Apartment shopping may seem easy, but some Residents find themselves making mistakes when renting an apartment in Fishers. They exceed their budget, don’t investigate the area, sign a lease without reading it, and never take pictures when moving in. All of these errors can ruin your renting experience. To get the most out of your search and find the best apartment
for you and your family, don’t make these frequent mistakes.
Forgetting Day-To-Day Expenses
One of the most major deciding factors in your apartment search should be your price limit. If there’s an apartment that’s close to the top of your budget, don’t forget to factor in monthly charges. You may find that a more costly apartment includes utilities and in-unit laundry while you pay for those separately at a cheaper apartment. Individual communities charge differently for reserved parking and pet fees. You may additionally discover that a community with amenities like a fitness center or pool saves you gym membership expenses.
Forgetting To Research The Neighborhood
Not many Fishers Residents rent an apartment without a tour beforehand, but don’t neglect to inspect the surrounding area too. To find out more about your neighborhood, drive around it at various times and speak to the neighbors. Note traffic volumes, noise levels, and general hospitality of the area. Maybe you’ll discover that the peaceful neighborhood you see at 2 PM throws unruly parties at night or experiences congested traffic every day at 5 PM.
Search engines can help you as well. Do an internet search to learn more about shopping and attractions in that area of Fishers, the school district, your new commute, and more.
Signing The Lease Without Examining The Fine Print
One of the most seen mistakes when renting an apartment in Fishers is neglecting to read the fine print. Before you sign the lease, read it attentively so that you understand what you’re getting. If you are off about something, look over it with a a lawyer or more experienced friend. A local tenant information hotline can provide assistance too.
You should also know your responsibilities as a Resident. Watch for any conditions that you are unable to honor. For instance, if you want to sublet your apartment, but the lease precludes this, you should make other plans.
Neglecting To Get Some Pics Before Moving In
When you’ve signed your lease and gotten the keys, you can move into your new apartment! But before you move in, you have one final task. To avoid future penalty fees, note pre-existing damage and show management. A good apartment community will make sure everything is tidy and functioning properly, but unexpected issues can occur. The top communities will have a walk through ahead of move-in with management and will identify any existing problems with you.
Take notes and photos of everything that bothers you. If your apartment community asks you to fill out a move-in checklist, make a duplicate of it to keep for your records. And don’t hesitate to add problems that are not on their list.
Start Your Apartment Hunt At The Flats at Switch
Begin your apartment search right with The Flats at Switch. Our Leasing Specialists are excited to answer questions and take you around our attractive apartments and community. Call 317-597-5275 or schedule a tour to find out more.