It’s always exciting moving into your new apartment, especially when you can begin to decorate it and make it your own. If you’re not careful, it may cost you your security deposit, however. Here are some ways to avoid losing your security deposit:
- Know the Law: Read over your lease and read it carefully. Make sure you understand your responsibilities so you don’t lose your deposit.
- Take Pictures:Before you move in, take picture of any damages you see such as holes and stains. That way, you can dispute any inaccuracies if they arise.
- Write It Down:In addition to pictures, document everything to keep track of any damages or issues with appliances.
- Always Ask:If you’re going to make any major changes to the apartment such as painting the walls, be sure to ask your property manager to see if you’re allowed to.