Fully-furnished apartments are a fairly new concept. To rent out an apartment with all the furniture and fittings already included in the price was unheard of in the old days and was seen as more of a liability for the landlord than an advantage. However, in these times when being economical and practical is necessary, finding the best deals for apartment rental is of utmost importance, especially if you plan to rent for a while.
While the term is one that can be applied even to semi-furnished apartments, the one thing that differentiates the semis from the fully-furnished is the fact that it is a home practically ready to be inhabited, with no need to move, alter, switch or change anything. With semi-furnished apartments, you will need to determine if there are air-conditioners installed, if there are water heaters in the bathroom, what appliances are already there and which furniture is present. The curtains and TV are two things you should also take note of.
With a fully-furnished apartment, there should be air-conditioners installed, water heaters in the bathrooms, complete kitchen appliances in place (fridge, stove, range hood, microwave), complete kitchen utensils (pots, pans, glassware and cutlery), sheets in the bedrooms and even the dining room has to have studio apartments hong kong a dining set, chairs, table napkins and linens. They should as well have a washing machine in the basement, especially if it’s a multi-bedroom apartment. While you may need to have an electrician work on the wirings and electrical outlets that are lacking in a semi-furnished apartment, you don’t need to worry about that when it comes to fully-furnished apartments because they will already have that up and working.
One thing to note about fully-furnished apartments is that the use of the telephone, as well as cleaning, utilities and mail services may either be a separate cost from the rent or has a cap on them, so you need to make sure of these things before signing the contract.
To rent a furnished apartment, you need to first determine the reasons you want to rent one. People who go on constant trips due to business or students finishing their college education for example, are the best ones to rent fully furnished apartments because it makes sense to just move in since they already have everything they need. Also, fully-furnished apartments are only on a limited rental period, with a minimum of 30 days up to 3 months maximum, although you may be able to rent longer than that depending on the circumstances and if your landlord agrees to it.
Fully-furnished apartments are not recommended for people who are looking to rent on a long-term basis as it absolutely makes no sense to move all your stuff into an apartment that already has stuff in it. You may be forced to place your own stuff in storage and end up paying even more because of it. It is also not for people who are on tight budget constraints because renting fully-furnished apartments entail higher rates because of the higher quality services that come with them.
To find the best fully-furnished apartments for you, you need to determine what costs, amenities and location suits your requirements best and start your search from there. Many online apartment locators allow you to customize your search parameters by location and number of bedrooms or to widen your search to surrounding suburbs. They will even include pictures of the actual apartments and details like architectural structure, how near or far is it to the city center and even modes of transportation available to those without cars.