I moved to this brand new city: a lower paying job, no friends to stay with, and absolutely homeless. Honestly, I had no money to spend on a hotel, even if it meant a day (I mentioned the lack of funds) and no time to waste looking for flats in the new city. The easiest solution was PG Renting – it was supposed to be reliable for my low budget and I wouldn’t have to worry about finding someone to stay with too.
But, this is not where it all ends; PG rent is a big deal and if you are a first time renter there is an extreme amount of stuff it is supposed to cover.
Here is a guide for all first-time renters, like me. Also, if you want, you can thank me later.
- Keep your documents ready: The first thing you should do is have the necessary documents ready; Whether it’s your job offer letter or some documents related to your educational institution, make sure you’re ready with proof. This is the first step in building your trust and impression on your potential landlord. When you are asked to submit the documents, make sure that you can do everything without hesitation.
- At least have an idea about your place of work/institute: If you are new to a city, it can be very difficult for you to have complete information about your place of work or institution, but make sure you have an idea. This will help you rent a PG that is close to your desired destination; Also, this will help you decide your mode of transportation between the two locations.
- Be very clear about your requirements: It is best to mention all your PG rental requirements to your landlord, this will help them decide if this paid accommodation will be the perfect option for you or not. Tell them in detail everything you need and if you are open to any negotiation or not. Be very clear; leave no room for later problems between you and the landlord.
- Understand the policies: Each PG has its own set of policies that must be carefully considered and followed. Whether it is PG check-in and check-out time policy or monthly rent, electricity bills etc. make sure you have everything very clear from the beginning. Understand all the policies well before you plan to move in as a paying guest, if you have any queries make sure you have asked them well in advance.
- Always make a PG lease: The mistake that most landlords and renters make is not to make a PG rental agreement. This is one of the most important documents that will clearly mention all the facilities provided to you, as well as the terms and conditions of stay at the PG. Make sure you have this document ready before you finally move in with your luggage.
If this is your first time having these five points mentioned above, it will absolutely help you regardless of your city and location. Be sure to consider all of these to find the right paid hosting for you.