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Information About Fort Lauderdale Apartments
The average apartment rents for about $1300 in the United States; this varies wildly throughout the country. In New York, if you could find a studio for $1300, you'd consider yourself lucky. If you found a $1300 apartment in Detroit, it'd better be loaded with amenities. A Fort Lauderdale apartment costs about $1100 to $1800. While this is within the average, it is on the higher side of rents. Fort Lauderdale's weather and beaches probably have a lot to do with that. Whether you are going to be sharing your apartment with roommates or living on your own, it is important to make sure that you are getting what you need in exchange for your rent money. Here are some questions to ask a prospective landlord or building owner before you sign a lease.
Look online for Fort Lauderdale apartments. Sites like Apartments.com and Apartmentreviews.net can help. Their listings often include descriptions, photos, lists of amenities, video, reviews, ratings, and applicable discounts and move-in specials. Once you have a short list of possibilities and have checked the availability, it is a good time to see the apartment. Never sign a lease without looking at the property first.
A lot of the apartment rental sites allow you to check availability online, so you will already know if a Fort Lauderdale apt listing can be occupied immediately or when you could expect to move in. If it is ready for occupancy, but you cannot move in right away, make sure to tell the landlord. You want the apartment, but you may not want to pay for the days or weeks before you are ready to move in. Here are some other queries:
- When and to whom do I pay the rent?
- How long is the lease period? Is there any reason the lease can be broken before it expires?
- Is anything included? Utilities, washer/dryer, sewer, water, trash, and other amenities are not always included ' do not assume that they are.
- Can I have roommates? Can I sublet?
- Can I paint or make other changes?
- Who are your usual gas and electricity providers (if they are not included)? Who do other tenants typically use for cable, internet, and other services? If you're new to the area, this can be a good resource for you.
- Are there quiet hours at night and/or on weekends?
- Is there parking provided? Do I need a permit?
- Is the apartment safe? Have there been any break-ins during the past month? Year?
When looking for apartments in Fort Lauderdale, it is worth taking a little time to do your due diligence. Taking the time to investigate potential neighborhoods online, and even specific buildings on review and rating sites, and then taking the time to interview the landlord can help you find the right home.
Start your apartment search online; look for as much information as you can and take advantage of all of the sites that can offer help and assistance (including money rewards for signing leases).