With the current lease expiring in a couple of months, the tenant has a decision to make. Would it be best to renew the lease for another term or start looking for a new apartment in Ames? There are a number of reasons opting for the latter approach is the best thing to do. Here are some examples of why the tenant should check out a few other places and see if something new would be suitable.
The Rent’s Going Up
While the tenant is happy with the rent at present, the next term will come with an increase. That increase will put a significant strain on the budget. With that in mind, it makes sense to see check out other apartments in Ames that come with a rate more in line with the tenant’s finances. In the best case scenario, there will be several units open that are affordable.
Needing More Room
Over time, the tenant has outgrown the present apartment. This is because of life events like getting married and having a child. An apartment once considered cozy is now just not big enough for everyone to be comfortable. Finding a larger place would be in the best interests of everyone.
The Neighborhood is Changing
When the tenant first moved in, the neighborhood was ideal. Over the last few years, some of the features the tenant enjoyed are no longer part of the area. A favorite supermarket relocated, and good friends who once lived nearby have moved away. There’s not a lot left to keep the tenant in that neighborhood, so why not see what other parts of town have to offer?
The Ownership Has Changed Hands
The original landlord was great about keeping the place in good condition and responding quickly if an appliance needed repair. The new owner is less diligent. That has led to some awkward situations. Rather than continue to live in a situation that’s no longer as pleasant, finding a new place to live makes sense.
If there’s the need to seek new living quarters for any reason, contact the team at Furman Realty today. An agent will help the client evaluate different options, arrange showings, and take care of the paperwork if the ideal apartment is found.