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Choosing an off-campus apartment

You should pay attention to a number of factors before choosing an apartment:

  1. Proximity of the apartment to the Weizmann Institute - Is it within walking/bicycling distance or is public transportation required?
  2. Apartment size and its suitability for the number of people that will be living there. If you are coming with a family and children, consider the amount of time that they will be spending at home and make ​​sure that the apartment is adequate.
  3. What is the condition of the apartment? Is it furnished? If yes - what condition is the furniture in, particularly the condition of the electrical appliances (refrigerator /stove/oven) and the air-conditioning?  We recommend that you take pictures of any damage and add it into your contract so that you are not blamed when you leave.
  4. Who are the neighbors? Walk by the place in the evening/at night and check out what the situation is (whether it's quiet / noisy, etc.).
  5. In apartment buildings, it is customary to collect building committee fees for cleaning and maintenance, electricity, elevator, etc. Please note the monthly payment, as most of it is paid by the tenant, is in addition to the monthly rent.
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