Five Questions To Ask During An Apartment Tour In Indianapolis
What’s The Community’s Pet Policy?
Inquiring about the pet policy is a must if you have a dog or cat, or you’re considering adopting one in the near future. After all, your pet needs to be just as comfortable in your apartment as you are. However, it's also a great question to ask on an apartment tour if you don’t have a pet. That way, you know what kinds of animals you might run into on a day-to-day basis. Also think of asking what pet-friendly amenities complex offers -- such as dog runs or free waste disposal bags.
How Will I Pay Rent And Utilities?
20 years ago, rent was typically paid by dropping off a check at the office. Now, there could be multiple ways to pay rent. Does the company have an app or can they link direct deposit through my bank? Can I pay by credit card and receive reward points for my rent payment? Some complexes might allow you to pay through trusted payment companies like Venmo or PayPal. Asking this question during an apartment tour can be critical for residents who travel or require a more convenient way to pay rent.
Learning how the complex handles utilities can also make your life easier later on. What utilities are included? Are you able to incorporate utilities in my rent check? Are utilities, such as water and gas, determined by communal use or are they calculated by each individual apartment? Do I have a choice on the internet, phone, or cable providers, or do I have to use the same provider as everyone else in the community? These questions may feel cut and dry, but sometimes the answers can surprise you.
What Amenities Can I Use?
Your Indianapolis apartment tour should also include a quick look. During your Indianapolis apartment tour you should also walk through the amenities and grounds. While a short overview of what a community offers is nice, you may want to ask more about the details of the apartment community’s amenities.
If you want to exercise in the morning or late due to your work schedule, make sure you ask about the fitness center’s hours -- and when it’s the busiest. Parents may like to see what the children’s policy is for the basketball court or pool and hot tub. If you’re looking for an apartment that’s not only a place to lay your head down at night, but a community you can truly enjoy, it’s vital to get your amenities questions answered while on your apartment tour. What you learn may be the deciding factor between two apartments in Indianapolis.
How Do I Request Maintenance?
Before you conclude your apartment tour, be sure that you ask about the maintenance situation. Maintenance policies can vary between companies, from 24-hour emergency response to outside repair that has to be booked within operating business hours. Emergencies do happen at times, but it’s how your maintenance requests are handled that can make or break your living situation.
When you’re asking about maintenance, it’s good to be thorough. Does the complex have 24-hour on-site maintenance, or can maintenance only work on repairs during operating business hours? Who do I call about an emergency? Can I go online to submit request maintenance? And how will I be notified when they are finished? You might even want to ask what services isn’t performed by maintenance staff, such as washer/dryer installation or new paint.
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Block 20 Will Answer All Your Questions During Your Apartment Tour In Indianapolis
Schedule your tour with Block 20 today, and we’ll answer each of your questions while taking you through one of our apartments. Just call 463-777-2762 or click the “schedule a tour” button. And don’t forget to ask your partner or roommates to come, too, as they may ask some questions, too! Can’t visit the property? We offer virtual tours!