Thursday, 22 Feb 2024

Eleven things to keep in mind before signing the contract


Eleven things to keep in mind before signing the contractEleven things to keep in mind before signing the contract - Getting a good room on rent is like hitting a lottery. If you get a decent place then you’re lucky, but if you don’t, you’ve got to live with it.

Here are eleven things to keep in mind before signing the contract

1. When you enter the house, check for mold
Do not rent an apartment, which has mold on the walls, doors and windowsills. Breathing in the environment surrounded by mold is dangerous for health as it can cause breathing problems.

2. Check for the number of sockets
There should be enough sockets for all your home appliances, or else you would end up making a web of extension cords in your apartment.

3. Check for proper parking space
If you have a car, where you would park your car.

4. Always see what’s outside the window
What can you see outside your hall, bedroom and kitchen window? Avoid renting the apartment, if you can see a pile of garbage or shops/restaurants with neon lights. Garbage stench will make you sick and the neon lights would keep you awake all night.

5. Ask the owner how often they would inspect the place
The owner would always like to drop in and see how his/her apartment has been kept by the tenant. It would be a bit awkward when they drop by when you’re entertaining your friends or colleagues. Thus, ask them to inform you before they arrive, that way you could also clean the place if it’s a mess.

6. Make sure you add the owner’s remaining property in the contract
Always make a list of things that are in the apartment before you move in. From fan to a geyser, add everything into the contract. Also, make sure all the items are in good condition so that you can use it. If they are damaged, inform the owner that you aren’t responsible for it.

7. Pay attention to who lives next door
It’s important to know who your neighbours are. Therefore, introduce yourself the day you move in. Your owner is always in touch with your neighbours, so do be extra careful while interacting with them.

8. Ask if pets are allowed
Some societies don’t allow pets. So make sure you rent a place where pets won’t be a problem.

9. Check if the place is for sale
Sometimes the owner doesn’t tell you that he has put up the property on sale.

10. Check for water timings and connections
In some societies, water supply is limited to certain hours in a day. Know the timings and the source of the water. If the water supply is from a truck tanker, then make sure you filter water before drinking as there are high chances of it being impure.

11. Be clear about renovation and damages
Some owners don’t allow the tenants to do any kind of changes in their furniture. You should also mention about the damages caused to the property due to natural calamities and that you won’t be responsible for it.

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