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Questions To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Bloomington

April 20, 2022
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You’ve found the perfect Bloomington apartment, and you just need to sign a lease! But slow down. Before picking up a pen, make sure you know what you’re agreeing to. After all, you’ll like living in your apartment more if you know what to expect. So before you sign anything, review these questions to ask when leasing an apartment in Bloomington.

How Do I Pay Rent And Are There Fees If I Pay Late?

Gray and blue bedroom at Highpointe Apartments. 

Great Bloomington apartments offer more than one payment option to make paying rent as convenient as possible, including auto-pay and electronic options. Ask your new community what methods they offer and how each one works. You can also ask if you’ll be charged any convenience fees for direct payments.

You also need to know your community’s tardy payment policy. Many communities have a one or two day grace period and then a late fee which grows until you pay. Ask when rent is due and who to talk to if you experience a hardship that will interfere with paying your rent when due.

What Is The Guest Policy For Your Apartment And Can They Use The Pool?

 Red and beige recreation room at Hamilton Luxury Apartments.

If you like to host family or friends for weeks at a time, you should check your community’s guest policy. Most leases won’t let guests stay with you beyond 3 days without permission from the property manager. There are also guest policies for enjoying community amenities like the swimming pool or fitness center. If you want to invite your workout buddy to test the treadmills, find out if guests are allowed first. Or, if your child wants a poolside birthday party, ask how many guests are allowed and their policies and procedures.

What Is The Pet Policy?

Boy and girl playing with a golden retriever puppy on a rug in a living room 

Speaking of friends, want to know about your furry ones? If your apartment allows pets, be sure Fido meets their standards. Some communities have breed and size restrictions. You should also inquire about animal fees and rules for exercising and cleaning up poop. The best pet-friendly Bloomington apartments have amenities like dog parks or runs for exercize and bags and trash receptacles for cleaning up after them.

Are There Any Parking Policies To Know About?

xterior of Riverview apartments during the daytime. 

Many apartment complexes enforce parking policies to keep things fair for all Residents. They may issue Resident parking permits, assign parking spaces, limit how many vehicles you can keep on the property, and enforce designated guest parking. Many apartment communities in Bloomington have shelterd parking for a fee. Learn about your parking options and the parking policies before moving in with an extra car or inviting visitors over.

How Do I Make Maintenance Requests, And How Will They Get Into My Apartment?

Every apartment needs repairs at some point. Before you move in, ask how they do maintenance requests in your new community. Ask how to make a request, when you should expect a response, and if there is a 24/7 emergency line.

You should also find out how the maintenance team will access your apartment. Discuss if they will warn you ahead of time and if they will leave a sign that they were there once they leave. You may not own your apartment, you should always expect clear communication with your maintenance team about submitted and completed service requests.


Bring The Questions You Want To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Bloomington To City Flats at Renwick

If you aren’t hearing the answers you want at other apartments, come to City Flats at Renwick. We go above and beyond to give an enjoyable and unique experience for each of our valued Residents in Bloomington. Let us help you find an apartment you’ll love calling home. Call us at 812-578-7432 or schedule a tour to learn more.