A good landlord often goes out of their way to find and keep quality tenants. How do you find a good tenant, and more importantly, how do you keep them? At Keyrenter Chicago North, we focus on screening out the bad candidates to find the people that will pay on time and plan on living in the property for a long time. We want to find people with a proven track record of financial responsibility and to ensure they will not cause damage to the property. Here are some qualities of a good tenant.
Timely Rental Payments
We cannot stress the importance of paying your rent on time enough! A landlord relies on the rental payment for income. When a tenant doesn’t pay, it can cause major headaches for landlords. If you want to be known as the dream tenant, pay your rent on time! A late rent payment can cause a financial burden for landlords. Keyrenter uses multiple platforms to make it easier for tenants to pay rent on time and in full.
Care for the Property
What can you do as a renter? Always focus on caring for the property like it is your own. When you take pride in where you live, it will make the place look nicer. Landlords love tenants that care about the property and help to do things to make it nicer. A security deposit is designed to help protect landlords in the event of damage to the property when a tenant leaves. A security deposit is also motivation for the tenant as they can earn part of all of the deposit money back if they leave the property in a good state after they move.
A renter needs to focus on communicating with the property management company or the landlord. When there is a concern with the furnace, air conditioner, or anything, it must be clearly communicated. Landlords often provide quick options for tenants that do communicate early on about maintenance issues.
Do Not Be Needy
One of the things that takes a good tenant to a bad one is when a person begins to become needy. Tenants that are always bothering the landlord are not going to be well-liked. Renters that require special attention become pests to a landlord and it isn’t long before the landlord stops listening to them, or even increases rent rates to try and make them move. Read your lease agreement and make sure you are holding to everything you promised and vice-versa.
Landlords deserve to know what is happening with their property. If someone decides they want to let their friends start living with them, it will cause issues with a landlord. The lease agreement is designed for the tenants to live there, not additional people unless it has been approved by the landlord.
If you want to be a good tenant, call Keyrenter Chicago North today for more tips and ideas on how to be a good tenant and find your next rental property to enjoy.