Archive > October 2011

Take a Deep Breath Before You Sign The Lease

Take a deep breath before you sign the lease, and check out your Renting Guide again. Find out how long the owner is going to rent the place for. If you get in and get all settled only to find out the owner has decided to sell up you could be in deep water. Well, […]

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Let’s Go Shopping Part (3)

Step 4—Waiting for a response The next step is probably the most painful, because there is nothing else you can do but sit and wait to find out if your application has been successful. Although it is good to show the landlord or agent that you are keen by enquiring about your application, if you […]

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Let’s Go Shopping Part (2)

Step 3—Filling out an application form Renting a house or apartment can be just like applying for a job. When you decide that you really like a place and want to rent it, you have to fill in an application form. The real estate agent or landlord then collects all the application forms, and selects […]

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Let’s Go Shopping

Actually going and looking at apartments or houses can be really confusing, especially if it’s your first time. What do you say to the landlord or agent? Should you show enthusiasm? What is the deal with deposits? These are only some of the many questions you probably have regarding this daunting process.

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