So you’ve done the research, toured numerous complexes and now it’s time to finally sign the lease, right? Not quite. Before signing your lease, make sure you ask the following questions:
1. Can I make changes to the apartment?
You will probably want to decorate your new place and make it your own, so just be sure you know the policy before making any major changes such as switching out the paint color. Some apartment complexes don’t allow it, and some will ask you to have the apartment in the same condition it was when you moved in.
2. Are there plans to make any updates to the complex?
This question is often overlooked, but it can be problematic for residents if there’s construction around. Some residents don’t mind, but for some residents it can be disturbing.
3. Are utilities included?
When budgeting for an apartment, always find out the overall cost with utilities included.