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Questions To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Fishers

April 20, 2022
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You’ve come upon the ideal Fishers apartment, and next all you have to do is sign the lease! But slow down. Before picking up the pen, be sure you know what you’re signing up for. After all, you’ll like living in your apartment more if you have to do. So before agreeing to that lease, review these questions to ask when leasing an apartment in Fishers.

What Are My Rent Payment Options And Are There Fees If I Pay Late?

Gray and blue bedroom at Highpointe Apartments. 

Great Fishers apartments give you more than one payment method so paying rent is as simple as possible, including electronic and auto-pay options. Ask your new community what methods they offer and how each one works. You might also want to inquire about if there’s a convenience fee for electronic payments.

You also should know your community’s tardy rent policy. Many communities have a ”grace period” and then charge a late fee which grows until you pay. Ask when payment is due and who to talk to if you have a hardship that interferes with paying your rent by the due date.

What Is The 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 more than a few days, you should check your apartment’s guest policy. Most leases won’t let guests stay in your apartment beyond 3 days without notifying the property manager. There are also guest policies for enjoying community amenities such as the swimming pool or fitness center. If you want to ask over your training buddy to test the treadmills, find out if guests are allowed first. Or, if your child wants a poolside birthday party, ask how many guests they allow 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 

Speaking of friends, want to know about your furry ones? If your community is pet-friendly, be sure Max fits within their requirements. Some communities have size and breed restrictions. You should also ask about pet fees and restrictions for exercising and cleaning up messes. The best pet-friendly Fishers apartments have features like dog runs or parks for socialization and bags with trash cans for cleaning up after them.

Does The Community Have Any Parking Policies?

xterior of Riverview apartments during the daytime. 

Lots of apartment properties use parking policies to make things fair for everyone. 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 apartment communities in Fishers provide shelterd parking for a price. Review your parking options and the parking policies prior to moving in with your extra car or having guests over.

How Do I Make Maintenance Requests, And How Do They Access My Unit?

Every apartment needs repairs sometimes. Prior to moving in, ask how they do maintenance requests in your new community. Ask how to submit a request, when to expect a response, and if they have a 24-hour emergency line.

You should also ask how the maintenance staff will access your apartment. Ask if they will tell you beforehand and if they will leave a sign indicating that they were there once they leave. You may not own your apartment, you should still expect good communication with your maintenance team regarding service requests.


Bring The Questions You Want To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Fishers To State at Fishers

If you don’t like the answers you receive at at the leasing offices you’ve spoken with, come to State at Fishers. We take extra care to provide an enjoyable and unique living experience for all of our valued Residents in Fishers. We’ll help you find an apartment you’ll love. Call us at 463-240-1709 or schedule a tour to find out more.