RENTING AFTER AN EVICTION: 6 TIPS TO GET YOU BACK ON YOUR FEET
September 29, 2019
There are lots of hard moments in the life of a tenant like having to tolerate bad neighbours or a grumpy landlord, but the one experience that beats them all is being evicted from the apartment you’ve been living for the last months or even years.
Of course, an eviction makes a lot of damage to you, not only psychologically but also on your credit and rental history and it will be hard to find another place and gain the trust of a new landlord. But there are ways to get up and leave this part of your life behind you if you take the right steps so you don’t have so much rental and legal issues.
So cheer up and start checking out some rental prices on Emaar Beachfront or at Port de la Mer by Meraas, and meanwhile, you can start thinking if it’s time to invest in some off plan properties in Dubai.
Here are 6 tips to get you back on your feet after an eviction.
- MAKE AMENDS
Rectifying the situation with the landlord who evicted you in the first place will help more than you can imagine. Remember that the point of all of this is getting the eviction removed from your rental and credit history so things are easier when you start looking for a new place. You might even consider taking the assistance of a lawyer.
- IMPROVE YOUR CREDIT
Landlords will always pay attention to your credit history to make sure that you are a potential reliable tenant, so getting your credit report from your bank or credit agency will show you and the landlord where your credit stands.
- SEEK OUT HOSPITABLE LANDLORDS
You should try to look for landlords who understand you and are easy to get along with. Some won’t even consider you as a tenant if you tell them that you were evicted. Others will just want a proof of employment or a security deposit.
- LINE UP GOOD REFERENCES
Even if you were evicted, you can prove a potential landlord a good rental history and demonstrate good behavior as a tenant if you can get references from prior landlords who have a good opinion of you.
- BE PREPARED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS
The eviction topic will probably come up when you apply for a rental property, so be prepared to answer some uncomfortable questions.
- DON’T PANIC
You’ll get on your feet again! Just be patient!