These days, there is an ongoing debate about the pros and cons of buying a home vs. renting a property. Many are choosing to go the rental route to avoid the long-term financial investment required in a mortgage, and to capitalize on the freedom of being able to pick up and move easily. Renting can also allow you to live in an area that might not be affordable to you otherwise. And while the money you’re spending on rent isn’t an investment for future ownership, you don’t have to come up with a large down payment, and you aren’t responsible for any property taxes.
Repairs of the property are usually the responsibility of the landlord rather than you as a tenant, and this is typically considered a pro of renting as well. However, this can easily become a problem for you as a tenant if you end up with a lazy landlord or one who doesn’t have the financial resources to fix future issues. You could also end up living in a property that hasn’t been well-maintained and has constant problems. It could easily turn into a living nightmare if you don’t do your homework!
How do you avoid this? It’s easier than you think! All you need to do is check out My Property Partner App (MPPA Lite) before you start your search for a rental home. The app allows you to create complete inspection reports with details and photos, and it contains a comprehensive checklist to ensure you don’t overlook a problem area that might not be immediately obvious during a quick walk-through of the property. The report can be used to document any issues that need to be resolved by the landlord prior to you move-in date.
MPPA Lite was designed to be easy to use – I should know, because I worked with an app developer to design it myself! It allows you to store reports and images to the cloud right from your phone for quick and easy access later. And once you’ve moved in to the rental property, the app allows you to submit a report as a maintenance request to your landlord. This allows your future repair needs to be easily documented and shared.
My Property Partner App can be an invaluable tool for you as a potential renter. You can read a lot more about the many benefits of using MPPA Lite in our blog section. Also be sure and check out our FAQ section for any questions you have about the app. Feel free to let us know if we can be of assistance to you. Get the affordable MPPA Lite app today!