Hopefully you’ll end up in a furnished apartment equipped with, at the very least, a bed, TV, refrigerator, air conditioner, sofa, table, and washing machine. Next, you’ll need to make sure you have these accessories: a gas stove or hot plate, microwave, electric kettle, rice cooker, and blender. Lastly, if you wish to spice up your apartment, I suggest that you add a DVD player, videogame system, fish tank, fan, stereo system, lava lamp, wall artwork, and plants.
Furthermore, before signing on the dotted line, make sure to do the following things:
1. Try to negotiate the price of rent. The agent or landlord has most likely upped the price and may be willing to make some deductions.
2. Check and make sure all electrical devices are functional.
3. Check for any mold or infestations: closets, beds, shelves, etc.
4. Get the contact information of your Landlord.
5. Ask the agent if you'll need to pay the Management Fee.
This is for workers who clean and upkeep your housing community.
6. Make sure you know when you should notify your agent or landlord should you decided to cancel, not renew, or renew your contract. You may need to tell them months in advance.
7. Ask if you can keep pets (if applicable).
8. Make sure that the previous resident has paid all of their bills, including water, electricity and gas, up until the day they left, and that your service begins on the start date of your contract.
9. Make sure you know the monthly date of when your rent payment is due, and the process of how you'll need to pay.
10. TAKE PHOTOS OF THE APARTMENT, and make sure your camera time stamps your pictures.