Owning an apartment is the ultimate dream of every family. The satisfaction of moving into a new property cannot be just explained in words. Among all the excitement and happiness you should check the following things before you move into your new dream house or apartment. Make sure that the seller is meeting all his promises, like the quality of work, ample parking space, interiors, furnishing, etc. Hence to avoid any kind of problems on your moving day, here is a checklist of important items that you should keep in mind before check-in into your apartment.
Cross Check Your Documents: It is important to note for all those who are new home buyers that they check the authenticity of all the documents before they move into their new apartment or flat. They should make a list of documents and keep them in safe-keeping for future references.
Amenities: At the time of booking, the builder or broker may have promised you some essential amenities like swimming pool, clubhouse, gyms, etc. Make sure that all these amenities are made available to you before you move in or if the project is under-construction, these should be made available under the agreement.
Features and Fittings: Before taking possession of your apartment, check that all the fixtures and fittings are in place as promised under the agreement. These fittings may include electric switchboards, bathroom fittings, door knobs, lights, etc. You should also check the quality of fittings and brands.
Proper House Check: You must do a full in-depth survey of the apartment before taking possession. Ensure that all the doors and windows of the apartment are fitted as per the building plan and the quality of equipment is matching the agreement, and they are correctly installed. Wall paint must be thoroughly checked. All the rooms should have a paint colour as promised with no visible patches.
Check for leakages: Now coming to the bathroom and kitchen area. Check all the water fitting and taps accurately. Make sure that there is no kind of leakages in the pipes and everything is working as promised. Be sure that the sinks are correctly installed and there are no unnecessary leakages in the house.
Know You’re Rights: Many times in case of renting, property owners force their rules and regulations on the tenants. You must be fully aware of your terms and conditions as per the agreement were done with your owner to increase your rights as a tenant. Moreover, with the proper agreement, landlord cannot force you to shift somewhere else before the agreement is completed, unless any norm is broken by the tenant.
Obtain all sets of keys: This is the last thing you should tick away on your checklist. Make sure that all sets of keys are obtained for all the locks and safes of the apartment. These should be obtained at the time of possession.
Conclusion: All the steps mentioned above are crucial for anyone before shifting into their dream house so that life’s becomes easy in every walk. One should be fully aware of their duties and responsibilities because once you have checked-in to your apartment, then no one is answerable and you will be wholly and solely responsible for your decision.