Eron Hotel, Eagle Towers, Kirinyaga Road, Nairobi. 100 Metres from Globe Roundabout

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26 Jul

What you should know when hunting for apartment

  • Utilies: gas, electric, cable, trash, water–which if any are included? find out what the bills usually run.
  • Amenities: security, pool, gym–does the building have these and they are extra fees?
  • Laundry: on-site, in-unit, none?
  • Dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave: are any of these included in the unit?
  • Cable hook-up: in which rooms? bedrooms? who is the provider?
  • Parking: included with rent, extra fee, or street parking? if it’s street, do you live near high rises or sports arenas that would make parking very difficult?
  • Floors: hardwood, carpet, tile, other? do you own whatever equipment it takes to clean them (i.e. vacuum, mop)?
  • Outdoor space: yes or no? shared?
  • Room dimensions: take a tape measure with you when looking at apartments. will your current furniture fit in the new space?
  • Storage: note how many closets there are and if there is other storage available in the building (ie for bike, holiday boxes, etc.)
  • Outlets: see how many are in each room
  • Water pressure: check this in the shower, as well as the kitchen and bathroom sink
  • Rent increase: how much did rent go up, if at all, over the past three years?
  • Natural light: what floor is the unit on? which rooms have good amounts of light? are window coverings/blinds included?
  • Locks/security: make sure you are comfortable with the access to the apartment


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