Questions to ask when renting an apartment: 5 things you need to know before moving in

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From learning about your short-term and long-term expenses to knowing what your upfront costs will be, there are key things you’ll need to know before moving in.

We’ve put together this guide of everything you’ll need to know to make the best-informed decision. By doing this, you’ll gain a clearer picture of things before signing your lease.

Questions to ask when renting an apartment

Whether you’re a first-time renter or have rented in the past, you’ll need to ask yourself key questions to better understand what you’re getting out of your stay. It’s important that you take the time to discuss everything, so you are prepared for the present and the future. Below, we’ve provided the top five questions to ask when renting an apartment:

1. How will I pay for rent, utilities, and upfront costs?

It’s essential to have a plan of action for rent on top of other costs including application or pet fees, a security deposit, and utilities. So, if you’re not sure what utilities or services you’ll need to pay for and how much they’ll cost, it’s best practice to speak with your property manager. Responsibilities like electricity, gas, internet, and water will impact how much rent you can afford. At Rosetti Properties, you can pay your rent right online through our tenant portal. You can even set up automatic payments to ensure your rent is paid on time to avoid late fees.

2. Where will I park my car?

Before you move to a new city or neighborhood, you should become familiar with what parking and public transportation will be like. This way you’re prepared for additional parking expenses included in your rent or the need to pay a garage fee for parking. If you can, it’s also a best practice to see what the street parking looks like for yourself. This way you can determine if it’s better to pay for parking or public transportation. The great thing about Rosetti Properties apartment complexes, is the ample parking at every apartment in the Capital Region! Some properties also have available garages available to residents.

3. Are any utilities or services covered in the cost of rent?

Depending on where you live, some or all utilities or services may be covered in the cost of your rent. Here, at Rosetti Properties, all our properties come with 24/7 maintenance services included within your rent. You’ll also find that some of the properties have internet, cable, and air conditioning included, as well. When you have specific amenities and services included in your rent, it’s easier to determine the best apartment and how much rent you can afford whether you’re living by yourself, with family members, or a roommate.

4. What are the options for lease renewal?

It’s always good to plan ahead. So, before you move in, make sure you know if you’re signing a short or long-term lease and if there are lease renewal options. This way you can decide how long you’re going to stay.

5. How do you handle emergency repairs?

Tenants don’t want to worry about a sudden maintenance emergency happening in their apartment. Yet, it’s always a good idea to make sure you have the services available. That’s why Rosetti Properties has a 24/7 maintenance service included in your amenities. This way you get all your repairs handled quickly to get back to your normal routine.

Have a question for Rosetti Properties? Contact Us!

If you’re interested in an apartment in the Capital Region, contact us. We’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have about your ideal home. With highly rated apartments with excellent amenities and quality services, we’ll assure you that we are the Capital Region’s finest places to live.