I have been working for a property management company for quite awhile, and here are some tips to save you some troubles
- Make sure you know everything in the contract, ask if you don't understand. Having this done will save you a lot of trouble, might even save you some money!
- If your contract stated "No Pets", don't risk it as you might get kicked out if the landlord finds out. Landlords usually are quite strict about this.
- Always communicate with your landlord through email. Just in case you and your landlord got into some kind of dispute, you can still pull out some evidence from your email.
- Be nice to the building manager (or some might call them caretaker), it's because they are usually the ones who talk to the landlord directly and the landlord values their opinion a lot. So if you plan on renting the house for a longer period of time, make sure you be nice to them.
Good luck to all tenants!