How To Find Most Recent Room Rental / Room To Let Availabilities on Google?

Have you ever experienced that moment when your landlord just called you up and informed you that you have to move out tomorrow? Well, I know how that would feel as it is your room that we are talking about, not like moving tables from one to another at the mamak stall. It can be very stressful especially when you do not have much time to locate the potential rooms that you are looking for and short listing them according to your budget and location and of course the tenant mix in the house and whether you are comfortable with the house or apartment.

Thank goodness for the internet as it can help you tremendously by keying in a couple of words and “tada” u have potential current and recent rooms to go and visit and start your shortlisting process. Maybe some of you guys may know this, but for those who don’t this might help. What you need to do is get onto google and type the keyword “room to let ss15” for example and of course a list of results will show which is not a surprise. What you need to do next is to click on the “Show options” button on the top of your results and you will see a list of options on a menu on the left side of the browser. Next thing you need to do is click on “Recent results” and that’s it, you have results of available rooms that have been posted as recent as 1 hour ago. Gone were the days of calling a list of phone numbers and only to be told that the room is not available. Definitely a way to save on your mobile phone calls. Hope this helps, if it does, do shout a comment to me, appreciate it. Happy room hunting !

P/s: This is how it looks, and guess what? this website is on No.1 on Google under recent results.

How to find latest available rooms via Google

How to find latest available rooms via Google

Room To Let Guide & Tips – Male Roommates or Female Roommates?

It is often misunderstood when it comes to the definition of a roommate and a housemate. A roommate is someone you literally live with in the same room and not in the same house like a housemate.  If you live in separate rooms and each of you are paying separate rentals that accumulate to the entire rental of the house, then you have housemates, whereas if you are sharing a room with another person and paying half the rent, you are living with a roommate. I guess it is kind of confusing but maybe a easier way to look at it is a roommate is a subset of a housemate, means that they can be your roommate and your housemate at the same time. It’s like having the yellow yolk in the centre of your “sunny side up” or “telur mata kerbau”” as your roommates and the white part of the egg as your housemates, either way you will have both unless of course you are living in an entire house or an apartment by yourself which will be highly unlikely unless you don’t mind footing the entire monthly rental. Anyway, enough on the definitions roommates and housemates, what I wanted to share with you is that it is very important to be very clear on the type of the roommates of the housemates that you choose to live with.

Firstly, if you are a female, it is a usual norm that you will probably be looking for female only tenanted house unless of course you are the more adventurous type looking for a more mixed sex type of accommodation, it would not be very difficult to locate as they are many landlords who would not want to narrow down their targeted group of tenants to just “female only” or just “male only”. From my experience, the only reason why a landlord would advertise room vacancy as male only is because there are already existing males in the house and the landlord knows that the majority of females out there would not want to live in the same house with another unknown male. There are multiple reasons for this but the main important reason seems to be (from my questions to females viewing my rooms) is security. The stories that I tend to hear from the females are quite extraordinary from drunken males in the house knocking on their doors in the middle of the night asking for god knows what but I think you will have an idea of what I am illustrating to you here to the males who tend to be a bit less concerned about the cleanliness of the house. Don’t get me wrong as I myself am a male so I am not taking sides here but as a landlord, you do get to see and experience both sides of the story. As a landlord, my ultimate objective is to ensure that I offer a safe, secure, clean, value for money accommodation for all my tenants, be it male or female. There are of course, better non-horror stories where the males in the house are total gentlemen type of guys and they totally respect all the females of the house and it’s kind of like each sex taking care of the household which is sort of like in a relationship, well in this scenario, the females would be a bit more secure in a house with males around, while the house would be a bit more presentable and cleaner with females around. Sure sounds like there’s two sides of a coin to almost everything. Most importantly is to know what you are getting yourself into and always follow your gut feel when viewing the rooms and of course the tenants of the house that you are visiting. I would love to hear any comments on this article if you have any, till then, happy room hunting!

