12 Apartment Hunting Hacks Worth Knowing About

  • http://jindoulee.com/ Jindou Lee

    Wow! Hey everyone, because of the amount of traffic, our site has been down a few times today.

    Just out of curiosity, would you be interested in an app for tenants/consumers to do their inspections?

    • Ama

      Will it have some online storage for photos that can be used as analogue to the self-mail (i.e. judicially provable date of uploading)?

      • http://jindoulee.com/ Jindou Lee

        Yes of course. That’s the most important thing because you never know when you will need to bring up evidence to fight an unscrupulous landlord. (We just had to recently).

  • Adrian

    If you’re hunting during the rainy season make sure to look for leaks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marianaluciamarquez Mariana Lucia Marquez

    To add to the list: always try to view a flat during the day rather than night to see how much light gets in through the windows. Ideally try to view it on a rainy day.

  • Jacob

    I think it’s also important to have guidelines about the heating situation in a new apartment. I’m currently getting screwed because the landlord is not taking care of the lack of heat in our building, but because he gave us each a space heater, that legally suffices. It does not physically suffice… it’s really cold in SE Idaho during the winter. I got so worked up about it, I also wrote an article on thing to check when apartment hunting: http://www.listinglists.com/blog/2013/11/21/things-to-check-when-apartment-hunting/