For many people, it makes the most financial sense to rent a house rather than purchasing one. Take for example you’re moving to Lansdale, PA for career reasons, but you know within three years, you’re going to be moved to a different location. In this case, it makes more sense to rent than to buy a house. And fortunately, there are plenty of homes for rent regardless of where you’re moving to. As a renter, it is essential to make smart decisions and respect the house as if it were yours and not someone else’s. Here at Farrell Insurance Associates, Inc., we’d like to share two tips for being a responsible tenant when renting a home.
Some of the Upkeep Is Your Responsibility
When renting a home, one of the first things you’ll want to discuss with the landlord are the various forms of upkeep you are responsible for and what the landlord expects of you. Some landlords will mow your yard for you, while others will require you to mow the lawn or pay someone to mow it. In regards to interior upkeep, like changing air filters on the HVAC system, there’s a good chance you will be responsible for changing the filter. Still yet, because every landlord has his or her own rules, you need to make sure you understand them.
Invest in Renters Insurance
A lot of people view renters insurance as coverage that is only good for renting an apartment. What they fail to realize, though, is unless you own the home you’re living in, you can’t purchase a homeowners policy. If you’re renting a home, you will need a renters insurance policy to protect you and your belongings.
To learn more about renters insurance and how it can help protect you and your belongings in Lansdale, PA, contact Farrell Insurance Associates, Inc. today.