When you decide to rent furnished apartments Toronto, or furnished rentals in any city for that matter, there are a few details that you should ask about to make sure you have a comfortable stay with no surprises. These a few tips on how to rent a furnished apartment that will be right for you, and we hope these tips help you to have an easy experience in selecting your Toronto furnished apartment:
Location of your Toronto Furnished Apartment
It’s hard to decide where you should stay when you don’t know a city like Toronto well. Do you stay in downtown Toronto, or on the west side, or on the east side? Do you stay around Yorkville or even further north in Summerhill? Lots of choices.. if you are coming to Toronto for work and need a Toronto furnished rental, you probably want to live near your work so that does make it easier. While this is a blog post topic onto itself, we think this New York Times 36 Hours in Toronto guide is a good starting point to familiarize yourself with the main downtown areas. We usually recommend staying either in Yorkville, along King St West, mid-town near College Street, or downtown near the Financial District. The main factors you want to consider and ask your executive rental company are: how close is the short term rental Toronto apartment to the subway or streetcar station, is it walkable to your work, what kind of places are open during the day, what kind of places are open at night time after work (is it for example mainly bars nearby, or is it more restaurants and cafe’s). This will give you an indication of whether the executive rentals Toronto that you are considering the right fit with your lifestyle. If you like to party, for example, you probably would not want to stay in the Financial District, but King West or Yorkville would be prefect for you.
What is Included in your Furnished Apartment
Most furnished apartments in Toronto include utilities, TV, Internet and sometimes Telephone in the rent. Essentially you do not have to worry about paying any bills while you are staying in your furnished condo. Make sure to confirm that all utilities are included, ie water, electricity, and heat. Also ask if there are any restrictions on the internet usage, ie the amount of data per month (your internet package should be unlimited), and what TV channels are included. If there is a phone included, you can ask if long distance calling is included.
Depending on which short term rentals Toronto companies you are considering, there will be different deposit amounts and terms that you have to consider. Most furnished apartment companies will ask for a refundable damage deposit for your furnished rental condo. The amount can differ depending on the company but a range of $500-1,500 is fairly normal and it can vary depending on the size of the furnished condo. You want to ask the furnished rentals company how they handle the refundable deposit. Is there a walk-through on the day you move in, just like a rental car? Is there an inventory list provided of all the items that are included in your furnished apartment? You should ask for a receipt for your damage deposit, and any reputable furnished rental Toronto company should automatically provide one.
You should ask about the process to get your deposit back – do you receive it in cash when you are checking out? Is there a time-lag between your check-out date and the fund return? This can be normal as the host company needs to have time to properly inspect the unit and depending on your check-out time it is not always convenient to do a thorough check while you are waiting. Make sure to ask also how you can receive the funds back – if you, for example, paid it on your Visa card will it be refunded back on to your card? Is there a credit card processing fee added to the deposit?