• Apartment Leasing and Living tips in USA

    Most of you are currently in USA and are about to rent an apartment. Here I am giving you some tips before signing apartment lease which would help you to avoid fines when you are vacating the apartment.

    Apartment Leasing and Living Tips

    Some tips for leasing an apartment in USA and apartment living.

    Sign short-term leases

    Worst thing in USA in renting an apartment is - you need to sign a lease for minimum of 6 months to 1 year. Sign the lease for lesser period like 6 months even though rent is little high for short-term leases. By doing so if you donít like the apartment you can vacate it in short time.

    Point out all Existing Damages in the apartment

    When you are stepping into apartment, you need to check the apartment carefully for the existing damages. List of all the damages like stains on carpet, walls, bug problems, any problems in the kitchen, bathroom etc. You and apartment leasing office have to sign on a document by listing the existing damages so that they donít charge you when you vacate the apartment.

    Add all your Roommates to the lease

    Here are some useful tips for your apartment living in USA.

    If you donít add everyone living in the apartment lease, they might not take responsibility of paying rents, electricity, internet bills on time. So adding all roommates on the lease will lessen your responsibilities. Sharing in paying any fines associated with the apartment.

    Read Reviews and Check with Seniors

    Read the website reviews about safety and cleanness. Check with the seniors and ask the feedback about fines the apartments manager will charge you before vacating the apartment.

    Donít make stains on the Carpet

    Stains on the carpet may need replacing the whole carpet for which you may need to pay. So, be careful with carpet.

    Bug Treatment monthly once

    Frequent bug treatment to apartment will keep them away.
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. pratibha93's Avatar
      pratibha93 -
      Apartment leasing and renting is a big hassle. Adjusting with new roommates, new place and different culture makes it more difficult. These days checking all these issues is very difficult. People want to check issues like bed bugs, cleaning, etc by themselves and thus they spend a lot of time doing this. There are many facilities which is provided by agents who list the apartments but none of them provide assistance and ignore these issues. There is AmberStudent who help you find a perfect apartment which solves all your issues, one can even list their property at AmberStudent mentioning these issues and other concerns.
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      pratibha93 -
      Nice article.
    1. pratibha93's Avatar
      pratibha93 -
      This issue is common these days and people waste a lot of time checking this on their own while finding accommodations or roommates. There are many websites which will help you in finding accommodation but they lack in assisting further. There is Amberstudent which will help you find the accommodation according to your concerns and one can also list their property over there.
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