Just as business practices
differ around the globe, so do
property rental procedures.
Residents from other countries may
not be familiar with the accepted
practices and procedures in the
People will behave based on their native cultural
backgrounds and preferences, just as you
would. These culturally based behaviors can
have in impact on your leasing workplace.
Multicultural renters might
want apartments oriented
in a specific direction
They may not
want to have a
front of the
Renters may ask about an alternate
appliance orientation, or request
a gas stove.
wish to live
Renters who make these
sorts of requests are not
doing so to be difficult:
Desires and beliefs like
these are deeply rooted in
their cultural background.
For example, in China the number four
is considered unlucky because when
spoken, it sounds similar to the
word for death. Hence, Chinese
renters won’t want a unit that includes
the number four.
If you think that’s odd,
consider our own superstitions
here in the United States:
don’t have a 13th
does not have to
consume a great
deal of time as
long as you
Before showing units to any potential
renters, it’s a good idea (and prudent legal
practice) to ask if they have any special
needs or requirements.
By asking everyone, you will not stumble
into issues of stereotyping or run afoul of the
Fair Housing Act.
Whenever possible, show the exact
apartment available or one just like
Have floor plans of the apartment available, with
the geographic orientation marked on it.
perfect time to
make use of
app on your
If renters inquire about where other
families of their culture live, explain
that the law prevents you from
disclosing information about other
Review all policies and leasing
procedures in detail, pointing out due
dates for rent, late fee deadlines, and
other points that
we may take for granted.
Explain the importance and finality of
signing the lease document.
Be mindful of the
language you use in
Compound words and
idioms that we use
every day can be
challenging for non-
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