Moving to a new place can be due to various reasons, such as career choice, boredom with the old life, an urge to find a unique experience, family demand, or financial condition. Whatever your reason is, once you have decided to change your address, you need to make sure your life quality is going to improve, and not the otherwise.
When it comes to new property, you have two options: get a mortgage or to rent your place from a property leasing firm. Considering that getting a mortgage is very burdening today, renting should be more preferable.
Read below to know what you should need to consider before you rent a room/house.
Checking the access line
The Internet availability should be the first thing you must ask your landlord. Staying connected can bring a lot of profitable opportunities, which can be good for your career. But being offline for a long time will make you miss not only career-related information but also the social network you have been building since before you move.
Once you have found the access, check its quality directly because there is still the risk of getting a slow connection. But if you have felt a bond with the place, yet it has a poor Internet connection, you should think of other possibilities and their costs.
Observing the interior
Observing the interior would be an obvious task for a tenant. Here are the steps of a proper observation:
- Note every preexisting damage so that you can avoid getting charged or blamed on over something that has not been your fault in the first place.
- Ask the landlord if there is anything you can/cannot move from its original place.
- Ask about who handles the property maintenance. How is the property management? If the plumbing system gets clogged, can you contact a plumber directly, or do you need permission first?
- In case you want to redecorate, do you need to discuss it first?
Interior furniture is the common cause of dispute between the property owner and the tenant. Addressing this issue in advance can save you time from an unnecessary quarrel.
Looking for any emergency departments nearby
You will never know what can hit you, and it is better to prepare than sorry. If you live in a crowded area, you might not have worried at all about the whereabouts of the nearest fire department, hospital, apothecary, and police station. You might have thought that you can count on the people around you. But in reality, once the fire starts, you are on your own.
Knowing the nearest hospital is also a necessity. You can help both yourself and others if there is and emergency situation.