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The Best Questions To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Carmel

April 20, 2022
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You’ve found the perfect Carmel apartment, and now you just need to sign the rental agreement! But wait a moment. Before picking up the pen, make sure you have an understanding about what you’re signing up for. After all, you’ll love living in your apartment more if you know what to expect. So before agreeing to that lease, use these questions to ask when leasing an apartment in Carmel.

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

Gray and blue bedroom at Highpointe Apartments. 

Great Carmel apartments have several 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 each one works. You can also ask if you’ll be charged any convenience fees for direct payments.

You also need to know your community’s tardy payment policy. Many leasing offices have a ”grace period” and then a late fee which grows as time passes. Ask when payment is due and who to talk to if you experience a hardship that will interfere with paying your rent when due.

What Is The Guest Policy For Your Carmel Apartment And Amenities?

 Red and beige recreation room at Hamilton Luxury Apartments.

If you want to host loved ones for weeks at a time, you should learn your community’s guest policy. Most leases prohibit guests from staying with you for more than 3 days without clearing it with the property manager for extended visits. There are also policies for using community amenities like the fitness center or swimming pool. If you want to ask over your workout buddy to test the treadmills, find out if guests are allowed first. Or, if your child wants a poolside birthday party, inquire about how many guests you can invite as well as 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 your community is pet-friendly, make sure Fido fits within their requirements. Some communities have breed and size restrictions. You should also inquire about pet fees and regulations for exercising and cleaning up after your pet. The best pet-friendly Carmel apartments have features like dog parks or runs for exercize and bags near trash receptacles for cleaning up after them.

Does The Community Have Any Parking Policies?

xterior of Riverview apartments during the daytime. 

Many apartment complexes enforce parking policies to keep things fair for all Residents. They may assign parking spaces, issue Resident parking permits, enforce designated guest parking, and limit how many vehicles you can keep on the property. Some Carmel apartment communities have covered parking for a price. Learn about your parking options and the rules before moving in with an extra car or having visitors over.

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

You might need some repairs at some point. Prior to moving in, ask how maintenance requests work in your new community. Ask how to make a request, how soon to 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 warn you beforehand and if they will leave a note explaining that they were there when they leave. Although you don’t own your apartment, you should always have efficient communication with your maintenance team regarding submitted and completed service requests.


Midtown Flats Can Answer The Questions You Want To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Carmel

If you don’t care for the answers you get at at the apartment properties you’ve spoken with, come check out Midtown Flats. We go above and beyond to give an enjoyable and unique experience for all of our valued Residents in Carmel. We’ll help you find an apartment you’ll love. Call us at 317-597-4596 or schedule a tour to learn more.