might think you are quite a complainer in the making. Don’t ask what kind of material is used on the floor and any other thing that doesn’t really concern you as a tenant.
“I can’t wait to get a pet that can accompany me in here!”
A lot of apartments nowadays are pet friendly. But this doesn’t mean that you have to get a lot of furry friends to live with you at your rented space. Although landlords are ok with a dog or cat, they might think twice about handing you the keys if you tell them your plans about adding more cats or dogs in the future.
“My friends and relatives works few blocks away from here”
Leave your friends and relatives out of your conversation with your landlord. Don’t tell him/her that your bestfriend is working just around the corner as your landlord might think that she/he might crash your place from time to time or stay there for good (without your landlord’s knowledge or consent).
“I move a lot”
Don’t tell your future landlord that you move a lot. Even if you plan to stay at your newly found apartment for good, telling your landlord this statement might make him/her think that you won’t stay for a long time. This can make him/her think twice about your application as they want a long-term tenant.