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5 Tips to Help Those Looking for an Apartment in Montreal

February 12, 2016
5 Tips to Help Those Looking for an Apartment in Montreal

Montreal is known for its vibrant neighborhoods, cultural diversity, architecture, innumerable attractions, accessibility to transportation and the many growing businesses located in the heart of this city. For these reasons, it is certainly one of the best places to live in Canada! Here are five tips that will enable finding your rental unit in Montreal easier.

  1. Determine your budget and your priorities

    To begin, you will need to decide on a suitable budget. Once that’s decided, it’s time to determine your selection criteria such as location, size and amenities. Make sure to list them in order of priority. Occasionally, making some compromises to your priorities in order to meet your budget is necessary.
  2. Locate apartments

    In downtown Montreal, the eye-catching, newly renovated apartments do not remain available on the market for a long period of time. Keep your eyes open, be prepared and willing to act quickly. Visiting rental websites such as Akelius Montreal regularly will help you land that incredible apartment before anyone else does. Another way to find that apartment gem, is to do a neighborhood walk or drive through. Sometimes it just hits you and you get that sense of belonging and feeling that this is where you need to be.
  3. Prepare your visit

    When you are looking at apartments for rent in Montreal, you certainly want to visit it before making any type of commitment. A great time to swing by and take a look at the neighborhood is during the evening when everyone has come home from work. This is a great opportunity to take note of the noise level that surrounds the apartment..
  4. Confirm what is included in the rent

    There are many different costs that are involved with renting an apartment in Montreal. Take note of what is included in the rent and what is not. Sometimes you will find that water, heating, electricity, parking and even internet are included in the rental price while other properties do not include any of these utilities. This can have a drastic impact on the price and your budget.
  5. Find out about legal practices

    When you see ‘’for rent’’ signs in Montreal surely you get your hopes up. Living in this wonderful city is simply amazing. However, there are legal issues that you also have to consider when renting an apartment. Knowing some of these legal policies will help you negotiate terms of your lease and illegal practices. For example, did you know that apartment owners can ask for a rent increase only once every year?

If you are thinking of renting an apartment in Montreal, why not let us guide you in the right direction? Our dedicated and experienced staff of professionals knows the Montreal rental market like no one else.

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