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Finding the right Landlord and being a good tenant

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Trying to find a great place to live can be a tough task.  There are so many factors that play into your decision.  It’s not always about location, location, location.   It’s about finding the right Landlord and being a good tenant.  Both the landlord and the tenant have obligations to fulfill for the moving in process to go smoothly.

The landlord must:

  1. Know the laws. This is a must for you as the landlord to run a successful company.
  2. Make the repairs in a timely manner.
  3. Respect the tenant’s privacy. Always give a 24-hour notice when showing apartments for example.
  4. Keep the lines of communication open.
  5. Listen to the tenant’s concerns.
  6. Exercise compassion. That doesn’t mean be a doormat, but things happen and life circumstances change.

As a tenant you need to:

  1. Read your lease & don’t break your lease, if you must move for whatever reason Sublet, the landlord can help you out with this.
  2. Pay your rent on time that’s huge and keeps you in the good graces of the landlord.
  3. Treat your rental like you own it.
  4. Get renter’s insurance. You can find it for as low as $5.00 a month
  5. Don’t host all night parties and abide by the quiet hours.
  6. Abide by the lease. If your lease doesn’t allow pets and you decide to get one after you’ve moved in don’t try to sneak in a dog!