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- Moving out of your familiar neighbourhood with your friends and close ones to a new one always comes with mixed feelings
- It is not enough to just find your dream home. You must determine whether the neighbourhood will suit your lifestyle
- Before you finally move in, find out what strategies you will need to employ to ensure that you have a smooth transition and also enjoy your stay at your new place
Make sure Your new Apartment is Ready to Move in
After finding a new place, make sure that it is habitable enough and ready to move into. There are instances where landlords promise to paint the rooms or fix a leaky roof the moment you make a payment or they may promise to fix things around the house by a certain period.
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Make sure that they have done well on their promise before you finally make the move. Also, everything agreed on with the landlord should be put in writing and binding in a rental agreement document before taking steps to settle in the house.
Change all Locks to Your new House
Change all the locks on the doors of your new apartment, especially when there was a previous tenant before you. You may not know who has spare keys to the doors and what they may come in to do in your absence.
Some notorious landlords are also known to unwelcomingly enter the apartments of their tenants with a spare key. You are entitled to the apartment and your privacy for the entire duration of your stay so take measures to ensure that you have maximum security.
Ask the Landlord for Permission to Renovate
It is important to find out from the landlord if they allow for major renovations or decorations in the apartment. Some property owners do not want tenants to drill nails in their walls to hang decorations or break off sections of walls to convert rooms to serve other purposes.
Check out your new Neighbourhood
Before you finally decide on a place, it is important to visit the neighbourhood, especially in the evening to find out how it feels like when all residents are back from work or school.
You may discover that some neighbours like to play really loud music when they are around. If you are someone who cherishes your peace, such a place will not be ideal for you.
4 benefits of living in a gated community in Ghana
Talking about peace, YEN.com.gh wrote about 4 benefits of living in a gated community. The security of living in such planned neighbourhoods is second to none.
You can rest well knowing that your children are safe and it is unlikely that others will have spare keys to your home.
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