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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 perfect Indianapolis apartment, and all you have to do is sign the lease! But wait a moment. Before you pick up a pen, make sure you know what you’re agreeing to. After all, you’ll enjoy your apartment living experience more if you are ready for it. So before signing anything, arm yourself with these questions to ask when leasing an apartment in Indianapolis.

What Are My Options For Paying Rent And How Do Late Fees Work Late?

Gray and blue bedroom at Highpointe Apartments. 

Good Indianapolis apartments have 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 they work. You might also want to inquire about if there’s any convenience fees for electronic payments.

You also should understand your community’s late rent policy. Many communities have a grace period and then a late fee which grows as time passes. Make sure you know when rent is due and what to do if you experience a hardship that will interfere with paying your rent when due.

What Is The Guest Policy For Your Indianapolis Apartment And Amenities?

 Red and beige recreation room at Hamilton Luxury Apartments.

If you want to host family or friends for more than a few days, you’ll need to check your community’s guest policy. Most leases prohibit guests from staying in your apartment for more than 3 days without clearing it with the property manager for extended visits. There are also guest policies for enjoying amenities such as the pool, fitness center, or clubhhouse. If you’d like to bring your training buddy to test the treadmills, ask if guests are allowed first. Or, if your child wants a pool party, ask how many guests they allow and their policies and procedures.

What Is The Policy For Pets?

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

Speaking of friends, what about your furry ones? If your community is pet-friendly, make sure Fido follows their requirements. Many communities have breed and size restrictions. You should also ask about animal fees and regulations for walking and cleaning up poop. The best pet-friendly Indianapolis apartments have features like bags near trash cans for cleaning up after them and dog runs or parks for [[exercising dogs|socialization|exercize].

Are There Any Parking Policies To Know About?

xterior of Riverview apartments during the daytime. 

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

How Do I Make Maintenance Requests, And How Will They Get Into My Unit?

You might need some repairs occasionally. Before moving in, ask how maintenance requests work in your new community. Ask how to make a request, how soon you should expect a response, and if they have a 24/7 emergency number.

You should also ask how the maintenance team will access your apartment. Discuss if they will tell you beforehand and if they will leave a sign indicating that they were there when they leave. You may not own your apartment, you should always expect efficient communication with your maintenance team about service requests.


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