There are a lot of positives and negatives to living in an apartment.
The good things include no responsibility over anything that breaks and no maintenance on the house or landscape is necessary.
The bad news is that there’s no control over what gets done or what gets fixed. As a renter, I can’t change anything without permission and I can’t get anything fixed unless I put in a work order to my landlord. My landlord is nice and he takes care of all my basic needs, but he’s refused to let me switch out the window AC unit. I knew that the apartment came with a window AC unit when I signed, but I was hoping that I could change it out for a ductless mini split system instead. Ductless mini split units were more efficient and they had a longer lifespan than a window unit. I knew it would do a better job at cooling my bedroom and it could potentially increase the value of the apartment in the future. I even offered to pay my landlord more per month if he installed a ductless mini split unit. Unfortunately, he wouldn’t budge and I’ve been forced to live with a window AC 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 me up in the middle of the night. I also feel like it’s not installed properly because there are thin cracks around it that are open to the outside. If I can see outside, I know there is HVAC treated air being wasted.