The first thing that you should keep in your mind before you establish a tenancy agreement with you landlord is that you should have enough paperwork. Paper work will save you a lot of inconvenience that may arise after you move in. Paperwork also speeds up the process and all the points are well understood by both the parties. When you become a tenant, you have to fill out a rental application.
Paperwork is not just limited to tenancy agreement or a rental application; it should also include credit report that explains your financial position and the ability to pay the rents on time. However, do not spend too much time on paperwork as prime locations are sold on short notices and your longer-than-usual paperwork will cause you a great deal of trouble, if someone snaps up the opportunity and buys the property you have chosen.
The next thing is to examine the lease thoroughly. It is wise not to sign the tenancy agreement before reading the paper carefully. Lease terms are often the cause for concern for many potential buyers. So, make sure you talk to your landlord about the terms of the lease and you can give your input as well.
Write the important points before you finally sign the tenancy agreement and seal the deal. Write anything you think will be important regarding the relationship between you and your landlord. Landlords usually make big promises, so it is wise to write whatever they say before the final deal and get their signature to keep on the safe side.
You should know your privacy, as many landlords annoy their tenants by entering the unit or property. Ask your landlord what will be the privacy issues and how to keep from arguing.