Read Before You Rent
by John Rivers
it is getting harder and harder to be able to buy a
home of our own. House prices are getting so high that
they are simply out of reach of the majority of us,
especially if we a first-time buyers. This is why the
number of places to rent is increasing. The standards
of the rental properties vary immensely, as does the
amount of rent we have to pay on a monthly basis. It
is important to weigh up your options carefully before
you decide to rent a house or apartment.
your first considerations before you decide on which
property you are going to rent is location. You may
have no preferences at all or you may have very specific
requirements. If you have children there are a huge
amount of factors to take into account about the area
where you are intending to rent. You want to know that
the neighbourhood is safe for your kids and there are
plenty of places for them to play. Take a look at the
local schools near where the rental property is and
see that it meets their needs. Transport is another
very important factor in the decision making process.
If you driver you want to know if the local roads are
always busy which will add to the travelling time to
your workplace. Check out the public transport system
if you do not have the regular use of a car. You may
need to find somewhere to rent that is near a bus or
train route, especially for those regular shopping trips.
of apartments and houses available for rent can vary
dramatically. Try to invest in the largest that you
can to give you room to move, rather than just enough
to cope. If you are a young couple you will need to
consider the chances of starting a family. You want
to rent a place that has an extra room or two for your
that are included in your monthly rent can also differ.
There are numerous charges that apply to different states
and counties but the basics that you need to look out
for are the same. Check with you potential landlord
what your rent covers. Make a note of any utility bills
that you will be responsible for in addition to your
regular rent payment.
John Rivers is
the owner of Estate Advisory Service. On his website
you will find articles, resources, tips, and advice
about buying real estate, houses, and homes.