Room rental – be prudent
Modern society, in principle, can not be imagined without renting something – from small tools to cars, premises, stadiums and even islands. The situation when it becomes necessary to rent an apartment or office is quite ordinary. But even here one must not lose vigilance, and it is important to try to take into account all possible “pitfalls”.
Drafting a standard contract, including an agreement on price, terms and the like, is an integral part of any rental activities. This is important for both parties. But if you are acting as a tenant, pay attention to some more points.
Rental of premises – be prudent First, you must deal directly with the owner. Make sure that it’s really him – ask for a title deed and a lessor’s passport. Ask who else is registered in the apartment, and make sure that they have no objection to the rental. Otherwise, any “relative” of the owner may come to you at any time and demand that he let him spend the night on his legal “meters”. It will not be superfluous to mention this as one of the clauses in the contract.
Secondly, carefully inspect the room. Check the serviceability of doors, windows, locks. If you are allowed to use household appliances, make sure that it is operational. Pay attention to the condition of the plumbing. Do not be too lazy to look at the view from the window, listen to extraneous noise – from the street and neighboring rooms, you will have to observe and listen to all this while you use it.
Discuss with the owner the acceptability of moving furniture, acquiring additional furniture, and at whose expense it will be done. The same applies to issues related to repairs, if necessary. If it seemed to you that negotiations on these issues are reluctant – write down one more clause in the contract.
And be sure to discuss how to proceed if the owners need to go into the apartment for any reason. Remember, if you rent a room or apartment, the landlord, in principle, has no right to be there without your knowledge. This is at least bad taste.