Tips for renting after a military move

If you are making a PCS move and you have decided to rent a property at your new location then there are a few things you need to remember. Renters have rights and you need to be sure that the property you are paying rent for is worth it.

Before you sign the lease and move in you should have a walk-through of the property to make sure that there is no existing damage or other problems; if issues are not pointed out at the start then you could end up being held responsible for them. You also need to make sure that you have carefully read the lease; if you don’t, you could find that there are all kinds of restrictions that cause problems after your military move.

It is so much easier when you get everything in writing, as this can help to prevent any misunderstandings. Keep all letters and emails and make sure that your own communications are all in writing.

Privacy is a major issue and after a military relocation you are going to want a little peace and quiet for a while. Make sure that your lease details the procedures that the landlord will need to take if he/she wants to gain access to the property, which is for the protection of both you and the landlord.

Make sure that repairs are carried out when required. Your landlord is responsible for renting you a home that is habitable and you need to make sure that it is kept this way.