Getting a new job? Congratulations! Now you are one step forward in advancing your career growth. However, you would a need an accommodation if your new job somewhere far from where you are staying right now. Don’t worry, we will provide some tips to find the suitable rental house for you.
1. LocationUndoubtedly, while looking for a rental home, location is the most crucial consideration. Researchers claim that staying close to your place of employment might boost productivity. You don’t want to spend 40 minutes a day in traffic simply to get to work, we’re sure of it. It’s demanding and exhausting. In case you need to stay late for work, you won’t need to get home at two in the morning either.
2. Price too good to be true?When you got your offer letter, you must have been looking on Google for rental properties around your place of employment, right? There are occasions when a rental home may be found for an unreasonably low price. Well, hold off on your initial excitement. If you stop to think about it, it is impossible to rent a house in Bangsar for only RM300 per month, including utilities, with no security deposit. Find the average cost of a rental home in the area by comparing all the prices in the same area. Then, you can decide which home suits you the most.
3. Rent depositYour rent deposit is the first item you need to prepare. This is the time when your landlord will give you numbers like 1+1, 2+, and 2+1+1. At first, it could appear perplexing, but we’ll explain what it means to you. The breakdown of your deposit is shown by the number. 1+1 = 1 month of deposit + 1 month of rent 2+1 = 2 month of deposit + 1 month of rent 2+1+1 = 2 month of deposit + 1 month of rent + 1 month of utility So, if you want to rent a house, we strongly suggest that the monthly rate is within your budget. Say the rate for your rental house is RM700/month, the calculation would be:
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