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Questions to Ask while Renting a Flat

Questions to Ask while Renting a Flat

Look, we know you’re looking for a rental apartment. And we also know that this is your first rodeo. So we’re here to help you out, friend. Because 4 out of 5 people in India think they know all about their rental rights but ummmm, well no, they don’t. It’s why those four folks are sharing a tiny cramped up apartment with a hefty rent. While 1 out of those 5 people is chilling at their super decked up and super convenient flat on rent. Just because they knew all the right questions to ask and all the right moves to pull.

But don’t worry, we won’t let you stay too far behind that legend. In fact, we’ve done plenty of research and narrowed everything down to just 5 important questions you should ask the landlord before you decide to move in. And you can trust us on this. Cause this definitely isn’t our first rodeo. On the contrary, we, at Stanza Living have created more than 450+ managed residences and apartments in 24+ cities across the country. And all of them are home to 80,000+ young folks like you who’ve moved away from their hometown for better work and academic opportunities. Also, they seem to dig our vibe a lot. Cuz why not? Our Stanza Living managed apartments are just not your everyday apartments. They come with professional housekeeping service, a speedy internet connection, and a dope tech-enabled 24×7 security system. Plus, all our house-renting formalities are done via our Stanza Living – Resident App. So you don’t have to run around the whims of tiring landlords. On top of that, our flats come furnished with fully-functional kitchens too. And even after providing you with all sorts of conveniences, we still take out time to help you with the itsy-bitsy things. Like recommending the best cafes in town. Or guiding you through the important ordeals like finding flats to rent. So please don’t forget to bookmark this page. Because 10 out of 10 people have regretted not doing it and crying their eyes out later. Not kiddin’.

What to Ask while Renting a Flat?

Top 5 questions to Ask while renitng a flat:

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What’s Included in the Rent

Yep, whether you’re looking for flats or a single room for rent, negotiating on the rent alone isn’t enough. You’ve got to ask, pester, and double-check about all the amenities and costs that are covered under the rent. For example, your rent might seem low to you at first. But when that extra society fee and the extra water bill comes knocking, you’re gonna wish you had checked these hidden costs earlier. It’s kinda like when you pick up that new dope-looking skincare lotion from the shopping aisle and realise its heavy price tag only when it comes printed in the bill. Surprise, surprise.

How much is the Security Deposit

How much is it? And how many months’ deposit in total? What are the terms of getting the security deposit back? And will I be penalized for changing up the interiors? Well, these are some of the sureshot questions you must ask your landlord. And you might not realise it now, but when you leave the flat for another, you’re gonna need the deposit back to fund your packing and moving charges, yk. So don’t hesitate to ask your landlord questions. Like your neighbourhood auntie never hesitates to ask you plenty when you drop down from your friend’s car after a party.

What is the Guest Policy

First things first, if it’s an independent rented apartment, you shouldn’t be bothered about entertaining any guest policies. But in case the apartment happens to be in a managed society or a hostel, then guest policies are important to note. Either way, make sure you talk to your landlord about it beforehand. Cause you’d not want your friend who’s visiting from your hometown to put up in a hotel when you could be partying at your place. Or worse, make em sneak into your apartment unnoticed while pretending to be secret military operatives. Sure, that sounds exciting, but grow up?

Are there any Restrictions

The last thing you want – when you’re trying to live independently for the first time – are unnecessary and totally uncalled for restrictions on your stay. Especially when you were ‘presented’ with an independent apartment and surprised with these bummers later. And btw, that includes enquiring about the pet policies too. Because you may not have moved in with a pet, but 3-4 months of surviving in a concrete jungle might just make you wish for a cute pup licking your chin. So think about it.

How does Maintenance Work

Moving into budget-friendly rooms for rent might often mean moving into ones that need constant repair. The electric socket coming out of the wall. The need for a plastic roof that stops the rainwater from clogging your balcony. And door handles that are missing a screw or two. In those cases and plenty others, you’ll need to have a clear cut agreement with your landlord about the repair costs. Otherwise, you’ll end up fixing their apartment out of your own pocket. And we’re not sure if your wallet would like you for that (not that it likes you even now, thanks to your bite-size investments to food delivery unicorns).

FAQs on What ask During Apartment-Hunting

Q. What Questions should I ask Before Moving into an Apartment?

Well, these are the questions that should pop up right from your mouth whenever you go apartment-hunting:

  • What’s included in the rent?
  • How much is the security deposit?
  • What is the guest policy?
  • Are there any restrictions?
  • How does maintenance work?

Q. What things Should I look for in a Rental Listing?

To avoid getting duped and moving into a bad, bad apartment, you should take a good look at the rental listing for these things:

  • Location
  • Rental Policy
  • High-quality Photos
  • Amenities
  • Cost Breakdown

Q. Which are the Best Furniture Rentals near me in Bangalore?

Whether it’s Bangalore or any other top tier city, these are the best furniture rental startups in India right now:

  • Rentomojo
  • Furlenco
  • Rentickle

Q. Which are the Best areas to look for Flats to rent near me in Bangalore?

For the best areas to rent an apartment in Bangalore, look no further than:

  • Koramangala
  • Indiranagar
  • Jayanagar

Q. What are the Things I Should Carry for My First Week Living Solo?

For your first week living alone, carrying this list of items should do you just fine:

  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Tool kit
  • Toiletries
  • Extension Cords
  • First Aid Kit

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