Las Vegas Area:
Become a savvy apartment renter in Las
apartments in Las Vegas is likely to be different than renting
apartments anywhere else. This is because Las Vegas is unusual in many
respects, 24 hour town, a high percentage of transients, a constant
tremendous growth in population and many other factors that make Las
Vegas different. This has ramifications for the renter.
One of the most important factors the has consequences for renters in
Las Vegas is that sometimes there is a considerable turnover rate in
management teams at some apartment complexes. From personal experience
at several apartment communities in Las Vegas we have seen up to 4
different managers in one year. What this can mean for the renter is
that timely repairs and maintenance may fluctuate in quality. One
manager may be on top of getting repairs done for their tenants while
another may not be. Different apartment managers will have different
priorities. There are several things that concern renters and potential
renters in Las Vegas and each manager will have a different approach to
Timeliness of repairs, noisy neighbors, cleanliness and security top the
list of what most renters are concerned about. Of course, if you ask,
the managers will always tell you that they are on top of these
problems. But are they really? If they are, will they be around long
enough to provide good service?
Tip 1: Walk the grounds of the apartments by yourself. Guided tours tend
to be through the best part of the apartment complex.
Tip 2: Look at the garbage areas, are they clean or is there garbage
Tip 3: Look in the laundry rooms, are they dirty.
Tip 4: If it is summer, check the pool. Is it open, is it clean, is it
Tip 5: When you walk around listen for noisy stereos, if noise is a
Tip 6: How does the parking area look? Are there a lot of vehicles that
look like they are stored there?
Tip 7: Ask the manager how long they have been working there.
Tip 8: Ask about the current occupancy rate, look for a lot of empty
apartments when you walk through the place.
Tip 9: Read so called apartment reviews carefully. They tend to
be negative about 80 percent of the time and they are listed long after
the managers term. Frequently a bad review exists long after the
situation has been dealt with. Are the reviews old? Do they review
places that are not apartments? Was the tenant simply disgruntled and
trying to get even with the manager?
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