Here's a scenario many renters can relate to: You just moved in to your shiny, new apartment and after hours and hours of unboxing, things start to feel like home. But then it happens. One minor inconvenience pops up. It could have been that the lock was taking too long to open, or a flickering light took a few minutes too long to illuminate the room. At the time, you figured it wasn’t a big deal and didn’t want to pester maintenance for something so small. That was a mistake. As time goes on, minor inconveniences can easily turn into critical stage problems. And, once you do notify your building manager, the once "easy" problem now takes longer to fix, costs more money and could require you to vacate for safety reasons.