apartment livingMoving into an apartment is certainly a new experience, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad one. Unfortunately, the fear that can sometimes come with any new experience is enough to make some apartment living myths seem all too real. But there’s no need to worry! We’ve taken a look at three of the most notorious apartment living myths and busted them so you can feel more comfortable within your new four walls.

MYTH: The apartment will need excessive cleaning.

TRUTH: No matter where you’re moving, you shouldn’t have to worry about the apartment of your dreams being dirty. In fact, even furnished apartments for rent should be freshly cleaned prior to your arrival. This task is usually part of the property manager’s duties. In turn, you should leave your apartment just as clean (or close to it) if and when you decide it’s time to move on. And in the case that minor repairs were overlooked, you can inform your landlord or property manager and they’ll be fixed as soon as possible.

MYTH: Noisy neighbors will always be a problem.

TRUTH: While avoiding all noise isn’t possible, it’s not going to be as big of an issue as you think it might be. In most cases, walls, ceilings, and floors are all insulated enough to provide a damper to all that noise so it fades into the background. But it is the responsibility of your neighbors to be courteous of those living above and below them, including you! If you’re experiencing an issue with noise in luxury apartments, it’s important to take it up with your property manager.

MYTH: Landlords can drop by whenever they want.

TRUTH: Even though your landlord technically owns the property, you’re the one residing there. Considering that, it’s important that they give you adequate notice before they arrive at your apartment. In addition, they shouldn’t be making excessive visits, whether its for repairs or not. In some cases, you may pay a maximum security deposit of almost 1.5 times monthly rent to secure a space for yourself. That space should remain yours.

Apartment living may seem scary at first, but as a renter you have more freedom and privacy than you might think. Don’t let these myths scare you!