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Advantages and disadvantages of stand-alone houses and apartments.

13 Dec
admin December 13, 2018 0

Everyone has distinct arrangements when it comes to deciding where he or she want to have his or her living. There are advantages and disadvantages associated with each different housing location and type. Just imagine about you and your family’s requirements both now and into the future before coming to a conclusion about where you want to have your living.

What sort of house do you require?

Generally, there are 3 categories in houses

  • Stand-alone houses
  • Semi-detached or terraced townhouses
  • Apartments.

When considering your options to buy or rent is aware that each type has different advantages and disadvantages.

Stand-alone houses commonly have the following advantages:

  • Larger Sections
  • Exotically separated from neighborhood buildings (although they are not affected by loud noise problems)
  • Mostly you choose what has to be done and when and how. Although you need to have an analysis whether there are agreements in that area – mostly in new developments (i.e., capacity of new house, minimal lot of garage, capping on pets, limits on actions such as working from home, conditions on adjustment – e.g. if you buy an existing home that needs reloading, you may be restricted on what you can reload with).


Some disadvantages are:

  • Paying heavy  maintenance and addressing  the full cost of that
  • Being answerable for the outlay of garden and backyards.
  • Theft / Burglary.



Apartments are mostly on owners of the flat

Common advantages for apartments include:

  • Low maintenance effort and charges. Society Secretary usually requires monthly maintenance for garden, security, amenities and other work required for smooth running of the society, which means less contribution and sharing of responsibilities.
  • Very easy to have social relations among neighbor ’s than stand-alone due to shared walls, ceilings and/or floors
  • No area to look on by yourself, though many have common garden areas and also they are very near to public garden.
  • Tend to be in larger cities, and closely connected to various facilities and amenities and transport.
  • Turn to be cheaper to buy
  • Safety & Social Life

But there are some more things to check out for:

  • Check direction, the location where the construction is going on.
  • A proprietor is duty-bound to pay body corporate fees, and some can be important, so need to know that how much it is per month, and what it all includes. Some things are normally not included by body corporate contributions.

Conclusion – 

Having your own stand-alone house puts the blame on you to look after it. House care can be time-consuming and can incur more cost, also  if you have to buy an old house  that alters to some kind of problems (maybe some weather faults, plumbing, or any kind of wiring faults )

Thus, if you live in an apartment there are very less rules and conditions that you will have to follow as proprietor of the house or residency.

Before you buy any property, such as an apartment, make sure you are aware with the corporate rules and agreed your responsibilities both in terms of required or restricted activities and also, if you will own it, any financial grant. If you will own the property, pay proper attention to your liabilities, and what you are liable for if the building requires major changes or any kind of renovation, strengthening pillars, or also any kind of remediation work.

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