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Important Questions To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Fishers

April 20, 2022
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You’ve come upon the ideal Fishers apartment, and next you just need to sign a rental agreement! But wait a moment. Before you sign, double check that you have an understanding about what you’re responsibilities are. After all, you’ll love apartment life more when you know what to expect. So before you sign any papers, arm yourself with these questions to ask when leasing an apartment in Fishers.

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

Gray and blue bedroom at Highpointe Apartments. 

Great Fishers apartments give you more than one payment method so rent payments are as simple as possible, including electronic and auto-pay options. Ask what methods your new community offers and how each one works. You can also inquire about if you’ll be charged a convenience fee for direct payments.

You also need to know your community’s tardy payment policy. Most leasing offices have a one or two day grace period and then charge a late fee that grows with time. Make sure you know when payment is due and who to talk to if you experience 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 like to host loved ones for more than a few days, you’re going to want to learn your apartment’s guest policy. Most leases won’t let guests stay with you for more than 3 days without notifying the property manager for extended visits. There are also policies for enjoying amenities like the pool, fitness center, or clubhhouse. If you want to ask over your workout buddy to try the treadmills, find out if guests are allowed first. Or, if your child wants a pool party, inquire about how many guests you can invite as well as their procedures and policies.

What Is Their Pet Policy?

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 Fluffy fits within their rules. Many communities have dog restrictions. You should also inquire about pet fees and regulations for walking and cleaning up after your pet. The most pet-friendly Fishers apartments have things like dog runs or parks for exercising dogs and bags with 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 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. Many Fishers apartment communities provide shelterd parking for a fee. Review your parking options and the rules prior to moving in with your extra car or inviting visitors over.

How Do I Make Maintenance Requests, And How Do They Access My Unit?

All apartments need repairs now and then. Prior to moving in, ask how maintenance requests work in your new community. Ask how to make a request, when to expect a response, and if there is a 24/7 emergency line.

You should also ask how the maintenance team will enter your apartment. Discuss if they will alert you beforehand and if they will leave a sign indicating their presence once they leave. Although you don’t own your apartment, you should always have clear communication with your maintenance team about submitted and completed service requests.


Bring The Questions You Want To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Fishers To Spark Apartments

If you aren’t getting the answers you want at at the leasing offices you’ve talked to, come ask Spark Apartments. We go above and beyond to give an enjoyable and unique experience for all of our valued Residents in Fishers. Let us help you find an apartment you’ll love calling home. Call us at 463-210-1702 or schedule a tour to find out more.