6 things you need to know before renting an apartmentBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/6-things-you-need-to-know-before-renting-an-apartment
Sometimes it is difficult to find a good apartment. That's why Pictolic has prepared a list of things you should pay attention to before renting an apartment.
1. Check sockets.
So, you liked the apartment. First, check the sockets, or rather their number and condition. The more outlets the better. And if there are few of them and half of them do not work, then you will confuse the whole apartment with extension cords.
2. Find out if the Internet and TV are connected.
Few people can stay in the house for a long time without the Internet and television. Find out in advance whether these communications are carried out in the apartment. If not, ask if it can be done, as the Internet and TV connection is connected to the cable to the apartment. Sometimes you can agree to include the cost of TV and Internet in the rent.
3. Make sure there is no mold.
Fungus in the apartment is an unpleasant and even dangerous thing. Mold is the cause of an unpleasant smell of dampness, as well as an unsightly appearance. And it's hard to get rid of it. In addition, inhaling the spores of the fungus is very dangerous, especially for the elderly and children. Therefore, you need to carefully inspect the apartment. Most often, the fungus can be found in the bathroom or in the kitchen.
4. Consider parking.
If you have a car, you need a place to leave it overnight. Find out if there is a parking space near the house where you want to rent an apartment. Very often, residents leave their cars in the courtyard of the house, which is not very safe. If there is no on-site parking, try to find out if there are paid parking lots nearby.
5. Look out the window.
We are not talking about the beautiful view. But pay attention to whether there are any luminous banners or signs near the window of the future apartment. Neon rays that will shine through your window will adversely affect your sleep. Highways, nightclubs, and bars close to home can also deprive you of sleep.
6. Pay attention to the cleanliness of the apartment.
If you find yourself in a dirty apartment, do not rush to make a choice, even a good one for the price. Perhaps there are even more unpleasant surprises behind the mess. However, a dirty apartment should be carefully inspected. Perhaps the dirt does not scare you and you can bring it back to normal.