Insight For A Successful Townhome Rental Search

Posted on: 27 May 2021

Searching for a townhouse to rent is an event where you will need to consider location, size, price, and amenities as you complete a thorough search. Here are some recommendations to help you find and select the right two-bedroom townhome for rent.

Find the Right Size

As you start off your search for a townhouse to rent, an important search criterion is going to be how many bedrooms and bathrooms are included in the unit. If you need at least three bedrooms for your family members and a home office in which you can work from home, this detail is one that you cannot miss. However, the number of bedrooms is not going to matter if the interior of each bedroom is not the right size and too small or if your living space will not fit your furniture. 

When you take some time to tour a townhome, it is helpful to take a measuring tool with you so you can measure the dimensions of the room. You can find a digital measuring tape at most home improvement stores or a traditional contractor's tape measure and record the dimensions of each room and the living space. 

Look at Maintenance Requirements

One of the benefits of renting a townhome is having your own multi-story home with an outdoor space. A townhome will sometimes come with a small attached yard that only you and your family have access to. However, because it is a separate area from the rest of the townhome community outdoor areas, it may also have separate maintenance requirements. Before you rent, it is a good idea to find out from the landlord and owner or from the property manager what your responsibilities would be with the yard and landscaping. Find out if you will need to take care of the yard and mow the lawn or if it is going to be handled by the owner or property manager. 

Because most townhomes are managed by a homeowners association (HOA), this organization is sometimes responsible for handling the outside landscaping as part of the HOA fee. Find out if the HOA covers the private backyard space and if so, how often do they handle the maintenance during the summer months. Do you need to clear the yard of any outdoor toys or equipment before they mow? These are some questions you will need to find out so you understand your responsibility as a tenant and don't forfeit your deposit by not taking care of your tenant responsibilities.