Going for a two bedroom unit or a one bedroom apartment offers plenty of advantages. You can get a room mate to share the costs with so you both get more room. If you have a friend who’ll move in with you, that could be an ideal arrangement.
Before you start going over two bedroom apartments for rent in Long Beach CA and decide on the right one, here are a few questions you’ll want to ask:
Where is it?
Is it near enough to where you work? Or does it have easy access to a major highway so you won’t have any problems when you drive to and from your workplace every day?
Is it in a gated community?
That’s not always a given so be sure to ask. You’ll feel so much safer if you go for a gated community or neighborhood.
Is it pet friendly?
Do you have a cat? Don’t sign that lease until you know whether you can bring along your pet or not. The last thing you want to do is to sneak your cat into your unit like a thief in the night every time you bring him back from the vet or cat spa.
Who will sign the lease?
You’ll want your friends—or the other tenants of the apartment—to sign the lease as well. That way, if anything happens or if for any reason, the rent doesn’t get paid, you won’t be left holding the bag. You’ll all be contractually bound, says the Huffington Post.
Who’s getting parking?
You’ll probably only have one slot for parking though some two bedroom apartments for rent in Long Beach CA might offer two. The second one might be technically reserved for your guests but you and your flatmate should be able to freely use that space as well.