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Questions To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Carmel

April 20, 2022
nighttime exterior at echo park bloomington

You’ve found the perfect apartment in Carmel, and next you just need to sign a rental agreement! But not so fast. Before picking up a 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 anything, arm yourself with these questions to ask when leasing an apartment in Carmel.

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

Gray and blue bedroom at Highpointe Apartments. 

Great Carmel apartment communities have several payment options to make paying rent 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 a convenience fee for electronic payments.

You also should understand your community’s late payment policy. Most leasing offices have a grace period and then charge a late fee that grows until you pay. Find out when payment is due and what to do if you experience a hardship that will interfere with paying your rent when due.

Is There A Guest Policy For Your Carmel Apartment And Can They Use The Pool?

 Red and beige recreation room at Hamilton Luxury Apartments.

If you like to host loved ones for weeks at a time, you should learn your apartment’s guest policy. Most leases prohibit guests from staying with you for more than 3 days without clearing it with the property manager. Then there are policies for using amenities such as the fitness center or swimming pool. If you want to bring your workout buddy to test the treadmills, first ask if guests are allowed. Or, if your kid wants a poolside birthday party, ask how many guests are allowed as well as their procedures and policies.
 

What Is The Pet Policy?

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 animal ones? If your community is pet-friendly, make sure Max follows their requirements. Some communities have size and breed restrictions. You should also inquire about fees and restrictions for walking and cleaning up poop. The best pet-friendly Carmel apartments have features like bags with trash cans for cleaning up after them and dog parks or runs for [[exercising dogs|socialization|exercize].
 

Does The Community Have Any Parking Policies?

xterior of Riverview apartments during the daytime. 

Lots of apartment complexes have parking policies to make things fair for everyone. They may issue Resident parking permits, enforce designated guest parking, limit how many vehicles you can keep on the property, and assign parking spaces. Many Carmel apartment communities offer covered parking for a fee. Review your parking options and the parking policies before moving in with your extra car or having guests over.
 

How Do I Contact Maintenance, And How Do They Get Into My Apartment?

You might need some repairs at times. Prior to moving in, ask how they do maintenance requests there. Ask how to make a request, when you should expect a response, and if they have a 24-hour emergency line.

You should also find out how the maintenance staff will get into your apartment. Discuss if they will tell you ahead of time and if they will leave a sign explaining their presence once they leave. You may not own your apartment, you should still expect clear communication with your maintenance team regarding submitted and completed service requests.

 

Bring The Questions You Want To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Carmel To Highpointe on Meridian Apartments

If you don’t like the answers you get at at the apartments you’ve spoken with, come check out Highpointe on Meridian Apartments. We take extra care to provide 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 317-342-0670 or schedule a tour to find out more.