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Avoid These Frequent Mistakes When Renting An Apartment In Indianapolis

July 01, 2021

Apartment building exterior

Apartment hunting might appear straightforward, but some Residents make mistakes when renting an apartment in Indianapolis. They go over budget, don’t check out the neighborhood, sign a lease without reading it, and forget to snap pictures after moving in. All of these mistakes can spoil the renting experience. To get the most out of your hunt and get the perfect apartment for your family, don’t make these frequent mistakes.
 
Fitness Center in a Indianapolis apartment community.

Ignoring Routine Expenses

One of the most big deciding factors in your apartment hunt will be your price limit. If you like an apartment that’s near the limit of your price range, don’t neglect to factor in recurring fees. You might discover that a pricier apartment includes in-unit laundry and utilities while you pay for those individually at a less expensive apartment. Different communities charge differently for things like pets and detached garages. You may also find that a community with amenities like a fitness center or pool saves you the expense of a gym membership.

Apartment community in Indianapolis 

Not Investigating The Neighborhood

Few Indianapolis Residents rent an apartment without touring it first, but don’t neglect to learn about the surrounding area as well. To learn more about your neighborhood, drive through at different times and talk to the neighbors. Pay attention to noise levels, traffic volumes, and general hospitality of the area. You might see that the calm neighborhood you observe at 2 in the afternoon throws unruly parties at night or has a traffic jam every day at rush hour.

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

Rental lease agreement.
 

Signing A Lease Without Understanding The Fine Print

Among the most made mistakes when renting an apartment in Indianapolis is neglecting to read the fine print. Before you sign the lease, read it methodically so that you understand what you’re agreeing to. If you are uncertain about something, read through it with a a lawyer or more knowledgeable friend. A Indianapolis tenant information hotline can help too.

You also need to understand your responsibilities as a Resident. Watch for any specifications that you are unable to abide by. For instance, if you plan to sublet your apartment, but the lease forbids this, you should rethink your plans. 

Model apartment bedroom
 

Forgetting To Snap Pics Upon Move-in Day

When you’ve signed your paperwork and received the keys, you are ready to move into your new apartment! But before moving in, you have one last chore. To prevent future penalty fees, record any found damage and notify management. A great apartment community will make sure everything is tidy and working properly, but unforeseen problems can appear. The top communities will have a walk through before move-in with management and will observe all existing damage with you.

Take photos and notes of anything that bothers you. If your apartment community asks you to use a move-in checklist, copy it to save for yourself. And feel free to add problems that they don’t list.

Start Your Apartment Hunt At Linden Square Village Apartments

Start your apartment hunt off right by contacting Linden Square Village Apartments. Our Leasing Specialists are happy to show you around and answer every question about our attractive apartments and community. Call 317-333-6914 or schedule a tour to learn more.