Looking for a place to live is not something to be taken lightly. Renting an apartment or a house for you and your family must be a careful process in which you should not only take into account your needs, but also ensure that it is a habitable and safe place to live in.
Before deciding to sign a rental agreement, with which you will probably be committed for at least a year, be sure to ask your future landlord several questions so that you can be very clear about the conditions of the place that you will soon be living in, and make sure that no problem is going to surprise you later on, or that may put your health and safety at risk.
Questions to ask your landlord before moving in
Above, you will find a list of the most important questions to ask. Make sure you get clear and specific answers with which you are totally convinced.
1. What services are included in the rent? This could include utilities, internet, cable, or other amenities. You should clarify what is included and what you will be responsible for paying for.
2. Have there been any problems with basic utilities? Make sure that all basic services such as water, electricity, connections, plumbing, etc. are working and in good condition. It is important to ask if there has been a problem before and how it was solved so that a plumbing failure (for instance) will not take you by surprise.
3. Have there been any past pest infestations? Ask if there have been any issues with pests in the past and how they were addressed. This will help you understand if there is an ongoing problem that needs to be dealt with before you move in.
4. What pest control measures are in place? Tenants should ask landlords what measures are taken to prevent and control pests such as rodents, insects, and other unwanted creatures. Additionally, tenants should ask if there have been any previous pest problems in the building or apartment.
This information can help tenants make informed decisions about whether the apartment, building or house is the right fit for them.
If you have any questions about the living conditions of your rental unit or about your rights as a tenant, call today and schedule a consultation. We will be more than happy to help!