Rental properties are a burden for some, especially those who had to leave their own houses and live far away for rent. Moreover for many reasons you may have to shift from one home to another. Initially the landlords themselves give problems. They may increase the rent at the end of every year. The increase in rent may push to search for another place where you can afford to pay but if you could not find a better place then you will have to continue at the present place paying more rent. In case you find another place, the same situation will occur after a year or two, making you every time wonder around. Even the real estate agents misuse the tenants and get a lot of commission to find a good place for rent satisfying their expectations.
The Banks have become one of the reasons for the hike in rent and for fewer homes for rent. This is because the bank lent money to every one and then increases the rate of interest creating economy crisis and this leads to increase in rent and not much places for rent. Speaking about the economy the Government is also responsible for the same. The increase in stamp duty, taxes and poor buildings and constructions, and not enough released residential land, etc. leads to an economy crisis thus reflecting on rental properties. The government also gives lot of facilities and assistance to the NRI who have enough money to invest and spend what not amount for renting a house. This makes land owners to hike the rent because there are persons who can afford it.
Generally speaking about rental properties the tenants are also to be blamed because they have high expectations while renting a home and improbable price. Most of tenants find the rent better, some feel that places has to suit their needs and only a few feels that lot are available and only you will have to prefer one among them. The first home owner’s rise in grants and the cut in the interest rates have made many of the renters to go in look for a new home. But some still like to stick to renting a property for life. It may not be a good option for persons renting for life. However, the major drawback is that they will have to pay more and more towards rent till the end of their life time. Secondly they cannot own a house for life.
They also cannot live a life for their own comfortably as they have to shell out a major portion of their earnings towards rent payments. The more they pay for rent, they have an option of buying a house of their own by obtaining a loan. In recent days, the first home owner’s grants have increased which is certainly good news for the tenants and also for the developing economy. Thus, whatever is the situation there are always persons who find rental properties of their choice and landlords who like to make use of the situation.