11 items to watch before renting an apartment
Renting an apartment is a great time in a woman’s life. Conquering the independence of a space alone or the experience of sharing with someone are striking facts that bring a lot of learning. However, those who make this decision in a hurried way can end up with a lot of headache.
Infiltrations on the walls, windows that do not open, unexpected documents that are requested, anything can happen. You need to be prepared and, above all, very well informed, since not all events will depend on you. There are trustees, owners, real estate, etc., etc.
But calm, you do not have to suffer ahead of time. We have selected a number of care you must have before signing any rental paper from your so dreamed up little corner. They are so simple tips that often end up going unnoticed – and, rest assured, they make a difference.
Look at all the details we’ve listed. Then you just have to plan how to decorate each room in your own way.
1. Define what your needs are
Do you need a place for the whole family or just for you? One room enough? And balcony, is it an important thing? Keep in mind exactly what you are looking for, everything that is essential in your life.
2. Search is (much) needed
Be with your expectations aligned. The apartment of your dreams in the city center fit your budget? Or would not it be better to search in a more remote neighborhood, but at a much more affordable price? Research in these cases is critical.
3. Put your spending on the tip of the pencil
Remember that you will pay more than just the rent. In addition to electricity bill, there are expenses such as the condominium fee and the Urban Land and Territorial Tax (IPTU). Make a good forecast of your finances so you do not get in debt.
4. Keep an eye on the documentation
Do not let the bureaucracy discourage you. Be prepared and wide-eyed. The requested documentation may change from one real estate to another, but certified copies of RG, CPF and proof of income are usually requested. Make sure you do not have any irregular documentation, so you do not have to rush past it.
5. Choose wisely the region of the property
The region of your property should be as pleasant as possible for you. So know all about the surroundings: if there is frequent traffic and noises, the existence of commerce nearby, the ease of finding public transportation, if the locality is very violent and dangerous … All this is important to consider when choosing your corner.
6. Analyze your future home right
Open and close the windows, turn on the shower, turn on the lights, pull the flush. These are things that people forget to do and can make a difference. Nothing more unpleasant than a private clogged right on your first day of new home, right? Make sure everything is in order and, anything, trigger the owner.
7. Take photos of everything
This time of the survey is very important. Shoot any defects you find and ask for the owner’s account to avoid future claims and charges. Check every detail and question whenever you feel it necessary.
8. Visit the properties at different times
If some property has aroused more interest, be programmed to make visits in different days, times and weather conditions. Make visits during the day, at night, on weekends and also on rainy days! This gives you the incidence of light and also the presence of gutters.
9. Make contact with people in the area.
Having a good relationship with neighbors and surrounding residents can be very good. Talk to everyone to get information on both reforms that have occurred, potential issues, or tips on locale.
10. Find out if pets are allowed
Nothing more frustrating than finding a cool place and finding out that your pet can not go together, right? There are condominiums that prohibit pets, so you should find out what the rules of the places you are searching for are.
11. Do not rush.
It is important to stay optimistic and motivated. And with a lot of patience, of course. Do not rush to find the apartment of dreams. The wait will be worth it!
By following these tips, you are less likely to have headaches with your new home. Good luck in looking!
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