Renting Your First Home

Moving into your first rental? Exciting but there are a few things you should look out for when renting your first home, but we are here to help. Here is the BMIS guide to renting your first property.

The first thing you should do when looking for a rental property is knowing how much you can spend per week on your property. You should work out a system that works for you to collect the amount you need that won’t cause stress or financial strain. What a lot of first time home renters do is find a trustworthy friend(s) they can rent a home with, which can help with payments.

Getting the right property won’t happen over night, it can take months before you find the right home or finding a landlord that will take you. Know exactly what you are looking for in your future property and don’t settle for something second best especially if this is going to be a long term home for you. Shortlist Your top properties and contact the associated agents to get open inspection times.

Don’t go by just what you see if photos your desired property always thoroughly go through the home to look for any problems or issues with the home. Always look out for:

-cracks that could cause further damage

-water damage

-termite damage

-check the roof gutter for rusting

-ceilings are not sagging.

Getting your first property isn’t simple (buying or renting) There is a lot of paper work and patience that is involved. When you finally find a house you love, put in an application ASAP which will give you the best chance getting that home. Read the lease thoroughly to know exactly what you are entitled to as a tenant.

Keeping these tips in mind when finding your first rental will hopefully give the best experience and will find you exactly the home you are looking for. if you have any other inquiries don’t hesitate to contact our team here at Barry and Matthew Iles.

 

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