If your lease is nearly up, you’re likely facing a difficult decision. You can either seek renewal and stay where you’ve been, or you can shop around for a new place to call home.
Both options have pros and cons, but depending on your situation, one will likely assert itself as the obvious answer. Find out which option is best for you by considering the following details.
Reasons to Stay
Finding the perfect apartment or rental home is tough, and if your apartment complex or rental home has a lot of amenities, it might be difficult to leave. Do other rentals have better amenities? Consider how much you value the following:
- High ceilings
- In-unit washer / dryer
- Large closets
- Natural light
- Proximity to frequently visited locations
- Pet-friendly options
Look back on your search for your current home. How difficult was it to find what you were looking for then? If it’s not something you look back on fondly, staying where you are might start to sound pretty good.
Moving is also expensive. Not only will you need to pay to move your belongings but a new place will also likely require an application fee and deposit. If you’re happy in your current home, the additional financial stress may not be necessary.
Reasons to Shop around
Now that you’ve been in your current home for quite some time, you may notice certain things you wish were different. Would you gladly sacrifice your vaulted ceilings for the convenience of a ground floor apartment? Does your long commute drive you crazy? If you’re already frustrated by your situation, don’t volunteer for another year.
Once again, consider the expense. If your budget is already stretched, find out whether or not your landlord plans to increase rent upon renewal. You may find that you have other wonderful options within your price range.
Whether you choose to renew your lease or move, make sure that you’re excited about your decision. If you are still searching for your ideal rental home or apartment, we’re ready to help you find it. Give Keyrenter Tooele a call today at (801)-614-8850!