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What should you opt for in a rented home- fewer amenities or more amenities?

What should you opt for in a rented home- fewer amenities or more amenities?

When looking for a home on rent, common dilemma actually faced by the prospective tenants to evaluate amenities which are important or necessary and accordingly, what rental value of the homes should actually be.
In the metropolitan cities, facilities and amenities close to the one’s home could definitely be expensive and available through the annual memberships. Thus, most people do prefer projects which are based on facilities like kid’s play area, gymnasium, security, intercom facilities, etc. Also, in the non-metro cities, people prefer the standalone projects with the basic facilities to make sure that they don’t incur high monthly maintenance costs. This trend, however, is changing now as the people in numerous other-2 cities are asking for the basic amenities within the projects.
Unlike the empty apartment, the apartment cost with many amenities will be higher. Consequently, owners are expected to pass on a specific portion of renter cost as he is going to use them.
Types of amenities that are provided with the rented home
• Green features such as sewage treatment plant, rainwater harvesting, garbage segregation and composting, solar power in common areas, etc.
• Safety and security such as CCTV surveillance of key areas, intercom, LPG gas detectors, smoke detectors, 24x7 security guards, boom barriers for parking lot entry, etc.
• Lifestyle-oriented facilities such as gymnasium, indoor games, kids play area, etc.
How should tenant decide which amenities are important?
The best option for the tenants would actually be to choose the semi-furnished apartment with some basic amenities as it will give a comfortable condition for living at an affordable budget.
Attached wardrobes, kitchen shelves, and air-conditioners are possible amenities that the tenant need. There are various online sites that help to find a rental apartment with basic amenities as per the requirement. Also, the tenants buy their own furniture or even take things on the tent with rates beginning from Rs 5000 per month for the wardrobe. Thus, the complete furnishing required can be covered at a rate of approximately Rs 5,00 per month.
The experts do find out that if one has the family that needs kids and parents, then, it makes a lot of sense to go for a rented apartment in ay project that has amenities such as party hall, kid’s play area, gym and a clubhouse. However, the gym has numerous electronic equipment also incurs high maintenance cost for the replacement of equipment or simply regular servicing.
For the families with senior citizens, it would be pretty nice to have the walking track. All these features are useful and low on the maintenance as well. Also, the families with kids enjoy having swimming pool but it certainly incurs the higher cost of maintenance as it needs everyday cleaning as well as continuous or regular water treatment.
While the tenants can compromise on some of the amenities such as security, power back-up, elevators in high-rise buildings, etc. are a must. Before shifting to the new apartment, the tenants who have their own furniture should check whether the house can accommodate the belonging comfortably.


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