• 25-30% of annual wage
  • Ask about parking spots
  • Bring checkbook
  • Meet the neighbours
  • Renters insurance
  • Make sure of what utilities are and are not covered
  • " . It's also easier to deal with a landlord on damages beforehand, so you can ensure that they get fixed. Point out aspects your pad that are not in tip-top condition--for example, the marked-up walls --and get them worked into the lease. Sometimes, instead of repainting your walls or making other repairs to your apartment, your landlord will discount your monthly rent and leave it up to you to fix it. Then, you can decide to either pocket the money or live with it."
  • Move in out checklist
  • Pass by place at night
  • Ask if it's submetered
aug 3 2012 ∞
aug 4 2012 +