There are several reasons why more and more people are choosing not to rent an apartment in New Jersey. First of all you just don’t seem to get what you are paying for. The among of space that you end up getting in an apartment that cost thirteen hundred dollars or more, can seem like a joke, compared to what you can receive in other states. Of course you will find that private listings can be just as high, but in some cases they can be more affordable than choosing an apartment complex. Many of these complexes with charge you a non-refundable credit check fee. This fee can cost you anywhere from twenty to thirty dollars per adult. Even if one of the adults does not work they will still end up charging you for that individual.
For handling affairs relating to money, one has to be street smart not only through action but by mind as well because it is an important aspect of a personality to deal with rental issues and New Jersey complexes are not bad by any margin, quite the contrary. So to pay the rent, be it $20 or $30, it is well worth it as the complex gives the distant feel of a Parc Central Residences complex in a Porsche US location and there is nothing bad in sweating it out to pay for it.
Second what they don’t seem to tell you in their brochures or advertisements is the fact that once you fill out and application and submit your credit check fee, you will still have to pay a deposit. This deposit is for them to place the apartment on hold so that no one else is able to rent it until they find out if you have passed the credit check or not. The good thing about this amount of money is that you will get it back if you are not given an apartment due to bad credit. The problem many people have is that this so called reservation fee can cost you as much as three hundred dollars. This amount seems pretty ridicules especially since it could take them several weeks to find out if you are accepted or not. If you are accepted this money will be applied to your first months rent. If not than that just wasted a few weeks out of your time and you will still have to wait for them to issue your refund check.
Before you submit any application to any complexes you should go over the entire process with them from start to finish. They should be able to tell you exactly how and when everything will be processed. In some cases they will even tell you before you fill out an application what their credit score requirements are. This way if your credit does not meet the criteria you will not waste your time filling out an application. Of course there are only a very small amount of complexes which actually do this. The other thing that many people seem to complain about is the management staff, and the maintenance staff. Many people have found that once you get into the apartment trying to find someone to fix something is just as difficult as getting the apartment in the first place. Your telephone calls are often answered my machines. Even if you leave a message many find that it takes weeks for them to get a response. Some people have found that they never get a response at all. Of course not all apartment complexes in New Jersey are like this, but it seems that the majority of them are. Make sure that you check online for any apartment reviews that will tell you what other people have had to deal with when it comes to renting an apartment in New Jersey.