- What's your monthly budget? - What utilities are/aren't included? - What's the security deposit? - Does the landlord need first month's rent/last month's rent? - Is there a penalty for terminating the lease early?
- How long is the lease? - Make a good impression with the landlord. - Avoid the cheapest place available. There will likely be future problems with the place. - How easy is it to get to work/school.
- Is there a lot of outside noise? - When's trash day? - Where's the nearest market, pharmacy, etc.? - What's the parking situation? - Nearby T/bus stops?
- Inspect the apartment before signing a contract. - Take photos of the apartment before moving in and save them until the move out date. - Figure out maintenance responsibilities between the landlord and the renter. - What tools/supplies might be needed?