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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 apartment in Indianapolis, and next all you have to do is sign a lease! But wait a moment. Before signing, double check that you have an understanding about what you’re signing up for. After all, you’ll love apartment life more when you know what to expect. So before signing anything, arm yourself with these questions to ask when leasing an apartment in Indianapolis.

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

Gray and blue bedroom at Highpointe Apartments. 

Great Indianapolis apartments offer various payment options so rent payments are as convenient as possible, including electronic and auto-pay options. Ask what methods your new community offers and how they work. You can also inquire about if you’ll be charged any convenience fees for paperless payments.

You also should understand your community’s overdue payment policy. Most communities have a grace period and then charge a late fee which grows until you pay. Make sure you know when payment is due and what to do if you have a hardship that will interfere with paying your rent on time.

What Is The Guest Policy For Your Indianapolis 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 apartment’s guest policy. Most leases won’t let guests stay with you beyond 3 days without permission from the property manager for extended visits. Then there are guest policies for enjoying amenities like the swimming pool or fitness center. If you’d like to ask over your running buddy to test the treadmills, first ask if guests are allowed. Or, if your child wants a poolside birthday party, ask how many guests are allowed and their policies and procedures.

What Is Their Policy For Pets?

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

On the topic of friends, want to know about your furry ones? If you live in a pet-friendly apartment, be sure Max fits within their rules. Many communities have size and breed restrictions. You should also ask about pet fees and rules for exercising and cleaning up messes. The best pet-friendly Indianapolis apartments offer things like dog runs or parks for exercising dogs and bags and 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 communities enforce parking policies to make 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. Many apartment communities in Indianapolis provide shelterd parking for a fee. Learn about your parking options and the parking policies before moving in with an extra car or inviting guests over.

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

You might need some repairs occasionally. Before moving in, ask how maintenance requests work in your new community. Ask how to make a request, when to expect a response, and if they have a 24/7 emergency line.

You should also find out how the maintenance team will access your apartment. Ask if they will alert you before entering and if they will leave a note their presence once they leave. You may not own your apartment, you should still have efficient communication with your maintenance team regarding service requests.


Bring The Questions You Want To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Indianapolis To StoneBridge Luxury Apartment Homes

If you don’t like the answers you get at other apartments, come ask StoneBridge Luxury Apartment Homes. We take extra care to provide an enjoyable and unique 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 317-743-2959 or schedule a tour to find out more.