Often while searching for a rental the prospective tenant looks at the regular features that define a good house. Location, security, accessibility. While it may make finding the ideal house tougher, here’s an extended list of things to look for in Chennai. This may not make it to the top of the list, but if included, makes things a lot easier.
A lot of youngsters tend to rent out nowadays. There are some top cited reasons; commuting to work is easier, the times that they maintain in jobs nowadays pretty unorthodox and the family waiting at home may be disturbed with the odd coming and going hours, so on and so forth. On the other hand there are retirees looking to move to a quieter area of the city in order to give out their primary house within the concrete jungle and move out to a less crowded area.
In all these cases here are some things to look out for that makes life a whole lot easier.
Sound: A sound proof house is a boon; for all parties involved. That weekend music session when friends come over is much better when you don’t have neighbours coming in and complaining. Fair enough the music may not be loud but empty rooms, minimal surface cover, all these tend to amplify sounds. The reverse could be the case; at 6 on a Sunday morning , your neighbour may tune into the latest Premier league match rerun or decide to practise his or her keerthanams. Live and let live aside, a well sound proofed house will avoid a lot of diplomatic exchanges.
So you have a car or a bike and commute to work. You are conscientious and like to car pool – even better. But then what about those weekends where you just want to take in some fresh air? Maybe even a small run. How about travelling to a friend’s place just to chill? While the roads are devoid of traffic , most residential areas are full on weekends. On days like this you don’t want to take your car out. Look out for places that come with alternate modes of transport. Bicycle friendly roads, places near the metro, well serviced bus routes, all these make commuting on a weekend more fun.
Add to these look outs all the local wisdom points:
roads that do not flood in rains,
house in areas that tend to have high social value neighbours (the PWD works happen much faster when there is an ‘important’ person in the area),
good power transmission junctions,
low ambient noise,
good facilities based on age – good quality hospitals for older tenants, schooling options for the younger ones and so on.
If all these points come together, then you have a nice renter’s paradise; where the outsides are as good as the inside.