Though the economy is unstable yet people from remote areas and other countries come to reside in the major cities ofeither to pursue education or to get better jobs. Not all the people who relocated to cities plan to live there forever so many people opt to avoid debt by renting instead of buying or investing in them. It is important that you choose the right property for you so that during your stay, you will not have to sacrifice your peace of mind. However, being a new inhabitant, it can be difficult to find an absolutely perfect rental home or room in Pakistan. Striking the right deal seems like a game of luck but luck does not favour you, always. Following is the step by step guideline that will help you in getting a rental according to your requirements.
What you can afford
What are the things that can make you unhappy with your new residence? Having seen huge deluxe and expensive residences first, then comparing it with yourand finally settling down for a low quality residence is rather upsetting. Knowing your budget first and seeing properties within your range is the first step to be contended at what you own. It is not at all a difficult calculation to see what you can and cannot afford by including a rough estimate of electricity, gas and water bills, internet charges, trash dumping charges, laundry charges, fuel expenses and rental amount. After making a rough amount, you can start seeing rooms or within that range.
What do you actually want?
You must ask yourself a few questions in order to know what you actually want. For instance, will you consider sharing your room with a friend? Sharing an accommodation can save you a lot of money as you will not only save half of your rental amount but you will be able to split all of the utility bills. Where do you want to live – in an apartment community or near your college or university? Apartment communities offer different types of apartments but usually apartments away from colleges and universities are expensive. How much space do you want? Will you adjust in a single large room or you need a furnished apartment? The selection entirely depends upon your budget and choice.
Look around at different options
Once you have decided your budget, the next step is to narrow down the options you are interested in. You can decide different options based on the factors like close access to your college or university, nearest public transport station, shortest commute to work and close proximity to supermarket. You can check different property options that realtor will show to you. Note down all the positive and negative points, weigh them and make a decision. Do not just rely on the information the realtor will provides you. Schedule visits and make appointments with the landlord or realtor to finalise the process. Even if the first house you visit seems to be perfect for you, you should still move on and check other options so that you are in better position to decide.
Sign the leasing contract
Once you have finalised a home, room or apartment for you, next step is to sign a contract just to make sure that you agree to certain terms and conditions. Signing a contract is more than an employment ritual and to get a property, a leasing contract must be signed. If you analyse that rental market is not doing so good, you can ask for discount in rental amount or security deposit. Before signing a leasing contract, read it thoroughly and clear out every point to avoid any tension in future. After clearing these points, you can move into your property.