The Pros and Cons of Renting

by Remy Lacanaria


Posted on 2019-08-10 20:17:01


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Renting an apartment is exciting but has to make the right decision because this is where you are going to live comfortably. That is why it is important to think about the cons and pros of renting first before doing so because there are a few cons that you might deal with. But remember that there are also benefits in renting that will help your life comfortable. In this article, we will share some of those pros and cons that will help ease your mind.

 

PROS

- When there is something to fix, you will not have to worry about the damage, you can make a maintenance request to the landlord, and tell him/her about the problem.

- When renting you can have the privilege of decorating the rental place, you may ask the landlord about it or check on the lease if you are allowed to make some decorations on the rental place and make it more personalized.

- If you are thinking of something money, this is a good idea. When renting you only need to pay a certain amount for the rent and need not to worry about the other cost like property tax, maintenance, and repairs.

- One of the great benefits of living in an apartment is the social connections that develop during your occupancy that can extend to a great friendship.

- There are houses or apartments for rent that are either semi-furnished or fully furnished; you can find something you need to help you live comfortably, like kitchen utensils, and appliances that can help you in everyday chores.

- There is no long term commitment renting to a house or apartment. If you feel that you are no longer happy with the current place you are renting, you can provide at least 30 days written notice (assuming you are renting month-to-month) to your landlord before you move out.

 

CONS

- Real talk, not all landlords will do repairs or give attention to your requests. There were times it takes weeks that a maintenance request has been addressed.

- Not all landlords will allow some alterations in your rental place. Better ask your landlord first before doing so.

- The rental fee gets high in time; every year the rental fee is increasing.

- If you are a pet lover, and your landlord doesn't want pets on rental property.

 

As a renter, you have to weigh in all the pros and cons of renting a property, be it a house, condo or apartment.


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