Five Questions To Ask During An Apartment Tour In Indianapolis
What’s The Community’s Pet Policy?
Asking about the pet policy is very important if you have a dog or cat, or you’re considering adopting one very soon. After all, you want your pet to be just as happy in the apartment as you are. However, it's also a good question to ask on an apartment tour if you don’t have a pet. That way, you know what critters you might run into on an everyday basis. You may also want to ask what pet-friendly amenities complex offers -- like dog runs or convenient waste disposal stations.
How Will I Pay Rent And Utilities?
Many years ago, rent was usually paid by leaving payment at the office. These days, there might be many ways to pay rent. Does the complex have an app or can pay by direct deposit? Can I use my credit card and stack up points for my rent? Some complexes might even let you pay through trusted payment apps like Venmo or PayPal. Asking this question while on an apartment tour can be important for residents who are traveling a lot or require a more convenient option for paying rent.
Learning how utilities work can also save you expensive mistakes during your lease. What utilities come with rent? Are you able to roll utilities into my rent check? Are utilities, like water, electric, and gas, determined by communal use or are they determined by individual apartments? Do I have a choice on the internet, phone, or cable providers, or am I limited to the same company as the other residents? These questions should be simple, but sometimes the answers are different than you'd expect.
What Amenities Are Available?
Your Indianapolis apartment tour should also include a quick peek. During your Indianapolis apartment tour you should also walk through the amenities and grounds. Although a broad understanding of what’s available is nice, you might wish to inquire about residents' day-to-day usage of the complexes’ amenities.
If you’d like to work out in the early morning or late to accommodate your personal schedule, be sure to ask about the workout center’s hours -- and when it’s most often used. Parents may want to understand what the children’s policy is for the gym or pool and hot tub. If you’d love an apartment that’s not only a space to lay your head down at night, but a community to fully enjoy, it’s important to get your amenities questions answered during your apartment tour. What you learn may be the deciding factor between two apartment communities in Indianapolis.
What Happens If I Need Maintenance?
Before you leave your apartment tour, remember to ask about how they handle maintenance. Maintenance practices can vary between companies, from 24-hour onsite availability to contract repair that should be reserved within operating business hours. Unforeseen problems do occur at times, but it’s how your community responds to your maintenance needs that can make or break how you feel about your apartment.
When you ask about maintenance, it’s good to be thorough. Does the community have emergency on-site maintenance, or can maintenance only work on repairs during the usual 9 to 5 business hours? Who do I talk to when I have a critical repair issue? Is there an online form to complete a maintenance request? And how will I know when they’re done? You might even want to ask what services won’t be performed by maintenance, like washer/dryer installation or new paint.
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The Waverley Will Answer All Your Questions On Your Apartment Tour In Indianapolis
Schedule your apartment tour with The Waverley today, and we’ll answer all your questions while showing you one of our units. Simply call 317-800-7017 or click the “schedule a tour” button. And it’s a good idea to ask your partner or roommates to tag along, as they may ask some questions, too! Can’t come to the property? We have virtual tours!