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Five Questions To Ask On An Apartment Tour In Bloomington

Touring an apartment is a necessary step in knowing if that a particular community is for you. But while you’re exploring the apartment floor plan and amenities on your Bloomington apartment tour, you should also use the time to ask your tour guide some in-depth questions. These questions are good to help you get a glimpse of the feel and personal attention the community can offer. Remember that your apartment will be your home for some time, and you should see precisely what to expect. To begin, here’s a list of the five questions to ask during an apartment tour in Bloomington.

What’s The Apartment’s Pet Policy? 

Pets in a pet friendly apartment 

Many complexes advertise themselves as pet-friendly apartments in Bloomington, but that term can mean a few different things. Some units have restrictions on the type of dog breeds they allow or limit how many pets can be in the unit. Certain pet policies prohibit small animals, like rats, hamsters, birds, or lizards. And all pet policies most likely have a pet fee for your animals -- and many may even have a cleaning fee when you move out.

Inquiring about the pet policy is a no-brainer if you own a cat or dog, or you’re thinking of getting one in the near future. After all, you’d like your pet to be just as at home in the apartment as you are. However, it's also a great question to ask on an apartment tour if you’re not a pet owner. That way, you know what kinds of animals you might see on a day-to-day basis. We also recommend asking what pet-friendly amenities complex offers -- such as dog runs or provided waste disposal sacks.

How Will I Pay Rent And Utilities?

Many years ago, rent was typically paid by check at the office. Now, there might be multiple ways to pay rent. Does the complex have an app or can they link direct deposit through my bank? Can I use my credit card and receive reward points for my rent payment? Some complexes might even let you pay through popular payment systems like Venmo or PayPal. Asking this question while on an apartment tour can be critical if you travel or require a cashless way to pay rent.

Learning how utilities work can also save you headaches during your lease. What utilities come with rent? Are you able to add utilities to my rent check? Are utilities, such as water and gas, set by communal use or are they determined by individual apartments? Can I pick the internet, phone, or cable providers, or do I have to go with the apartment contractor? These questions should be basic, but sometimes the answers are surprising.

What Amenities Are Available?

Swimming pool in a JC Hart community

Your Bloomington apartment tour should also include a quick look. During your Bloomington apartment tour you should also look at the amenities and grounds. While a short overview of what’s available is good, you might like to inquire about the details of the complexes’ amenities.

If you want to exercise in the early morning or late at night to accommodate your daily schedule, make sure you ask about the hours of the exercise center -- and when it’s most often used. Parents may want to see what the children’s policy is for the playground or pool and hot tub. If you’d love an apartment that’s not only a space to sleep, but a community to fully enjoy, it’s vital to ask amenity questions during your apartment tour. What you learn may be the deciding factor between two apartment communities in Bloomington.

How Do I Request Maintenance?

Bedroom door of an apartment

Before you finish your apartment tour, make sure that you ask about the maintenance situation. Maintenance practices can vary a lot, from 24-hour emergency response to third-party maintenance that has to be booked during normal business hours. Emergencies do happen from time-to-time, but it’s how maintenance is able to respond that can deeply influence how you feel about your apartment.

When you ask about maintenance, don’t be afraid to be thorough. Does the apartment have emergency on-site maintenance, or can maintenance only do repairs during regular business hours? Who do I contact for an urgent repair need? Do they have an online form to submit request maintenance? And how will I be notified when they’re done? It’s also a good idea to ask what services isn’t done by maintenance staff, such as washer/dryer installation or ceiling fan installation.

What Is The Parking Situation?

Parking lot at a JC Hart community

When you ask questions on your apartment tour in Bloomington, don’t forget to ask what you need to do with your car. Am I assigned a place to park, or is parking by my building open to all residents? Am I given a sticker or hang-tag for my car, and what happens if my family has two or more cars? Does my lease include an individual garage or carport? And don’t forget to ask about the towing procedure. You don’t want to find the perfect apartment, but find out that you have to go around the block for half an hour to snag a curbside space.

City Flats at Renwick Will Answer All Your Questions On Your Apartment Tour In Bloomington

Schedule your community tour with City Flats at Renwick today, and we’ll answer each of your questions while showing you one of our apartments. Simply call us at 812-578-7432 or click the “schedule a tour” button. And it’s a good idea to bring your family or roommates, as they could ask some questions, too! Can’t visit the property? Virtual tours are available!

City Flats at Renwick
2652 East Cathcart St. , Ste. 100
BloomingtonIndiana 47401
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City Flats at Renwick
City Flats at Renwick is a luxury apartment community located at E Moores Pike and S Sare Rd. in Bloomington. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, City Flats at Renwick is committed to making a place our Residents can call home. We offer several different floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near College Mall.
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