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Dont Make These Frequent Mistakes When Renting An Apartment In Fishers

July 01, 2021

Apartment building exterior

Apartment hunting may appear easy, but many Residents find themselves making mistakes when renting an apartment in Fishers. They pay too much, forget to investigate the surrounding community, sign a lease without reading it, and fail to snap pictures when moving in. All of these omissions can ruin the renting experience. To get the most out of your search and find the right apartment for you, avoid these frequent errors.
 
Fitness Center in a Fishers apartment community.

Forgetting Day-To-Day Expenses

A major deciding factor in your apartment hunt will be your price limit. If you like an apartment that’s near the top limit of your budget, don’t forget to factor in recurring bills. You might learn that a pricier apartment includes in-unit laundry and utilities while you pay for those separately at a less expensive apartment. Each community charges differently for pet fees and reserved parking. You might additionally discover that a community with amenities like a fitness center or pool saves you gym membership expenses.

Apartment community in Fishers 

Not Investigating The Neighborhood

Few Fishers Residents rent an apartment without touring it beforehand, but don’t forget to check out the surrounding area too. To learn more about your neighborhood, drive around it at various times and speak to the neighbors. Pay attention to traffic volumes, noise levels, and the area’s general hospitality. Maybe you’ll see that the peaceful neighborhood you see at 2 PM throws rowdy parties at night or has a traffic jam each day at rush hour.

A search engine can help you as well. Do an internet search to learn more about shopping and attractions in that area of Fishers, the schools, your new commute, and more.

Rental lease agreement.
 

Signing A Lease Before Examining The Fine Print

Among the most seen mistakes when renting an apartment in Fishers is not reading the details. Before you sign a lease, read it attentively so that you know what you’re getting. If you feel uncertain about something, review it with a a lawyer or more knowledgeable friend. A Fishers tenant information hotline can provide assistance as well.

You also need to understand your duties as a Resident. Watch for any specifications that you cannot honor. For example, if you plan to sublet your apartment, but the lease prohibits this, you should make other plans. 

Model apartment bedroom
 

Neglecting To Take Pictures Upon Move-in Day

Once you’ve signed your paperwork and received the keys, you can live in your new apartment! But before moving in, you have one last task. To prevent penalty fees later, record any found damage and show the front office. A quality apartment community will make sure everything is clean and functioning properly, but unforeseen problems can arise. The best communities will schedule a walk through before move-in with a maintenance technician and will document all existing damage together.

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

Embark On Your Apartment Search With Pullman Pointe Apartments

Begin your apartment search right with Pullman Pointe Apartments. Our Leasing Specialists are excited to show you around and answer all of your questions about our beautiful apartments and community. Call (765) 534-2129 or schedule a tour to find out more.