You can find the rental ads both on social networks and specialized websites. To avoid unnecessary costs, people often refuse to communicate with the owner of an apartment through the realtor and choose to rent it directly from the private landlords.
If you decided to change the place of living, Icon Beaverton homes for rent in Beaverton, OR can be a good variant for your future dream apartment. However, it is important to consider different factors when you look for a new home.
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1. Explore the neighborhood
The location is one of the most important factors, thus it is necessary to consider not only to the distance between your apartment and public transport or metro stops, but also the crime situation in the area and the state of the courtyard.
Do not be afraid to deal with the apartments located near the industrial areas. As a matter of fact, there are many offices or warehouses in these areas. On the contrary, the places with the lack of lighting and roads covered with snow and ice in winter should be immediately put aside.
Take into account that lovely walks through the streets in the cold winter morning can become an ‘infernal’ test for you. Take a closer look at the playgrounds – it is very important that they are properly equipped for the children. In addition, it is worth to check the number of the parked cars in the yard.
Also, do not forget to find out whether there are troubled families living in your future building. Loud and nasty neighbors can spoil your life even if you choose the most comfortable and nice-looking apartment.
2. Check for problems
You can face such typical problems as the failure in a plumbing system, electricity problems, unreliable window blocks, wedging locks and tumbling tiles in the bathroom. Flush the toilet and run the water in the sinks and showers. Carefully test the drainage system, plumbing, and heating accessories, check the siphon valve serviceability, make sure that there are no strange smells in the apartment. Pay attention to the noises and temperature of the water.
Turn on the kettle and the washing machine at the same time in order to check the electrical network. Also, you can test the electrical outlets by plugging your smartphone into a charging socket.
3. Sign the rental agreement
Obviously, do not sing anything until you have read the lease thoroughly and checked all the necessary details. Ask the landlord questions you concern:
- Can you have a roommate?
- How much does security deposit cost?
- Are you responsible for the repairs?
- Is smoking allowed?
- Are pets allowed?
- What must additional fee be paid?
- What are you supposed to do if you’re late on rent?
Make sure that you have enough money to pay for the apartment and negotiate for the fixed price for the whole renting period. If you do not think you can afford to rent a big apartment, it is worth thinking about choosing one bedroom rental in Beaverton, OR.
Icon Beaverton Apartments
- 14620 SW Farmington Rd,
- +1 971-930-2065