For students who are going off to college and have no campus accommodation, apartment rentals can seem like a daunting idea. There are a few things every student should keep in mind before renting a space:
Proximity to the campus: The nearer your apartment is, the more money you save on commuting every day.
Management of the complex: It is always better to know if the paint is being redone, the complaints being answered and so on. As a student, you don’t want to worry about these things later.
Budget: Most students opt to share a space with one or two people so that costs like electricity can be split. It is very expensive to rent a space on your own.
Location: The neighborhood where your complex is situated matters. Security and safety should be major concerns for students.
Damages: When you go to see the apartment, make sure you examine it thoroughly and note down all the damages e.g. a faulty lock, so that you can compare it to other spaces you see. This will also ensure you are not held accountable for existing damages later.