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Stop Making These Common Mistakes When Renting An Apartment In Fishers

July 01, 2021

Apartment building exterior

Apartment searching might appear simple, but some Residents find themselves making mistakes when renting an apartment in Fishers. They pay too much, don’t check out the area, sign a lease without reading it, and never take photos upon moving in. All of these errors can ruin the renting experience. To make the most of your hunt and get the right apartment for you, don’t make these common errors.
Fitness Center in a Fishers apartment community.

Overlooking Routine Expenses

A significant deciding factor in your apartment search will be your budget. If you find an apartment that’s near the top limit of your budget, don’t forget to consider recurring fees. You might learn that a more costly apartment includes in-unit laundry and utilities while you pay for those separately at a less expensive apartment. Different communities charge differently for pet fees and reserved parking. You might additionally find that a community with features like a pool or fitness center saves you the expense of a gym membership.

Apartment community in Fishers 

Not Investigating The Neighborhood

Not many Fishers Residents rent an apartment without a tour first, but don’t neglect to check out the neighborhood too. To find out more about your community, explore it at various times and speak to the neighbors. Note traffic volumes, noise levels, and general hospitality of the area. You might see that the quiet neighborhood you see at 2 PM has loud parties at night or experiences traffic congestion every day at 5 PM.

A search engine can assist you as well. Do an internet search to learn 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 common mistakes when renting an apartment in Fishers is not reading the fine print. Before you sign the lease, read it carefully so that you understand what you’re signing. If you feel unsure of something, read through it with a a lawyer or more knowledgeable friend. A local tenant information hotline can help as well.

You also need to know your obligation as a Resident. Look for any requirements that you can’t follow. For instance, if you want to sublet the apartment, but the lease forbids this, you should reconsider your plans. 

Model apartment bedroom

Forgetting To Take Pictures During Move-in Day

When you’ve signed your lease and received the keys, you are ready to live in your new apartment! But before you move in, you have one last chore. To prevent penalty fees later, record pre-existing damage and let the leasing office know. A good apartment community will have everything tidy and functioningproperly, but unforeseen issues can occur. The best communities will schedule a pre-move-in walk through with management and will document any existing damage together.

Take notes and photos of anything that concerns you. If your apartment community asks you to use a move-in checklist, copy it to keep for your information. And don’t hesitate to add concerns that are not on their list.

Embark On Your Apartment Search At The Hamilton Luxury Apartment Homes

Start your apartment search off correctly with The Hamilton Luxury Apartment Homes. Our Leasing Specialists are happy to answer every question and take you around our attractive apartments and community. Call 317-900-4375 or schedule a tour to learn more.