Thursday, March 12, 2020

Looking for a Home to Rent? Here's How to Impress Your Potential Landlord

In search of a new home to rent? If this isn't your first time, you will already be aware of just how challenging it can be to secure an appropriate home. The demand is fierce, and you will often be competing against a number of other people with the same goal in mind. Fear not, though. Here are some tips to help set you apart from everyone else.

Watch what you wear

While you probably shouldn't show up in a suit and a tie when you go to view the property, it helps to put at least some effort into what you're wearing to impress your potential landlord. Ensure that you look neat, tidy, clean, and fresh. If you're able to give off the impression that you know how to take proper care of yourself, he or she may subconsciously assume that you will take good care of their property.

Be on time

This one goes without saying, but it cannot be emphasized enough! Never be late to your viewing appointment. If you're late to view the property, it's not a stretch for your landlord to expect you to be late with your rental payments, too.

Chat to the letting agent

It can be of value to get in touch with the finest letting agent Derby is known for when beginning your search for a new rental property. He or she will ask you for details regarding what you're looking for, and this will give you a chance to build a positive relationship with them. In doing so, they are likely to put in a good word for you when you go to view the various rental properties that they are helping to fill. Don't be afraid to ask questions or to ask for advice in terms of how to make a lasting impression on each potential landlord.

Compile a rental resume

Just like a top-notch resume would aid you in standing out from the crowd when applying for a job, a carefully crafted rental resume can aid you in standing out from the crowd when finding a house to rent.

A rental resume can demonstrate to a potential landlord that you are organized and very serious about finding the right property. It should include personal details about you and everyone else who'll be living with you (pets included), your job and income, your education, and your rental history. Also, be sure to include all relevant information and contact details for your references.

Be upfront and honest

Is your credit history not quite up to par? Have you struggled financially in the past? Is your current job very new? It pays to be upfront and honest with both the letting agent and the landlord right from the start. Not only will this go a long way towards building trust, but you can also be pretty certain that they will find out these details about you anyway. Honesty is always the best policy!

Wishing you the best of luck on securing a wonderful rental property that ticks all of the relevant boxes.


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