Liberty Management want to help make your leasing experience a pleasant one, 请回顾下面这些代价高昂的错误.
Common Mistakes you must avoid in order to reduce headaches, fees and lease violations.

We hate to see residents make these avoidable mistakes.

房客- 15个代价高昂的错误

  1. Signing a lease agreement without reading it carefully.
    租赁协议的内容远不止你每个月付多少钱和住多久.
    你的租赁协议是一份具有法律约束力的文件,它包含了很多关于你住的地方应该做和不应该做的事情,但是很多承租人实际上并不阅读他们的租赁协议.
  2. 所有通知必须以书面形式发出.
    根据德州房地产经纪人协会住宅租赁协议,所有通知必须以书面形式发出. 说我告诉了前台的人或物业管理公司的人不是一个有效的或可接受的辩护. Be sure to put all requests and notices in writing.
  3. 刚搬进来的时候没有拍照
    现在几乎每个人都有数码相机或手机,应该在入住时用它来记录房子的状态.
  4. 无入住检查表
    You'll also want to document pre-existing damage on the landlord's move-in checklist.
    不要呆在家里超过几天而没有进行全面检查并立即填写入住检查表. Go through each room and list damages that you find. Notate even the slightest problem, as it may become a larger problem down the road. This protects you when it's time to receive your security deposit. 这样一来,你就不用为搬进来时就已经损坏的东西赔偿损失了. 未能完成此报告, 然而, makes it difficult to prove that you didn't cause the damage, 尤其是如果你的房子租了很长时间.
  5. You let your cousin Joe crash on your couch for a few weeks while he finds a new apartment.
    Most standard lease agreements have a place for the landlord to set a guest policy, 但是房客们要么不看租约,要么在乔需要找地方住的时候忘记了. 如果他只在那里待几天也没关系. 您的租赁协议将明确规定客人可以在您违反协议并成为未授权居住者之前停留多长时间. 许多租客并没有意识到他们让客人住得过晚违反了租赁协议. 具体的时间在您的租赁协议中写明,您可能会被罚款或被驱逐违反本节.
  6. 没有租客保险.
    A landlord's insurance policy doesn't cover the tenant's personal property. 所以如果有洪水, 火, or drain line backup and your valuables are damaged, 你要对你的个人财产负责. 所以,在你签署了租赁协议之后,把租客保险作为你清单上的第一项. 这些保险通常提供盗窃保险,而且相对便宜:保险费通常在每年200美元到300美元之间.
    问问你自己,“为什么我需要租客保险。?”然后问:
    • "What if a candle tips over or we have a cooking 火 that causes damage to my home?"
    • "What if I have a major flood from a broken water pipe or backed-up drain line?"
    • “要是我们家被盗了怎么办??"
    • “如果有人在这里受伤了怎么办?”
    每天这些“如果”的情景都发生在家里. 所以,如果你突然想到"如果"会发生什么? If you don't have renter's insurance, you may lose everything! 房东没有责任. 事实上,即使在不是你造成的事件中,你也有责任替换你的财产.
    和, 更糟糕的是, if you are responsible for an accident that causes damage to the property, 其他损失, 或对个人造成伤害, you could be held liable even to the owner of the property!
    那么,你为什么需要租客保险呢?
    • 以保护自己免于责任.
    • To protect your possessions and to replace them in the event of a loss.
    • 在经济上保护自己.
    • To provide you with temporary lodging if your residence is damaged.
    • To you will have someone on your side when the unexpected happens.
    The owner's insurance DOES NOT cover your personal property, food spoilage or costs associated with loss of use of the property. (i.e.,住宿,如有需要.) You should verify that your renter's insurance policy covers such events.
  7. Making Alterations and Painting without Prior Approval
    Tenants need to get permission before going ahead and making any alterations, 装修, 或安装任何固定装置及装置. Unnecessary conflict can arise if a tenant goes ahead without the landlord's permission, and ill feeling by the tenant can result from having to rectify the issue afterword. 避免这种情况的简单方法是在做出任何改变或绘画之前总是得到房东的批准! This will significantly reduce the chances of conflict and problems later on. 你还应该弄清楚,在你离开的时候,有什么重大的改进或改变是留在房子里,还是留在你身边. 你可能有责任在你离开后把房子恢复到原来的状态.
