STAYING ORGANISED THROUGHOUT YOUR LEASE
Staying organised throughout your tenancy agreement is important to help you, your landlord, and your property manager keep track of things at the property. It may be tempting not to keep records if you have a property manager. Keeping your own records, however, will also help you stay more organised especially when maintenance is required, an inspection is coming up or if you’re vacating the property. Organising your living space also helps in making your place feel like home. Follow the simple steps below to stay organised throughout your tenancy.
Scan and save your application documents and tenancy agreement. When you’re applying for properties, scan all of your application documents and tenancy agreement to your computer and save it in a safe place.
Having your own copy of your application documents and tenancy agreement allows you to quickly check the details if needed. This will also make it easy for you to apply for future properties by simply swapping out the documents that need updating such as payslips or identification documents.
Keep a record of notices and requests. Create a folder in your email inbox labelled as your property address. When you’re having any conversations with your landlord or property manager about inspections, maintenance, or other items, file any important emails in this folder.
File your rent receipts. Your current rent receipts are great to keep for securing your next property, a loan, or other financial commitments that require a record of consistent on-time payments. To save space and clutter, if you receive paper receipts, take a photo of the receipts and file them on your computer.
Keep your home organised. Finding simple and affordable ways to keep your living space organised will help you feel at home in your rental property. By adding items or tools to your home that can move with you to the next place, you’ll be able to keep your things organised no matter where you’re living. Consider adding items to your space like a storage ottoman, over the door hooks and organizers for footwear or towels, and colourful boxes to store odds and ends.