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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 apartment in Fishers, and now you just need to sign the lease! But wait a moment. Before you pick up a pen, be sure you understand what you’re signing up for. After all, you’ll enjoy living in your apartment more if you know what to expect. So before signing anything, use these questions to ask when leasing an apartment in Fishers.

How Do I Pay Rent And How Do Late Fees Work Late?

Gray and blue bedroom at Highpointe Apartments. 

Great Fishers apartment communities offer various payment options so paying rent is as simple as possible, including electronic and auto-pay options. Ask your new community what methods they offer and how they work. You can also inquire about if there’s a convenience fee for paperless payments.

You also should understand your community’s tardy rent policy. Many communities have a grace period and then charge a late fee that increases until you pay. Ask when payment is due and what to do if you experience a hardship that will interfere with paying your rent by the due date.

Is There A Guest Policy For Your Fishers Apartment And Can They Use The Pool?

 Red and beige recreation room at Hamilton Luxury Apartments.

If you want to host family or friends for several weeks, 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 clearing it with the property manager. Then there are policies for using amenities like the pool, fitness center, or clubhhouse. If you want to invite your workout buddy to try the treadmills, first find out if guests are allowed. Or, if your child wants a pool party, ask how many guests you can invite as well as their policies and procedures.

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 four-legged ones? If your apartment allows pets, be sure Max follows their standards. Many communities have breed and size restrictions. You should also inquire about fees and rules for walking and cleaning up messes. The best pet-friendly Fishers apartments offer features like dog runs or parks for socialization and bags near trash receptacles for cleaning up after them.

Are There Any Parking Policies To Know About?

xterior of Riverview apartments during the daytime. 

Many apartment complexes use parking policies to keep things fair for everyone. 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 apartment communities in Fishers offer shelterd parking for a fee. Review your parking options and the parking policies prior to moving in with an extra car or having visitors over.

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

Every apartment needs repairs occasionally. Before you move in, ask how they do maintenance requests there. Ask how to make a request, when to expect a response, and if they have a 24/7 emergency number.

You should also ask how the maintenance staff will get into your apartment. Ask if they will alert you beforehand and if they will leave a sign indicating that they were there when they leave. You may not own your apartment, you should still have efficient communication with your maintenance team about service requests.


Bring The Questions You Want To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Fishers To The District at Saxony Apartment Homes

If you aren’t hearing the answers you want at at the leasing offices you’ve talked to, come ask The District at Saxony Apartment Homes. We take extra care to give an enjoyable and unique living experience for each of our valued Residents in Fishers. We’ll help you find an apartment you’ll love calling home. Call us at 317-576-3057 or schedule a tour to learn more.