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Rentals


Whether your a Tenant or a Landlord, navigating Rentals can be time consuming, frustrating, and tricky especially in here in Massachsetts.

Understanding what can be charged how to handle Security Deposits and Last month's rent are just some of the basc issues. Discrimination laws, Lead Laws, and Housing Voucher Programs are also added into the mix.

Hiring a professional is always an option and can help make the course a lot smoother.

Don't forget if you are a Landlord and have an apartment to rent I would be happy to do all of the work for you; advertising, screenings, showings, paperwork, reference and credit checks just Contact me and I will get it listed.

 

 

 

 

A Landlord’s Responsibility in Renting Residential Real Estate.

 

 

  

 

  By Gina S Soldano Broker/Associate, 
        ABR
®, AHWD®, e-PRO®, GREEN, MRP®, 

        PSA®, SFR®, SRES®, SRS®, REALTOR® 

     

 

I bet you thought this was or should be about a Tenant’s responsibility when renting an apartment since they are the ones doing the renting. But no - Landlords share in the contract and therefore have a shared responsibility.

Alas: A Landlord’s Responsibility in Renting Residential Real Estate. The Tenant version is soon to follow.

 

You would think this is obvious but of course when you hear a statistic like 1 in 4 people under the age of 35 do not know how to change a light bulb ( I am not making this up 1 source: https:// www.homeserve.com/help-advice/electrical/how-to-change-a-light-bulb) nothing should be assumed.

Landlords need to consider two things:

1. Am I providing a reasonably safe, healthy, and clean environment for a Tenant?
2. Would I rent this apartment for me and my family in this condition for this rent?

 

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A Tenant’s Responsibility in Renting Residential Real Estate.

 

 

 

  

 

  By Gina S Soldano Broker/Associate, 
        ABR
®, AHWD®, e-PRO®, GREEN, MRP®, 

        PSA®, SFR®, SRES®, SRS®, REALTOR® 

     

 

As I promised this is about a Tenant’s responsibility when renting an apartment - a follow up to the article - A Landlord’s Responsibility in Renting Residential Real Estate.

 

Actually, a Tenant’s responsibility begins prior to renting any apartment.

 

Things you need to do first:
1. Check your own credit and credit score every year. In Massachusetts you can check your credit once a year for free.
2. If there are any problems with your credit or if there are errors on your report start fixing them now before you rent. Don’t ignore them because they will not magically disappear. They need to be addressed as soon as possible.
3. Save enough for a first, last, security deposit, and Agents fee (a total of 4 months rent) minimally.
4. Do some homework. Think about where you might want to live and check out what the going rents are in that area. It will give you a leg up on planning out your expenses.
5. Remember, what you do before you rent affects your ability to rent. Your income, credit and reputation are all going to be factors.
6. When you are ready, seeking out a Professional is never a bad idea. An Agent can help you through the whole process and make it easier for you all around – from finding an apartment to signing an agreement.

 

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