Have you ever written an apartment review? If you’ve rented an apartment even once, you know there are challenges when it comes to finding a place that meets your needs and your budget. Renters face an uncertain landscape full of overpricing, unreliable or broken amenities, poor or slow maintenance, and worse. Even in the best areas, dishonest practices and/or disorganized management can turn apartment living into a nightmare. That’s why it’s important to exercise your voice as a renter.
A well-written, fair and detailed apartment review holds apartment owners accountable for providing services promised. An apartment review can provide a helpful warning or point people in the direction of excellence. While it does take time, making your voice known will not only exercise your rights as a renter but also help others make educated choices about where they live. When writing your apartment review, the following questions may be helpful for composing your thoughts.
How safe is the complex and the surrounding area?
This includes things like lighting, security practices, frequency of theft and the efforts taken by management to protect the apartment residents, including responding quickly to complaints and alerting residents of safety issues that may arise. Your apartment review can help people find a safe place to live.
Are the apartments and grounds well maintained?
If there is a pool, is it properly chlorinated and kept free of debris? If there is a laundromat, are the machines in good working order? Are the appliances and fixtures in the apartment in good condition? With your apartment review, people can make an informed choice about their surroundings.
What is the nature of the daytime and nighttime activity at this apartment?
Is the complex generally quiet and restful, or are the tenants more social and party-oriented? Are there loud arguments at all hours of the night, or do people in this community typically respect each other’s need for peace and quiet? By reading your apartment review, people can decide whether a location matches their lifestyle.
How responsive is the apartment management?
Are complaints and requests handled in a timely and fair way? Is the staff easy to reach and approachable? Is the staff frequently on-site and available? By reading your apartment review, potential renters can get a sense of what they are in for ahead of time.
By raising your voice through Renter’s Voice apartment reviews, you join an increasing online community of renters who are committed to having a great apartment living experience. Renters have a right to expect a safe environment, fair and honest business practices, and timely reliable maintenance. Thanks for your contribution to the Renter’s Voice and to countless future renters!