4 Tips for Fantastic Apartment Living
Apartment offer a great lifestyle
Get Off on the Right Foot With Your Landlord
While living in a standalone home can be a fantastic way to raise a family, it looks like multi-unit complexes are currently on the rise. In a Housing Industry Association release from January, chief economist Harley Dale noted that multi-unit property sales were on the rise, and unlikely to stop anytime soon.
So, with units on the horizon, it is time to take a look at some tips for getting the most out of the apartment lifestyle.
If you are renting an apartment, then making sure you have a good relationship with your landlord is key. You will be beholden to them for rent and maintenance, so starting well and staying in each other's good books will make rent negotiations and getting things fixed much easier. Of course, their legal obligation is to complete repairs, but a healthy landlord-tenant relationship can reduce conflict around getting repairs done quickly.
The same goes for neighbours. Build a good relationship with those living next door and you may be able to avoid the noise conflicts that plague so many people.
Economise the Space
One drawback of apartment living is having less space than in a home. Before you move in, it might be time to get rid of possessions you do not use anymore, including appliances that could already be provided. Check if a fridge or laundry appliances come with your apartment first though!
Additionally, you may find that you have a common laundry or living space with others. Find out what you need, and ditch the rest. Speaking of which...
Living in an apartment can sometimes afford you the opportunity to use great amenities like a pool or spa, without the prohibitive cost that comes with buying or renting a home with one. All of the luxury, at hardly any of the cost.
The central location of many apartment blocks can also place you near parks and city attractions that you may not be able to find a home near.
If you live in an apartment block, a security breach is more than someone just climbing through an unlocked window. There are numerous possible security protections, with swipe cards increasingly the norm, many neighbours in the vicinity, security cameras and personal door locks. You and your belongings can feel incredibly safe with apartment living.
Choosing to buy or rent an apartment offers you a great lifestyle, and often one closer to the city than you may be able to get when looking for a house. Consider lifestyle preferences, and if the city life is for you, absolutely look into an apartment.