    把家里的墙壁刷成与你想要的装饰相匹配的颜色似乎是个不错的主意? 未经允许就画画是错误的. 这个家不属于你, and your paint job may not be marketable to future tenants when you move out. The owner would have to pay to restore the home to its original state, and they'll use your security deposit for that purpose. 有些业主会允许你粉刷,只要你在搬家前把它刷回原来的颜色. 首先检查租赁协议,在你油漆之前询问房东,并把一切都写下来.
  8. 不让房东进入这房子
    根据德州房地产经纪人协会的住宅租赁协议,房东或房东授权的任何人可以在合理的时间进入物业,调查或审查物业的状况,或向潜在的租户或买家展示该物业.
    如果由于租户未能使属性具有可访问性而拒绝访问该属性或无法访问该属性, it is a violation of the Residential lease agreement. Not only may Landlords charge the Tenant a trip charge, but Tenants will also be in default of their lease agreement. Consequences besides charges may include eviction and the associated legal fees. 未来的房东会问你是否违反了租赁协议的任何条件,我们将不得不说是的. By not cooperating with routine access, they may be reluctant to rent to you. 良好的沟通和合适的访问请求将防止这一切的发生.
  9. You set up shop in your spare bedroom as a freelance graphic artist
    数以百万计的美国人经营着家庭企业. 如果你是他们中的一员, 你应该确保你的租赁协议没有明确规定租金只用于住宅用途. Of course, it may also depend on what kind of a business you're running. 如果你的生意由你组成, 你的电脑和电话, 你可能没什么好担心的. 但如果你的家庭业务涉及客户或送货上门定期, 在你签署租赁协议和查看当地分区法律之前,你需要和你的房东讨论这个问题.
  10. 请注意,如果您有外部存储.
    你的租赁协议可能会说你有责任保持你租的房子干净, 安全且状况良好. 是的,这包括定期倒垃圾. 但你知道吗,有法律规定你可以在院子里和房子外面积累什么, 即使它看不见? Items such as tires, car parts, business equipment, old appliances, etc. 只是几个例子吗. Outside storage of these is a violation of city/county regulations, 房主的关联规则, 还有你的租赁协议. 请合法存放所有物品.
  11. 未经许可的宠物
    在没有得到书面许可的情况下,不要认为你的房东会同意你在房子里养宠物. 这个错误使你付出了很大的代价, and the pet will be out of a home if your landlord does not want pets in the home. 如果你打算养宠物的话, 在搬进去之前,在租赁协议或宠物协议中详细说明宠物所有权的细节. If you decide you want a pet after you move into the home, 在你得到宠物之前,先问问你的房东. Some properties have a no pet policy, and other properties have pet or breed restrictions.
    一个朋友带着她可爱的新小狗过来. This one seems obvious: Your lease agreement says "no pets," so you don't have a pet. But if your friend stops by for a few hours with the new puppy, 这还是违反了你们的租赁协议. 同样的道理也适用于那些允许你养宠物但不允许额外养宠物的房子,因为租赁协议中有宠物的限制. When your friend brings their pet over you are in violation.
  12. 不更换空调过滤网
    Tenants often are surprised that inaction can be considered a lease agreement violation. 您的租赁协议规定您负责每个月更换空调或炉过滤器, 例如.
    居民不及时更换空调过滤器,不仅违反了租赁协议, but their inaction could cost them several hundred of dollars or more. 例如, 如果空调系统哪里出故障,故障的原因是过滤器堵塞,没有及时更换, 你最终可能要承担整个修理的费用. Please be sure to keep your AC filters changed on a regular basis.
  13. 没有正确维护庭院.
    Many Tenants want the benefits of renting a house versus an apartment or condo, 但没能好好维护庭院. If you're renting a home or property that has a yard, your duties include yard maintenance. Mowing the lawn and raking the leaves are relatively common responsibilities.
  14. 未通知房东
    The next time you notice something that needs repair in your home, do not simply ignore it because you think it's no big deal. Not saying anything to the landlord may come back to haunt you. 一个例子是,厨房水槽下的小水滴及时报告将是一个小修理, left unreported turns into a large costly repair of also cabinet damage. The additional costs of the repair becomes your responsibility.
  15. You sign up for that amazing introductory Satellite TV offer.
    Your lease agreement may state that no satellite TV dish can be attached to the building, 或者它可能限制你可以连接的地方. It's up to you to make sure the installation is allowed; the installers aren't going to warn you that you need permission. 如果你租的房子是HOA,一定要获得房东和房主协会的所有书面批准和许可.