Renting a home that will meet your requirements on the long run is no small task – rental properties are available in such abundance and there is so much to pay attention to while evaluating your options that making the final decision might feel daunting. Here are some tips from Denver property management specialists to make it easier:
- Be prepared – landlords are suspicious by nature, especially the landlords of properties that are in great shape and available for a good price. To look reliable and to win the trust of landlords, take all the required paperwork with you to the meeting, including your rental application, written references from landlords and a copy of your credit report;
- Read the lease agreement very attentively – read the document very carefully, including any small print and mark all the clauses that raise questions. Discuss the problem points with the landlord or the landlord’s representative and do not sign anything that is not fully acceptable for you;
- Pay attention to security – you should only move into a neighborhood and a building that is safe and your rental also needs safe locks and other measures to prevent intrusion;
- Get a renters’ insurance – for a yearly cost of around $350 you can get a $50,000 coverage on the event of theft, burglary, vandalism, natural disasters and either forms of damage.