What to Think about Before Renting an Apartment

 In Apartment Living

Renting your first apartment at Legacy Court Apartments in Midvale is exciting. Not only are you moving out on your own, but you will be moving into a complex that you will love to live in. To help you in the process of renting your first apartment we have provided you with a list of what you should be taking into consideration before signing the lease.


Consider the Upfront Costs

When you are renting an apartment for the first time you need to be aware of the starting costs. Not only are you expected to pay rent each month, but there is also a security deposit you must pay and application fees as well. While this may be a bit of a shock at first, the security deposit is to help in protecting the quality of the apartment. If you are a good tenant and keep your apartment clean and free of damage you can expect to get most or all of your deposit back at the end of your lease.


Additional Monthly Costs

In addition to monthly rent there are other living expenses you need to work into your budget. Utilities such as water, gas, electric, and sewage will often need to be paid. Depending on the agreement between you and your landlord, you could only be paying for a portion of the utilities. Don’t forget about renter’s insurance and cable/internet as well. All of these can add up if you aren’t adequately prepared budget wise when searching for a new apartment.


Furnishing your Apartment

If you are moving out for the first time you will be surprised at just how much you will need to buy in order to furnish your apartment. Get what you can from family members, garage sales, and Goodwill to start off. Don’t forget to get the little stuff like toiletries, towels, blankets, cleaning supplies, and cookware.


Moving into your first apartment is an exciting experience. As long as you prepare for the things listed above you can move into your apartment without any unexpected costs or surprises. We at Legacy Court Apartments in Midvale are excited to have you as one of our future tenants. To view the floor plans we offer make sure you check out our website.

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