Room To Let Guide & Tips – Stay Within Your Room Accomodation Budget

Before you start to go and search for rooms, it will be wise for you to sit down and have an idea on the budget limit and also the minimum that you would like to put aside for your monthly room accomodation. Often landlords like myself are looking to provide you with details of a room that will suit your budget instead of informing you information on rooms that you cannot afford to rent. This will of course also save your phone bill in calling landlords on room details.

You may ask yourself, I do not know what is even the minimum amount that I need for a decent size room. This is where you will have to do some surface research on a similar size room in the area where you are looking to stay. Make a minimum comparisons of at least 5 available rooms and you will already be able to have an idea of the minimum rental that you would require. The variance between rooms would usually be the different facilities available such as free unlimited broadband internet wifi that is definetly a requirement at this day and age.

You will then be able to stay within your room accomodation budget as with the minimum and the maximum figures are already in your mind. Make the comparisons with the facilities that you really can’t leave without and make do with the others that are not as important. Do remember that you are only renting a room and not buying a house. The last thing you would like to face is the difficulty in paying your room rental to your landlord therefore budgeting is extremely important.

Do remember that there are different landlords with different terms and conditions upon renting a room such as room deposits (varys from one month to two months) depending on location of the rooms and also the country that you are in. There may also be other deposits like key deposits for keys that are lost and requires another set to be made by the landlord. Tenancy agreement legal fees and government stamping fees are also some of the other fees that you may in counter. Do always ask the landlord the procedure and all this deposit information way beforehand so as to avoiding a surprise once you have already fell in the love with the room of your dreams.

This article is written by Sean Lim, the owner of RoomToLetNow.Com the leader of room to let in Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Room To Let Article – Rooms to rent – A Few Key Things to Keep in Mind

This is an article I found useful for “to be room renters”. Hope you find it beneficial and please do give me your comments on it. Enjoy!

Finding a place to live and call home can be a stressful experience. Whether your current lease is ending or your current living arrangements just aren’t suitable any longer, finding a proper living arrangement can be difficult. If your budget is restrictive, renting your own place might not be feasible; fortunately, finding rooms to rent is a very affordable – and attractive – alternative. Indeed, thousands of people opt to rent a room and share expenses rather than take on everything alone. Is finding a room appropriate for you? Below, a few key things to keep in mind.

The Savings

The number one reason that people choose to rent a room rather than lease an entire flat or apartment is purely financial. Some just do not want to part with a huge portion of their monthly income in order to have a bed to sleep in; others may prefer to spread the expenses out among others, so that they are not solely responsible for the extraneous costs of renting an entire flat. Regardless of reason, there is no question that renting a room is just about the most affordable living arrangement available today.

When seeking rooms to let for budgetary reasons, make sure that you have developed firm numbers in your mind regarding what you can afford. Be sure to take additional expenses – like utilities – into consideration as well. Be practical in terms of where the room you wish to rent is located; more desirable neighborhoods do come with heftier price tags, even for room rentals.

The Convenience

Another reason why many people opt to let a room is for the sheer convenience of the arrangement. Needing only to be responsible for a single room – as opposed to an entire flat – means saving a lot of time in upkeep and cleaning. Many room renting situations do require renters to pitch in and help out in common areas of the place – like the kitchen or bathrooms – but this is still minor work compared with maintaining an entire flat oneself. Those with very busy schedules – like university students – find that renting a room is a very attractive option for this reason.

The Location and Community

Sometimes, renting a room is the only practical way of living in or near a very desirable neighborhood or area in a city. Flats in very trendy areas, for example, tend to come with very high monthly rents. Whether you wish to rent in a particular neighborhood simply for its popularity – or if you work or need to study there – finding rooms to rent can help make it a real possibility.

Additionally, some people just do not enjoy living alone. Renting an entire apartment to oneself can, indeed, be a lonely experience. For those who want an easy opportunity to socialize, then, renting a room is a great option. It is little wonder that so many houses on campuses around the country are full of young students renting rooms – its partly for convenience, and definitely partly for the chance to be among others their own age. Renting a room provides the chance to be among ones peers.

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