There are a lot of positives and drawbacks to living in an apartment.
The good things include no responsibility over anything that breaks and no maintenance on the home or landscape is necessary.
The awful news is that there’s no control over what gets done or what gets fixed. As a renter, I can’t change anything separate from permission and I can’t get anything fixed unless I put in a work order to my property owner, but my property owner is nice and he takes care of all my basic needs, however he’s refused to let myself and others switch out the window A/C unit. I knew that the home came with a window A/C unit when I signed, although I was hoping that I could change it out for a ductless mini split proposal instead, then ductless mini split units were more efficient and they had a longer lifespan than a window unit. I knew it would do a better task at cooling my family room and it could potentially increase the value of the home in the future. I even offered to spend my savings my property owner more per month if he installed a ductless mini split unitâ€¦ Unfortunately, he wouldn’t budge and I’ve been forced to live with a window A/C unit. The window unit is loud and inconsistent. It can only cool a small area of space around it when it’s on and it wakes myself and others up in the middle of the night. I also assume prefer it’s not installed officially because there are thin cracks around it that are open to the outside. If I can see outside, I guess there is Heating and Air Conditioning treated air being wasted.