Property

Considerations Before Renting Out Rooms & Annexes

So now you have decided to rent out a room or an annex. What next? Since you would be sharing your premises with a tenant, it is important to be clear on what you want and to know as much as possible about the tenant to make an informed decision.

Use this as a checklist to ensure you find a proper tenant and keep your sanity intact while making sure rental income comes as planned.

1.  Setting Boundaries

Prior to posting an ad, assess the boundaries you want to set. For e.g. how much the rent will be, the due date every month, utility payment arrangement such as whether there are separate meters or the proportion shared; other aspects such as common areas in the premises, cleaning, parking, etc. Convey these to the potential tenants at the first instance you can. Draw up a contract and never rely on a verbal agreement.

Set boundaries

2. Background Check

Know who will be residing in the portion of your house you renting out. If possible do a background check to determine whether they are trustworthy individuals who will pay the rent on time. Evicting non-payers is a messy process. Make sure the details they give you are correct to avoid getting in to trouble in the future.

Background check

3. Compatibility

You might prefer quiet while the new tenant loves blaring music. You might dislike pets but they might bring one along. They may have friends or partners visiting often, which you might disapprove of. You might have to use communal bathrooms, which might be a problem if both have to hurry out to work in the morning. Work out these details in advance to determine whether the person moving in to the room or annex will cause inconveniences to you.

Compatibility

4. Rent Proofing the House

Prepare the house in advance to accommodate strangers. Add safety locks, segregate the areas to ensure privacy is safeguarded and keep valuable belongings locked away. Better to take precautions to make sure everyone enjoys a hassle-free accommodation arrangement.

Rent Proof

Rent out your rooms or annexes and other properties on ikman.lk


Browse latest ads:
Room for rent in Mount Lavinia
Colombo, Room & Annex Rentals
Rs 12,000 /month
Room for Rent Moratuwa
Colombo, Room & Annex Rentals
Rs 7,000 /month
Rooms For Rent Ganemulla
Gampaha, Room & Annex Rentals
Rs 7,000 /month
Rooms for rent
Gampaha, Room & Annex Rentals
Rs 8,000 /month
Rooms for Rent in Aruppola
Kandy, Room & Annex Rentals
Rs 7,000 /month
View all 1528 ads..

Browse Room & Annex Rentals in Sri Lanka
Room & Annex Rentals in ColomboRoom & Annex Rentals in Matara
Room & Annex Rentals in GampahaRoom & Annex Rentals in Kandy
Room & Annex Rentals in GalleRoom & Annex Rentals in Kalutara
Facebook Comments
Receive Updates

No spam guarantee.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button
Close
Close