3 Things To Look Out For When Renting An Apartment

3 Things To Look Out For When Renting An Apartment

April 20, 2018, 8:54 pm Blog Renting Seen: 176
3 Things To Look Out For When Renting An Apartment
Often times people out of desperation neglect important details while searching for new apartments which they end up regretting throughout the renting period.

Of the many things you might be on the lookout for when searching for your next apartment to live in, the following three things have been listed to save you a lot of future pain and regret.

1. Look out for houses that are letting
This is the first step in the right direction. With the advent of online real estate and property websites, the search for apartments for rent have been made easier and at the comfort of our homes. All you to need is get a couple of the trusted websites and search through their numerous listings. I recommend www.realagent.com.ng. Define your desired location, budget and type of apartment you are seeking, then use the filters for easy navigation.

2. Nearness to place of work, business or school
This is very crucial to look out for when renting an apartment. You put into consideration the proximity of your choice apartment to your place of work, business or school so as to reduce the cost of transporting yourself and family on a daily basis.

If you have got family, you might want to consider the distance between their schools and the apartment.

You may also consider locations that are not too far from major roads, where you can always trek home when you come back late at nights and cannot get cabs and when you are short of cash to board cabs.

3. Go for House Inspection
Pictures only can be deceptive and can plunge one into future regret. It is expected of everyone on the quest for a new apartment to go on to check the choice property seen online.

On getting to the apartment, if it’s not a newly built apartment you check out the floor tiles, windows, doors remember to change the locks, electrical fittings, water cistern, sinks and tubs. Endeavor to make enquiries about certain provisions for your comfort such as; security, water supply, power, environment, kind of prospective neighbors, make sure there’s a network coverage for calls and internet suitable to your preferences.

It is advisable to go for house inspection during rainy season to ascertain the real nature of the location.

Once you are satisfied with all these checks, you can go ahead to pay your rent and enjoy your next home.
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About the Author: Samuel Chinwendu
Samuel Chinwendu
Samuel Chinwendu is the Co-founder of www.Realagent.com.ng. He is a freelance writer, business strategist, digital marketer, and a startup tech enthusiast and advisor.
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