What to Look for When Renting an Apartment, Pt. 2

residential lease agreement form with a penIn our last post, we discussed three crucial things you need to check when viewing an apartment. While those were very important, they are not the only things that need to pass your inspection. Here are few more things to look for before deciding to sign the lease.

Check the Paint

When viewing a potential apartment, take a closer look at the paint job. If it is sloppy, and there are paint swipes on windows and baseboards, it could be a sign that your landlord hires less than stellar contractors to work on the apartment.

Sniff Around

You will probably notice immediately if there are particularly bad smells in the apartment, but you should do your due diligence and give the apartment a decent smell-test. In each room, pay close attention to the smells. If you don’t notice the smell of gas, sewage, or other unpleasant odors then you are good to go.

Check the Appliances

It can be frustrating to move into a new apartment and discover that your appliances don’t work. Check each appliance that comes with the apartment to ensure that it is working properly. Turn on all the burners on the stove, turn on the oven, stick a hand in the fridge and freezer, to make sure that everything is functioning as intended.

Locate the Right Apartment with Less Stress

Paramount Management and Realty is your best choice when it comes to finding your next apartment. Our property management company in Phoenix will work with you to find a great apartment that meets your needs – and passes all of the above tests and more.

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