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Apr

Building and Maintaining a good Relationship with your Landlord

Renting may be your only option if you can’t afford to buy a house or apartment. While you don’t own your home, you can do things to make sure it still feels like your space. It’s also wise to develop and maintain a good relationship with your landlord or their representative. Keeping your renters insurance in NJ up-to-date is also wise to contribute to your sense of security.

As a tenant you should always pay your rent on time, and if you hit a bad patch financially, you should make sure to let your landlord know you are experiencing difficulties. You may be able to come to an arrangement to help see you through a hard patch without running the risk of defaulting on the rent.

To put your own stamp on a place, you might have paintings you’d like to hang and other possessions that require some kind of physical installation. Call first and ask for permission before you start drilling into walls, and offer, if your landlord seems a little concerned, to have a professional do the work. The same goes for any other decorative changes, like painting or major gardening. However changes like window dressings shouldn’t be an issue as long as you store the existing ones carefully.

Don’t forget that part of taking care of your home involves securing renters insurance NJ coverage for the items on the property that belong to you and for some liability protection. Renters’ insurance is surprisingly affordable and provides good broad-ranging coverage for the cost – contact a local agent about finding a policy to suit your needs.