What is usually needed to rent an apartment?

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Kathryn Amis answered

I should know the answer to this question - I've been living in a rented apartment for 7 years!

I think the most important thing when renting an apartment is to have your wits about you!  Seriously - there are several things you must have -

  • Evidence of the means to pay

No-one is going to rent you an apartment if you haven't got a steady job and a steady income.  It's tough if you've just started a job but I should think most agents will want to see evidence of your pay for at least three (or six) months.

  • The Deposit

You'll have to fork out at least one month's rent in advance. This comes back at the end of your tenancy less any money owing for repairs or replacements (which you won't have because you're such a spotless person)

  • A  Good Reference
Usually from someone who can attest to your honesty and character - it's always good if your referree can make some statement about you  being quiet, clean living and a houseproud tenant!

  • Contents insurance

The landlord will have the fabric of the place insured.  You need to have insurance to cover the contents - and make sure its adequate. Make sure also, that anything like your bike and computer are also covered.

  • Other expenses

You need to get utiliies sorted out; electricity, gas, rates, water - all these are your responsibility too.

I've lived in apartments where I've dealt directly with the landlord - the advantage of this is you cut out the middle man - and hopfully some money.  The disadvantage can often be that the relationship gets personal and when things need doing (or saying) on either parties behalf - it can be tricky. 

Personally - I like to deal through a good agent- yes you pay more - but  it's simpler and less complicated to distance yourself from the apartment owner. My mantra about the landlord is -

He don't bother me and I don't bother him!

I like renting because it takes away the responsibility of ownership. If anything major goes wrong, someone else will fix it! (Recently I had to have a new oven and a new freezer, as well as having to have a problem with damp sorted).


Be a good tenant - pay your rent, pay your bills, keep the place clean and tidy, get on with your neighbours - its not rocket science.

Good luck!


Jason Levy Profile
Jason Levy , usually needed to rent an apartment , answered

When you think about rent an apartment then there are many things have to be clear in mind like you should keep maintain all of the utilities gas, water, fire risk, furniture,clean rooms , maintenance etc. Your agreement about rent price must clear from the first day or fixed the date with your landlord. Be a good tenant .. Good luck for future ,

ttsk ttskguy Profile
ttsk ttskguy answered

Inside: The power supply, telecommunication and water supply.

Outside:  The transportation, healthcare, and education.

Lastly, the PRICE.

kane anderson Profile
kane anderson , Living in baton rouge, answered

While renting apartment you should is it according to your needs check all the utilities telecommunication ,internet <light issues the water is clean the environment is eco friendly.

jog albert Profile
jog albert answered

While you buy a apartment. You should check all the terms, Is it according to your needs check
all the utilities is clean and environment is eco friendly.

sam weedwiki Profile
sam weedwiki answered

The best way is take some of suggestion from the local area people. Where you want to rent apartment.

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