Things You Should Know Before Renting an Apartment



For most of the people, in these days it is really extremely difficult to buy their own house. As prices are quite big, and banks don’t offer credits no more, without any support it is almost impossible to buy at least an apartment. This is why people have to rent apartments.

Usually, the rent is big, but in extremis, there is no other option, especially for those looking forward to be 100% independent. Though, in order not to get tricked and sign a contract for renting a flat for a long period of time, there must be kept in mind some things before renting an apartment.

First of all, you should know for sure whether the rent can be variable or not. For example, some people aren’t paying their rent in their local currency, and they have to pay in other currencies. And if those currencies may increase, those who have rented an apartment may have to pay more. This is why it is recommended to make a renting contract only in the local currency and not in any other currencies, as they might increase.

Second, before renting an apartment you should find out if there are any other household rules, rules that might be related to pets, coming home late, and also, if there are any noisy or problematic neighbors. After all, if you have signed a renting contract for, let’s say 1 year, and after some time you find out that your neighbors are lunatic or crazy, or there are any rules you can not respect, the situation wouldn’t be too pleasant, would it?

The third thing you should know before renting an apartment is the fact that, once you have signed a contract with the owner, and you are paying each month on time the rent, you can not be evicted from the house, unless there is a special clause for this. Legally, if there is not such a clause, then for the period you have signed that contract, you have the same rights as the owner of the house. Though, in order to prevent any sort of problems, you should clearly erase out of the contract any clauses that might have the same result. If the owner doesn’t accept that, you can easily pick another apartment to rent.

But in most of the cases, the owners will be glad to get clients for their apartments, especially if they are willing to sign a contract for a long period of time. This is why they will accept some desires of the newcomers, especially if they include such a clause as the above presented one. Also, if the newcomers keep in mind the above advices, then they can’t be tricked to sign a renting contract for an apartment that might not be likeable after a period.


Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on June 24th, 2010

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