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Dont Make These Frequent Mistakes When Renting An Apartment In Fishers

July 01, 2021

Apartment building exterior

Apartment searching may appear easy, but many Residents find themselves making mistakes when renting an apartment in Fishers. They go over budget, don’t check out the surrounding community, agree to a lease without reading it, and never snap pictures upon moving in. All of these errors can ruin the renting experience. To get the most out of your search and secure the perfect apartment for your family, don’t make these common errors.
Fitness Center in a Fishers apartment community.

Ignoring Recurring Costs

One of the most major deciding factors in your apartment search should be your price range. If there’s an apartment that’s approaching the top of your budget, don’t neglect to add in monthly expenses. You may find that a more costly apartment includes utilities and in-unit laundry while you pay for those individually at a less expensive apartment. Each community charges differently for things like pets and detached garages. You might additionally figure out that a community with features like a fitness center or pool saves you the cost of a gym membership.

Apartment community in Fishers 

Not Checking Out The Neighborhood

Not many Fishers Residents move into an apartment without touring it first, but don’t neglect to look at the neighborhood too. To learn more about your community, explore it at different times and talk to the neighbors. Note noise levels, traffic volumes, and overall hospitality of the area. You may see that the quiet neighborhood you observe at 2 PM has roaring parties at night or experiences congested traffic each day at 5 PM.

Search engines can assist you too. Do an internet search to find out more about shopping and attractions in that part of Fishers, the school district, your new commute, and more.

Rental lease agreement.

Signing The Lease Without Understanding The Details

One of the most made mistakes when renting an apartment in Fishers is neglecting to read the fine print. Before you sign the lease, read it carefully so that you understand what you’re signing. If you are uncertain about something, review it with a a lawyer or more experienced friend. A local tenant information hotline can provide assistance too.

You also need to know your obligation as a Resident. Look for any stipulations that you are unable to follow. For example, if you plan to sublet your apartment, but the lease forbids this, you should reconsider your plans. 

Model apartment bedroom

Forgetting To Snap Pictures On Move-in Day

After you’ve signed your paperwork and gotten the keys, you can live in your new apartment! But before moving in, you have one last job. To avoid future penalty fees, document existing damage and let the leasing office know. A great apartment community will have everything tidy and functioningproperly, but unforeseen issues can arise. The top communities will arrange a pre-move-in walk through with management and will observe any pre-existing damage together.

Take notes and photos of anything that bothers you. If your apartment community asks you to use a move-in checklist, duplicate it to save for your records. And feel free to note problems that they don’t list.

Begin Your Apartment Hunt At Spark Apartments

Start your apartment search off correctly by calling Spark Apartments. Our Leasing Specialists are happy to show you around and answer questions about our lovely community and apartments. Call 463-210-1702 or schedule a tour to find out more.