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Stop Making These Common Mistakes When Renting An Apartment In Carmel

July 01, 2021

Apartment building exterior

Apartment searching might seem simple, but some Residents find themselves making mistakes when renting an apartment in Carmel. They pay too much, forget to research the area, agree to a lease without reading it, and fail to take pictures when moving in. Each of these errors can ruin the renting experience. To make the most of your search and find the perfect apartment for your family, don’t make these frequent mistakes.
 
Fitness Center in a Carmel apartment community.

Forgetting Day-To-Day Costs

A major deciding factor in your apartment search is your budget. If you find an apartment that’s approaching the top of your price range, don’t forget to consider monthly bills. You may learn that a more costly apartment includes utilities and in-unit laundry while you pay for those individually at a cheaper apartment. Every community charges differently for pet fees and reserved parking. You may also figure out that a community with perks like a fitness center or pool saves you the expense of a gym membership.

Apartment community in Carmel 

Forgetting To Research The Neighborhood

Not many Carmel Residents rent an apartment without a tour beforehand, but don’t forget to look at the neighborhood too. To learn more about your community, explore it at various times and speak to the neighbors. Note traffic volumes, noise levels, and the area’s general amiability. You may learn that the peaceful neighborhood you see at 2 PM throws roaring parties at night or experiences congested traffic each day at rush hour.

Search engines can assist you too. Perform an internet search to find out more about shopping and attractions in that area of Carmel, the school district, your new commute, and more.

Rental lease agreement.
 

Signing The Lease Without Reading The Fine Print

Among the most seen mistakes when renting an apartment in Carmel is forgetting 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, look over it with a a lawyer or more knowledgeable friend. A Carmel tenant information hotline can provide assistance too.

You should also know your obligation as a Resident. Look for any points that you cannot abide by. For example, if you plan to sublet your apartment, but the lease prohibits this, you should rethink your plans. 

Model apartment bedroom
 

Forgetting To Take Pictures On Move-in Day

Once you’ve signed your paperwork and gotten the keys, you can move into your new apartment! But before moving in, you have one final job. To prevent future penalty fees, record any found damage and notify management. A good apartment community will make sure everything is tidy and working correctly, but unforeseen issues can occur. The best communities will have a pre-move-in walk through with a maintenance technician to observe any existing damage together.

Take photos and notes of anything that bothers you. If your apartment community requests that you follow a move-in checklist, copy it to save for your information. And don’t hesitate to add concerns that they don’t list.

Begin Your Apartment Hunt With North Haven Apartments

Start your apartment hunt off correctly with North Haven Apartments. Our Leasing Specialists are excited to take you around and answer every question about our beautiful apartments and community. Call 317-350-1875 or schedule a tour to find out more.