Dealing with tough landlords
The brokerage fee is also one of the highest in Bangalore. Conventionally this fee is borne jointly by the tenant and the landlord.
However, Shivani’s landlord refused to pay his share, forcing her to bear the entire brokerage amount. When she finally moved in, things worsened. Despite repeated requests, the landlord would not get the bathroom fittings fixed, which had been broken before Shivani moved in. Moreover, at the time of vacating, he deducted a large fraction of the deposit on account of painting, repairs and other miscellaneous adjustments.
Most working professionals staying out of their home towns in a rented home would be able to relate to this story. Problems tenants face varies and could be about the property, area, clauses, brokers or landlords and their terms and conditions. The landlords often take advantage of the pressing need for accommodation that a prospective tenant has and then force through terms which are to the disadvantage of the latter.
Landlords usually charge a bulk amount as security deposit, which should be rightfully returned to the tenant when
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