Do your Homework before Signing a Lease on an Apartment
By Mark J. Donovan
||Apartment living is close quarters living. Not only are most apartments small in terms of square feet, your also living in close proximity to many other people. And if the apartment accepts pets, you may be living next door to dogs and cats. As a result, there are many apartment health hazards you need to be aware of. When living in small spaces and close proximity to other people and animals, there is higher risk for diseases, noise pollution, molds and mildews. As a result, it’s critical to do your homework when checking out apartments.|
When looking for apartment health hazards inspect both the outside and inside of the apartment complex, and not just the apartment itself. Make sure that maintenance is not an afterthought with the building management and landlord. One key giveaway on a poorly managed apartment complex is the quality of the hallway flooring. If the hallway flooring is worn out chances are the apartment complex will be run down in many other areas as well. Also, pay close attention to the apartment complexes heating and cooling, and ventilation system. Demand to see the apartment complexes mechanical systems to ensure they are in good working order and that they are maintained regularly.
So in conclusion, do your homework before signing a lease on a apartment. By doing so, you can prevent exposing yourself to a variety of apartment health hazards.
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