Posted November 21, 2013 by RentJungle

Forbes recently published an article that noted how it can often be more practical to rent than to own a home, but how do you know when you should find a new place? Here are three tips that let you know it is time to move on to a new apartment:

3. Too Many People, Too Few Rooms
If you have a growing family, you know that space quickly becomes more important. If you find yourself having more bodies in your home than rooms, it might be time to look into a new apartment with additional space. Don't forget to look for an additional bathroom!

2. Problems with Your Landlord
Sometimes the problem with your apartment isn't the apartment itself: sometimes it is the person in charge of the property. A landlord that doesn't perform his or her duties can often make the home feel toxic. If you have already exhausted other measures to solve the issues, it's time to move on.

1. The Rent Has Gone Up Too Much
If you're lived in an apartment for a while, you might notice that the rent often goes up by a certain percent at the end of the year. This can add up, and you might find yourself paying more than you were initially willing to spend on the space. If your landlord is unwilling to keep your rent the same, it might be tie to look for a new home.

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