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The Best Questions To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Carmel

April 20, 2022
nighttime exterior at echo park bloomington

You’ve found the ideal apartment in Carmel, and all you have to do is sign the rental agreement! But slow down. Before signing, make sure you know what you’re signing up for. After all, you’ll like living in your apartment more when you know what to expect. So before you sign any papers, review these questions to ask when leasing an apartment in Carmel.

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

Gray and blue bedroom at Highpointe Apartments. 

Great Carmel apartment communities have more than one payment method so paying rent is as convenient as possible, including auto-pay and electronic options. Ask what methods your new community offers and how each one works. You can also ask if there’s a convenience fee for paperless payments.

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

Is There A Guest Policy For Your 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 several weeks, you’re going to want to check your community’s guest policy. Most leases prohibit guests from staying in your apartment beyond 3 days without notifying the property manager. There are also guest policies for using community amenities such as the fitness center or swimming pool. If you want to bring your running buddy to try the treadmills, first find out if guests are allowed. Or, if your kid wants a pool party, ask how many guests they allow as well as their policies and procedures.

What Is Their 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, make sure Fido follows their rules. Many communities have dog restrictions. You should also inquire about pet fees and regulations for walking and cleaning up poop. The most pet-friendly Carmel apartments have things like dog runs or parks for socialization and bags with trash cans for cleaning up after them.

Are There Any Parking Policies To Know About?

xterior of Riverview apartments during the daytime. 

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

How Do I Contact Maintenance, And How Will They Access My Home?

You might need some repairs at some point. Prior to moving in, ask how maintenance requests work there. Ask how to submit a request, when to expect a response, and if there is a 24/7 emergency number.

You should also find out how the maintenance team will access your apartment. Ask if they will notify you beforehand and if they will leave a note explaining that they were there once 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.


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

If you aren’t hearing the answers you want at at the apartment properties you’ve spoken with, come ask North Haven Apartments. We go the extra mile to give a unique and enjoyable experience for each of our valued Residents in Carmel. Let us help you find an apartment you’ll love calling home. Call us at 317-350-1875 or schedule a tour to find out more.