Go4Rent Magazine: Renter Edition
Go4Rent publishes a bimonthly magazine for tenants intended to be informative, educational and enjoyable to read.
2022 created a “new normal” and people have headed back to the office and their favorite hangouts (if those companies survived economically). But some homebodies and hosts have found themselves growing even more comfortable with their DIY home decor, including building their own bars.
Fresh off of pandemic-induced eviction moratoriums, many landlords have raised their standards for tenants. In a survey by The Urban Institute, 39% of landlords reported being more stringent on screening criteria. The survey also reported that landlords are most concerned about previous evictions.
When tenants are looking for a new home, it is not always as simple as signing a lease, paying a deposit and scheduling movers. During their search for a rental, renters should prioritize the lease and the landlord, in addition to the home’s actual features. Asking the right questions can help avoid a miscommunication before it can start. Here are 10 questions tenants should always ask before moving into a new rental home.
Credit scores are a critical component in any rental application. Before agreeing to rent a home, landlords will request a credit check on prospective tenants to help determine how likely they are to pay the rent. Here are eight tips renters can use to help improve their credit scores in advance of submitting a rental application.
Mistakes happen. But what happens when that mistake requires a landlord to need to change the tenant’s lease after she’s already moved in? The response to mid-year lease changes can vary—a win-lose or lose-lose situation for the tenant or the landlord, or a win-win and a happy medium for both parties.