Published on Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Are you out to find a fitting apartment near your campus? Whether or not you are looking forward to renting university-owned apartment, these useful tips would surely help you on your search.
1. Consider the unit's distance from your college or university. When it comes to apartment location, the closer it is to the campus, the better.
2. Do you own a car? If so, find an apartment offering a parking space so you can save on parking fees.
3. It is not easy to haul heavy stuff up several flights of stairs. Make elevators a primary requirement in choosing an apartment.
4. How many people are going to occupy the apartment? Be sure to ask the university or the fire marshall for the capacity limit of the apartment.
5. Find an apartment that you can afford. Aside from the monthly rental fee, include in your calculations expenses such as utility bills.
6. Do you want an apartment that is furnished or unfurnished? Furnished apartments typically provide a bed, mattress, table and chairs and a sofa. If the apartment is unfurnished, you may have to rent furniture or provide your own.
7. Often, you will be asked by your landlord to pay deposit upfront. This can be refunded after the lease has ended. Find out if the previous tenant got his deposit back.