I’ve been renting for several years now.
I started in an apartment, but realized that I didn’t love the apartment lifestyle.
I didn’t like having neighbors pressed up against my walls and I didn’t love not having a garage either. I didn’t have the money to buy a house of my own, but I didn’t want to live in an apartment anymore. When a friend of mine told me about a small house he saw that was for rent, I jumped at the opportunity to go look at it. I contacted the owner and he let me come walk around the house while he told me the monthly rent price along with what was and what was not included. I signed the lease right there! After living here for a few months, I can honestly say that it’s so much better than being in an apartment complex. I love having a garage and private walls, but there’s one thing that’s been an issue. When my HVAC system needed servicing, I called the HVAC company and scheduled an appointment, because I was in charge of paying the monthly utility bills. When the HVAC professional showed up, he asked me if I was the homeowner and I stupidly said no. Although I live here, I don’t own the home. Because of this, the HVAC professional told me that he couldn’t touch the HVAC system until he contacted the owner of the home. He called my landlord three times and got no response, so he had to leave. Even I haven’t been able to get a hold of him! I’m so frustrated, because I want the HVAC system to be serviced since I’m the one paying for the utility costs.