As mentioned elsewhere on this blog, never sign a contract until needed repairs are fixed.
This point has been made much on this blog. It is unfortunate when a resident finds that they will be having a few roommates simply because management fails to keep on top of pest control.
Most shoppers don't bother to touch anything, but it would make sense to press a lever, turn a knob or do something in the suite to test that it works.
Notice the lighting, will it be feasible? Will you need to buy lamps for every room and corner? (Keep in mind, some places will not have electricity turned on until a new renter moves in.)
These items may be workable. But there are those suites where the windows are painted shut or glued. Appliances may not operate because they are not turned on yet, but be sure. Perform a test on a later date before you move your items into the suite.
If you see any black, green, gray or strange colors growing off of any piping, wall, baseboard, or elsewhere, that just might be a sign of a bigger problem. Also, use your nose when walking the
Sniff for a gas leak, a rotten smell, a musty odor, or other odd smells in community hallways and in the suite. Follow your nose. Tough odors don't go away on their own, sometimes they have to be cut out. Insulation behind a wall that had a leak, must be removed and a wall might need to be replaced. Carpeting that once was walked on by a pet will need to be removed. There are plenty of things that you will need to keep your nose wide open about especially under cabinets and in closets. Just imagine, if the odor doesn't go away, it just might start to sit on the clothes hanging in your closet or the furniture in your place.