These are all wonderful suggestions but we would like to add the importance of requesting in special assistance is available in the event of an emergency situation. Some high rise buildings do offer this convenience for special needs residents.
Also, what is the guest policy and is there a maximum number of people limit per bedroom?
Do they allow pick up trucks and/or motor cycles?... more
The Fair Credit Reporting Act guarantees the consumer access to a credit report for free from each of the three nationwide credit reporting companies — Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion — every 12 months. Your prospective tenant can aquire thier report from www.annualcreditreport.com. Have your tenant submit this report after he has submitted his inital application.... more
If you are the tenant, offering the entire lease amount in advance in exchange for:
1) less than perfect credit; or
2) a reduction in the total amount of rent,
there is nothing wrong with such a scheme.
If the landlord is demanding this.... buyer beware!
Make sure you check that the landlord:
1) Owns the property/has the right to lease the property.
2) Does not have foreclosure proceedings underway (Lis pendens)
3) Does not owe significant back Homeowners association dues (HOA)
4) Does not owe back taxes.
I do all of the above for my tenants...which is why it may be smart to do your rental through a Realtor.s
Best of luck!... more
Our website www.agent4naples.com offers sales information in addition to rental offerings. While we only work with helping buyers, the information on our website may be helpful to you. (If the homes for sale are listed at $400,000, the lowest priced ones listed for, say $2,000 are the rentals- you can contact us if you need help).... more
All the answers below are great. From my experience, make sure you look at the property carefully and make all your demands before signing the lease. Find out exactly who will you have to contact if something goes wrong in the home, find out what the rules and regulations are before you get yourself in trouble. Know exactly what the landlord will pay and what you will have to pay and make sure you respect the requested general maintenance requirements.... more