After making the choice to rent, the next step is finding the perfect place for you. Let's explore what you can expect during this process and the important steps to consider before committing to a lease agreement.
STEP 1: GET ALL REQUIRED LEASE DOCUMENTS IN ORDER
In addition to a rental application, landlords will typically ask for:
- Letter of employment
- T4 slips
- Recent pay stubs
- Credit score
STEP 2: TOUR PROPERTIES
Gain insight into the communities you're interested in residing in by exploring key details. Inquire about the inclusions in the lease price, responsibilities regarding minor repairs, availability of cable or internet services, and any pet policies in place.
STEP 3: SUBMIT AN OFFER AND START NEGOTIATIONS
Allow us to take charge of drafting and negotiating the lease terms on your behalf. It is important to recognize that signing a lease agreement establishes a legally binding contract. Rest assured, we will provide a comprehensive explanation of the agreement, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the terms and guaranteeing that your rights are safeguarded throughout the process.
STEP 4: PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION
Before you move in, we will coordinate a walk-through of the property alongside the landlord or their representative. This inspection serves as an opportunity to identify and document any damages or deficiencies, ensuring that you are adequately protected.
STEP 5: CLOSING DAY
Ensure that you have obtained confirmation of tenant's liability insurance and have successfully transferred the utilities into your name prior to the official closing. Upon completion, you will provide the landlord with the remaining month's rent and any applicable fees, after which you will receive the keys to your new home.
Rest assured, our commitment to your real estate journey extends beyond the move-in process. We will continue to be available and supportive, addressing any future questions or needs that may arise. Count on us as your trusted real estate advisors, ready to assist you every step of the way.