If you have walked the neighborhoods for days and weeks and finally managed to make your list no more than five places, then it is time to take out the checklist. The housing hunting checklist is a great way for you to make the final choice as it allows you to weigh one option with the other and figure out the best solution. There are different versions of the checklist that can be customized depending on your needs and wants, but the general checklist goes as follows. Look here to gain ideas about the gorgeous residencies in melbourne.
Utilities involved in the accommodation
One of the main important things that you need to consider when checking out a place are the utilities and the rates for them. Have separate lines set up for internet, cable, gas, electricity, water and garbage removal and put the availability (Yes or No) along with the rate per month for getting these services for each of them.
Furnished or appliances involved
Some housing owners will actually allow you to rent, or provide you with some basic furniture items and such if you ask for it. It may increase the rent price a bit, but if you do not have the furniture, or if you have to call up movers and lug those across the country, then it would be a better idea to sell them off and just go with the furniture in the new place. Check whether there are appliances already inbuilt to the pet friendly apartments like dishwasher, stove/oven, microwave, washer/ dryer, refrigerator and such. In general the washer and the dryer can be rented for a monthly fee or you will have to check for a close by laundry service.
Get a fixed price for additional fee
Any and all housing units come with additional fees which may or may not give you benefits that are associated with them. You have to provide security deposits, up-front deposits, refundable deposits for your dog or cat, parking fees, late fees, returned check fees, renters insurances and et cetera which will be present along with the taxation. Make sure to note down the rates and whether you need to pay any of these.
Check your basic services
Make sure that the utilities are working inside the housing, and the things like smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, lights, garbage disposal, sprinklers, operable windows and doors are some of the things that are working.
It will be a good idea to check with the housing owner whether you can stay one night at the place to check it out and see if you are ok with the whole set up. Make sure that you take in everything that is needed to evaluate all your options in parallel to pick the best place.