When you want to rent a new home, you will see various properties. During an apartment walkthrough, the property owner (landlord) will certainly try to draw your attention to the best parts of the property, and away from deficiencies.
However, you should make sure that you pay attention to the following aspects:
- Smoke Detectors
Thousands of people die in apartment fires each year in the US, so you do not want to be a number on the list of casualties. The best way of preventing fires is having working smoke detectors both inside apartments and in the common areas (entrance, staircases, corridors, etc.)
- Doors and Windows
Doors and windows should open with ease and close firmly. The main door and all the windows must have locks that work smoothly. Also, there should be no drafts coming from closed windows.
- Plumbing and Wiring
Can you observe wet spots on the floors and walls? This means that there is a water leak from one of the water pipes. Also, do all lights turn on and off without buzzing noises or flickering lights? Do not forget to check sockets: can you observe signs of burning around them? All these are red flags that you should not choose this apartment. Be sure that you look at the Watercolors of Centerton apartments in Bentonville AR for some of the best in the area.