Have you recently been assigned to work for a limited time in Houston? Are you looking for a furnished apartment but don’t want to be sold short? 'Furnished' can have diverse definitions for different landlords. Here’s what to do when looking for an ideal apartment.
What are the furnishings?
The unit should be ready for you to move in. Check whether there is a dining room set, couch, bed, lamps, curtains as well as other expectations that you have. Anything that is lacking may cause you to incur additional costs in purchase thus, beating the whole purpose of renting the premises. Find out what other amenities are available such as a nearby mall, grocery store, gym if you like to keep fit, medical facility, park, and any other amenity that you need to support your lifestyle
Check the Floor Plan
Make sure that the photos of the floor plan are available for you to view before making a commitment. Do not be deceived by the small online photos; what may appear as a light-filled room can turn out to be a privacy-free closet
Will your stuff fit in the apartment?
Evaluate all your belongings before starting your search for furnished apartments in Houston. If you have too much furniture, you will need to consider renting a storage facility which again will beat the purpose of a rented premises. Make sure the apartment is large enough to accommodate all your stuff.
Check the Lease
Most furnished apartments come with short leases as they are tailored for corporate professionals, students, or those transiting between homes. Check the specific terms to avoid paying high rental rates or security deposit.
Make sure you talk to a real person
Don’t be in a hurry to pay a deposit for an apartment without talking to an individual in charge in person; never rely only on a recorded message or online chat. Make a phone call and ask any and every question to get clarification on what the apartment offers. This will also help you get a picture of the service and reliability you should expect in your temporary home.
All properties for rent have guidelines and restrictions on what you are allowed to change and what you cannot. In most furnished apartments in Houston, there are minimal opportunities to change the feel and look of the premises. If you need to decorate your temporary abode, you will need to first find out what you can do before signing the agreement.
When all is said and done, you want your short stay in Houston to be pleasant. Talk to the accounting or HR department and find out if they have made arrangements in the past for their employees; they can then steer you in the right directions. Alternatively, ask friends and family for recommendations.