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MISTAKES YOU SHOULD AVOID WHEN SEARCHING FOR PROPERTY TO RENT IN LAGOS STATE

Renting a property can be somehow tedious, time and energy consuming but nevertheless one still need a place to call home, somewhere to come and relax after the long day at work. Finding this home may be a little challenging sometimes due to the fact that it might be hard to get your taste.

We have made that less stressful for you by identifying the mistakes you should avoid when making that search for a home you want to rent.

Read them below:

  1. ACCESSIBILITY

Let’s say you’ve found your dream place (A home you fall in love with) and checks all the right boxes for your dream property. But while it may be tempting to sign above the dotted line right away, you should look at the logistics, the accessibility of the property. What good is your dream property if you can’t reach it? You shouldn’t have to ask yourself how to get there, but rather how fast you can get there. Some houses might be your taste and appealing to you but if it’s not easily accessible for you, you shouldn’t go ahead and get the house.

Long waiting times in traffic can add to stress and end up wasting precious time in your day. Not to mention if you’re a vehicle owner, you would have to factor in money for fuel as well.

2. PRE EXISTING DAMAGE

Moving into a new property, everything is expected to be new and exciting, except maybe for those cracks on the wall or some creaky floorboards. Inspect and document all these tiny imperfections when you move in, as you may be held liable for them later on. Before signing that lease agreement, tour the property with the landlord or the assigned agent and take note of any damages. You don’t have to take responsibility for what you didn’t create. If the house is badly damage even if it ticks all the right boxes for you, you shouldn’t go ahead and pay for it because doing so means you will spend most of your time or money on repair. Therefore, check for all pre existing damages on the property and ask for it to be fixed before you go ahead and rent the property.

3. INTERNET CONNECTION

Irrespective of your budget, you might have to make some compromises when renting a house as you might not find a home which matches all your criteria except the one you build for yourself. But don’t let part of that compromise be poor internet connection as it may turn out into a huge problem. Whether it’s for texts, business calls or internet via a 4G LTE connection, a good cell phone signal is key to living in the 21st century. So, ensure that the internet connection is very stable before going ahead to rent the property.

4. READ AND UNDERSTAND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS STATED IN THE LEASE AGREEMENT DOCUMENT

After thorough inspection on the property, And the result is the same: the property is perfect. All that’s left to do is sign. But be warned before you go ahead and ink that paper, a lease is a legal contract that binds you to what it says–so make sure you fully understand it, down to the fine print. It also helps to know your basic lease laws to be aware of your leasing rights. For Instance, some houses doesn’t want a pet and some landlords always specify the categories of people they want in their property, don’t because of the fact the property fits into what you are looking for, then go ahead and ignore the rules earlier stated, an Example is lying that you are married when indeed you are single. This should not be the case, With patience and thorough search, you can find a property that matches your criteria.

I hope you have learnt one new thing or the other and that this will help you when you are searching for that your dream home to rent. Thank you for taking your time to read, Do you need a property to rent or buy in Lagos and other part of Nigeria, You can reach us through 09053336333 | 08023343540 | 08100008964.

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