What is something that every new apartment renter should know/do? by QuestionGuy September 7, 2022, 7:46 pm What is something that every new apartment renter should know/do? What do you think? 1 Point Upvote Downvote apartmentAskAskMeknowdoQuestion and Answerrenter See more Previous article Rick Grimes vs Walter White. Epic Rap Battles of History Next article did he laugh? 16 Comments Leave a Reply Make a very detailed video of every inch of the place before you move your stuff in, and make sure the manager gets a copy of any damage found. Log in to Reply Invest in a toilet plunger. You never think about it until you need it and by then it’s too late Log in to Reply Get/check your smoke alarms. Log in to Reply Take pictures of everything. They will try to hit you up for damages if you don’t have proof it was preexisting. Log in to Reply Get renters insurance. It is surprisingly inexpensive and can cover things that any insurance your landlord has on the actual structure won’t, such as your belongings and or emergency housing in case you are unable to reside in your place due to fire, flood, etc… Log in to Reply On the first day before moving stuff in, see if there is any damage anywhere. Take a photo and communicate that to the rental. That way they don’t try and say you damaged anything. Log in to Reply Change the locks, or request that the apartment complex changes them. They’re supposed to be changed in between tenants, but a lot of places won’t do so unless you request it. Which means you don’t know who does and doesn’t have access to your apartment. Log in to Reply Be prepared to not your deposit back. Especially if you’re young. Clean your floors regularly. Take a video of the house right when you move in so you have a date and period of how you received it and how left it 🙂 Log in to Reply Read the damn lease. It’s a pain in the ass but one time I didn’t read the lease, signed it, and later read it. It said that if the HVAC system broke, we would have to replace it. That we had to take out the neighbors trash? That if there was a flea infestation we had to pay for it and… SURPRISE. There were multiple flea infestations 💃🏻 Log in to Reply Read thoroughly all the paperwork, make sure to check any legal issues of the owner of the property, the proper property paperwork. Also remember after the real state agency gets their fee and you sign the paperwork, they don’t give a fuck about you or the property. Log in to Reply Pictures – take pictures of everything and then timestamp them Log in to Reply Document pre-existing damage. Log in to Reply You know that deposit that you will get back at the end of the lease. You won’t get it back. They will find every little reason to keep it. Log in to Reply RENTERS INSURANCE Log in to Reply Extensively document everything wrong with the place. Email it to the landlord so the record is date-stamped. This way they cannot charge you for damage that was there when you moved in. When you get a new property manager, make sure your security deposit is accounted for. When I moved out, I did not have my original lease or proof that I paid it. It was supposed to be put into an account that earned interest. It was gone, and I cannot find out who took it, or when. Log in to Reply If you have a pet: register it as an emotional support animal. The law protects emotional support animals from evictions and other fees. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.