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Moving Into New Ann Arbor Apartment

Posted by Corner House on September 21, 2015
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Moving Into New Ann Arbor Apartment

So for most of us we just got settled into our new campus or downtown Ann Arbor Apartment.  I know it can get very busy starting a new semester at college or trying to work and move all at the same time.  Whether you are new to the area, living off campus for the first time, or moving into a new apartment there are a few tips on what you should do after you get your keys to your new place.

Inspection

Make sure that you get your walk through inspection papers from your landlord.  Go through the place BEFORE you move in.  Check EVERYTHING.  Never leave the move in form blank.  If you have a furnished apartment you should move the furniture to check the floors and walls that it covers.  Correctly LIST the condition of everything in the apartment.  An even better idea is to take pictures of your apartment before you move in and keep a record of what the place looked like when you moved in.  Return the filled out form to your manager by the deadline indicated in your lease.  

Utilities

You may need to call the local utility companies and put utilities in your name.  Check with your apartment manager in regards to what specific companies you need to register with and the easiest way to change over utilities into your name.  Some companies will bill utilities in your name so it’s best to check with the property management company to see what they require from you to avoid hidden fees.

Check Out Your Surrounding Areas

Now it’s time to get familiar with what’s around you.  When I move into a new apartment I like to plug in my address in Walk Score to see what’s around me.  I also check out the local newspaper, like the Ann Arbor Observer.  I introduce myself to neighbors and check out the flyers hung up in the area to get to see what’s going on in my new neighborhood.

I hope these tips help you get adjusted to your new apartment.  If you need any further information check out our site at Corner House Apartments.