Real Estate

10 Red Flags To Look Out For When Renting Your First Apartment

Renting an apartment is no easy deal. You will find several articles on tips to rent an apartment but what many don’t point is the red flags to watch out for. The post below sheds light on such red flags to be wary of while finding Apartments & Villas For Rent.

Limited property pictures

If your chosen property does not come with multiple pictures, don’t hesitate to avoid it. Limited pictures could mean the property owner is trying hide something that may affect the deal.

Rent too cheap

You should always look for a competitive deal but if the deal comes at a dirt low price- something could be fishy. The property could be disputed or hold some hidden issues which are preventing the rent. In such cases, property owners list these properties at an unreasonably low price to pull in tenants.

Bars on windows

Try to avoid properties that feature bar on windows. Bars mean an extra guard of security which further implies the property is located in a crime-prone area.

Landlord not asking for documents

A sincere landlord will always ask for documents from potential tenants to weed out the rotten apples. But if your prospective landlord does not ask for any paper, there could be some problem with the property.

Funky odors

If you encounter funky odors while inspecting the property, those could be due to mold & mildew.

Requires too many fixes

It’s not uncommon to find a couple of things in need of fix while visiting your potential rented home. But if the number of things to be repaired is unreasonably high, consider a red flag.

No easy access to owner

If the property owner is out of reach most of the times and can’t be contacted easily, try to look for another property.

Doors closed on visit

A sincere landlord will always be transparent about every corner of a property to be offered on rent. If you find some doors closed, consider a red flag.

Push for rushed tour

If your potential landlord pushes you for a rushed visit, there could be something suspicious about the whole deal.

Incomplete agreement

An incomplete agreement may lead to unpleasant surprises later. So, never sign any incomplete rental agreement.

Kris is our in-house writer with a lot of experience under her belt. She loves to provide her insight about the market trends and her predictions about market trends are often on point.