Five Quick Tips for Renting an Apartment

Finding and renting a new apartment can be tough. There are just so many things to consider, so you may want to get some help with finding a place to live. Here are some renting tips to help you find the best place to live in.

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Consider your needs and starting searching

Taking into account, your tastes, and needs and, of course, the budget. Check the average price of the area to make sure that the monthly rent is adjusted to the area. Once you have clear where you want to live, it is very important that you consult what is the price per square meter for the rental apartment of that area. Search, search, search and arrange visits. Contact the advertiser and arrange a visit. If you think that housing you have the possibility of being chosen, visit it at different times of the day, in this way you will be able to check factors such as light or noise. 

Some of the other factors that you should consider include:

  • Location
  • Public Transport
  • Amenities
  • Ambient Noise
  • Crime Rate
  • Surrounding Property Value

Clarify all the details

Before signing the rental agreement, ask even the slightest doubt. Make sure that the landlord and you agree on everything: duration of the rental contract, monthly rent, bond, repairs, and possible works to be deducted from the rent. Make clear what is wanted and expected, on both sides, avoid misunderstandings and future problems. 

Check the neighbourhood

Make sure that you like the neighbourhood the apartment is in. If there is enough trade, if it is quiet or has a lot of life, if you have parks, banks, schools, public transport etc., in short, if you have everything you are looking for. Make a list of pros and cons of the factors you like. If you have several neighbourhoods as candidates and you do not know which one to decide, you can make a list of pros and cons. Maybe, seeing it in writing can help you make a better decision.

Be sure to negotiate

Before you sign anything, you have the right to negotiate the price of the rent, as well as the one that the owner has to reject your proposal. If you think you can justify that the price of the apartment is above the average price of the area, you can try to negotiate with the landlord or administrator. Take into account your rights, but also your obligations. Before asking and signing anything, it is essential that you have clear what your rights and obligations as a tenant are. In this way, you will avoid signing anything that is outside the law.

Review your rental contract

Make sure that everything agreed with the owner or administrator appears in the contract clearly. If you have doubts or consider that any of the clauses may be abusive, consult a specialized manager. Find out about the rental aids available in your community. Find out what are the requirements to access them and, if you meet them, how to request them. You can save a lot of money.