Utah Rental Guide: Getting Started
Getting started with renting an apartment or home can be a big ordeal; especially if you are relocating. Propertypond.com is here to help alleviate some stress by answering some common questions people have when getting started.
First, What Do I Need to Know Before Looking at a Property?
Before you get started searching apartments, you should determine what you are looking for! This will include everything from location to proximity of certain amenities. Make a list of the things you need and want in your next living space.
Once you know what you want start shopping around. Just because you look doesn’t mean you have to commit to the space. This will help you decide what you can and can’t live without.
And of course there are the items you will need to get ready before signing the lease such as:
- Paystubs: you need to show your income and the dates of your employment.
- Character references: co-workers, teachers, friends, or family. Many renters require character references.
- Co-signer: first time renters may require a co-signer.
Now Where Do I look for an Apartment?
In the past, newspapers, rental signs, and rental guides were common when looking for an apartment. Now all you have to do is go online! Propertypond.com has created the ideal place to search for apartments in Utah. Our listings feature accurate, up to date information about each listing. By employing full-time data compliance personal, we are able to monitor all aspects each listing and ensure you have all the latest information on each apartment listed.
Create a profile to save all your searches, keep track of favorites and places you want to check out. No matter what you are looking for, our trusted listings are always up to date!
And What Will My Landlord Expect from Me?
It all starts with your lease! Make sure you go over your lease thoroughly on your own and with the property manager. If you have any questions or concerns about what is expected, take the time to talk to them and clarify their expectations of you as a tenant. Here are a couple of suggestions to maintain a good relationship with your landlord:
Pay the rent on time: this might seem simple, but all landlords want their rent payment on time. Make sure you know when rent is due and how the payment is preferred. If you can’t pay your rent, immediately let your landlord know so that you can work something out. Most landlords are willing to work with tenants who’ve proven to be reliable.
Respect your neighbors: Landlords prefer neighbors that get along. By speaking to your neighbor and learning a little about them, you can establish an understanding and good rapport.
Additionally, let your landlord know about your living arrangements. You will often find limitations with tenants concerning the number of residents, the number of pets, and the time limit guests are allowed to stay with you. If you’re thinking of getting a new roommate, a new pet, or having a guest that may be spending more time with you than what your lease typically allows, make sure you talk to your landlord first and let them know the situation.
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