Tips for tenants
Housing providers (landlords) and property managers are responsible for ensuring that tenants have a safe and habitable living space. This includes making sure the property meets building codes and keeping the building free of hazards. To avoid problems, housing providers should inspect the property before they rent it out to a tenant, and correct any problems before moving in.
If your property is unsafe, you may be eligible for financial compensation from the housing providerto repair the property. However, your options will depend on whether the housing provider failed to fix a known hazard or was aware of it but didn’t fix it.
In this blog post, we will discuss some important Tenant tips to keep in mind when it comes to renter’s insurance coverage and the common types of property or furniture damage that can occur when you’re a tenant.
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Are you covered?
Your lease should cover what maintenance services are the owners responsibly and what are yours to handle. Make sure you set up calendar reminders.
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If you have a rental unit, talk to your housing provider about your responsibilities. Mark the calendar with important dates and arrange with the housing provider to cover off on any necessary repairs that fall under their responsibility.
Discuss what should be in your property management company’s contract with the housing provider. Your lease should cover what maintenance services are the owners responsibly and what are yours to handle. Make sure you set up calendar reminders.