Getting your first place to live alone? Renting apartments has now become very easy to manage since most of the data is available online from search to see and even payment. But is that so? Not at all. Renting apartments online does bring a lot of small mistakes that you can make and you might have to suffer for years. Certain landlords and owners have usual maintenance fees and security fees which might seem low, but paying them counts on your wallet. And to prevent it, those, here are common 5 mistakes to avoid when renting your first apartment.
Always check the Legal Papers if Possible:
Most owners take a lot of deposit on the first hand right during the time of consulting, which does put out on a feat of suspicion. And when you see such, do make an effort to ask for legal ownership and proof in papers. This might cost you a bit of respect on the other side, but you won’t at least lose your money for good. No matter if you are just renting or living here forever in your life.
Make sure to always ask for hidden fees:
Some apartment owners stick an unnecessary expense at the end of the rent to extract more money from you stating the cause as legal. But being unnecessary, you don’t have to pay for it. Thus, during the time of renting, ask the owner for any sort of maintenance fees, service costs, fixing issue payments, electrical monthly fees other than the rent itself. This won’t throw you into an unattended flaw of the common rent-seeking people who fall prey to this.
Check out Neighbors Properly:
This is more of a necessity than a mistake which can costs you nothing, rather than a whole lot of car fares. And for what? Buying resources, getting to town for work, usual requirements, and other cases. All you have to do is check how far the main town is, ask about refreshments nearby, the density of traffic and time taken to reach your workplace. The security of the place is also questionable, but don’t irritate the owner to a bigger extent. Just ask for the necessities.
Confirm your size of the apartment for living purposes:
This is a bad flaw of some rent-seekers who don’t qualify for the size of the rooms, nor the location at all. Don’t be one. In fact, clear your requirement for the type of rooms you need and then only proceed for a full rent. Else you are just wasting time on both sides. Whether you want compact rooms, matched rooms, or attached apartments with a bit of hike in the price.
Kris Thorkelson Owner and Tom Haughton Vice President of My Place Realty, a Winnipeg based real estate company working with a vision to not only provide quality houses and apartments to residents but also to integrate the business within the community and find ways that it could support and sustain it.
Ask the owner about the risk of thefts and robberies:
Now you might not be a rich person who has a lot of belongings to care about, but your personal things are important to be kept safe. Like computers, mobiles, backpacks with important documents. For that, ask the landlord how is the surrounding here. How far police are help away from the main location? About the local security clearances, theft rate, and chances of robberies.