It is ironical that people searching for Bangalore apartments to rent worry more about the expectations of their prospective landlords than the daunting search for a rental itself. However, landlords expecting their tenants to follow some rules is not harsh – after all, they are renting out their property for someone else to live in. Summarized below are five things landlords expect from the average Bangalorean tenant –
Timely payment of rent
This one is a no-brainer – the rent must be paid, and it must be paid on time. The very fact that landlords are renting out their property is that they need the money to either pay off the mortgage on the property or for other expenses. The bank or the grocery store is not going to care if the tenant pays the landlord or not; hence, it is the tenant’s obligation to pay the owner the rent in full and on time. No landlord on earth would tolerate late payment of rent, however nice and quiet their tenants are.
The landlords who give out Bangalore apartments to rent have maintained and cleaned their property up to a certain standard. They expect their tenants to maintain the same standard, if not more. For instance, if the property has been kept clutter–free and the lawns have been mowed, the landlords expect the same from the tenant. Similarly, all furniture and fixtures (if the house is furnished) are for the tenant to use, but at the same time, he needs to maintain it, in the same way, as the landlord would care for his property.
Inspection, maintenance and damages
However known the tenant is to the landlord, the latter likes to have the property inspected regularly (having given prior notice). Inspections should not be taken as interference or insult, but is instead a two-way street wherein tenants can point out any maintenance issues and problems that need to be fixed. Inspections are a great way of avoiding damage and keeping the apartment in a good state. A tenant letting the landlord know about the repairs as soon as damage is discovered is a responsible one.
There are certain rules that landlords expect tenants to follow during their tenancy. It goes without saying that they want no illegal activities on the premises. Apart from this, owners also expect tenants to follow decorum and be relatively quiet, hold no late night parties or revelry, and not disturb the neighbours in any way, as it reflects on the landlord.
Changes, alterations and renovations
Last but not the least, landlords giving out Bangalore apartments to rent would like their tenants to not make any changes, not even the minute ones, when it comes to the property. So there should be no changing of the locks, attaching any extra fixtures, changing the wallpaper or repainting the room walls and ceilings, making any renovations, additions or alterations of any kind.
Keeping in mind, the above rules will help better the landlord-tenant relationship and save it from being a turbulent one.
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