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Avoid These Common Mistakes When Renting An Apartment In Fishers

July 01, 2021

Apartment building exterior

Apartment hunting may seem straightforward, but some Residents make mistakes when renting an apartment in Fishers. They exceed their budget, forget to research the area, sign a lease but don’t read it, and forget to take pictures when moving in. Each of these slip ups can spoil the renting experience. To get the most out of your search and find the best apartment for your family, don’t make these frequent mistakes.
Fitness Center in a Fishers apartment community.

Ignoring Routine Costs

A major deciding factor in your apartment search will be your price limit. If you like an apartment that’s close to the upper limit of your price range, don’t forget to consider monthly bills. You may learn that a pricier apartment includes utilities and in-unit laundry while you pay for those individually at a cheaper apartment. Various communities charge differently for reserved parking and pet fees. You may also figure out that a community with features like a pool or fitness center saves you the cost of a gym membership.

Apartment community in Fishers 

Forgetting To Research The Neighborhood

Not many Fishers Residents rent an apartment without touring it beforehand, but don’t forget to learn about the neighborhood as well. To learn more about your neighborhood, drive around it at different times and talk to the neighbors. Pay attention to traffic volumes, noise levels, and general hospitality of the area. Maybe you’ll discover that the peaceful neighborhood you observe at 2 PM has loud parties at night or has a traffic jam every day at 5 PM.

A search engine can help you too. Perform an internet search to find out more about shopping and attractions in that part of Fishers, the schools, your new commute, and more.

Rental lease agreement.

Signing The Lease Without Understanding The Details

Among the most seen mistakes when renting an apartment in Fishers is not reading the details. Before you sign the lease, read it methodically so that you know what you’re getting. If you feel off about something, read through it with a a lawyer or more experienced friend. A local tenant information hotline can help too.

You also need to know your obligation as a Resident. Watch for any stipulations that you aren’t able to honor. For example, if you want to sublet the apartment, but the lease precludes this, you should make other plans. 

Model apartment bedroom

Neglecting To Snap Pics Before Moving In

After you’ve signed your paperwork and received the keys, you are ready to move into your new apartment! But before you do, you have one more task. To save yourself from penalty fees later, record pre-existing damage and let the leasing office know. A quality apartment community will have everything tidy and working correctly, but unexpected problems can occur. The best communities will arrange a pre-move-in walk through with a maintenance technician to observe all existing problems together.

Take notes and photos of anything that stands out. If your apartment community asks you to follow a move-in checklist, make a duplicate of it to save for your records. And feel free to note issues that they don’t list.

Start Your Apartment Hunt With State at Fishers

Begin your apartment hunt right by talking to State at Fishers. Our Leasing Specialists are glad to show you around and answer questions about our beautiful community and apartments. Call 463-240-1709 or schedule a tour to learn more.