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What should I look for when inspecting an apartment for rent?

What should I look for when inspecting an apartment for rent?


When searching for an apartment to rent, it is essential to take the time and effort to inspect the property thoroughly before signing any documents. At Stern Property Management, we know there are a few key factors that you should consider when inspecting your next home. Not only will this help ensure that you find a place that suits your lifestyle needs and expectations, but it will also protect you from potentially costly damages or maintenance issues. In this blog, we'll discuss five things to look out for when inspecting an apartment before signing the dotted line.

Location: Make sure the apartment is located in an area that meets your needs, including distance from work/school and access to public transportation or other amenities.

Amenities & Utilities Included: Find out what amenities are included with the rental, such as laundry facilities, parking spaces, or access to a gym or pool if available on-site. Additionally, make sure all utilities are included in the rent amount (water, electricity, etc.).

Apartment Condition: Inspect the apartment yourself; this includes checking windows for drafts, plumbing and ensuring appliances function properly too!

Lease Agreement: Review the lease agreement thoroughly, paying special attention to the length of the contract, rules regarding subletting/termination of tenancy and pet policies (if applicable).

Security Deposit Requirements: Ask about security deposit requirements beforehand so you can plan accordingly.

Fortunately, with Stern Property Management, you don't have to worry about any of these things. Instead, our professional team will guide you through the leasing process, ensuring everything is in order and you're satisfied with your new home.

Other new tenants frequently asked questions:

When looking to rent an apartment, many questions arise with regard to the leasing process. As such, Stern Property Management is dedicated to providing our tenants with all the information they need in order to make an informed decision. Here are some frequently asked questions that new tenants should consider when it comes to leasing:

  • Are the common areas well-kept?
  • Do you have strong cell/WiFi reception?
  • What are the payment methods accepted?

We understand that the inspection is important because your new home will not only be where you will rest but also where you will create new memories; ideally, that place will be your favorite space every day. That is why at Stern Property Management, we take care of making this process easier, reviewing the property with you so that you realize that renting with us is going to be the best of your decisions.

In addition, we know that choosing the perfect place is essential, but it is only one step in the entire move-in process, which is why at Stern Property Management, we are committed to being with you from day one in the leasing process.

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