I moved into this entirely new city – a less paying job at hand, no friends to stay with and absolutely homeless. Honestly, I had no money to waste staying in a hotel even if it meant for a day (I mentioned the low on fund thing) and no time to waste looking for flats in the new city. The easiest solution was PG Renting – it was supposed to be a relied for my low budget thing and I’d not have to worry finding someone to stay with too.
But, this is not where it all ends; PG renting is one hell-of-a problem and if you’re a first time tenant there are an extreme number of things you’re supposed to cover.
Here’s a guide for all first time tenants, like me. Also, if you wish you can thank me later.
- Keep your documents ready: The first thing that you should do is keeping the necessary documents ready; whether it is your work offer letter or a few documents related to your educational institution make sure you’re ready with the proof. This is the first step towards building your trust and impression on your potential landlord. On being requested to present the papers make sure you can do it all without and hesitancy.
- At least, have some idea about your workplace/institute: If you’re new to a city it might be really difficult for you to have complete information about your workplace or institution but make sure you have some idea. This will help you in renting a PG that is close to your desired destination; also, this will help you decide your mode of conveyance between the two locations.
- Be very clear about your requirements: It is best to mention all your PG renting requirements to your landlord, this will help the two of you decide whether or not this paying guest accommodation will be the perfect choice for you or not. Tell them in detail about all you need and if you’re open to any negotiation or not. Be very clear; keep no room for the any later problems between you and the landlord.
- Understand the policies: Every PG has its own set of policies that must be considered and carefully followed. Whether it is the PGs in-time and out-time policy or the monthly rental, the electricity bills, etc. make sure you’re very clear about everything right from the very beginning. Understand all policies much before you plan on moving in as a paying guest, if you have any queries make sure you’ve asked about them all well in advance.
- Always make a PG rent agreement: The mistake that most landlords and tenants tend to make is not making a PG rent agreement. This is one of the most important documents that will clearly mention all the facilities being provided to you as well as the terms and conditions of staying in the PG. Make sure you have this document prepared before you finally move in with your luggage.
If you’re a first time tenant these five points mentioned above will be of absolute help for you irrespective of your city and location. Make sure to consider these all to find the right paying guest accommodation for yourself.