Renting? This Checklist Is for You
If you rent, there’s a lot more to it than just a monthly payment. Before you sign on the dotted line, here are a few things to consider.
- Make sure you understand your lease. Know exactly what you are and are not responsible for.
- If you anticipate moving, know any terms or costs related to breaking your lease.
- Ask about additional fees for pets, parking, use of fitness center etc.
- Document any damage to the apartment before you move in so you aren’t charged for repairs.
- Are you able to personalize your apartment with new paint, curtains etc.?
- If there is damage to your apartment, or systems are not working properly (electrical, plumbing etc.), what promises does the landlord have for getting them promptly repaired?
Questions to ask:
- Are you responsible for cutting grass or snow removal?
- If your rental is damaged by a storm, fire, etc., are you responsible for damage repair?
- Are your dreams fully protected? Landlords typically have insurance, but that only covers their property - not yours. Renters insurance offers an affordable way to protect the important items in your life, so you have the peace of mind to pursue your dreams.