Speak to any renters out there and I’m positive they can relate to at least two of these renters dilemma’s experiences……..
1. Personal Space
We find that a majority of renters find it feasible to have housemates with them to share in the costs and chores once they move out of home and begin their independence. Unfortunately what they tend to forget that being friends with someone and actually living under the same roof will bring out a total different perspective for all. Some housemates are messier than others and its always going to difficult to manage everyone’s expectations. Some housemates have partners whom also seem to have moved in without your consent… and before you know it the only privacy and personal space you have is your bedroom!
Family Renters on the other side don’t have an issue with the house mates situation as they are with family. However the good old landlord tends to not let go and even though your paying rent weekly and treating the house as your home the ‘landlord’ hasn’t let go and is continually checking on the property. Heck if you’re one of the lucky ones they may even have a shed on the property that is locked with their personal belonging inside and expect to be able to pop past and collect anything as needed.
Is this really how you want to be living….. NO PERSONAL SPACE!
2. Pets Not Allowed
Pets always tend to be a no-no when it comes to renting a property. If you manage to come across one that will accept, they request pet bond and have limit on how many pets and also what breeds. This is so unfair……
If you’ve ever owned a pet, you already know how much fun and affection they can bring. But did you know that pets also come with some pretty powerful mental and physical health benefits? Dogs in particular can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, ease loneliness, encourage exercise and playfulness, and even improve your cardiovascular health. Caring for a dog can help children grow up more secure and active or provide valuable companionship for older adults. Perhaps most importantly, though, a dog can add real joy and unconditional love to your life.
So, having pets can mean a happier, healthier home!
3. A Modern Kitchen
Not all cases especially if your renting in the higher end market but in reality, rental kitchens usually aren’t a stand out. Unless you’re fortunate one that has managed to secure a brand new rental and if so you’re probably paying a lot of rent for the privilege, your kitchen is most likely outdated.
Investment property owners usually don’t want to pay extra to have their investment property renovated and are even more willing to have their rental going empty while the upgrades take place. If your paying rent that for the equivalent amount you could have your very own home, surely you would expect to be provided with space, functionality and somewhat modernised to today’s standards.
4. Interior Design Freedom
Have you ever lived in a rental where you could truly express yourself? I’d say most likely NOT….. They don’t allow you to hang up your photo’s, you can’t paint a room a different colour….
Depending on your landlord, you may be able to use removable decal stickers (which is often recommended as a damage-free alternative although they still get a little tricky to remove without destroying your paint job). Then you risk the situation of needing to paint the whole wall if any damage occurs.
5. Car Parking Issues
Tenants that are house sharing and big families tend to always hit a major hurdle of parking issues.
Gone are the days that the double garage is enough to put away the cars. We need to either have space and most importantly permission from owners to park excess cars on lawns etc which then causes another issue with lawn maintenance, reticulation issues and more headaches than the hassle is really worth.