How to Choose Between Two Fabulous Davis Apartments
Here at the Tandem Properties rental offices, we’ve been seeing a lot of early-bird winter apartment hunters. (These are the renters who will be able to spend their summers relaxing, not digging through the remnant barrel to try and find an uncondemned place to live.)
Once these smart shoppers have done their due diligence they often bump into the problem of choosing between two or three final candidate apartments. They’re all pretty, they’re all the same distance from work/school. How to choose?
The folks at Move.com offer some great advice and thinking points below:
It’s important to find out the way your landlord handles repairs before they become a problem. You might be looking at an apartment with a great Jacuzzi-style tub… but if your landlord’s never there to fix a bad draining problem, you might not ever get to enjoy it! You need to find a complex with a good maintenance system.
So, how are you supposed to learn how a certain apartment handles maintenance problems? Ask the landlord or manager handling your apartment inquiries. Find out how repair requests are handled. You can ask questions such as: “Is there a resident superintendent that handles all maintenance problems?”, “Are maintenance hours restricted?” or “How long does it typically take for repair requests to be answered?” The answers should give you a little insight into the way that things are handled.
If you don’t get much of an answer out of the complex representative, you might consider asking a resident. If the person you approach is irritated by the way the complex handles repair requests, he or she will be more than happy to vent.
Once you’ve discussed both maintenance and security issues with the representatives of potential apartments, you should be able to make a confident decision on which place you will decide to call home.
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