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At Apartments Here, we know how difficult it is renting an apartment in a growing city like Austin. Whether this is your first or twentieth apartment, there are a few things you should always ask when renting. Remember to always read your contract carefully before signing up to rent; even a new coat of paint can end up costing more than you thought.
1. Can I Paint?
Sure, that yellow in the kitchen is hideous, but maybe it can’t be painted over. There are some places that will charge even more if you decide to move forward with painting. Most leases require that the apartment be restored to its original condition before you move out. Most places require approval of the color before you paint it. Normal wear tear could occur but otherwise it’s on you.
2. What about pets?
To some landlords, pets can cause a lot of damage and many places forbid pets in major complexes. Some places even forbid visiting pets; always make sure it’s okay for your furry friend to live with you before signing on the dotted line. You may even have to pay a little more for your cute pet. Apartments and pets can exist together, we can help find the right fit for you.
3. Do I need a parking pass?
Do my guests need a parking pass? Parking is a pain anywhere you go, but it is even more of a pain if you or your visitors get towed. Make sure to ask what the policy is for guest parking; whether it’s street parking or covered, don’t let you or your friends get towed.
4. What is the cost of moving in?
Move in fees can sometimes cost almost as much as the first month’s rent. Most landlords want the first month’s rent up front and the security deposit. Make sure you’ve saved enough money for the deposit, the first month’s rent, the application fee and the security deposit. Moving in itself can cost more than you’d expect so make sure you’re prepared financially.
To sum up, there are a good number of things to consider when moving into an apartment. Some apartment complexes try to hide the inconveniences from their renters until it’s too late. That’s why we encourage you to seek an Austin apartment locator before making any final decisions. We will guide you every step of the way, answer any questions that you have and make sure the place you call home can be just that, a home. All of our services are 100% no cost to you. Give us a call to get started.