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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 perfect Fishers apartment, and all you have to do is sign the lease! But slow down. Before you sign, make sure you have an understanding about what you’re responsibilities are. After all, you’ll like apartment life more when you have to do. So before signing anything, review these questions to ask when leasing an apartment in Fishers.

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

Gray and blue bedroom at Highpointe Apartments. 

Great Fishers apartment communities have more than one payment method to make paying rent as convenient as possible, including auto-pay and electronic options. Ask what methods your new community offers and how they work. You might also want to ask if there’s a convenience fee for electronic payments.

You also need to know your community’s overdue payment policy. Most communities have a ”grace period” and then a late fee that increases until you pay. Make sure you know when rent is due and what to do if you experience a hardship that interferes with paying your rent by the due date.

What Is The Guest Policy For Your Fishers 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 should check your community’s guest policy. Most leases don’t allow guests to stay in your apartment for more than 3 days without clearing it with the property manager for extended visits. There are also guest policies for using amenities like the fitness center or swimming pool. If you want to invite your running buddy to try the treadmills, first find out if guests are allowed. Or, if your kid wants a pool party, ask how many guests are allowed and 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 

Speaking of friends, what about your four-legged ones? If your apartment allows pets, make sure Max fits within their requirements. Many communities have breed and size restrictions. You should also ask about pet fees and restrictions for walking and cleaning up messes. The most pet-friendly Fishers apartments offer features like dog parks or runs for socialization and bags and trash cans for cleaning up after them.

Does The Community Have Any Parking Policies?

xterior of Riverview apartments during the daytime. 

Many apartment properties enforce parking policies to keep things fair for everyone. They may limit how many vehicles you can keep on the property, issue Resident parking permits, assign parking spaces, and enforce designated guest parking. Some Fishers apartment communities offer covered parking for a fee. Learn about your parking options and the parking policies before moving in with an extra car or inviting friends over.

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

All apartments need repairs at some point. Prior to moving in, ask how maintenance requests work in your new community. Ask how to make a request, when you should expect a response, and if they have a 24-hour emergency line.

You should also ask how the maintenance team will enter your apartment. Discuss if they will alert you before entering and if they will leave a note explaining their presence when they leave. You may not own your apartment, you should still have efficient communication with your maintenance team regarding submitted and completed service requests.


Bring The Questions You Want To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Fishers To The Hamilton Luxury Apartment Homes

If you don’t like the answers you receive at at the apartments you’ve spoken with, come ask The Hamilton Luxury Apartment Homes. We go the extra mile to provide a unique and enjoyable living experience for all of our valued Residents in Fishers. Let us help you find an apartment you’ll love calling home. Call us at 317-900-4375 or schedule a tour to find out more.