Here’s everything that your new house must have fixed before you rent it out

Here’s everything that your new house must have fixed before you rent it out

Community - April 27, 2021 - views 12 - 0 likes

Owning a new house is often intimidating and rather difficult. There are tons of things to keep in mind, tons of minor details to get right, windows and doors to be fixed, paint to be chosen, walls to be built, and whatnot. Keeping a checklist in hand, as this article aims to be, is very useful in lessening these frustrations.

On the flip side, if owning a home seems challenging, renting one is always a viable option. For that, renter’s insurance is something you need to look into. But, how much is renter’s insurance worth and how helpful can it be? In short, renter’s insurance costs much less than a homeowner’s insurance, and covers all your belongings as a tenant, but does not include the house structure. This makes it rather affordable and useful.

That said, here is what you must have completed in your house, as a landlord.

1. Toiletries:

Suffice to say, you cannot live in a home that does not meet your basic needs. More often than not, in the brouhaha of fancy paint jobs, aesthetic lighting, and marvelous tiles, people forget that they need to answer the call of nature.

Thus, the first thing you should plan is how many toilets your house should have, what fittings each toilet will have, the kind of taps, showers, commodes, etc. it will use. We recommend each floor having a toilet. Mostly, no one is a fan of having attached bathrooms within your room, they’re dirty. It’s better to have a common washroom on a floor that people can use.

2. Electricity and meters:

Remember that every house has a limit to the amount of current it can draw, which is set up by the provider. It is good to have a fair idea of the amount of wattage your new home will need and order meter boxes from your provider. Make a list of heavy equipment, such as refrigerators, air conditioners, workstations, high-end gaming computers, etc., and make a rough calculation based on that.

The other thing that you need to consider in the designing stage of the house, is where the light bulbs, fans, charging booths, and switchboards fit into your room. Plan ahead, as last moment adjustments can look gross and not to your liking.

3. Water supply:

Possibly another thing that people often tend to overlook is water. It is essential to ensure that water flows, not only into your toilets, but also into your kitchens, and if the need arises, rooms.

Make sure to find out what the local water supply system is like, and whether or not you get water 24/7. If not, it may be necessary to arrange for alternatives. From there, see how many lines you need on each floor, and ensure all toilet equipment and kitchen sinks have water. If you live in an area that delivers fresh drinking water on tap, then do not forget to have separate taps for that purpose. If they don’t always remember to get a good water purifier, or you may have to boil and fridge your water after entering your house.

4. Deep cleanse:

Before moving into your new home, it is a good idea to have it cleaned from top to bottom. Construction leaves behind dust and debris that is not just aesthetically displeasing but may cause discomfort or even injury. Leftover dust can cause allergies. Moreover, sterilizing your new home also protects against germs, which may be important if you have kids or pets moving in.

5. Paint and Primers:

This is the exciting part. Yes, you get to choose how beautiful your house looks, for which it is essential to get it painted in colors that suit it and soothe you. While paints can most certainly be delayed, we recommend getting it done. This is for 2 reasons:

  • Moving into an unpainted house that is bland isn’t fulfilling, something that you’d want after putting in so much time, money and effort behind your house.
  • Delaying paint means it needs to be done when you’re living in your home, which is a reason for more headache and frustrations later on.

Before painting though, it is essential to apply primer, which is a white coat material, that helps paint stick and protects your walls. Good quality primer also prevents water leaks into rooms in future, which is why it’s more than essential to get it done, before you take charge of your room.


Owning homes can be a difficult affair, but that need not be the general truth. Keeping our list in mind and adding to it based on your need, is sure to get you through your house purchase in a breeze.