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What to Look For in an Apartment (Brussels)

When moving in, we always want our home to showcase who we are. Yet, we cannot achieve that without personally getting involved. First, we have to of course ensure that the right apartment before owning it. In doing your apartment shopping, The Peterson Group Bespoke Condominium and residences, expert in finding the most suitable luxury residential for expatriates in Singapore, Jakarta, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, usually do all the legal paper works but we understand that some of our respected clients have their own preferences. For those who would like to explore the walls on apartment hunting, here are the following tips:

1. Visit the place personally

Some complaints happen when the image imprinted on the client’s mind is far from what you have to offer. Reality and imagination often cross boundaries and one doesn’t please the other, it wages war between the agent and the client. Both parties may have the mistake but regardless, you have to visit your own apartment. After all, you are the one who is going to live there. It makes no sense to entrust the decision to a single person and blame him if the expectation was not met.

2. Research about the Management Company

It is important to get the valid and reliable information not only about the apartment owner but on its management as well. You have to secure if there is an existing security and if there are cases when there are negative reviews on them.

3. Compare Prices on the Market

When you are moving in an apartment in the city, don’t settle for one offer. Take your time to go around and deal. Don’t believe the dealers promise on first try. If you are targeting urban living, it will probably cost more but it would be worth it to compare.

4. Don’t Forget to Ask Questions

One of the most common faults of apartment owners before moving is that they forget to ask questions which should have impacted their decisions in the first place. Here are some of the most useful questions:

a. Am I allowed to redesign/redecorate the apartment without penalty?
b. How about the guest? What are the policies?
c. Are pets allowed? If so, is it for free?
d. Are there building quiet hours or fees for using communal spaces?
e. What are the parking rules and regulations?

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