What To Look For Before You Rent An Apartment

What To Look For Before You Rent An Apartment

  • 19 August 2020
  • camden

If you’re looking to rent a new apartment, it’s important to know which questions to ask and what to look for before you sign a lease. Developing a checklist with key questions can help you narrow down your search and find the right apartment. Here are some of the things you should be looking for to help you get closer to finding your next new home.

Safety Features

You want to make sure you feel safe at home and one of the first things to look at when touring an apartment are safety features. Do the doors feature sturdy working locks and deadbolts? Are the windows secure and do they lock properly? This is especially important if the unit is on the ground floor. And don’t forget to make sure the smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector are all in working condition.

Apartment Condition

After you’ve checked the apartment’s safety features it’s time to look at the condition of the unit and the available amenities. Is it clean and in good condition? Do the outlets and switches work properly? Make sure to check the water pressure in sinks and toilets and don’t forget to check if major appliances like the refrigerator, stove and dishwasher are clean and in good working condition. Lastly, inspect the condition of floors and carpets, looking closely at wear and tear on floor boards.

Building Amenities

Having the right building amenities are often a big appeal to potential renters so be sure to be on the lookout for what an apartment complex has to offer. Does the building have an on-site laundry facility or have washer and dryer hookups in the unit? Is there a secure, designated drop off area for mail and packages? Does the building have on-site maintenance? What are the procedures for after-hour emergency requests? Are residents designated parking spots? What’s the building’s pet policy? What’s the policy for trash disposal and recycling? Does the apartment have central air or window units? Asking important questions like these can help give you a better idea whether or not a potential apartment is a good fit and provides all the comforts and amenities you’re looking for in your next home.

At Camden Management, we’re committed to helping you find the perfect apartment. With plenty of options to choose from in Kentucky and Ohio, we work with you to understand your goals and objectives to help you find the home you’re looking for. Contact us today to get one step closer to the perfect apartment.


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