Think about how this might be relevant to you. You’re dealing with a landlord, for crying out loud! Ask a room full of fifty home renters if they ever had just one problem with their landlord, and chances are at least 50% of them will raise their hands. Maybe this is why homeowners sleep a lot after having coped with rentals in the past….
Seriously, Though — You Need That Real Estate Attorney on Your Side
It goes without saying that the lease, essentially a real estate contract, will have specific lingo that you might want a specialist — a real estate attorney — to basically translate for you. Know the fine print. Understand the terms of your security deposit — and especially if its kosher legally, yet another reason why it’s smart to have a real estate attorney look it over.
Because this is basically contractual law, you have to stipulate that you get everything in writing. If you don’t, legally that landlord can do whatever he or she wants regardless of what the real estate attorney can do for you. Therefore, take note: if a landlord promises something to you (and every real estate attorney will tell you this) get it in writing. Period.
It’s important to discuss matters with your real estate attorney in the event that your privacy’s violated. Case in point: if the landlord or maintenance staff enters your rental beyond what’s stated in your rental agreement stipulating guidelines, you can safely say that it’s a sure bet your privacy rights have been infringed upon. Discuss that with your real estate attorney immediately. You then just might have a case in court for compensation.
Every Tenant Has Rights
It’s common to say that the landlord’s the ‘boss.’ That’s not true. In many ways, the tenant’s more of the boss. In truth, though, both the landlord and tenant are partners in agreement to maintain a business relationship. You pay rent; the landlord maintains the property for you. Plain and simple. Out of all rental tips, this has to be the simplest.
Just to ensure the relationship’s maintained well, you never know: that real estate attorney just might come in handy! For more answers to your questions, though, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE H.O.P.E. PROGRAM RIGHT NOW about rent-to-own homes in your area.