Category: Home Improvements

Top question to ask your new landlord

When you are renting a house, it becomes a huge responsibility to choose the right real estate agent and then the right house and then the right landlord. If your agent is involved in just introducing you to a property and then vanishes from the picture, then it becomes important that you communicate on your own with your landlord. This is one situation that every tenant must plan for and be ready with a set of questions that they could ask their landlord with respect to the property they will be renting out. This earlier planning will help in building a mature relationship as you are both transparent with each other. When you discuss the potential problems with the real estate agent in the presence of landlord, then it helps to fix the issues a lot sooner.

The lists of questions that are pretty common are –

  • How carefully was the property designed when it comes to plumbing and pipes and drains and how effectively you can keep them problem free?
  • How to contact the concerned team of maintenance in case of any issues with respect to the property you are renting.
  • Important numbers to be contacted during a time of problem in plumbing, sewer, heat system and electrical problems.
  • How effectively does the maintenance team of the apartment or premises work
  • How to touch base in case the lease or rental agreement needs to be revisited.
  • Who is the best person to call up in case there are emergency fixes needed with respect to blocked drains and others?
  • If every detail of the property is described in the rental agreement and what contribution the tenant is expected to pay from their hands
  • If the tenant is allowed to sublet an apartment or not.

The Essential Guide To Real Estate Lighting

What are the internal features of your property which makes it a real worth?

Consider the hotel you own. An efficient room service, appetite-friendly restaurant and affordable charges might draw customers to you. However, you cannot attract customers from all strata of the society unless you provide a rich atmosphere. Making it rich do mean exquisite furniture, rare showpieces, neatly arranged sitting places, relaxing lounges, hygiene, and more importantly mood-lifting and pleasing illumination.

What are the elements you focus when you carry out timely maintenance?

The straight answers will be cleaning, painting, plastering, pipe cleaning, replacing faulty fittings, mending breakage etc. Maintenance in lighting should not be limited to replacing fused bulbs and tubes. You may have felt inconvenience due to improper lighting in your regular routines. Instead of overlooking them, make the necessary rearrangements and additions.

What are the factors to be considered while selecting lights?

Simply avoid the random purchase of lights for your property. Analyse the property, the direction of natural light entry, the purpose of each location, the aesthetic feature you want to include and your budget. A preparative research in the virtual world like  will give you better ideas.

Consider the following critical details:

  • The length and width of the lights should be such that the light occupies just the right space and location as intended. The table is for keeping multiple items and not just a lamp.
  • The shade of the light has to match with the shade of the paint color. It does not have to be the same, but coherent so that one compliments the other.
  • The brightness and direction of lighting should go hand-in-hand with the activity intended in the space. You will not consider fitting a colorful light in the library.
  • Dimmers are a good option, but if you are a green person who prefers CFL and LED bulbs, dimmers won’t work with them in most cases.

Lighting can make a profound impact on the property it illuminates. How well can you describe the utility and beauty of a walking pathway in the lawn lit by white lights in straight rows?