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Important Questions To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Carmel

April 20, 2022
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You’ve found the ideal Carmel apartment, and you just need to sign the rental agreement! But slow down. Before you sign, double check that you have an understanding about what you’re responsibilities are. After all, you’ll love your apartment living experience more when you have to do. So before you sign that lease, arm yourself with these questions to ask when leasing an apartment in Carmel.

How Should I Pay Rent And Are There Fees For Paying Late?

Gray and blue bedroom at Highpointe Apartments. 

Good Carmel 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 your preferred option works. You can also ask if there’s any convenience fees for paperless payments.

You also should know your community’s late rent policy. Most communities have a grace period and then a late fee that grows as time passes. Ask when rent is due and what to do if you have a hardship that will interfere with paying your rent when due.

Is There A Guest Policy For Your Carmel Apartment And Amenities?

 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 community’s guest policy. Most leases won’t let guests stay in your apartment for more than 3 days without permission from the property manager for extended visits. Then there are guest policies for using amenities like the pool, fitness center, or clubhhouse. If you’d like to bring your workout buddy to try the treadmills, ask if guests are allowed first. Or, if your kid wants a pool party, inquire about how many guests they allow and their procedures and policies.

What Is The Policy For Pets?

Boy and girl playing with a golden retriever puppy on a rug in a living room 

On the topic of friends, what about your animal ones? If your community is pet-friendly, be sure Fido fits within their expectations. Some communities have size and breed restrictions. You should also inquire about pet fees and regulations for walking and cleaning up poop. The best pet-friendly Carmel apartments offer features like dog parks or runs for exercize and bags with trash cans for cleaning up after them.

Does The Community Have Any Parking Policies?

xterior of Riverview apartments during the daytime. 

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

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

Every apartment needs repairs at times. Prior to moving in, ask how they do maintenance requests there. Ask how to submit a request, when you should expect a response, and if they have a 24/7 emergency number.

You should also ask how the maintenance team will access your apartment. Ask if they will alert you ahead of time and if they will leave a sign explaining that they were there when they leave. Although you don’t own your apartment, you should always expect good communication with your maintenance team about submitted and completed service requests.


One One Six Apartments Can Help With The Questions You Want To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Carmel

If you don’t like the answers you hear at other apartments, come ask One One Six Apartments. We go the extra mile to provide an enjoyable and unique living experience for all of our valued Residents in Carmel. We’ll help you find an apartment you’ll love calling home. Call us at (317) 350-1941 or schedule a tour to find out more.