Posted on September 28, 2012
Renting or leasing a property means having to deal with a landlord. Most are good people. Realising tenants are human beings with a need for shelter. Many are sympathetic to a tenant's personal and professional problems. After all, everyone has them. All are business people. Their business is providing living accommodations for others.
The term "landlord" actually dates back to the Roman Empire. During this period, the manorial system existed when most people were "bound" to the land of another. Generally, the poor performed work on the property of the wealthy. In return for work, peasants were given protection.
Times have obviously changed. But some landlords aren't up with the times. In fact, some are so unprofessional and/or irresponsible, tenants want out of the lease.
Protect Yourself from the Beginning:
Before you move in, check out the landlord's other rentals. Get in the know about their properties. Tour these properties if possible. This will give you an idea of a landlord's ability or inability to maintain properties. Speak with tenants in other properties to determine what type of person the landlord is.
Contact the utility companies before moving in and having the utilities put in your name. Give them the address of the property you will be renting to see if there is an outstanding balance.
Take pictures of the property prior to moving in your furnishings and belongings. Have the pictures printed with the date and time stamped on the photographs.
Read the lease carefully. If you do not understand any of the provisions, speak with a solicitor. The cost of review is usually worth it.
Do not allow people who are not on the lease to live with you. Doing so only puts you at risk--not them--particularly if the lease states the number of occupants.
Dealing with Negligent Landlords:
Document everything in writing and with pictures. Be sure to include a timeline. Relying on your memory may cost you in the end. When there is a problem with the space, make note of it. Be sure to review your lease to determine what is your responsibility and what is not.
What's more, send a letter to your landlord. State the problems clearly and include a "deadline" date of when you expect the problems to be resolved. Also include a statement declaring you will have repairs done and withhold the same amount you paid out in rent. In the alternative, you can withhold a portion of the rent until repairs are made by the landlord.
If you have repairs done and withhold an equal amount of rent, be sure to keep the receipts. Retain the originals and make copies. Send those copies to your negligent landlord.
What you should not do is withhold all of the rent. Just because an appliance is broken doesn't make the property uninhabitable. On the other hand, if a property is uninhabitable due to lack of utilities or a structural problem, withholding all of the rent is an option until the problems are righted.
Posted on September 19, 2012
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Posted on September 18, 2012
Considering the amount of time that we spend listening it has been revealed that we only remember about half of what we hear and even worse may only retain a little as just 20% of that information.
When dealing with motivated sellers you must listen carefully to what they are saying, you must make sure that they are the centre of attention and do not let your mind wander!
If a seller feels that you are not listening to them or that you have not understood their position they will not want to do business with you. Hearing what the seller is saying and not what you think that the seller is going to say is very important.
It is quite likely that the seller will repeat some thoughts or feelings during the conversation - these are essential points that you need to pick up on.
So how do you listen to hear?
Pay attention. Focus on what the seller is telling you, don't think too much about what you are going to say next, let a question or a comment come to you of its own free will.
Watch the sellers whilst they talk, body language can speak volumes, maintain eye contact too but don't stare as this can be off-putting and scare your seller away.
Show that you are listening. In this case it is your body that is speaking volumes. Avoid sitting with your arms and legs crossed, this gives a 'closed' impression, that you cannot be reached or that you are not interested. Hold your head at a slight angle, nod your head at salient points - do not interrupt. Smile if appropriate and when the time comes for you to comment or ask another question do so by repeating key phrases. This shows that you have been paying attention.
Share what you hear. Do not only ask questions that repeat what has been said, ask questions in a way that reflect what you understand by what the seller has imparted to you. This not only let's them know that you have listened but allows for clarification that you are both singing off the same hymn sheet. That you have understood what is important to the seller and that this is the problem that you will helping them to solve.
See what develops. This is why I say do not spend too much time thinking about what you are going to say next. The seller may suddenly come out with a gem that alters the whole picture. Let them finish what they are telling you, let them tell the whole story. Never ever finish their sentences or put words in their mouths. This not only shows total disrespect but shows that you are less concerned with them and more concerned with what you hope they are telling you. The seller may also feel rushed and undervalued - the personal touch is what seals the deal.
If you do not like or do not agree with something that the seller has told you - don't show it. Never contradict a seller but try to find some common ground from which to work. Done with empathy and tact this approach can work wonders.
Being able to get the information you need from a potential seller is very important as it helps to build rapport, keeps things as simple as possible and helps to create that win-win solution that you are both seeking to achieve.