Getting a good apartment or space is not as easy and straight forward as it used to be. Everything about it is stressful. From the finances to moving your things, trying to settle down and adapt to your new environment, it is going to wear you out. Since the task is daunting, it is essential to avoid making mistakes. We have a list of things you should note before paying for that apartment.
Make Sure The Neighbors Are Around And Talk To Them
This is quite important. If you are house hunting, ask to see some of the tenants and talk to them. Don’t pay when you haven’t seen any of them. If the agent tells you they have gone to work, insist that you’ll come back during the weekend.
Make Sure You See The Landlord
Yes, most Landlords will ask you to go through an agent, but still, ask to see the Landlord. It is better than paying to the wrong person or paying to a fake agent. Don’t even pay to the relatives of the Landlords, most of them will use your money and start telling you stories. Ask the tenants and try to speak to the owner of the house. If you fail to do this, you face the risk of being duped.
Make Sure There Is Water
If you wouldn’t mind living in a place where there is no water, don’t bother. If you think you can cope with fetching water, that’s fine, but if you can’t, then ensure that there is a source of clean water.
Make Sure The Former Tenant Doesn’t Owe Any Bill
If the previous tenant of the apartment/space you want to occupy is owing either the power supply authority or any similar agency, that bill automatically belongs to you. So, you really should be sure you are not inheriting someone else’s debts.
Make Sure It Is Not A Very Noisy Neighborhood
Most people want serenity. If you are one of those people, ensure that the environment you are moving into is serene. Try to come around during the day, at night and during the weekend.