Things I never really thought of before living in a home: maintenance issues. But since living in our condo the last ten months, I’ve noticed those things alot more.
An oven burner here, a refrigerator leak there, and before you know it you’re spending several hundreds of dollars on repairs and/or replacements.
Thankfully though, most of our home maintenance repairs are taken care of under our rental agreement. Not every landlord is like this, so it’s important to make sure you understand what they will and will not cover from the beginning.
If they do cover most of the items, that’s extra money that you get to save and put towards a down payment for a place of your own one day, when you probably won’t have someone to call on to take care of your repairs.
Does your landlord cover repairs?