Crucial Steps to Take Before Signing a Lease

What are some things you should do before you sign that lease?

Finding a brand new apartment is stressful even when you have a couple of months to move in. However, being rushed to move out of your old apartment could lead to people making horrible decisions about their future. So, what are some things you should do before you sign that lease? Read on for a few crucial steps to take before you sign a lease!

Form a Solid Relationship

First impressions are quite important, so make sure that you’re friendly, professional, and polite when you first meet a potential landlord. The way you present yourself will give them a real point of reference for how you’ll be as a tenant. If you talk to them over the phone first, make sure you sound enthused and polite.

The First Visit is a True Inspection

Before you go and sign the lease and agree to take the property, it is key to see your new house. Its also important that your new spot meets all of your needs and will be a comfortable, functional, and safe spot for you and your loved ones. This first inspection will allow you to identify any possible problems you might have with the building itself or the apartment unit. Talk the issues out with your landlord and see if you’re able to come to an agreement about potential improvements. If you can not come to a set agreement, you have only wasted an afternoon to yourself.

Document Any Existing Damage Before Moving and Signing the Lease

While you’re on your inspection tour of the apartment unit, make sure that you document any damages you see. Point them out to your landlord, so you don’t end up at their fault later on. Take plenty of photographs to ensure that you’re not at fault and lose your deposit.

What Is Included in the Apartment Lease?

Before you sign the lease, you should know the specifics of the apartment. Make sure you’re able to afford the price for the overall apartment unit. You should also figure out what is actually included in the price of the rental. Some rental apartment properties also include utilities, parking spots, cable, or water, while others offer on-site amenities like health clubs, gyms, parks, playgrounds, and other benefits. Discuss with your landlord about what is include and what isn’t, and base most of your decision on that.

Come Home to Comfort and Convenience at Prescott Square Apartments

Nestled in the wooded hills of Pikesville, yet just moments away from Baltimore, Reisterstown, Randallstown, Millford Mill, Gwynn Oak, Old Court, Owings Mills, Garrison, Lochearn, and Windsor Mill, Prescott Square Apartments offers spacious apartment living spaces for everyone! We offer two-bedroom homes with wall-to-wall carpeting/hardwood flooring, central A/C, access to oversized patios/balconies, and maintenance whenever you need it. To set up an appointment to take a look at our apartments, call us at 443-213-8584 or visit our website!