Friday, August 5, 2016

How to Identify a Good Landlord


Whether you like it or not, renting in Davao apartments or any other apartments in the Philippines, you will always have to encounter different landlords. Generally, it is the landlord who will have the authority over the property before you rent it out. That means, before you move into your new home, it is a must for you to have a real estate transaction with the owner or the landlord of the property. But sad to say, not all owners are approachable enough to deal with their clients.

Having a good landlord is important for you to live a satisfying and peaceful life. Of course, you do not want to have some headaches just because your landlord will not understand you and on your situation. Before you decide to rent an apartment, you have to make sure that the owner is good enough to prevent any misunderstandings later on. And for you to have some ideas, below are some tips for you on how to identify a good landlord.

A good landlord is responsive and keeps open communication with tenants.

This is one of the most important things you need to consider before you choose any apartments. You have to make sure that the landlord is approachable enough, especially when it comes to the things you want to clarify with. Of course, if your landlord is not available to have any transactions with their tenants, how can they know the needs of their tenants? Right? Moreover, when it comes to repairs and other things that need to be done at home, you need to contact the landlord first to make sure that they will approve what you want to have.

Moreover, it is important for a landlord to be responsive to their tenants at all time for as not to make any delays when it comes to the needs of their tenants. Landlords who also considers the needs of their tenants is also a good sign that you will not have any problems with them later on. Of course, you also have to make sure that everything will be okay to prevent any misunderstandings later on.

A good landlord respects your privacy.

We all want to have some privacy. Who would not it need it? Right?  Of course, you do not want to have a landlord who usually asks questions about your personal life, right? This is also one of the many ways you will know that that particular owner respects their tenants. Of course, each of us has our personal life. That means a landlord should not be nosy about it. However, they also have the right to question your actions, especially when it involves issues about the property that you are renting.

And most importantly, a good landlord will not make any changes to your apartment without asking you, or give negative feedback about your decorating style, or any other things that you want to do with your room or space. They will respect on what you want to do with the apartment for as long as it will not do some damage to the place.


A good landlord explains your rental agreement clearly and answers your questions honestly.

Never decide to move into your new apartment when you do not understand the terms and condition your landlord gives to you. Of course, without understanding the rental agreement, this will lead to misunderstandings later on. Before you move in, you have to make sure that you and the landlord will have an agreement on a particular thing. Moreover, you also have to make sure that the owner clearly answers all the confusions and questions. With this, you will know what and what not to do when you start moving into your apartment.

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