What should I know and make sure of before applying for an apartment?
My partner and I are looking for our first apartment, and we found a place that we can see ourselves living in. We are both moving out of our parents’ houses, so this is all new to us. We’re ready to fill out the application, but we want to make sure we didn’t overlook something crucial, since the fee is $250. That $250 goes to our first month’s rent if we’re accepted, and back to us if not. If we’re accepted, but don’t move in, we lose it. So we’ve both been wracking our brains to make sure there isn’t something we neglected that could turn out to be a problem.
The place we want to apply for meets our qualifications for space, location, type of neighborhood, total cost, and amount of natural light (partner grows plants). We feel like the landlord is on top of things, and probably an easy person to deal with as long as we pay rent and observe basic etiquette. Overall, it seems perfect for us. But I’m worried we missed something.
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