A new city means a new house, a household and a great deal of initial hiccups. It can be about not getting the appropriate apartment that suits your price range or the neighborhood being too loud. In most of the cases where people look for flats on rent in Mumbai or other metro cities, the choices remain limited owing to the preferences they carry. However, Grabhouse.com, India’s first broker free housing portal shares a checklist that can help in making better decisions while choosing a flat on rent.
There are few things that you should keep in mind while selecting an apartment to live in, based on your preference and affordability.
While it is true that based on our assumptions, we try to select places whose rentals are on the higher side because they will be clean and not a dump. However, if you try to find a little harder, you may end up with a list of apartments which is available at basic and affordable rates, are clean and have all the amenities. The apartment rent may be low because the owner might have decided so.
Since all of us are now dependent on internet search engines for anything that we need to know or find out, it is better to look for houses or flats in Mumbai or other cities in websites that are verified by real estate owners or other authentic sources. Take this step to avoid getting into any kind of scams or other legal issues pertaining to the apartment you wish to take up on rent. Always check from resources like tenants who have already lived in the apartment or some other resources.
Real estate experts also suggest that it is better to take a walk through the building and apartment complex when you are in the premises to check the flat. It will help in getting a better understanding of how the surrounding are, if the parking space provided with the flat is good, etc. One might prefer a relatively silent neighbourhood but the apartment might be located in a busy neighbourhood. This will help in making better choices.
It is always better to inspect the interiors of the house before you decide to actually take it up on rent. The house may require repair work or you may require somethings that the owner has to include. While inspecting the house, make sure to take along a friend or a family member so that both of you can conduct a thorough inspection and check everything.
After you have decided the house which you want to take on rent, make a quick enquiry about the additional costs that might have to be paid by you. These may include the utility charges such as electricity bills, water bill, apartment maintenance charges, parking fee and other charges. The owner may not include them in the rent amount but you may be required to pay them separately. Some of the apartments also charge moving charges and elevator fees, which might be included in the lease or rental agreements provided for the flats and apartments on rent in Mumbai. It is, therefore, always better to read through the documents carefully before signing them and get clarifications on such kinds of charges before taking up the place.