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Stop Making These Frequent Mistakes When Renting An Apartment In Greenwood

July 01, 2021

Apartment building exterior

Apartment shopping might appear simple, but many Residents find themselves making mistakes when renting an apartment in Greenwood. They go over budget, don’t check out the surrounding community, agree to a lease without reading it, and fail to snap photos after moving in. Each of these mistakes can diminish the renting experience. To get the most out of your search and get the best apartment for you, avoid these common mistakes.
Fitness Center in a Greenwood apartment community.

Ignoring Recurring Expenses

One of the most big deciding factors in your apartment search should be your price limit. If you find an apartment that’s close to the limit of your price range, don’t neglect to add in monthly fees. You may find that a pricier apartment includes utilities and in-unit laundry while you pay for those individually at a cheaper apartment. Every community charges differently for things like pets and detached garages. You might additionally find that a community with perks like a fitness center or pool saves you gym membership costs.

Apartment community in Greenwood 

Forgetting To Investigate The Neighborhood

Few Greenwood Residents move into an apartment without a tour beforehand, but don’t neglect to inspect the surrounding area as well. To find out more about your neighborhood, explore it at different times and speak to the neighbors. Pay attention to noise levels, traffic volumes, and overall friendliness of the area. Maybe you’ll learn that the calm neighborhood you see at 2 in the afternoon hosts unruly parties at night or experiences traffic congestion each day at 5 PM.

Google can assist you as well. Do an internet search to find out more about attractions and shopping in that part of Greenwood, the school district, your new commute, and more.

Rental lease agreement.

Signing The Lease Without Reading The Fine Print

One of the most made mistakes when renting an apartment in Greenwood is not reading the details. Before you sign the lease, read it carefully so that you understand what you’re agreeing to. If you are unsure of something, review it with a more experienced friend or a lawyer. A local tenant information hotline can help too.

You should also understand your obligation as a Resident. Look for any points that you aren’t able to honor. For example, if you plan to sublet your apartment, but the lease prohibits this, you should reconsider your plans. 

Model apartment bedroom

Forgetting To Take Pics On Move-in Day

When you’ve signed your paperwork and received the keys, you are ready to move into your new apartment! But before moving in, you have one final job. To avoid penalty fees later, note pre-existing damage and tell the leasing office. A great apartment community will make sure everything is clean and working correctly, but unexpected issues can appear. The best communities will schedule a walk through before move-in with management to document any pre-existing damage together.

Take notes and photos of anything that concerns you. If your apartment community requests that you fill out a move-in checklist, make a copy of it to save for your records. And don’t hesitate to add problems that they don’t list.

Begin Your Apartment Search With Bayshore Apartments

Start your apartment hunt off correctly with Bayshore Apartments. Our Leasing Specialists are happy to show you around and answer all of your questions about our attractive apartments and community. Call 317-886-1849 or schedule a tour to find out more.