Renting an apartment is something you do perhaps just once or twice in your lifetime. If it is your first time to ever rent, or if several years have passed since you last rented an apartment, you may not really have a concrete idea on how to go about the process of finding the right unit for your needs. The same is true if you’ll be renting an apartment in a place you’ve never been before.
Say, for example, your work requires you to move to Cagayan de Oro (CDO), but you’ve never been to this city before. How do you go about the apartment hunting process? Read on for some important guidelines and tips.
The Case for Old Buildings
When you check for apartment for rent CDO, you’ll notice that several of them are old buildings that have simply been maintained and repeatedly repaired over the years. There are even old houses and other buildings that served as something else in the past before they were converted into apartments. You might wonder if it is okay to rent a unit in such a building. Aren’t old buildings fire hazards? Aren’t they likely to be infested with rats and other pests? These are common and legitimate questions.
The answer lies in you giving the place a thorough inspection before committing to rent a unit. And this advice goes for both old and new buildings. You see, not all old buildings are crumbling structures housing creepy creatures and not all new buildings are safe from infestations. In fact, there are some apartments in the city that may look dingy on the outside, but have been renovated so well that they’re actually modern, hip, and luxurious on the inside. Therefore, it doesn’t really matter whether you rent a unit in a new or old building as long as you inspect it carefully and are assured it serves your needs. Continue reading