- 1 What questions should I ask a landlord before renting?
- 2 What do you say when you inquire about an apartment?
- 3 What questions should I ask a leasing agent?
- 4 How should I prepare for an apartment viewing?
- 5 What are five questions you would ask the landlord?
- 6 What are three things you would look for in a rental agreement?
- 7 How do you talk down your rent?
- 8 Why do apartments say call for price?
- 9 What should I ask at rental inspection?
- 10 What do leasing agents look for?
- 11 What should you be aware of when signing a lease?
- 12 Should you tour an apartment before applying?
What questions should I ask a landlord before renting?
12 Questions to Ask a Landlord Before Renting
- How Long Is the Lease Term?
- What’s Included in the Rent?
- When Is Rent Due and How Do I Pay It?
- Is the Security Deposit Refundable?
- Is Renters Insurance Required?
- How Much Notice Do I Give Before Vacating?
- What’s the Penalty For Breaking My Lease?
What do you say when you inquire about an apartment?
- State who you are and why you need a rental.
- Mention where you found their ad and how you can afford the rental.
- Offer to provide references (work/volunteer/housing office)
What questions should I ask a leasing agent?
Financial Questions Is there an application fee? What is the security deposit? Is it refundable? Will I be required to pay first month’s rent and last month’s rent upfront?
How should I prepare for an apartment viewing?
The perfect apartment tour checklist
- Check floors, walls and ceiling for any water damage, mold, mildew, etc.
- Open and close every window.
- Make sure all doors open and close securely.
- Plug something small, like a phone charger, into each outlet.
- Test all light switches to make sure they all work.
What are five questions you would ask the landlord?
19 Questions You Should Ask Your Landlord Before You Rent
- Are utilities included in the rent?
- How often will rent increase and by approximately how much?
- When is rent due and how will you need to pay?
- What grace period is there for rent payment?
- What are the terms of the lease agreement?
What are three things you would look for in a rental agreement?
Here are things to look out for when signing a lease.
- Rent Amount and Due Date. Make sure the lease matches the rent you expect to pay.
- Terminating and Renewing. Many times a lease simply ends on the date stated in the lease.
- Maintenance Responsibilities.
- Renters Insurance.
How do you talk down your rent?
Here are some ways you can go about negotiating your rent price:
- Ask the landlord if rent price is open to discussion.
- Highlight your strengths as a tenant.
- Inquire about extending the lease.
- Offer to end the lease in the summer.
- Research the property’s value.
- Be open to compromise.
- Negotiate directly, follow up in writing.
Why do apartments say call for price?
Prospects ask for the price because they don’t know what else to ask for on the call. Ask them “what sort of price range are you looking for?” If they say a price that is within 20% of your range, then they are a qualified prospect.
What should I ask at rental inspection?
Make sure you don’t overlook the basics during a rental inspection.
- Assess the security.
- Look for storage options.
- Check overall cleanliness.
- Find out about heating.
- Measure the space.
- Check the positions of power points.
- Check there’s enough room for white goods.
- Don’t forget the garden.
What do leasing agents look for?
Landlords commonly look at credit scores to determine whether or not a tenant will likely pay rent on time. A tenant’s credit report will show you their overall credit score, debts, and how timely they’ve made payments in the past.
What should you be aware of when signing a lease?
10 Things To Consider Before You Sign A Rental Lease
- Is the property condition documented?
- Can you have roommates?
- How’s the neighborhood after dark?
- Are there landlord inspection clauses?
- Who’s responsible for what?
- Don’t overlook parking!
- How can the lease be terminated?
- What will it cost to break the lease?
Should you tour an apartment before applying?
An open house or apartment tour on a Saturday could lead to a signed lease on Sunday. That’s why we recommend starting your search 30-60 days before your desired move-in date. The rental inventory will be up to date during your search and you ‘ll be ready to move in fairly soon once you find something.