5 Things To Do When You Rent a Room In Johor Bahru

18. Nov 2020
5 Things To Do When You Rent a Room In Johor Bahru

Renting a room is one of the toughest and important things that every people face....

Either by individuals or group who are searching a room for rent.

Mostly, single people will find a room for rent instead of house. It is because cost rent for a room are much cheaper than cost rent for one house.

As you guys can see....

There’s a lot of articles or advertisement about a room or a house for rent.

Especially at a town such as Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Shah Alam and many more.

Johor Bahru is one of the famous state in Malaysia.

It is because Johor Bahru is located beside Singapore and one of the tourist attraction especially tourist from Singapore.


They also offered a lot of job opportunities according to more buildings are built.

So today,

I would like to share 5 things to do when you rent a room in Johor Bahru.

First, When you rent a room you need to make sure you choose a place which is near to your workplace or your school.

It will help to minimize your transportation cost or other accommodation cost if you rent a room near to your workplace or study place.

Of course....

You need to save more money on other things.

To most people,

Location is the most important thing when they choose a room or an apartment.

If you are a student,

Check how long it will take to your school, and maybe the library.

If it’s like 20 to 30 minutes biking,

Ask yourself if you can manage to cycle every day to school.

If you owned a car, you will save on transportation but you need to think other things such as:

  • Food
  • Stationary
  • Toiletries 
  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • And others


You should do research about how many shops and supermarkets are nearby, as well as the noise and safety level of the neighborhood.

It is very important for you to know where the place is located so that you can get information where the supermarkets, hospitals, bank, police office, post office and many more.

The best option is the place that is near with your workplace and other accommodation.

It is also can save your time and your energy.

Second, Before you make a decision which room you want to rent.

Please make sure that you get the real information from a right platform.

In this modern world, it is not impossible for us to be deceived by irresponsible person.

For a good preparation,

Ask the owner or the landlord for a meeting or you can ask them to show you the house or the room.

So you can decide the details of the room and the rent agreement after you visit the room.

At least...

You have no doubt and satisfied with your own choice.

It is because a good environment can produce a good attitude.

For example...

Insist on meeting the landlord or agent at the unit.

And ask plenty of questions.

Believe it or not....

There are cases where the landlord or agent always goes missing at the very last minute,

And assigns someone else (e.g. a “colleague” or “associate”) to let you view the place.

The person you liaise with online should not only be the same person you meet in real life at the unit.

But also be the same person throughout the process of viewing, negotiating and signing.

A legit agent or landlord will also know the unit like the back of their hand.

So ask all the questions you can think of.

Third, Use advisory services from specific parties such as agencies or landlords.

Some agencies and landlords have a bad reputation for treating customers.

Especially students.

They try to rip tenants off during the stay or even not return the deposit.


Before deciding,

You should ask other fellow students who are living in the area and have some experience with this.

They will tell you which agency is trustworthy and which is not.

Bad landlords are harder to define than an agency.


To protect yourself.

Before signing the contract,

You should read it carefully and notice the conditions that are unclear and can be bad for you.

Especially the part of what fee you have to pay and what you don’t.

As well as the points related to the deposit.

Conduct a detailed background check on the property agent or landlord.

Thanks to the Internet....

You no longer need to hire a private investigator just to get the lowdown on someone.

Here are a few ways:

  •  Do a reverse image search with the picture of the unit or property agent/landlord to make sure you’re not being catfishes or being duped by an Airbnb listing.
  •  Check the property agent’s REN (Real Estate Negotiator) or REA (Real Estate Agent) number here; and
  •  Google the agent/landlord’s phone number to check that it doesn’t surface on any scam alert websites.

Next, You must check and confirm whether the room you’re going to rent truly exist.


This is the very first thing you need to check.

Especially when you are living far away from the city.


Housing scammers appear everywhere on online sites such as Facebook and other platforms.

Their ads sound attractive such as good location. 

Cheap price.

And even fake websites are created with a view to rip off innocent people who know nothing about the area.

We wrote an article about their tricks and some tips to prevent them before.

Due to a high rate of fraud....

We suggest that you should first check if the room is real or not.

For example:

Does the room come from a trustworthy agency or a real person.

Do some research for the agency on Google.

Check the profile of the person.

Is the caption about the house clear.


That is not enough to guarantee safety.


Either online or in person.

If the renter denies your request,

There can be a problem with the house.


Other than that, You must ensure that the price of your preferred unit is comparable to others in the same area.

This goes back to the age-old adage:

If it’s too good to be true, it probably is!

If the rent per month of a unit is far lower compared to every other unit in the same apartment building or residential area,

Chances are that there isn’t even an actual unit being rented out.

The property agents do have to eat too,

You know!

For example,

You can ask the landlord the real conditions of the room.

Let’s imagine that you’ve found a real room on a housing website.

The pictures look stunning with newly renovated bedroom, clean kitchen, and common area.


You decide to rent the room and sign the contract online.

When you arrive,

The whole scenario changes.

It turns out that the pictures were taken years ago when it was just renovated.


The room looks like a mess with old,

Broken furniture and a lot of dust.

The kitchen and common area hasn’t been cleaned for a long time,

Seem dirty and even have some mice.

The sad thing is that....

Even you are not satisfied with the real conditions of the room,

You can&rcquo;t do anything since the contract was signed.

Trust me,

This is a popular case which happens to many people already. 


if you already know the real conditions of the room you can make a price comparison with other units.

So there’s a few tips that you can do when you want to rent a room.


Johor Bahru is one of the best place to visit and if you’re deciding to move in here I bet you won’t regret.

As you guys can see Johor Bahru got a few famous mall which is located at several places such as:

  • City Square
  • JBCC
  • IKEA Tebrau
  • Aeon Tebrau
  • Toppen Tebrau
  • Mid-valley Mega mall and many more !

For those students who are searching for a room or house.

I wish you good luck and may you get the best room and don’t forget to prepare all documents.

And for those workers especially for those who are doing intern or practical,

Don’t be scared.

There’s a lot or room and houses to be rent.

It is just you to make a good decision which one do you want.

You guys can use all the tips given and you can ask the experienced one.

They might help you or maybe they can rent a room for you in their house. That’s all for today! 



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