Flats are expensive hence not everyone is able to afford one. In that situation the only path open to you would be to lease an apartment. Now this is very similar to buying one when it comes to you checking everything before you put down your signature. This is important is as once you sign you can’t get the clauses changed without going to courts which will be messy and long and most probably not affordable to you. So make sure to do a good research before you do anything.
First of all check and find an area that you would like to live in. This is important as you don’t really want to end up in a neighborhood with thieves do you? Now of course for some people this doesn’t really matter so simply look for posters which advertise saying for example spacious brand new apartments for rent. You could hire an agent to the searching for you but they can tend to be expensive sometimes but if you have the money they would be a worthy investment. If you don’t you could always check the classified section in the newspapers to find advertisements of flats for rent.
When it comes down to picking place things you could consider would be is how far away it is from your place of work or your college. I mean if your new place involves a lot of commute to get to your daily schedule it would be somewhat pointless wouldn’t it? Then if you are someone who like take out a lot you could always check whether there are any good take out places in the area. Building on that I do stress on the importance of you visiting the place more than once if possible before you decide on anything. The advertisement may say spacious brand new apartments for rent but it may not reveal its true colors without being out under close inspection. So make sure to give it a thorough inspection.
Then after you check everything you need to you need to sign the agreement. For this make sure that you take your time and read every word of it. Pay special attention as to the services that you are supposed to be receiving from the landlord, see if he is trying to exclude himself from any liability etc. A very important thing to check is to see how the landlord can terminate the lease and the reasons that he needs to have before he can do so. Also make sure what kind of utilities he has promised to give you. All of this is important as there are crafty landlords who try various sorts of tricks to limit their liability.
All in all be very observant about everything and take your time with all your decisions. Don’t be in a rush take it slow and the chances are you wouldn’t go wrong anywhere.