What did you wish you'd known before renting a particular apartment?
October 13, 2012 9:38 AM Subscribe
When checking out potential new apartments, what problems do you wish you hadn't overlooked?
posted by corey flood to home & garden (73 answers total) 116 users marked this as a favorite
Obviously, some things can be fixed or improved, but what immutable issues would you ask about or look for before renting? I have obvious ones covered: water damage, pests, electrical outlets, water pressure, condition of appliances and fixtures, condition of floors, etc. Example: a friend once lived in an apartment next to the laundry room and was conscious of the noise/heat/smell/foot traffic. Now he checks the location of the laundry facilities before signing a lease.
In other words, what non-obvious information about your apartment do you wish you'd had before moving in?