Not too long ago, I wrote a post on some of the benefits of owning your property. So, it only makes sense to look at the other side, and that’s the problems with renting property. However, rather than dwell on these issues, I thought it would be useful to look at some of the solutions to the problems and solve them together. After all, there are plenty of people who do rent because either they feel it’s cheaper or they love the freedom it brings.
That Darn Deposit
The problem with renting is that you know eventually you’ll leave. And when you leave the home has to be in virtually the same condition as it was when you entered. That means that any marks on the wall must be completely covered and any damage should be fixed. Otherwise, you’ll lose your deposit. And if you are renting a larger property, that deposit could be quite substantial. Lucky, there are easy ways to make sure you protect your deposit.
For instance, if you are renting a place with furniture, you should make sure that there are covers and protective cloths or materials over everything. So, if you have a home with a sofa, you can get a throw to put over it. That way, if you do spill anything, you won’t damage the furniture, and you’ll only need to worry about what you bought.
As well as this, you can give the property a good professional clean before you leave. This is the easiest way to guarantee you’re not charged for a mess.
Feeling At Home
Another problem with renting is that you can be haunted by the thought that it’s not really your home. Instead, it’s always someone else’s, and that’s partly because it is someone else’s. It belongs to the landlord, but you can still make a rented house feel like your home. One of the ways to do this would be to add some rugs and perhaps even removable wallpaper. If you’re interested in possibilities like this, you could click here to find out more info. There are plenty of ways to make a rented property feel like home without damaging it and potentially losing your deposit again.
Trouble With Neighbours
Sometimes if you’re renting you’ll be sharing a building with other people, living in an apartment. Some people love the communal spirit this brings, but it can get a tad annoying when one neighbour insists on blasting their music through the wall. At this point, it’s important to keep your cool and ask them politely to respect your enjoyment of the property as well as theirs. Of course, if this doesn’t work, it’s worth knowing that if you can hear sound coming from someone else’s property, this can be classified as a disturbance of the peace. So, you do have the right to make sure you get a nice, quiet place to live even when you’re renting.
I hope this helps you solve some of the issues with renting property and let’s you enjoy the benefits of this type of living choice.