A J.C. Hart Apartment Community in Fishers, IN

Avoid These Common Mistakes When Renting An Apartment In Fishers

July 01, 2021

Apartment building exterior

Apartment shopping might appear easy, but some Residents make mistakes when renting an apartment in Fishers. They exceed their budget, neglect to research the neighborhood, sign a lease before reading it, and never snap photos after moving in. Each of these oversights can spoil the renting experience. To make the most of your search and get the right apartment for you and your family, avoid these common errors.
Fitness Center in a Fishers apartment community.

Ignoring Day-To-Day Costs

A big deciding factor in your apartment search is your price range. If you like an apartment that’s at the limit of your price range, don’t forget to factor in monthly fees. You might learn that a pricier apartment includes utilities and in-unit laundry while you pay for those separately at a less expensive apartment. Every community charges differently for things like pets and detached garages. You may also discover that a community with perks like a pool or fitness center saves you gym membership expenses.

Apartment community in Fishers 

Neglecting To Investigate The Neighborhood

Few Fishers Residents move into an apartment without a tour first, but don’t neglect to learn about the neighborhood too. To learn more about your community, explore it at various times and talk to the neighbors. Note traffic volumes, noise levels, and overall amiability of the area. You may see that the quiet neighborhood you observe at 2 PM throws rowdy parties at night or experiences traffic congestion each day at rush hour.

Google can assist you too. Perform an internet search to find out more about attractions and shopping in that area of Fishers, the school district, your new commute, and more.

Rental lease agreement.

Signing The Lease Without Understanding The Details

One of the most seen mistakes when renting an apartment in Fishers is neglecting to read the details. Before you sign the lease, read it methodically so that you understand what you’re agreeing to. If you feel unsure of something, look over it with a more knowledgeable friend or a lawyer. A Fishers tenant information hotline can help as well.

You should also know your responsibilities as a Resident. Watch for any specifications that you are unable to abide by. For example, if you want to sublet your apartment, but the lease prohibits this, you should make other plans. 

Model apartment bedroom

Forgetting To Snap Pics When Moving In

After you’ve signed your lease and received the keys, you are ready to live in your new apartment! But before moving in, you have one more task. To save yourself from future penalty fees, record any found damage and let the leasing office know. A great apartment community will make sure everything is tidy and functioning properly, but surprise issues can arise. The top communities will have a pre-move-in walk through with a maintenance technician to observe all pre-existing damage together.

Take photos and notes of everything that stands out. If your apartment community asks you to follow a move-in checklist, make a duplicate of it to keep for yourself. And don’t hesitate to include concerns that they don’t list.

Start Your Apartment Hunt With The District at Saxony Apartment Homes

Begin your apartment hunt right with The District at Saxony Apartment Homes. Our Leasing Specialists are glad to answer every question and show you around our beautiful community and apartments. Call 317-576-3057 or schedule a tour to learn more.