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Stop Making These Frequent Mistakes When Renting An Apartment In Carmel

July 01, 2021

Apartment building exterior

Apartment shopping may seem simple, but many Residents make mistakes when renting an apartment in Carmel. They pay too much, don’t research the surrounding community, sign a lease before reading it, and forget to snap pictures after moving in. All of these slip ups can ruin the renting experience. To make the most of your hunt and find the best apartment for your family, avoid these frequent mistakes.
Fitness Center in a Carmel apartment community.

Ignoring Day-To-Day Expenses

A significant deciding factor in your apartment search will be your price range. If you like an apartment that’s approaching the top of your budget, don’t neglect to factor in monthly fees. You may learn that a more expensive apartment includes utilities and in-unit laundry while you pay for those separately at a less expensive apartment. Each community charges differently for reserved parking and pet fees. You may additionally figure out that a community with amenities like a fitness center or pool saves you gym membership expenses.

Apartment community in Carmel 

Neglecting To Investigate The Neighborhood

Few Carmel Residents move into an apartment without a tour first, but don’t forget to learn about the neighborhood as well. To find out more about your neighborhood, drive through at various times and speak to the neighbors. Pay attention to traffic volumes, noise levels, and general hospitality of the area. Maybe you’ll see that the peaceful neighborhood you see at 2 PM throws loud parties at night or has a traffic jam each day at rush hour.

A search engine can assist you as well. Perform an internet search to learn more about attractions and shopping in that area of Carmel, the school district, your new commute, and more.

Rental lease agreement.

Signing A Lease Before Examining The Fine Print

Among the most seen mistakes when renting an apartment in Carmel is neglecting to read the fine print. Before you sign the lease, read it methodically so that you understand what you’re signing. If you feel uncertain about something, read through it with a a lawyer or more knowledgeable friend. A local tenant information hotline can provide assistance as well.

You also need to know your obligation as a Resident. Watch for any stipulations that you are unable to abide by. For instance, if you want to sublet the apartment, but the lease precludes this, you should make other plans. 

Model apartment bedroom

Neglecting To Get Some Pictures When Moving In

Once 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 final task. To avoid penalty fees later, document existing damage and let the leasing office know. A good apartment community will have everything tidy and workingproperly, but unforeseen problems can arise. The best communities will have a walk through prior to move-in with management to document all existing problems together.

Take notes and photos of anything that concerns you. If your apartment community requests that you use a move-in checklist, duplicate it to save for your records. And feel free to note problems that are not on their list.

Start Your Apartment Search At Highpointe on Meridian Apartments

Begin your apartment hunt correctly with Highpointe on Meridian Apartments. Our Leasing Specialists are glad to answer every question and take you around our beautiful apartments and community. Call (317) 342-0670 or schedule a tour to learn more.