Ensure your apartment or condo will fit you! Create a floor plan of your new apartment where all your items should belong. If you can, try to measure the apartment and your belongings out. This will give you a better idea of if it is the right space for you. Do this before committing a single dollar to an apartment application fee. Will your new apartment be too cramped with your old things? Will you need to buy new furniture to fill up the increased space? Will the movers have trouble getting your couch where it needs to be?
Remember, be wary of landlords not willing to upgrade the necessities. Keep an eye out for floor boards, electrical wiring, anything that needs to be looked after. Don’t settle for less when it comes to your home. Ensure your landlord takes care of their properties and in turn you will get a home that is up to date and hassle-free of issues. Watch for these hidden pitfalls!
Legally, renting a condo may look like renting an apartment but they are not the same. Condos in Edmonton come with a HomeOwners Association. This inturn means lots of rules and regulations to follow. Be sure your owner is responsible enough to handle his mortgage and HOA fees, otherwise you might be screwed over during an unforeseen foreclosure in Edmonton.