If you are a first-time renter in San Diego, especially when you have no experience of living in that City previously, you’ve got to know there are some important things that you should do and some other crucial things that you have to avoid so that your stay at one of San Diego apartments in the future will be smooth.
Let’s start first from what you should do when you want to get an apartment in San Diego.
1. Contacting and then asking the landlord to show you the unit.
2. Asking the landlord to bring with him some notes that he write on the paper about the whole features of the apartment unit when you are in the location with him.
3. Checking if any damage:
– Any breakage on surface of the wall, floor, and ceiling
– Water leakage
– Air conditioning damage
– Proliferating pests
– And, growing mold
4. Making sure that the landlord is willing to repair all the damages before you pay for the security deposit.
5. Asking for whether insurance will be helpful or not.
6. Asking for the post office number.
7. Asking the copy of the lease agreement.
Now, let’s go on to what you shouldn’t do when you are about to rent some of San Diego apartments.
1. Waiting for more than 30 days to get the lease document copy.
If it is already 30 days after you agreed the lease but you have got any copy from the landlord, you shouldn’t just keep silent. Ask for it.
2. Forgetting about informing that you want to use your name for the utilities.
The utilities’ costs should be charged in your name. Using your name, as the user of the apartment unit, also helps you to make any complaint if something wrong happen to, for example, the electivity power, water supply, and things.
3. Not asking for help if you find any difficulties in moving to the newly rented apartment.
Don’t be a shy guy. If you need some helps, you should contact one of your family or friends. Or, if you still have some money, you can hire a mover to take over the tasks. He/she will be very helpful if you have a lot of things to bring.
4. Changing the appearance of the apartment unit or repairing it without the knowledge of the landlord.
The Interior’s color scheme of each unit of San Diego apartments may not always suit your taste. So it is reasonable to change it. But, don’t do so if you haven’t got permission from the landlord. The worst thing is that you can be sued for what you have done.
Well, have a nice day and good luck.