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The Best Questions To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Indianapolis

April 20, 2022
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You’ve found the perfect Indianapolis apartment, and you just need to sign a rental agreement! But wait a moment. Before you pick up a pen, double check that you know what you’re responsibilities are. After all, you’ll like living in your apartment more when you know what to expect. So before agreeing to that lease, use these questions to ask when leasing an apartment in Indianapolis.

What Are My Choices For Paying Rent And Are There Fees If I Pay Late?

Gray and blue bedroom at Highpointe Apartments. 

Good Indianapolis apartments give you several payment options to make paying rent as simple as possible, including auto-pay and electronic options. Ask your new community what methods they offer and how your preferred option works. You might also want to inquire about if there’s any convenience fees for direct payments.

You also need to understand your community’s tardy payment policy. Most leasing offices have a one or two day grace period and then a late fee that increases with time. Find out when rent is due and who to talk to if you experience a hardship that interferes with paying your rent when due.

What Is The Guest Policy For Your Indianapolis Apartment And Can They Use The Pool?

 Red and beige recreation room at Hamilton Luxury Apartments.

If you like to host family or friends for more than a few days, you’ll need to check your community’s guest policy. Most leases won’t let guests stay in your apartment beyond 3 days without notifying the property manager for extended visits. There are also guest policies for enjoying amenities like the fitness center or swimming pool. If you’d like to invite your workout buddy to test the treadmills, first find out if guests are allowed. Or, if your kid wants a poolside birthday party, ask how many guests are allowed and their procedures and policies.

What Is Their Policy For Pets?

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

Speaking of friends, want to know about your furry ones? If your community is pet-friendly, be sure Max meets their standards. Many communities have dog restrictions. You should also inquire about fees and regulations for exercising and cleaning up after your pet. The best pet-friendly Indianapolis apartments offer things like bags and trash receptacles 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. 

Lots of apartment complexes use parking policies to keep things fair for all Residents. They may issue Resident parking permits, enforce designated guest parking, limit how many vehicles you can keep on the property, and assign parking spaces. Some apartment communities in Indianapolis have covered parking for a price. Learn about your parking options and the parking policies prior to moving in with an extra car or inviting friends over.

How Do I Submit Maintenance Requests, And How Do They Get Into My Home?

You might need some repairs at times. Before moving in, ask how maintenance requests work there. Ask how to submit a request, when you should expect a response, and if there is a 24/7 emergency number.

You should also find out how the maintenance team will get into your apartment. Discuss if they will warn you ahead of time and if they will leave a note that they were there once they leave. Although you don’t own your apartment, you should still have efficient communication with your maintenance team regarding submitted and completed service requests.


Block 20 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 apartments, come ask Block 20. We go the extra mile to give a unique and enjoyable living experience for each of our valued Residents in Indianapolis. We’ll help you find an apartment you’ll love calling home. Call us at 463-777-2762 or schedule a tour to find out more.