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Questions To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Indianapolis

April 20, 2022
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You’ve come upon the ideal apartment in Indianapolis, and you just need to sign a lease! But not so fast. Before you pick up the pen, make sure you have an understanding about what you’re responsibilities are. After all, you’ll like your apartment living experience more when you are ready for it. So before agreeing to anything, arm yourself with these questions to ask when leasing an apartment in Indianapolis.

What Are My Rent Payment Options And Are There Fees For Paying Late?

Gray and blue bedroom at Highpointe Apartments. 

Great Indianapolis apartments give you various payment options to make paying rent as convenient as possible, including auto-pay and electronic options. Ask what methods your new community offers and how your preferred option works. You can also ask if you’ll be charged any convenience fees for paperless payments.

You also should know your community’s tardy payment policy. Most leasing offices have a ”grace period” and then a late fee which increases as time passes. Find out when payment is due and what to do if you experience a hardship that will interfere with paying your rent when due.

Is There A Guest Policy For Your Apartment And Amenities?

 Red and beige recreation room at Hamilton Luxury Apartments.

If you want to host family or friends for weeks at a time, you should check your community’s guest policy. Most leases prohibit guests from staying with you for more than 3 days without notifying the property manager. There are also guest policies for enjoying amenities like the fitness center or swimming pool. If you’d like to bring your training buddy to try the treadmills, ask if guests are allowed first. Or, if your child wants a pool party, ask how many guests you can invite and their policies and procedures.
 

What Is Their Pet Policy?

Boy and girl playing with a golden retriever puppy on a rug in a living room 

On the topic of friends, what about your animal ones? If you live in a pet-friendly apartment, make sure Fluffy follows their rules. Many communities have size and breed restrictions. You should also inquire about fees and rules for walking and cleaning up poop. The most pet-friendly Indianapolis apartments offer things like dog runs or parks for socialization and bags near trash cans for cleaning up after them.
 

Does The Community Have Any Parking Policies?

xterior of Riverview apartments during the daytime. 

Many apartment properties have parking policies to make things fair for everyone. They may issue Resident parking permits, enforce designated guest parking, limit how many vehicles you can keep on the property, and assign parking spaces. Many apartment communities in Indianapolis offer covered parking for a price. Learn about your parking options and the parking policies before moving in with your extra car or inviting guests over.
 

How Do I Make Maintenance Requests, And How Will They Enter My Apartment?

All apartments need repairs at times. Prior to moving in, ask how they do maintenance requests in your new community. Ask how to submit a request, when you should expect a response, and if there is a 24/7 emergency number.

You should also ask how the maintenance team will access your apartment. Discuss if they will notify you beforehand and if they will leave a sign explaining that they were there when they leave. You may not own your apartment, you should still have clear communication with your maintenance team about service requests.

 

Bring The Questions You Want To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Indianapolis To Riverview Apartments

If you don’t care for the answers you hear at other apartment properties, come ask Riverview Apartments. We take extra care to give a unique and enjoyable experience for all of our valued Residents in Indianapolis. We’ll help you find an apartment you’ll love calling home. Call us at 317-751-4053 or schedule a tour to learn more.