Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Apartment Knowledge Is Power!

Moving can be an exciting time, whether it is to a new residence in a city that you have just relocated to, or just moving in your old town. While the change can be enjoyable, it is good to be aware of the responsibilities and issues that can arise and be placed in your path.
It is wise to be forewarned on the rules and regulations that are in place in your new location, and making that inquiry will really help support harmony there. That knowledge will make your residence fun and more enjoyable.
Lease Agreement
There will be a lease agreement that will require your signature. Go through the document carefully and make sure you are clear on all points, including those that you are not happy about. Always be polite while talking to the Landlord on any issues and be prepared to be very fair and flexible with your requests for changes.
Before you sign the lease agreement, you will want to make sure that you have thoroughly inspected the apartment and addressed any repairs that need to be taken care of before you move in. Depending upon your abilities and the state of the apartment, you could negotiate a lower rent in return for taking care of the repairs.
While you are living in the apartment, you will want to make sure that you get permission from the landlord to make any repairs or improvements to the apartment. It is important for the landlord to have an accurate record of any changes and repairs to the property. This clarifies anything that the landlord will want to know for his own records and further develops a better relationship with your landlord.
Skipping Town…
Don’t leave the apartment unit without notifying the landlord first. Doing otherwise will definitely be subject to legal actions against you, usually allowing the landowner to pursue the tenant for rent money, especially if there is a stated clause for leaving notification in the leasing agreement.
Make sure that you are treating the apartment with respect. By keeping the apartment in good condition during your rental period, you are showing the landlord that you respect him and his property.
If you are aware of the path in front of you, the trip will not only be more enjoyable but you won’t have any surprises coming your way! Thanks for checking out another blog post from your credit union!

1 comment:

  1. If you know what kind of apartment that you want to have and you know exactly where to start looking, this saves you time and money. Reading informative posts such as this one and consulting moving experts can provide you with the advantage in getting the perfect place for you before someone else gets a hold of it.