Anyone who has ever looked for a share house in Adelaide knows that you must access the best offers immediately. When you have found a room that you like at an affordable price, the rush to conclude the rental agreement often leads to typical beginner mistakes.
Avoiding them not only prevent potential money loss but also ensure a higher quality of life. So, take notes of these mistakes that you should not ignore prior to signing your lease!
THINGS TO AVOID WHEN RENTING A SHARE HOUSE
Without further ado, let’s dive into it.
1. SIGNING A CONTRACT WITHOUT READING IT
You should read the rental agreement carefully not just once but several times. To avoid the pressure of reading it in the presence of the landlord, you can ask to receive a draft in advance.
Here at Share House Adelaide, our contracts are made by professionals and our tenants are very happy with theirs.
2. RENTING A ROOM NEAR DUSTY INFRASTRUCTURES
You would not want to rent a room that is nearby a highway, especially if its balcony or window is facing directly at the highway. The hustle and bustle do not calm down at night. Besides, your balcony or window will always be covered with dust that makes it difficult to maintain household cleanliness.
Here at Share House Adelaide, we offer a very quiet accommodation with extra large bedrooms and professional cleaning.
3. IGNORING THE SURROUNDINGS
Knowing that you are living in a secure and calm environment is of utmost importance. Visit the area at different times of the day and even at night to ensure your chosen property for rent has a peaceful neighborhood.
Furthermore, while checking the surroundings always check for the nearest markets, amenities and recreational activities. Bad neighbours or neighborhood can be a difficult situation.
What would happen if your neighbourhood were extremely unsafe to walk around alone at night and you are a nurse that works night shift and have to walk to and from the train station at an odd time every day?
Or that your neighbourhood had limited restaurant choices and you love eating out and do not cook at all? Or that you are a fitness lover, but the closest gym is far away? Researching on your neighborhood will increase your quality of living in return.
By renting with us, you are 500m away from a bus stop, 2km from a shopping centre and cafes, 3km away from parks and 10km from the hospital.
4. IGNORING YOUR ROOMMATES WHO ARE GOING TO BE
What is their gender, age, occupation? How many roommates are there in your house? You will not want to discover that there is a newborn baby living in the household after moving in; and find you cannot sleep every night because that the baby does not stop crying. Or feel uncomfortable finding you are the only female renter in an apartment of male roommates.
At Share House Adelaide, we’ve carefully picked our tenants to make sure they won’t cause any trouble and we’ve never had any complaints. No babies or pets are allowed, highly reducing potential noise.
5. RENTING A ROOM WITHOUT SEEING IT
One of the more dreadful mistakes to avoid when renting a room is getting the deal done without personally visiting the shared accommodation.
If you find anything that does not match the description of the house, ask about it to the landlord or the real estate agent involved. This is one of the most useful tips for renting a house.
By filling your Share House Adelaide application, you automatically enroll for a free inspection and, as you’ll see, our houses are pristine and equipped with high-end furniture.
6. NOT ASKING ABOUT THE PAST HISTORY OF UTILITY BILLS
Last but not least: if you do not ask about the past history of utility bills, you have no way to know how much you would need to fork out every month to pay the bills. What would happen if you discovered that the utility bills of this room exceed your budget after moving in?
Moreover, not asking how the utility bills are going to be split among the roommates may cause you to face unfair utility charges.
With Share House Adelaide, you don’t need to think about utilities. Everything is already taken care of. From water & electricity to NBN and professional cleaning, your rent is all inclusive.
Complete your online application today!