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5 Questions to Ask Before Renting a Corporate Apartment

May 16, 2018

Renting a new place to live can seem like a daunting idea, especially if you’re looking for a corporate apartment in a decent and safe neighborhood.

After all, that area is going to be your home for the foreseeable future. It makes complete sense to ask the right questions so that when you do rent a corporate apartment for yourself, it does not turn into a regrettable mistake that you’re stuck with. If you’re ready to move in after this blog, then we would like to be the first one to welcome you to beautiful Arkansas.

Questions about Rent

This may seem like a no-brainer if you’re looking for a corporate apartment, but aside from asking about how much the rent is, you should also focus on questions regarding when the rent is due, how they take payments and any additional costs. It’s super important to know what exactly you’re paying for and what may not be included (furniture or other recurring costs), so there’s no bad taste in your mouth later-on.

What is the Corporate Apartment Policy on Guests?

Some guests are model guests who stay a day or two, clean up after themselves and do not cause a ruckus. Others might take up parking space, damage your landlord’s property or indulge in activities that may seem uninviting. This is why some landlords are apprehensive regarding guests staying over in the corporate apartments they rent out.

What is the system set in place for maintenance problems?

When you live in a corporate apartment, you may find that day-to-day living comes with maintenance needs. Some corporate apartment complexes have 24/7 on-call maintenance crews that will cater to their tenants. Others have a set of rules that require prior notice and have exceptions stated in the contract, so go about it wisely and see what is covered under the maintenance section of your contract and how soon will they be dispatching them over to you.

Does the Corporate Apartment allow pets?

This is a very important question if you are a pet owner and even if you are not, you should ask this question nonetheless because if you do not want animals in your building complex, it may come to you as an unpleasant surprise. This is a question every prospective tenant needs to ask their landlord before they sign on the dotted line or make any final decisions.

What happens if you break the lease?

Sometimes due to extenuating circumstances you may be compelled to break the lease or move from the corporate apartment that you have been renting for some time. You need to be fully aware of the repercussions that action would entail. Would there be any penalties, and if so, are you equipped to handle them? How much will it cost you? How much can you even afford? Being clear on this can help you save a ton of headache, money and going back and forth to resolve a matter of leaving your old apartment even if you’ve settled into a new one.

All in all, if you’re in the market for a new place to live, you need to equip yourself with the right questions (no matter how little or petty they seem) to have a true living experience.

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