Rishi stayed in a PG in Gurgaon for two years during his job in the same city. The frequent visits from his landlord, very less amenities and the very far location of his office always made Rishi regretted on not researching properly before finalizing a place on rent. His moving out after two years left top five problems for every renter to ponder upon. However, here we are with their solutions as well so, you as a renter need not have to worry about.
Here is an excerpt on the worst of the problems which are associated with renting and solutions for overcoming the same.
- Searching for rented apartment
You get the status of the renter only when you get into the rented space. However, finding a rented accommodation is not a child’s play. The process, at times, becomes long and tiring.
Solution: The rental world has witnessed a paradigm shift since the inception of the Internet. There are rental websites as well as social media platforms which provide advanced search for the rented space in accordance with your specifications such as furnished, pet-friendly, etc.
- The rental cost
Often the rental cost becomes stressful for the individuals who have recently shifted to a new city and are searching for the job. The cost of the rent, security deposit and other documentation often makes them crawl back to their home.
Solution: Learn the skills of bargaining and negotiation. To save money, negotiate to get a longer lease, a low rent or a slightly less security deposit. Also, you can go for a shared apartment to cut down the rentals.
- The landlord
Well, this is the biggest of all the challenges. Every landlord is different and comes with different troubles. They may end up refilling through your things or talking with you non-stop or make you become an epitome of cleanliness. It can be anything.
Solution: Learn to accept what you can’t change. He is your landlord and you need the rented space, so instead of frowning at them give a smile. Make sure to send the checks within time to avoid hassles. The mathematics is simple. If you won’t give them the trouble as a renter, they won’t fire on you as a landlord.
There are many cities in India which get highest renters but the amenities the rented spaces have to offer are not sufficient or up to the mark. For instance, Rishi’s was a paying a good amount to his landlord of PG in Gurgaon. However, there were no proper amenities and facilities for him. There was no provision of power backup, no Internet connection, etc.
Solution: The solution comes in the form of either not renting a space which doesn’t go with your taste or investing in movable amenities that you can take to your next renting destination.
The rented spaces are usually bland that erodes the quality of the house. The limitations on decor further screw the things.
Solution: Go for wallpapers which can be easily removed without harming the walls. Cover the floors with beautiful rugs that will add some edge to the look of the house. You can go for adhesive hangings in place of drilling nails to hang your paintings.
Problems and renters always walk hand in hand. So, don’t get disheartened if your landlord throws problems, take it in a stride and enjoy the challenges.