When to Pass on an Atlanta Apartment
Sometimes the search for a new home or an Atlanta apartment can become desperate, but there are still times when you should pass on a unit or apartment community. If you visit an apartment complex and see any of the conditions below, move on, regardless of the features you love.
Apparent maintenance neglect like un-kept landscaping, mildew or mold, mouse droppings, insect damage or rusty fixtures are key indicators of poor management. Check the hot water and HVAC system in the apartment to make sure they work. If items are in disrepair when the landlord wants to attract tenants, it is unlikely those items will be fixed after the lease is signed.
Sprucing up a unit with fresh paint is an easy and affordable thing for the landlord to complete. Damaged walls, peeling paint and water damage mean keep looking for the right Atlanta apartment. At JAMCO Properties, attentive property managers and on-site maintenance staff address these issues on a regular basis to keep their communities at their best!
Research the neighborhood where the apartment community is located. Check the local paper or do a web based search for crime statistics. Sometimes you might consider an area because of the affordable rent. In that case move into the community with your eyes open. Be aware of the situation. Ultimately, only you are responsible for your safety. Visit the property during different times of the day and night.
Whether it is traffic or neighbors, sounds might be completely out of your control. Nearby airports and trains provide convenient access to transportation for commuting or travel, but they may be noisy during certain times of the day or night.. Ask other residents how they feel about these things. Bins overflowing with pizza boxes and liquor bottles might be an indication of noisy neighbors that party all night. Again, the importance of visiting the property during different times of the day and night cannot be stressed enough.
Finally, make a close inspection of the doors and windows, ensure they open and close properly. And be certain your Atlanta apartment has window treatments for privacy and to help with utility costs. Follow your instincts and you will find the most comfortable Atlanta apartment for you.
JAMCO Properties, Inc. is a widely respected multi-family housing investment firm recognized as one of Atlanta’s best apartment management companies.
Posted on July 29, 2013, in Linden Ridge and tagged affordable Atlanta apartments, atlanta apartment rentals, atlanta apartments. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on When to Pass on an Atlanta Apartment.