When renting a property in Malaysia, it may get overwhelming especially when for first-time renters. Many first-time renters have a poor experience because they are so focused on the event that they overlook the minor details.
Before you proceed in renting a home, here are a few mistakes you should avoid if you’re a first-time renter.
1. Overlooking The Details Of The Lease
Most individuals simply skim through the lease and sign it without reading much of the tiny details and fault the landlord, when things go wrong although the landlord has already stated in the lease to insure himself against such a problem.
Always read the lease carefully or have it reviewed by a lawyer.
2. Always Inspect The Property
Regardless if you are renting from someone you trust, you must inspect the property since there is no way to know for certain if you would be happy living there and if there are any underlying problems with the property.
Keep in mind that you must under no circumstances agree to sign a lease without first properly examining and inspecting the property.
3. List Out Other Property Options
Even if you're certain you've located your perfect house, it's a good idea to have a few choices on hand. This keeps you ready in case something out of the ordinary occurs. It also stops you from seeming needy and vulnerable to a dishonest landlord.
4. Financial Capability
It's rather frequent, particularly among first-time tenants that some people leave their houses even though they are unable to maintain themselves financially.
Before you plan on renting, you must develop a plan for future expenditures such as electricity and internet and ensure that you are not living month to month on a paycheck.
Taking note of these points will help you in making sure you do not make the same mistakes as a first-time renter.