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Important Questions To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Indianapolis

April 20, 2022
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You’ve found the perfect apartment in Indianapolis, and now you just need to sign a lease! But not so fast. Before picking up the pen, be sure you understand what you’re signing up for. After all, you’ll enjoy living in your apartment more when you have to do. So before signing that lease, 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. 

Good Indianapolis apartments offer more than one payment option so rent payments are as simple as possible, including auto-pay and electronic options. Ask your new community what methods they offer and how they work. You might also want to ask if you’ll be charged any convenience fees for electronic payments.

You also need to know your community’s tardy rent policy. Most leasing offices have a grace period and then charge a late fee that increases until you pay. Find out when payment is due and what to do if you have a hardship that will interfere with paying your rent on time.

Is There A Guest Policy For Your Apartment And Amenities?

 Red and beige recreation room at Hamilton Luxury Apartments.

If you want to host loved ones for weeks at a time, 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 permission from the property manager for extended visits. There are also guest policies for enjoying community amenities like the swimming pool or fitness center. If you’d like to ask over your workout buddy to try the treadmills, find out if guests are allowed first. Or, if your kid wants a poolside birthday party, ask how many guests you can invite and their procedures and policies.

What Is The Policy For Pets?

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

On the topic of friends, what about your furry ones? If your apartment allows pets, be sure Max follows their standards. Many communities have size and breed restrictions. You should also ask about fees and rules for walking and cleaning up poop. The most pet-friendly Indianapolis apartments offer features like dog runs or parks for exercising dogs and bags and trash cans for cleaning up after them.

Are There Any Parking Policies To Know About?

xterior of Riverview apartments during the daytime. 

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

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

All apartments need repairs sometimes. Prior to moving in, ask how they do maintenance requests there. Ask how to submit a request, when to expect a response, and if they have a 24-hour emergency number.

You should also ask how the maintenance staff will get into your apartment. Discuss if they will notify you beforehand and if they will leave a note explaining their presence once they leave. You may not own your apartment, you should always expect clear communication with your maintenance team regarding submitted and completed service requests.


The Edge Apartments Can Help With The Questions You Want To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Indianapolis

If you don’t care for the answers you hear at other apartment communities, come ask The Edge Apartments. We take extra care to provide an enjoyable and unique experience for all of our valued Residents in Indianapolis. We’ll help you find an apartment you’ll love. Call us at 463-345-4399 or schedule a tour to learn more.