A new year means new resolutions. Your personal resolutions probably include getting in shape or losing weight, but if you’re an apartment renter, you might want to consider making these resolutions to make your life at home easier. We talked to property managers and included a few of our own tips that you can use to help make 2017 your best year as a renter yet. Cheers to 2017!
Respect your neighbors.
Most apartment renters live in close quarters and share walls with other renters. Be considerate of each other.
“While hosting a party or inviting guests over for a movie night might be nice every now and then, try not to make it a regular occurrence — especially on weeknights. Keep in mind that your neighbor might have a big work presentation the next day or a new baby that is having trouble falling asleep at night,” says David Lobsinger, property manager at the Weston Park apartments in Longwood, Florida. “One of the worst calls a property manager can get is a complaint about someone else in the complex. Being considerate can go a long way when in terms to fostering a comfortable and happy community for all.”
Notify Management If You Change Your Email Address or Phone Number.
If you get a new email address or phone number, don’t forget to notify your property manager. Property managers will still need to get in touch with you.
Pay Attention to the Small Details.
Springfield, Virginia-based Brad Chandler, who works with renters as the CEO and Co-founder of EHB Property Management, says he wishes renters took care of the following:
-Air filters (it will save them and property owner money in the long run)
-Batteries in their smoke detectors
-Check under sinks often for small leaks