These Are The Questions I Ask Renters & The Most Popular Questions Renters Ask Me
Where do you ideally want to rent? - Please tell me exactly where you prefer to live. If you work, do you want to rent a place close to work? Or if you have kids, do you want a place to rent near a school? Please give me a cross street to help me get you the best options.
How much can you afford to pay per month, maximum? - I will always look for the lowest priced option. However, I need to know what is the most you can pay so I do not skip over a home you would have been willing to rent and preferred.
How soon do you need to move into a rental? - Most rentals get taken within days or weeks. So, it is better to start searching 2 and 1/2 to 3 weeks before moving. Because, most landlords will not hold a property vacant. They usually need to keep it rented every month in order to pay the mortgage.
How much money will be needed to move in? - You will need to have the deposit, which is usually the same amount as the monthly rent, and you will need the first month's rental payment by your move in date. In addition, expect to pay about $39 to $50 per renter application.
This means if there are two adults in the home, each will likely need to pay the fee. These fees usually go toward the Credit/Rental/Criminal history background report. However, I have seen some landlords and property rental companies charge another $100 just for the application.
If you have pets, expect to pay another $200 to as much as $500 for a pet deposit. Some landlords and new property management companies are even charging a monthly Pet Renter Fee of $100, $200 and even $300 per month for your pet to stay on the property. However, each rental property is different.
How soon will you be allowed to move in? Most landlords and property managers only allow new tenants to move in after all the fees have been submitted.
What qualifications do you need to rent a home or townhome, condo, apartment? - Click the link below for all the details.