Not revealing certain problems about your rental status can be a security issue. Furthermore, believe it or not, your landlord needs to know about them.
When you were a child did you ever keep quiet instead of fessing up about breaking something costly, you’re not the only one! However, those childhood experiences serve as lessons for later life: admit and own up the consequences of your actions (because the fact is you’ll definitely be found out anyway).
6 Things Your Landlord Needs to Know About:
You brought in a pet
Perhaps you didn’t have a pet when you came in, however after you moved in, you just couldn’t resist the thought of welcoming puppy dog eyes. Sneaking in pets where they aren’t permitted could get you evicted or slapped with a heavy penalty. Pets can damage property, and consequently, landlords who permit pets more often than not require pet deposit, fee, or charge a slightly higher rent. Still not convinced? If your landlord doesn’t know about your hairy buddy, you could be putting your pet in danger.
You moved somebody in or sub-let the SQ
As a security requirement in many estates Landlords screen tenants before leasing the house to them once in a while they may conduct a record verification with authorities. If you acquire a housemate after signing your lease, you haven’t allowed the landlord to screen this individual, and that could get you evicted. Indeed, even you’re attempting to assist a close friend, you’re responsible for his or her activities — and they could coincidentally break something. More tenants additionally mean more wear and tear on the property and depending on the property and its area-zone, there might be restrictions on the number of residents permitted to live in the unit.
The toilet’s clogged up.
Or, there’s a broken fixture, or there’s water backing out from the drainage. You could overlook those issues, or you could attempt to settle the repairs yourself — however both actions are not right. A large number of tenants don’t report plumbing issues, in fear that they’ll be charged for the repair. (Sometimes, yes, if a problem is your fault, you’ll have to pay for the repair.) But the landlord is in charge of settling all other drainage issues.
Nonetheless, if you don’t report a drainage issue immediately, and a little issue transforms into a major, costly disaster, regardless of whether you caused the problem or not, you may be forced to pay. Also, by now the repair cost will be so much bigger than it would have been if you had reported the problem early. Who pays for rental repairs typically depends on your lease.
There’s a water stain on the ceiling
A water stain on the ceiling board may not appear like a major ordeal, and it may not be … yet. However, water stain frequently mean a leaking rooftop, and like a drainage issues, the problem will keep on worsening each time it rains. Indeed, even a little hole if left unattended it can turn into a major issue. Water can saturate the ceiling, damage insulation, wiring, and framework. What’s more, that is the reason you need to report a water stain to your landlord immediately.
You have bedbugs
Nearly tenants would prefer not to report blood suckers since they’re afraid and ashamed of it. But if you found bedbugs in the house the landlord pays for extermination costs. The only time you pay is if there’s proof you came with the bedbugs.
You lost your key
Truth is: Your landlord will likely charge you to replace your lost key. However, the cost for doing this should to be very little. But if you kept quiet and somebody found your key and used it to enter the house and stole or caused harm long after you moved. You may be held as a suspect.
What little secrets have you hidden from your landlord? Share your story in the comments!