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What should I look for in a landlord?

On Behalf of | Dec 21, 2018 | Landlord/tenant Matters |

There is a lot of advice for landlords about choosing good tenants, but if you are on the other side of things, you may wonder if there is advice for choosing a good landlord in North Carolina. After all, the landlord of a property really has an effect on your overall living situation.

Zumper suggests that you pay attention when interacting with landlords while you check out potential rentals. The way they interact with you can tell you a lot about how they will be as a landlord. You want someone who is open and honest. If there are problems with a unit, the landlord should own up to them. He or she should not avoid answering questions. If you have trouble getting in contact with a landlord, that is a red flag. Imagine renting from him or her and trying to report an emergency, such as a water leak. You do not want to have a hard time getting in contact.

You should also do research. There are so many ways to check out landlords online. You can use local social media groups and ask others what they think of a landlord. You can get a lot of great feedback. Remember, though, take it with a grain of salt. Some people may be mad at a landlord because they got evicted for not paying rent. That does not mean the landlord is bad. Look at the comments in general and make up your mind based on the consensus of multiple people.

Your landlord will also be inquisitive about you. He or she should put effort into making sure you are a good renter. This tells you he or she is picky about renting out the unit. It means the people who rented before you probably took good care of the property and left it in nice shape for you. This information is for education and is not legal advice.

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