The Rental Search
When you have found the property you are interested in there are a few important things to look at before deciding on whether or not to rent. Take into consideration the following:
• When looking at a potential residence always carefully inspect the property. If there is any damage evident not only ask for it to be fixed, but also ensure you will not be blamed for it. It is also a good idea to see where the landlord’s responsibilities are going to be. Get it in writing what issues he will take care of and what he will not.
• If you are looking at renting an apartment, inspect common walls (walls shared with adjoining apartments). The more walls in common, the greater the chance of noise from next door. Also consider a common entrance in terms of how much privacy you may want. • Finally be sure to understand what amenities are available to you, such as enclosed parking or garage, a yard, storage, laundry facilities, pool, tennis, gym or concierge services.