|Apartment Hunting from out of province
||[Apr. 8th, 2009|11:42 pm]
Halifax, Nova Scotia Community
My boyfriend and I are moving to Halifax in August-ish for school. We've lived together for over four years, so we pretty much know exactly what we're looking for, and I've been doing a lot (quite a bit) of online research, and there are two particular property management companies that we've been looking at renting from.
We're looking at Killam Properties and Southwest Properties - and I was wondering if anyone had any opinions/horror stories/approving stories of either company, or if anyone has any recommendations for other property management companies? Or any opinions on specific buildings for either company?
We're hoping to stay in the south end (closer to Dalhousie) in a 1 bedroom apartment (we need about 600-650 sq ft to be comfortable) and we'll be in Halifax for at least 4 years. The thing is that we haven't decided if we wanted to take a week vacation in July to come 'apartment hunting' and to sign a lease, and then come back for a bit before actually moving over there (which would cost significantly more, but we'd be certain to have a place), OR if we just wanted to pack up and go and stay in a hotel until we had a place. The plan was that I was going to email both Killam Properties and Southwest Properties in the next little bit to see if they could give me an opinion on availability in August/September, how much of the application process can be done online and whether or not we should come hunting ahead of time, but I thought it'd be a good idea to see what people thought of either company.
Thank you so much for your help!