The Relationship Between You & Your Landlord
It's estimated at almost 40% of the US population are renters, meaning the tenant-landlord relationship needs to be given the attention it deserves. Research has shown this relationship directly impacts the lifestyle, image, comfort and even financial standing of a client.
A positive relationship with your landlord shows you enjoy living in the property and because you can effectively communicate with your landlord during hard economic times, its less likely to experience financial difficulties; this type of mutual bond can also greatly impact the image you build out there as a tenant. However, if the relationship with your current landlord is negative, any future relations with other property owners may be affected especially if & when they decide to carry out a background check after seeing you as a potential tenant.
It's important to know what you need especially when searching for property. If you find your needs not being met, move onto the next offer instead of just taking a property because you want it. While at it, also ensure that you get as much information as possible to see if what's needed is included in the package; this helps you avoid settling for less, making demands the landlord isn't ready to meet and straining the relationship. Keep the search alive until you get the results you want – a house that meet your needs.
Once you've found the perfect place, make sure take your responsibility seriously as your landlord will be meeting his or her part of the bargain. Your responsibilities will include paying the rent and rates on time, keeping the property in good condition and maintaining a good relationship with your neighbors. With this being done, you will find your stay is good and the relationship with your landlord is in a healthy stance. Also remember to make reasonable demands, ensuring that they are not petty or minor requests being bogged down to your landlord. Know when to communicate and the tone of the language that should be used.
Use these tips and you will see the relationship with your landlord improve greatly, making your stay comfortable always.