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What You Need to Know Before Signing Your First Lease | Mike Dunfee Group & Redfin


Mike Dunfee - Friday, December 20, 2019

I am excited to announce that the Mike Dunfee Group was chosen to be featured in the Redfin article, “What You Need to Know Before Signing Your First Lease” by Ryan Smith. Check it out: 

“Signing your first lease can represent a big moment – the first time you’ve moved out of your childhood home, graduation from college, return from overseas, and more. For that reason and others, it’s nothing to shrug off, and there are many different aspects to consider. To make sure that your first rental goes as smoothly as possible, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got all the bases covered. To help you get started, we’ve rounded up a team of experts and asked them to contribute their best tips for new tenants signing their first lease. Whether you’re in Houston or Providence, here’s what the experts have to say about signing your first lease!

Mike Dunfee, Mike Dunfee GroupThe Mike Dunfee Group has helped assist many people through the process of securing their first lease. New tenants are often so excited to start the new chapter in their lives that they forget to think about what it will include. For those that have roommates, or are part of a domestic relationship, first-time tenants need to think about what happens if a roommate needs to move out early or if the domestic relationship ends. You can’t just move and forget your legal responsibility with the lease. There is often not an easy solution, so first-time tenants need to be aware of what they are getting into as they are making a legal commitment.

First time tenants need to be aware of the condition of the property when they move in and make sure to make record and report any defects the property may have when they take possession (even if they do not expect the landlord to make the repair). That way the tenant is not responsible for paying for damage that was not their fault. What may not seem like a big deal when you move in all happy and excited could be a source of major frustration when it is time to move on.”

Want to read some more advice from other real estate experts? Check out the rest of the article here: https://www.redfin.com/blog/what-you-need-to-know-before-signing-your-first-lease/