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What Every Renter Should Avoid

What Every Renter Should Avoid

When you look at the news and all over nowadays, it should be safe to say that there are more renters than homeowners. As a matter of fact, some homeowners are also renters at the same time as there are situations where they need to leave their homes and stay in other places temporarily to sustain their lifestyle. Renting is the most convenient option when you can’t get your own place because of some shortcomings. This is also quite easy to do. However, there are things that you should not do or avoid, if you are planning to rent a property in Malaysia. Check out penang project outlook to look at the properties available in Penang. A few of the Penang properties are U Garden, Batu Ferringhi, Desa Green, Fettes Residence and The Golden Triangle.

That is right and as a guide, here are some of the things you should avoid doing:

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You don’t read the lease meticulously

You might think that every lease agreement is the same. However, that is not the case, even when it comes to the laws. Aside from the fact that the property owner might have his personal inclusions, the laws about renting a place also varies, based on location, the kind of property and so on. This is why, not because you have gone through this ordeal before, you assume that you have already read the lease. In short, I doubt if you even read the fine prints. There are reasons why they are there and both you and the landlord should go over them meticulously. If you won’t, you can’t really blame anybody later on if you get into a sticky situation.

Skipping the renter’s insurance

Even in the finest day, bad things can still happen. That means, you cannot really tell what will happen in the future. If you want to protect yourself from irreversible situations, you should get a renter’s insurance. Yes, the landlord is the one responsible for the property as it is his, but when it comes to your belongings, the landlord will not cover that. This is why you should also get your insurance, especially that this is not really something that should burden you financially. Most of the time, these things are affordable.

Not checking out the neighborhood

Maybe you only check the inner part of the apartment. Maybe you check the property and its surroundings without really thinking about the neighborhood. However, that is very wrong, and in fact, you should be more concerned of your neighborhood. You want to be sure that your rented property is not beside a criminal’s home or a rapist for that matter. As you probably be living in that house with your family for a long time, it would be risky if you will happen to be near dangerous people or those that are considered dangerous in our society. Thus, it is really a must that you familiarize the neighborhood first. Don’t be quick to commit, especially that there are so many properties to choose from. A few examples of properties with good neighbourhood is the Bandar Seri Alam, Taman Scientex, Bandar Baru Sentul, Kinrara Mas and Vista Mutiara.

Not checking the property

This is very wrong. Even if you have someone to check the place, even if you are quite busy, you should first check the place. You will be the one to live there and not the one you hired. Besides, they say that two heads are always better than one. So, if you want to make sure that everything is as what you want, you should also be there when checking the apartment. The one you hire might not be able to picture it for you as it is.
Missing to document the condition of the apartment when you first moved in
When you are renting an apartment, the landlord will require a deposit aside from the advance rent payments. Now, what is the reason for the deposit? This is for the landlord to use in the event that something will get damaged in his property, that is not considered as the usual wear and tear. That is why it is important that you will document every part of the apartment when you first move in so that there will be no trouble getting your deposit back the moment your contract or lease will expire.

Not ensuring that the location is okay

They say that when choosing a place to live in, location is the primary factor to consider. Yes, and in fact, this can also contribute to the price of the property in Malaysia. You have to make sure that the location will really work for your daily grind or you might end up renting another unit somewhere else when your lease for the current one is not even due yet. See to that the amenities you frequent is just nearby or at least, is just a single ride away.

Missing to check small details

When moving in a apartment where you have to bring in old appliances, you also need to check if they will fit somewhere in the property. It would be a drag if you are already having your appliances brought outside and they won’t fit at all. You might be trivial things but this can also cost you a lot of money and can even make you spend more time in getting settled than necessary. Check out Sri Jati and Kiaramas Ayuria for more properties that are worth it.

Missing to pay the rent on time

Not paying the rent on time can be a problem. Yes, if you are already having a struggling time when you just need to pay for a month, how much more if you need to pay for more months at the same time? That is right and thus, you have to really make sure you can keep up with the rent. You might not realize this, but the landlord can also contribute to your credentials later on. What if you need to apply for a loan and you need to show your credit records, this aspect can also affect it. Not only that, if you will look for another property to rent, they might ask your landlord if you are a good tenant and of course, you will already know what he will say if you are not! So, you have to be sure that you have a good relationship with him by paying him on time.

Just because you just plan to rent, you will just take whatever is vacant out there. Note that you will still be staying in your choice of property in Malaysia for months and even for a year. Thus, you should choose one that will make you live comfortably. Aside from that, you also need to consider some other factors like the location, safety and the lease agreement. You don’t want to just jump into a contract where you might just be suppressing your preferences. You will end up in a tough situation that way as in time, you might not hold your temper and complain which will just put you in a bad light. After all, you have signed a contract and that means, you are okay with everything that is stated there. Take a look at PV 10 Platinum Lake or Harbour Place.

So, before affixing your name on the contract, make sure that you really read everything in it and that you are okay with it. This way, you can live comfortably, and you will have a good relationship with the landlord. One thing you must note is that there is no need to settle in a rental property you hardly like as there are so many of them out there.

Teha Azman

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July 2021