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A Guide For First Time Renters – 4 Things To Research

A Guide For First Time Renters – 4 Things To Research

  |     |   Apartment Living Tips And Tricks, Los Angeles Rental Guides
Moving out on your own is a big step and it's not always easy to know what you should do before you sign the lease. That’s why we've compiled a list of the top 4 things that new renters should know before they sign their first lease. Once you’ve done your research, you’ll feel confident that you’ve made the right choice.  

1) Research neighborhoods – There are different benefits and drawbacks of living in one neighborhood vs another. Ultimately, it's important to find the right fit for your lifestyle. By doing some initial research on different neighborhoods in your area, you can avoid any surprises down the road and end up in the perfect place to call home.

2) Ask about pet policies – Before you sign any lease, it's important to ask about the building's pet policy. Some apartments don't allow pets at all, while others have restrictions on size, breed or number of animals. By knowing in advance whether pets are allowed, you can save yourself time and energy in your search.  

3) Don't forget about utilities – Utilities can be expensive so ask what is included in the rent. How much will you have to pay on top of rent for utilities? Will you have to pay a fee if you go over the amount allocated in your lease? These are important factors to consider. Additionally, many communities offer free utilities, lessening the stress of a typical leasing experience. For example, if you rent a furnished Westchester apartment at Concourse, cable, Wi-Fi, and utilities come inclusive in the cost of rent, so you can worry about less and live more.

4) Rent furnished – If you don’t want to buy furniture, try to find an apartment that comes fully furnished – this may also save you money in the long run. Furnished apartments come fully stocked with everything you need, from furniture to appliances and linens. This means no extra expenses for things like decorating or installing appliances – it’s all done for you. 

The last thing you want to do is realize after you've already moved in that there's something important about the apartment or building that you didn't know. So, before signing your lease and moving in, make sure to do the proper research so you can be confident when it comes time for move-in day.  

If you are searching for an apartment in Westchester, CA, be sure to check out Concourse. Our furnished apartments are perfect for new renters who want all the amenities and none of the hassle. With a seamlessly connected community, Concourse is Westchester's ultimate luxury apartment complex. Enjoy access to luxury amenities, which include a pool and outdoor spa, 24-hour fitness center, resident co-working and recreational lounges, and conference rooms. Find out more by browsing our website or just give us a call.




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