I had been renting a house for a few years, when my landlord said that he needed to sell it. Needless to say, I was not ready for that in the least. He had told me that he never planned to sell, and I could rent from him as long as I wanted to. Rather than look at homes again, I decided to look at available Deland apartments instead. I think that there are a lot of positive reasons to rent an apartment instead of a house that are more helpful to renters.
Often, when a person rents a home, there is a yard to take care of. You have to hope that the landlord will handle that. If you have to do it yourself each week, it can take a lot of time out of your week. Not only do you have to mow the front and back lawn yourself, you need to edge both yards as well. If there are any bushes or flowers in the yard, you may need to take care of those. If there are trees, you may find yourself needing to do a lot of raking to keep everything looking good as well. I know that I had to do this where I was living, and it easily took up about 3 hours during every weekend.
Obviously, the other issue that can come with home rental is having a landlord that ends up wanting to sell, or they may even decide that they want to take control of the place and move back into it themselves. This can be done at any time without any notice. But the nice thing about apartments is that you never had to care for the lawn at all. Someone else will do it. And these big buildings are not sold very often, so you can expect that you will have a place to live over the long-term without any trouble at all.