If you're planning on apartment hunting for part of your upcoming plans there are a few things to keep in mind.
The complaints to the BBB come flowing in from those who don't read the fine print.
First and foremost make sure that you're looking at the complex, not only during the day, go at night as well.
It's a good idea to drive around the complex to get a feel for the property.
Look at some of the features that are important to you, if security is important make sure there are gates, make sure they're coded and make sure they're working.
A lot of concerns stem from rentals, so it's best to cover all your bases when apartment hunting in Lynchburg.
One of the top ten complaints at BBB is about rentals, so you really need to look at that contract, make sure you know exactly what it says, what it entails, what you're getting.
When you're doing a walk through, be thorough when checking the interior to avoid fees and fines upon move out.
Document anything that you see, it can be a minor chip in the wall but you don't want to be charged for that and not get your lease deposit back.
Plus, it's recommended to scope out all the amenities, like parking, play areas for pets and paying for renters insurance to protect your property.
By the way, she says it's always important to keep a copy of your lease.