What to Consider before Renting

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Before signing the lease papers on a new rental home or apartment you will want to know what you should expect when renting. Legacy Court Apartments in Midvale want to help you in the transition of moving from an owned home into a rental apartment. We have gathered some facts things you should consider before deciding on a place to rent.

 

Cost

As with anything you plan on purchasing, you will want to make sure you can afford it. Each month your rent will be due. You will want to make sure you are bringing in more than enough income to be able to pay all of the rent you have due on time. You will also want to make sure you have enough money left over to pay utilities, food, insurance, and anything else you may need to support yourself and your family. Work up a budget to make sure your income is more than sufficient for the amount of rent the landlord is asking.

 

Take Proper Precautions

Before you hand over first month’s rent to your potential landlord you will want to do a thorough inspection of the rental. Don’t ever hand over rent and deposit without viewing the place first. If your landlord is too eager to rent from you, you may want to take extra caution.  There are too many internet scams out there who are ready and willing to take your money and leave. Once you have scheduled a viewing of the rental, be picky with its condition. If it isn’t up to your standard you can still walk away without losing any money. It is also a good idea to check out the neighbors and do a drive-by of the area during different times of the day to make sure the neighborhood is safe.

 

Inspecting the Rental

During your viewing there are a few things you will want to pay special attention to. This is your time to be thorough and picky. Go through the unit and make sure all the faucets and light switches work. Double check door and window locks to make sure all of your entrances are secure. No matter what the season you will also want to check to see if the AC and the heater are working properly. You have to remember that this could be the place you will be living in for at least the next year.

 

When searching for a rental there are a few things you will need to look out for. Take into consideration the items listed above when you come to view one of the many apartments we have available at Legacy Court Apartments in Midvale. We have a variety of floor-plans available that will suit your needs and your budget. Call us today to schedule a tour of our apartment complex.

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