When renting, it’s a good idea to make sure you go through a real estate.
If you deal with a real estate agent, it’s a good idea to get to know them, well.
The real estate agent, on behalf of the land lord, likes to know who’s in the house, so make yourself known.
It may help later, if the situation gets sticky. Also, when you need a reference for your next place, especially if you are going to take out the lease, getting on the good side of the estate agent is necessary.
Also, the real estate agent knows your legal rights. More often than not, a landlord won’t.
You want to avoid unannounced drop ins from the landlord.