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3 Clear Signs That Tell You Whether Or Not An Apartment Is Right For You

With more and more people finding rentals to be a better option than homeownership, it’s true that finding an apartment that you can call home is difficult. What’s worse is the fact that the options that are now open to you are pretty expensive too.

However, just because there are fewer options open to you that doesn’t mean you should settle for an apartment that is less than satisfactory.

So, in order to separate the wheat from the chaff, here are 3 signs that will tell you whether an apartment is right or not:

#1: No Cable/ Internet Access
Since we are living in the 21st century, it’s fair to assume that every building at least has a cable and internet connection or allows for one to use their own connection when living there. It’s best to ask whether or not these amenities are available or not or whether one can set up their own connections in the apartment before making any agreements.

#2: Basic Maintenance Issues
It’s vital to carry out a thorough examination of the apartment before renting it out so as to make sure everything is in order and working correctly. If you fail to do this, there will maintenance issues to deal with when you are living there and in some cases, might be harder to fix. If you do find certain issues with the apartment and you don’t have a choice, then it’s a good idea to make a list of these issues and ensure that the apartment manager signs an agreement that he or she is aware of them and will fix these issues as soon as possible.

#3: Peeling paint
In most cases, apartments are usually painted when between tenants. However, if you see peeling paint, then it’s a sign that the apartment has not been taken care of properly by the owner. It’s vital to bring this up to the notice of the owner as this can turn out to be a health hazard especially if you are moving in with your children.