There are many mistakes that one can do when they start searching for an apartment. More than professionals, who would be likely to have some sort of house hunting experience, it is the graduates, the sophomores and the juniors or the freshmen at a university that would be vulnerable to making these novice mistakes. Here are some of the commonly made errors during a rental so that you could avoid them.
Renting without seeing the property
It does not matter whether the property you have decided to go for is one that is owned by a private landlord or a well-established organization such as the criterion executive condominium, you still need to see it if you are going to put money on it. You can carry out the search online, that is fast and easy but before you sign up the agreements, make sure that you visit and see everything for real so that you will not regret the decision you made later once you move in. sure there may be some very convincing pictures but we all know that this is the age of photoshop and filters and you really cannot assess the correct situation of the property merely through images.
Ignoring even the most miniscule damages
The reason here is not that you should immediately stop getting the place if there are damages, but more so that you can take images of the damages, show them to the owner and get their certification on writing that you will not be held liable for these. If you fail to do this, you might have to foot the repair bill when you are moving out because you do not have any evidence to show that you did not do it. It will be your word against the owners and take a guess on whom everybody will believe. Unless you rent out a place that has adhered to world class levels like the criterion ec showflat, you will surely find damages at most properties which is fine. You just need to make sure that you are safe from being held accountable for somebody else’s carelessness.
Not clarifying the utility situation
So you have chosen the perfect apartment for yourself and it falls within the budget as well. Great catch! But what if after moving in, you realize that you need to pay separately for water, gas, electricity, garbage disposal, maintenance and other aspects. There are many apartments out there that have everything included in the rent but that is not the case in most of the properties. Ask and clarify before anything else on how much you need to pay and if the utilities and other costs are included as well.