Three Things to Consider Before Signing a Lease for an Apartment

When you look at websites that give advice on what to consider when renting your first apartment, things like finding the right roommate, setting up a budget, and reading the lease agreement carefully are mentioned. Here are three other things to think about before you sign on the dotted line for Western Michigan University student housing.

Take a look at the parking situation at the apartment you are thinking about renting. When you are in the parking lot, consider if you feel safe or if you feel like your vehicle would be safe. Think about if you need a covered parking space. Some buildings only have on-street parking or have assigned parking. Consider the fact that your insurance may go up if your only option is parking on the street.

The second thing to consider when looking at Western Michigan University student housing is the amenities that are offered. You may have access to a rooftop terrace, a fitness center, or a swimming pool. Also, consider the amenities in the apartment. You may want an outdoor balcony, in-unit laundry, or an updated kitchen.

Many apartment buildings have multiple floors. Think about the pros and cons of living on each floor. For example, a bottom floor apartment may be less expensive than apartments on other levels. It will be easy to get to your apartment, especially when carrying groceries. However, you won’t likely have the best view.

Learn about the complete lifestyle we offer to students with our apartments at 58 West by visiting our website.