When it comes time to sign the lease on a new Calgary rental property, you might be excited about the prospect of moving into a new home. However, regardless of how you’re feeling, it’s important to look over the lease agreement and ask the property management company any questions you might have. Here are 4 things you should consider before signing the lease.
What to Consider When Signing the Lease with a Calgary Property Management Company
- What is the Termination Policy?
Most lease agreements for unfurnished rental properties are for a fixed term and include a cancellation policy in the event the contract is broken. You never know what life will bring your way and it’s better to be prepared for the consequences if you need to leave your rental early for any reason.
- Are There Pet Fees?
If you have a pet, you should know about the property management company’s policy on pets before signing the lease. If you don’t already have a furry friend, but you’re thinking about getting one, be sure to read that section carefully. Some unfurnished rental properties do not allow pets at all.
- What Are the Late Fees?
Again, no one ever anticipates paying their rent late, but life happens! Calgary property management companies often charge a fee if rent is late or if a post-dated check returns NSF. Make sure you know what the policy is should you ever be in such a situation.
- Who Take Care of Maintenance?
The issue of maintenance is another thing you should look at closely. You’ll need to know who is in charge of lawn maintenance and snow removal, as well as all indoor requests. In most cases, the property management company will have a maintenance team assigned to look after problems with the appliances, but you might be in charge of all outdoor yard work.
Ask the Property Management Company
If you have any questions or concerns about the items listed on the lease agreement, feel free to reach out and ask the property management company. It’s better to know and understand all of the policies so that you don’t accidentally transgress any of them. Remember; your property management company is here to help.
At Unison Realty Group Ltd. we will find the perfect rental for you in a location that fits your needs. We’ll handle what you don’t want, and you’ll enjoy the benefits.
Unison Realty Group Ltd.
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