If, for one reason or another, you decide to move to another city or even to a different part of the city, there are a few things you need to know before you go apartment hunting. These tips will help you make a decision based on facts and informed opinions.
Learn the terminology.
When you’re going apartment hunting you may come across all sorts of terms that you need to know in order to have no surprises later. For example, you need to know the difference between a co-op, a sublet and a rental. A rental is an apartment for which you sign a lease for a certain period of time and which has a landlord. A sublet is an apartment that somebody has already signed a lease but no longer affords to pay it so they rent the place. A co-op is a place owned by a corporation that people can buy or rent.