Here are a few tips on dealing with a difficult landlord.
Tip 1: Know your lease.
Make sure you’ve actually read through and fully understand your lease. Double check to see if it’s a month-to-month lease or a year lease. Check for additional fees like pet rat, amenity charges, or penalties associated with breaking your lease before the term is up. These details can often be overlooked when initially reviewing the lease. It is in fact a legal document so before you sign your rights away make sure you fully understand what you’re signing.
Tip 2: Communicate Issues Clearly.
If you’re ever in need of something to be fixed make sure your landlord knows the importance of it. The more detail you are about the issue, the more likely you areto get it fixed quickly and correctly. Think about making a request in writing. It’s easy to just call up your landlord and tell them something is broken, however with that it’s just as easy for your landlord to forget that request. (more…)