Congratulations on the rental property your Sim just bought in The Sims 4: For Rent! Buying a rental property is no small feat, but in order to start making any money off your purchase, you’re going to need to find a few tenants.
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Though plenty of buildings come with tenants already living there, between vacancies and evictions, you’ll need to fill your units again before long. By using a convenient menu to scan through your options, you’ll have all the info you’ll need to choose the best tenants for your units so you can start earning those sweet, sweet Simoleons.
Use The Owned Businesses Tab To Fill Rental Vacancies
After you’ve successfully purchased a residential rental property in The Sims 4: For Rent, you’ll likely have a few existing tenants to begin with, if you’re renting in the world of Tomarang with the pre-made residential rentals.
When you own a residential rental property, you can view details of your property in the Owned Businesses tab of your Sim’s UI. It’s the cash register icon all the way to the right.
Here, you can see each individual unit in your building and the details about each one. If someone already lives there, you can also see info about the family that rents the unit in here as well.
You can make changes to the lease agreement first before being shown the list of possible tenants on a second screen.
It’s always a good idea to make any changes to lease agreements between tenants, lest you encourage a tenant revolt by changing your contract mid-lease!
On the Fill Vacancy screen, you’ll see plenty of information about the property you’re trying to rent out, like the unit rating and any rules you’ve set.
Most important here are the Bed & Baths and Rent Per Day settings, which are what to consider when choosing a tenant.
All Applicants Have Different Bed Requirements And Rent Caps
When filling a vacancy in The Sims 4: For Rent, you’ll be given a list of all current potential tenants on the screen after confirming the lease agreement for the unit.
This is a list of premade Sims that are not available elsewhere in the world. Interestingly, these applicant Sims don’t show up when you try to manage your households, and there’s not currently a way to place them manually.
On this menu, you can see each family applying to live in your unit. This includes how many people are in the family as a whole, and everyone’s current life stage as well.
This information may help inform why each family has a required number of beds, which can be changed or reset when you’re managing your rentals and reassigning rooms to units.
Additionally, each family also has a rent cap to which they will agree, a maximum amount they’re trying to spend. Rent caps are individual to each family and should be kept in mind when choosing a tenant.
Families that match with the beds available and rent per day of the unit you’re trying to fill will have green checkmarks beside this info to help you find them faster.
The best way to keep your tenants happy is to factor in these needs when you fill your units. Families who are either paying too much in rent or who don’t have enough beds will become unhappy in time.
Regardless of whether you’re filling the unit “ethically” or not, select the applicant you’d like to move in from this list and then, just click the checkmark button at the bottom of the menu to confirm your choice.
Your tenant will move in immediately, and their lease agreement begins that day.
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