Be positive you know what you are renting. An apartment may initially look impressive and appear to have everything you want. Don’t be like the student who chose an apartment because it had lots of windows, only to discover that they were all painted shut. It is usually the minor inconveniences that add up to make your apartment turn into something less than anticipated.
If you decide you like a particular dwelling, we recommend that you first check with the present or previous tenants to get their reaction to how responsive the landlord was to emergency and non-emergency repairs. Ask about security deposits and lease stipulations as well. Renters should consider the following before signing a lease:
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