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Four myths about rental housing

True or false? Find out what kind of myths are still circulating about rental housing and whether facts break even the most persistent myths.

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Put your feet on the table, enjoy your rental home, and let others do all the home maintenance work, like the perpetual summer nuisance of mowing the lawn. Rental housing is at best easy and effortless, but there are still many myths surrounding it.

Finding a rental apartment is easy

TRUE. Click, click and click… That's all it takes to rent a home nowadays. You can rent a new home conveniently, for example, through the Lumo webstore. You won't need to fill out applications and compete with other applicants or pay unnecessary security deposits — you only need to pay the first month's rent or booking fee, and the home is yours. At best, you might be able to move in tomorrow.

When you live in a rental home, living is more carefree, your housing costs are more predictable and you can focus on living.

Rental apartments are cramped and don't suit my lifestyle

FALSE. Stop imagining that rental housing is the second best choice for a home. Okay, let's face it, if you move into a studio apartment in the heart of the city with five greyhounds, it might feel a bit cramped, and everyday life might be somewhat challenging. Fortunately, there are many options available nowadays, and you can easily find a rental home that suits your needs and your current lifestyle — for example, a lovely bright three-room apartment close to a dog park.

Life can also take unexpected turns, and your needs may change accordingly. You might need more closet space or fewer rooms or, if you are a sauna enthusiast, you might like to have a sauna in the apartment. There are rental homes for all tastes: bigger, smaller, with balcony or small yard, sauna or walk-in closet, shiny dream homes in newbuilds or penthouses in prestigious properties. Choosing might actually be the hardest part.

The resident does not have to worry about maintenance and renovation work

TRUE. If you find lawn mowing at the top of your hate list, rental housing suits you well. When you live in a rental apartment, you can be sure that someone else will take care of the yard, mow the lawns, do the snow work and replace the bike storage room’s lamp that has gone out.

Is your fridge out of order? No worries, at Lumo home you can conveniently submit a fault report from your own sofa, even on your mobile, using the residents' electronic My Lumo service. Every day, a large number of housing professionals take care of the maintenance of Lumo homes and make sure that your Lumo home is as cosy and convenient as possible.

So forget about changing the plugs on the lawn mower and weeding the dandelions from the lawn — in a rental home you can happily put your feet on the table and enjoy life.

Rental apartments are often boring, and you can’t remodel them to match your own style

FALSE. Once upon a time you weren’t allowed to remodel rental apartments at all, but those days are long gone. A home should look and feel like your own. For instance, you can paint the walls with the colours that please your own eye and create the ambiance you want in your home by utilising the free paint benefit of Lumo homes. The home can and must be customised to make you feel at home.

Lumo homes also offer plenty of services that make living easier. They make your everyday life smoother and bring luxury to rental housing.

23.6.2022 (Modified 4.1.2023)

Text Leena Seppinen

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