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9 Things You Should Pay Attention To Before Renting An Apartment

There are some things you should consider before you rent an apartment.

It is essential to be familiar with all aspects of the space you are renting, especially in big cities, where there is a wide range of options and a variety of budgets and sizes.

Here are 9 things to consider before you rent an apartment.


It may seem obvious but before you rent an apartment, you need to determine your budget. This is how much you can afford and what the rent is. It is a good idea to not spend more than 30% of your income on rent payments.

Direct deal or real estate?

It is important to verify whether the apartment is being rented directly from the owner or through an agency. Also, make sure to confirm that the renter has the required requirements such as proof of income, bank references, or proof of family.


Before renting an apartment, you should also check whether the rental price includes maintenance. This includes what services are included and whether they are paid monthly or annually. Some maintenance fees include basic services like water, electricity, gas and doorman service. Others do not.

Verify your gas, electricity and water supplies

You should not assume that all services are available at the department. It is vital to request bills for electricity, water, and gas before you rent the space.


It is important to discuss the shortcomings in an apartment. This means reviewing every room and service, in order to find any dampness or damage pipes. Then, evaluate whether the cost is worth it. It is also important to determine who is responsible for paying for any damages that might occur during the rental period.

Are you a pet owner?

Some pet owners do not want their pets in their home. It is therefore important to check if they are allowed in the building and apartment before you rent. This will prevent any deterioration or conflicts.


It is important to find out if there are any restrictions on decorating the apartment. If some windows are decorative only and cannot be opened, ask if you can paint the walls or hang pictures or objects on the walls.


Even though there may be neighbors who would prefer privacy, it is important to know who lives in the same building or apartment, their occupations, and their contact information in case of an emergency.

Rent increases

Income can be contingent on inflation or other increases. To avoid conflicts, it is important that you clarify the terms and include in your contract a clause that outlines the obligations and conditions of both the owner as well as the tenant.


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