Things to Keep in Mind While Apartment Hunting
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Does the neighborhood look safe and clean?
Are the grounds of the dwelling well kept? Who is responsible for the upkeep, you or the landlord?
Where do you pick up your mail? Are there individual mailboxes? Where are they located?
re there dead-bolt locks on the doors? Can windows be locked? Are screens furnished?
How many electrical outlets are in each room?
Do you need special outlets to accommodate computers, microwaves, etc?
Is there enough closet space or an additional storage area?
Look under the sink. Does there appear to be any water damage or evidence of bugs?
Look at the ceilings throughout the facility. Do you see any evidence of water damage?
Are the walls damaged in any way?
Will the apartment be painted before you move in?
Is the carpet or floor covering in good shape?
Can you get an estimate on previous utility bills?
Can you talk with previous tenants?
Try and talk with some of the neighbors about the area.
Is there a shopping area nearby?
What are your parking options?
Does the landlord allow pets? If so, is there a pet deposit and is it refundable?
Is there a washer and dryer in the apartment? If not, are there laundry facilities nearby?
Downtown Charleston is prone to flooding. Does your street or parking area flood?
If desired, can you have a roommate or other individual living on the property?
If planning to leave town for the summer, can you sublet?