Common Mistaken Beliefs about Apartment Living

2015/02/Fotolia_30691356_Subscription_XL-300x199.jpg Residential apartment buildings in middle Tennessee are conveniently located, offering residents luxurious living in a comfortable but affordable environment. Although equipped with the best facilities and professional staff, there are a few mistaken beliefs associated with apartment-style living. This article seeks to expose 4 common misunderstandings linked to apartment living. Misunderstanding #1: Renter’s insurance is not necessary Purchasing renter’s insurance is necessary but many residents believe they do not own enough belongings to qualify for renter’s insurance. Add the total cost of your entire belongings; this will give you an idea of the total cost replacement costs if you lose them through a tragic incident such as a fire or flood. According to one estimate, there is approximately $30,000 worth of personal items in the average two-bedroom apartment. It is best to pay the small amount for renter’s insurance. Most renters believe that the property owner’s responsibility is to cover property damages costs in the event of a fire or flood. While this may be limited to a few cases, it is definitely not so generally. Traditionally property owner insurance plans do not cover the contents of residents, coverage is only for building. Many communities are now asking renters to show evidence that they have renter’s insurance. If you cannot produce this, you cannot sign off on the lease agreement. Some communities will collaborate with an insurance firm to provide residents with a low-cost insurance option. Misunderstanding #2: The apartment will not be clean when I move in Property owners in middle Tennessee ensure that new tenants get spanking clean apartment when they move in. Maintenance includes cleaning or replacing carpets, repairing fixtures, installing new air conditioner filters, repainting walls, cleaning windows, counters, floors and mirrors. Look for property owners who have an inventory list prepared that you can fill out should you find any minor repair jobs that were unobserved prior to your moving in. The form also helps you to keep track of minor carpet stains and tiny wall scuff during your occupancy. Misunderstanding #3: My neighbors will be noisy. It is not possible to avoid the noise other residents produce when you live in an apartment building. You will experience some level of noise if you occupy the first floor with another resident living on the floor above you. A steady hum of background sounds from walkways, parking lots, community walkways and hallways will filter through despite the thickness of your windows or walls. Understand that you and your neighbors live in a shared community; therefore, you both should be mindful of your surroundings and be respectful. Living on the upper floor will affect your neighbor’s noise tolerance level. Keep foot stomping and hard walking to minimal. Turn down the volume of your TV or your music playing so as not to disturb your neighbor’s sleep. While it is impossible to avoid noise in shared spaces, courtesy and common sense should govern your behavior at all times. Misunderstanding #4: Maintenance is a problem. The property owner’s responsibility is to fix anything that is broken, whether it is a broken equipment or something inside your home. Never hesitate to report a maintenance request to your community manager whether be it a leaky faucet or toilet or air conditioning units that is not cooling. Reporting the problem will allow speedy repairs and help you to keep your comfort level up.