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How to zero in on your rental home
Insiyah Vahanvaty
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November 17, 2008

For those of us who are young and have moved away from our families to work in different cities, the challenges are frequent and many. All the things we used to take for granted at home are suddenly huge hurdles that have to be overcome. Food, rent, transport, finances...the list is endless.

And looking for a house takes topmost priority. With real estate prices touching the sky, it's not always easy to acquire the sort of place you dreamt of. Add to that the lack of good apartments and brokers alike and you've got yourself a mountain to scale. Formidable, but not impossible.

If you are looking for rented accommodation or are contemplating a move to another city, read on.

Once that is done, make sure you follow up with them time and again, because real estate agents have so many customers that it won't take them long to forget about you unless you take it upon yourself to keep reminding them.

Also read: What you MUST know about HRA

Have you ever had to look for rented accommodation? What were the troubles you faced? Were there any specific clauses/ agreements between you and your landlord? Is there anything you learnt that you would like to share with us? What would be your advice to those setting out to look for rented accommodation in another city?

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