If you are looking forward to change your apartment then summer and spring seasons are the right season for moving. However, there are few mistakes that you need to avoid.
Is it necessary to move from the present location?
Movement to any new place may be very exciting to many of you however new location may also have certain issues. Moving itself is a very stressful things and you have to make lots of expenses. Therefore, consider whether you are really unhappy in the present location? If your present location has many problems or your apartment buildings for sale or any other issue which is beyond your control then you must think of changing.
Falling in love with new apartment too soon
Nowadays, most of the people look for apartment for rent on the internet, where the advertiser may put up a beautiful picture of the apartment. Falling in love with the new apartment just by seeing the picture is not the way to decide unless you look at the new place physically and see the surrounding locality. The picture of the building which may look pretty cool may turn out to be a messy area.
Failing to see the big picture
Besides looking at various other convenience at a new location like distance you’re your workplace, shopping facilities, school for children, transportation etc. you must check whether it fulfills your long-term desire. Otherwise very soon you will again start looking for next apartment.
Getting wooed by looking at fancy fixtures
You need to see whether the new place is meeting all your key needs first. It is ok if there is very impressive granite countertop or very nice hardwood floors. All these will look nice for some time and soon these aesthetic things will lose luster if your basic issues are not resolved. Particularly if your location of the apartment is far away from your workplace or if your children need to travel longer for going to school then very soon you will feel inconvenient.
Failing to read the agreement thoroughly
Before you sign on the rent agreement, you must read all the terms very carefully otherwise you will suddenly discover that you have to repaint the apartment at your expense before moving out.
Overlooking existing damages
In many cases, landlord will take damage deposit and it will be paid back to you once you handover the place without any damage. However, if there is any pre-existing damage then you will be held responsible for that.