This series is for you as renter if you are interested in becoming a preferred tenant. Expressed views are reflecting more than 20 years of renting in different countries.


Renting or owning a home —certainly renters have a better cash-flow because of lower housing costs. If you want to have it all like city lifestyle, new built housing, travelling, a career and save for your retirement “nest egg”, follow these tips.

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Renter’s Blog, Make Informed Decisions—Why would you rent or own?

· What is the misconception about renting and how can renters take advantage of the rental housing market? The Renter’s Blog looks at the wider picture, the pros and cons helping you to make informed decisions to rent or own at some stage in life.

Last update:  Fri, 3 Jul 2015

Apartment Living - To be checked before Renting an Apartment

· Apartment living has its attraction in modern buildings and good locations, but what to check before signing the tenancy? Tips for viewing the apartment, checking the building management and expenses need to be paid on top of rents

19-Last update:  Mon, 18 Aug 2014

Tenancy application - How to pass the screening process?

· What do you need to know for passing the screening process and credit checks? What are the essentials for a successful tenancy application? How to become a desirable or preferred tenant?

18-Last update:  Fri, 18 Sep 2015

Search Online - Find the Perfect Rental Home

· House hunting – How to find a vacant rental home that ticks all boxes and make the right impression when meeting the agent/landlord.

17-Last update:  Mon, 18 Aug 2014

Sharing Market Rent - Money is tight, what can Renters do?

· For sharing market rent with a friend, sub-tenant, flat-mate or boarder you need the landlord’s permission. Reduce rent by following these tips for subletting or assignment

16-Last update:  Mon, 20 Sep 2015

Virtual Mortgage - How to Hedge against Rental Inflation?

· What are the concerns about the housing market? How can renters off set housing costs as homeowners do? What are the lies about home ownership and capital gains and how to hedge against inflation?

15-Last update:  Mon, 13 Sep 2015

Renter’s Due Diligence, House Viewing—Do you need a Checklist?

· Due diligence for renters – what would you put on your checklist when viewing a rental property? Do you do landlord reference checks, ask for a move-in inspection report and how do you protect your rights?

14b-Last update:  Mon,  6 Sep 2015

Viewing a Rental - Three Steps for Renter’s Due Diligence

· When viewing a rental property, what questions need to be answered before signing the tenancy agreement? What is the main reason why tenancies fail?

14a-Last update:  Mon, 6 Sep 2015

Tenancy Application, Short-listed—How to get the Tenancy?

· How to get a Tenancy Application short-listed, what supporting documents you need and why a Cover Letter, Application letter or Follow-up Letter might help to succeed?

13b-Last update:  Mon, 24 Aug 2015

Tenancy Application - How does the Application Process works for you?

· Why is the tenancy application process good for you, what is your chance to shine and how many steps to get short-listed?

13a-Last update:  Mon, 24 Aug 2015

Millennials, the Smartphone Generation - Renting in Future?

· Why are Millennials not a slave of a debt-funded home and what do they do differently?

· Mortgage and low income or higher paid city career by using the benefits from compounding interests towards financial goals?

12-Last update:  Mon, 28 Jul 2014

Non-housing wealth – Can Renters afford to retire?

· Renting is becoming more of a lifestyle choice, do you know how much money you need for a safe retirement and are you prepared? What age do you start saving for your retirement plan?

11-Last update:  Mon, 28 Jul 2014

Grasshopper Fable - How Savvy Renters talk sense and save household costs?

· Ant and Grasshopper fable, savvy renter’s guideline with tips to take a broader view about household costs and save money as consumer/occupant.

r10-Last update:  Fri, 31 Jul 2015

Secure a Home Long-term - Lease Options or Longer fixed-Tenancy

· Secure a Home long-term, what can you do to occupy a home to your terms? How to use a lease or fixed tenancy to make long-term plans and reduce housing costs?

r9-Last update:  Fri, 24 Jul 2015

Rental Market New Zealand - Does the Renting Culture make any Difference?

· Housing costs and Market rents what is the difference? What divides the nation in renters and homeowners and why are Kiwi bungalows and rental homes below common housing standards in the developed world? 

r8-Last update:  Mon, 13 Jul 2015

Rent Increase - Renter’s Clichés, Winners and Losers

· What are the reasons for increasing housing costs, market rents and renter’s clichés? What are the changes to the tenancy law in 2015, the winners and losers?

r7 Last update:  Thu, 16 July 2015

Tenancy Application - Tips for Applying for a Residential Tenancy

· Renters who know the tenancy application process, fill in the tenancy application form and stand out from the crowd have a better chance to get the tenancy approved. Use these tips to your advantage and get the rental you wanted.

r6-Last update:  Fri, 24 Jul 2015

Rental property market – Find and secure a rental home

· What are the two factors to dent renter’s confidence when looking for a rental home? When securing a long-term tenancy, what are the options and commitments to be made?

r5-Last update:  Mon, 20 Jul 2015

Renter’s Freedom, Flexibility—Advantage over Home Ownership?

· Tenants are flexible to quit a tenancy by giving 21 days notice. Does it means home ownership lacks of  flexibility to move for a better paid job and what is the price to pay for long-term commitments?

r4-Last update:  Fri, 17 Jul 2015

Rent or Own - Is the Rental Home Market in your Favour?

· Rent or own by choice or fate, decisions driven by people’s cliché or what else is the driver when renting? When choosing a rental what do young people prefer; the budget, location or comfort?

r3-Last update:  Fri, 10 Jul 2015

Rent or Own Comparison - Do Renters throw money away?

· Rent or Own Comparison, what are the misconceptions people have regarding renting or owner-occupied housing? Why would you rent and throw rent money away if you can afford to buy a house?

r2-Last update:  Fri, 3 Jul 2015

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