STAY HOME SAFE
Research the neighborhood: The ideal way to start your apartment search is to get to know the locality and visit the neighborhood to ensure that you will be comfortable living there. While visiting your neighborhood, ensure that you visit both during the day and night to get a proper understanding about the lanes. One can also communicate with residents in the neighborhood and seek their opinion about the locality.
Know your escape routes: If you get into a mishap, it is necessary that you are aware about the escape routes along with the exit and entry points of your building. Therefore, as part of your apartment search, find out about your building’s fire escapes, exit doors, and ensure they are secure.
Change the locks: You are new to the apartment, but there would have been renters in the past. It is a priority that you talk to your landlord and get your locks changed and secured, before signing on the lease contract.
Security inspection: Before giving your nod to the property owner for the apartment, ensure that you have checked all the aspects, starting from your apartment to the residential parking and security aspects. It is significant that you have a word with the property owner sharing all your concerns related to safety and security measures. Better safe than sorry!