When looking for an apartment, to get the right choice could be a great task. When hunting for one, obviously you may have a few thing in your mind, eg , big bed room,cheap apartment, flower garden and a parking space. At that moment you may think that is all, but your notorious neighbour and the things that surround the new apartment could be the reason you may not enjoy the new apartment. It will be good to keep your eyes and mind on things that may turn your efforts or your money into waste . If you move in, you will see it is more than that.
Another thing is to confirm how tenants issues are addressed and the days it takes to solve it. Your landlord must be responsive, attentive while you are living in the apartment. You can get information from the people currently living in the apartment to know better about the house and how their problems have been taken care of.
Learn how to do some things yourself, for instant your tap overflows, you couldn't rich out to the maintenance person, although every apartment should have who tenants should call, but incase something major happen, you will have to do the maintenance yourself.
Always get your tools box ready, do not over look, small things could become a big problems.
another thing is for you to be security conscious, some location, if not the apartment may have high crime rates, to feel safe,do your findings well. Know the history of the house before you buy or pay rent for an apartment. Its feels good to be save and to raise your kids in a good environment.
Seeing is believing, do not sign contract or pay for what you have not seen, so you won't end up losing, In most cases they won't tell you or let you see everything till you put your back and do it."Beware."
Ensure that the environment suit your life style not where uncontrolled children splash and scream about. The apartment must have rule that suit your life style.