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About the Facility, Locale, and Amenities

Keep the following items in mind when considering a place to rent. 

  • Are the interior rooms and building common areas reasonably clean?
  • Are the walls in reasonably good condition?
  • Is the carpet or flooring clean and in good condition?
  • Are the appliances gas or electric and are they in good condition?
  • Is the refrigerator clean and in good condition?
  • Is there sufficient lighting?
  • Do the light fixtures work?
  • Will I need to provide additional lighting?
  • Are there enough electrical outlets?
  • Does the toilet function properly and not leak?
  • Do the hot and cold water faucets function and not drip?
  • Do the sinks, shower and tub drain quickly?
  • Are there any signs of water damage around water fixtures or on the ceiling?
  • If the apartment is furnished, is the furniture in good condition?
  • Will my furniture fit comfortably in the apartment?
  • Is there sufficient closet space?
  • Are there any signs of infestation?
  • Are there laundry facilities in building?
  • Is there storage space available in the building?
  • Are the exterior grounds maintained in reasonable condition (grass/shrubs trimmed with no visible debris)?
  • Are there proper containers provided for trash disposal with clear instructions (pick-up schedule, recyclables, etc.)?
  • Who lives in the adjoining apartments and the neighborhood?
  • How close are grocery stores, shops, restaurants, entertainment and public transportation?