positive relationship with the owner of
Due to the high demand and low vacancy
rates of apartments in the Portland area,
it’s also important to know these things
well in advance. Once you find your perfect
apartment, you won’t want to delay. Understanding the small print, before you start
your search will point you in the direction
of the path to your perfect place.
Renter’s Insurance: Property owners in
Oregon are required to insure their buildings, but that insurance does not protect
tenants in the event that your property is
stolen or damaged. That’s what renter’s
insurance is for.
Renters insurance will also protect you in
the event that the apartment is damaged as
a result of your actions, like a flood occurring after the faucet was left on.
Landlords have the right to require renter’s
insurance of their tenants, and this regulation is becoming more and more common.
This requirement must be communicated
in the lease and cannot exceed $100,000 in
required coverage. Before you start looking
for apartments, it’s helpful to take inventory of your valuable belongings and speak
to an insurance agent about what it would
cost to cover them.
Renter’s insurance will give you peace of
mind and protection for your home. For
only about $170 per year, it can save you
thousands of dollars in a variety of otherwise unpleasant scenarios.
Regulations, Fire Codes, and Grilling:
It’s important to read all of the fine print
and be aware of what you are and are not
allowed to do on your rented Portland
Renters in Oregon are responsible for
checking their smoke detectors, at least
once every six months, and changing the
batteries as needed. If the smoke detectors
are defective, landlords are responsible for
Portlanders enjoy all sorts of outdoor
activities, but when it comes to using your
outdoor space at your apartment, there are
some rules you must consider. The use of
charcoal and gas grills on combustible
porches or within 10 feet of combustible
construction is not allowed. You should
You’ll find the search for your first
Portland apartment to be an exciting
adventure into what makes our
neighborhoods and our city so special.
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