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Rental Signing

Before you sign your lease with RPM Realty, please review the terms and conditions carefully. Our team will be available to explain any aspect of the lease agreement that you may not understand. Once you have a clear understanding of the lease agreement, it's time to sign on the dotted line! Our team will ensure that you have a copy of your signed lease agreement and that all necessary information is gathered.

Step by step Guide in Signing a Lease


Step 1: Review the Property

  1. Inspect the Property: Before agreeing to lease, thoroughly inspect the property to ensure it meets your needs and is in good condition.

  2. Ask Questions: Inquire about any concerns you have regarding the property, such as maintenance, modifications, and property rules.

Step 2: Understand the Lease Terms

  1. Read the Lease Agreement Carefully: Go through the lease agreement in detail. Pay attention to terms regarding the rent amount, payment schedule, security deposit, lease duration, renewal terms, and termination conditions.

  2. Clarify Clauses: If there are any clauses you do not understand, ask for clarification. This could include rules about pets, subletting, or repairs.

Step 3: Negotiate Terms (If Necessary)

  1. Discuss Changes: If you want to negotiate any terms, discuss these with the landlord. Common negotiation points include rent amount, lease duration, or specific terms.

  2. Agree on Modifications: Ensure any agreed-upon changes are made in writing in the lease agreement.

Step 4: Prepare Necessary Documents

  1. Provide Identification: You may need to provide valid identification, such as a government-issued ID or passport.

  2. Proof of Income: The landlord might require proof of income or employment to ensure you can afford the rent.

  3. References: Be prepared to provide personal or professional references if requested.

Step 5: Finalize the Lease Agreement

  1. Review the Final Draft: Before signing, review the final draft of the lease agreement to ensure all negotiated terms are included and correct.

  2. Sign the Agreement: Once you are satisfied with the agreement, sign it. Ensure that the landlord or their representative also signs.

  3. Get a Copy: Obtain a copy of the signed lease agreement for your records.

Step 6: Pay Deposits and Initial Rent

  1. Security Deposit: Pay the security deposit as stipulated in the lease agreement. This is usually equivalent to one or two months' rent.

  2. Advance Rent: Pay the required advance rent, which is often the first month's rent.

Step 7: Document the Property's Condition

  1. Conduct a Walk-Through: Before moving in, walk through the property with the landlord to document its condition.

  2. Take Photos: Take photos of the property, especially of any existing damages, for future reference.

Step 8: Move-In

  1. Arrange the Move: Plan and execute your move into the property.

  2. Set Up Utilities: Ensure utilities are set up and transferred to your name if required.

Step 9: Maintain Open Communication

  1. Landlord Contact Information: Make sure you have contact information for your landlord or property manager for any future needs or issues.

  2. Report Issues Promptly: If any issues arise during your tenancy, report them to the landlord or property manager promptly.

Additional Tips:

  • Legal Advice: If you have any doubts or concerns about the lease agreement, consider consulting with a legal professional.

  • Understand Your Rights: Familiarize yourself with tenant rights in the Philippines to ensure you are not agreeing to unfair terms.

  • Document Everything: Keep records of all payments, communications, and agreements related to the lease.

Remember, a lease agreement is a legally binding document, so it's important to understand and agree with all its terms before signing. Ensure that both you and the landlord adhere to the agreed terms throughout the tenancy period.





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