It can be easy to get distracted when looking at rental property. Perhaps the wood flooring is supremely gorgeous or the garden tub just took your breath away, but you want to avoid overlooking the essentials. If you’re not going to have enough closet space or your refrigerator won’t fit into the kitchen, you’ll want to make sure that you’re aware of those details. Keep reading for features to check when choosing rental properties.

Space and Storage

It’s always a good idea to bring a tape measure with you when you go to look at rental property. Check the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, closets, and even patio or balcony to make sure that you have enough room for everything. Of course, you don’t just want enough room for your stuff. You’ll also want to make sure that you have enough room to live and move around in your new home. No one enjoys a cramped house. If you have specific needs for a work area or office space, make sure that you keep that in mind as well.

Security and Travel

Look for deadbolts, alarm systems, ease of access to and from the home, whether or not it’s a gated community, and how far it is away from a fire station or law enforcement. Some rental communities may have their own security personnel on site. All of this will give you an idea of how safe and secure your new home will be.

You’ll also want to test commute times. Not all Athens, OH, rental properties are conveniently located. People typically remember to think about their travel time to and from work, but you should also consider grocery stores, movie theaters, and other common errands and stops along the way. That will wind up making a big impact over time.

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