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Blog Articles: For Tenants

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Calculate Your Rental Rate under 5 Minutes!

One of the biggest questions we get asked about is “What’s a suitable rental price for the property?” and if we had to break down the details, it would take quite a while. But before we jump into calculating your rental rate the easy way, let’s take a look at what “rental rate” means!

Tenancy agreement: Early Termination and Extension / Renewal

When renting a home, some things would unpredictably change - including whether you have to end your stay early or extend it. But how? Continue reading to understand how early termination and renewal of a tenancy works.

High-rise Rental Properties in Malaysia

Proper research on the types of rental properties allows tenants to understand its individual characteristics, and ultimately, know which one is for them. Read more to understand the differences between these properties.

Get Rid of Home Pests: Identify Common Household Pests and Ways to Remove Them

No matter how much extra room you've got, there's no need to put up with unwanted guests. Here are the common household pests that may be lurking in your home now and how to get rid of them for good.

Furnished, Partially Furnished and Unfurnished Homes: What are They and How to Find Them

When renting a home, you must first choose between furnished, partly furnised and unfurnished. These living arrangements are meant for different types of tenants. Before deciding which one is for you, let's take a look at what constitutes these rental options.

Pet Owner’s Guide: Renting with Pets and 5 Pet-Friendly Homes

What is the ruling on renting with pets? Is it legal? Let's examine the rules for pet-friendly home rentals and look at some of the options in Klang Valley for pet owners.

Tips to Negotiate Rent

Landlords are eager to fill their properties and many are willing to strike a deal, such as through a rent negotiation. With a little strategy, you might win over the landlord. Here are some ways you can go about negotiating your rent price.

8 Renter-friendly DIY Ideas for Home Rental

Transform your house into a home without putting your security deposit at risk with these creative DIY tricks!

Rent Near Public Transportation: Petaling Jaya

Life would be easier, cheaper and better for the environment if you live close to one of the city's many transportation hubs. As an investment and as a way of life, this convenience is often advantageous.

Rent Near Public Transportation: KL City

Public transportation accessibility is a lifeline for those pursuing job and education opportunities in the capital city of Malaysia. Thus, it's important to live nearby so as to avoid road congestion and reduce the living cost.

Rent Near Public Transportation: Bangsar South

Living near public transportation networks lays the groundwork for communities to become more livable and profitable in many ways, from enhanced community health to lower living costs.

Malaysia’s Interstate and International Travel Guide

With the recent relaxation of Malaysia's travel restrictions, people can once again travel to different states and even countries. Here is the travel guide for both Malaysians and non-Malaysians entering the country.

The 3 Pros and Cons of Living Near Public Transportation

If you're looking for a new place to call home, consider living near public transportation. But before making any decision, compare the pros and cons to see if this option is for you!

Rental options for Students in Bukit Jalil: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) and International Medical University (IMU)

If you’re a student in Bukit Jalil looking to find more affordable homes while staying close to your campus, discover your options here.

Rental options for Students in Subang Jaya: Sunway University, Monash, Taylor’s and INTI International University

These five locations provide great value for students who wish to save money while living close to campus.

Rental options for Students in Cyberjaya: Multimedia University (MMU), Heriot-Watt University and LimKokWing University

Let’s take a look at some of the options for students studying in the city hailed as the 'Silicon Valley of Malaysia'.

Are You Really Home Alone? Find Out if There are Hidden Cameras

Just because you can't see anyone, doesn't mean you're alone. Here are some ways to find out if there are cameras secretly installed in your home or room, and how to locate it.

Why Your Rental Applications May Get Turned Down

Some renters may find out that their application is rejected. Before going there, you need to understand several reasons why rental requests can be denied.

Why Agents Choose Instahome: Save Time and More Sales

Count on us Instahome to find you the perfect tenants, save your time and help you close more sales at a faster rate!

Renting Homes Online: The New Way to Rent

Pursue your dream of finding a home with the New Way to Rent, where you can view and rent homes online.

⚖️ Renting vs Buying

Should millennials consider renting over buying?
Let’s weight on the pros and cons together!

Blog Articles: For Landlords

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Tenant Eviction: Kicking out Problematic Tenant

Eviction is a long and tedious process where both landlord and tenant are on the receiving end. So before you proceed with this course of action, it’s imperative that you know the process - and the alternatives to it.

Landlord 101: What are the Costs Involved? (Part II)

Owning and renting out homes may look simple at first, but the tax calculations involved get increasingly complicated as you go further into the specifics. Find out what those taxes are and how to calculate them.

Landlord 101: What are the Costs Involved? (Part I)

Being a landlord comes with its fair share of expenses, from maintenance to renovation. Thus, it’s important to have a comprehensive understanding of the costs associated to being a landlord so you can manage your finances appropriately.

Rent out Your Home: Your Step-by-step Guide

The demand for rental housing starts to increase as travel restrictions are gradually lifted. Consider turning your extra inhabited properties or rooms into an asset. But first, you must understand the whole process.

Landlord 101: What are Your Responsibilities?

What is one of the most important steps in becoming a landlord? Know your responsibilities. This includes the important steps involved in protecting your tenant and yourself.

Landlords May Face Jail Time For Tenant’s Illegal Activities

Landlords, be aware of suspicious activities in your property! In this article, we are discussing how your tenant’s illegal activities can affect you, as well as the important steps for you, as a landlord, to take in order to protect yourself.

Dealing with Tenants Not Paying: Can Landlords Cut Off Electricity?

It's such a difficult situation to be in for landlords who are being chased by utility suppliers for their tenant's outstanding payments. Therefore, some landlords will take matters into their own hands, without realizing if it's even legal to begin with. Read more on some approaches you can take without putting yourself on the line.

Landlord 101: 5 Questions First-Time Landlords Should Ask

The road to becoming a landlord may be as daunting as it is compelling. But, if you do your research well before diving in and have all these five questions answered, you have the best chance at making your rental property a successful venture and generating long-term gains.

Wear and Tear vs Damage Disputes

What are the disputes over Wear and Tear and Damage? How do you differentiate between these two, and how does a landlord avoid these disputes before renting a home out? Let's go through some measures you can take as a landlord to protect your assets and income!

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