The below topics are discussed in more detail on our members' Tenant Tips page .
- Types of Rental Housing
- Finding Rental Housing
- The Interview
- The Rental Application
- Get it in Writing
- Keep Records
Rental Housing Type: apartment, townhouse, duplex, condo, coop, single family.
Finding Housing: More than a third of all housing in the U.S. is rented. Sixty percent of rental housing is owned by individual Mom & Pop landlords who own an average of just five units each. Search the RHOL database of properties posted daily by our landlord members.
The Interview: First impressions really do count. Be prepared for likely questions about past landlord relationships, employment, income and your intended occupancy.
Application: Once you find a place where you want to live, you will usually be required to fill out a rental application.
Get it in Writing: Most disagreements between tenants and landlords or property managers occur because of misunderstandings about the agreements and obligations of each party at the time the housing is leased.
Keep Records: Keep a copy of everything signed by you and the owner or manager.
The above topics and more are discussed in detail on our members' Tenant Tips page.