You’ve just moved out of your parents place and you’re thrilled about your newly rented home. With all the excitement it’s easy to forget to do your research on how to be a great student and tenant. Don’t fret, we’ve got three tips to ensure success in your new home!
Review your Lease
Before you go making any changes, read your lease, then re-read it. While this is your home for the next year, the property still belongs to someone else and they hold the final decision on any maintenance repairs. If the lease allows you to make improvements, still get them approved by the rental company in writing. If all goes well, you can start your home improvements... when you’re not studying, of course.
Write it Down
If your rental property is less than desirable and you have a request, write it down! All maintenance requests must be written, so save yourself the phone call and email your rental company. With the hustle and bustle of college life, there’s no time to waste, so emailing is your best bet when filling a request.
Your rental history follows you wherever you go. As a college student, it’s probably your first time renting, so start off on the right foot. To keep a clean rental record, pay your rent on time, treat your neighbors and rental company with respect, and keep your home in tip top shape. When you leave be sure to leave the place spotless and you’ll be on the right track.
Renting during college can be intimidating but that’s why finding the perfect rental home is essential. Check out our available Wilmington rentals here!