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Questions To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Westfield

April 20, 2022
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You’ve come upon the ideal apartment in Westfield, and you just need to sign a lease! But slow down. Before picking up the pen, make sure you know what you’re responsibilities are. After all, you’ll love living in your apartment more when you have to do. So before you sign that lease, come prepared with these questions to ask when leasing an apartment in Westfield.

How Should I Pay Rent And How Do Late Fees Work Late?

Gray and blue bedroom at Highpointe Apartments. 

Good Westfield apartments give you several payment methods so rent payments are as simple as possible, including auto-pay and electronic options. Ask your new community what methods they offer and how your preferred option works. You can also ask if you’ll be charged a convenience fee for electronic payments.

You also should understand your community’s overdue rent policy. Many communities have a ”grace period” and then a late fee which grows with time. Make sure you know when payment is due and what to do if you experience a hardship that will interfere with paying your rent when due.

Is There A Guest Policy For Your Westfield Apartment And Amenities?

 Red and beige recreation room at Hamilton Luxury Apartments.

If you want to host loved ones for weeks at a time, you’ll need to learn your apartment’s guest policy. Most leases won’t let guests stay with you for more than 3 days without permission from the property manager for extended visits. Then there are guest policies for using community amenities such as the fitness center or swimming pool. If you want to ask over your training buddy to try the treadmills, first ask if guests are allowed. Or, if your child wants a pool party, ask how many guests you can invite and their procedures and policies.

What Is The Policy For Pets?

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

On the topic of friends, want to know about your furry ones? If your community is pet-friendly, make sure Fido fits within their requirements. Some communities have dog restrictions. You should also ask about fees and restrictions for exercising and cleaning up messes. The best pet-friendly Westfield apartments offer amenities like bags near trash cans for cleaning up after them and dog runs or parks for [[exercising dogs|socialization|exercize].

Does The Community Have Any Parking Policies?

xterior of Riverview apartments during the daytime. 

Many apartment properties implement parking policies to keep things fair for everyone. They may limit how many vehicles you can keep on the property, issue Resident parking permits, assign parking spaces, and enforce designated guest parking. Many Westfield apartment communities have covered parking for a fee. Review your parking options and the parking policies prior to moving in with your extra car or having friends over.

How Do I Submit Maintenance Requests, And How Do They Get Into My Unit?

Every apartment needs repairs sometimes. Before moving in, ask how maintenance requests work there. Ask how to submit a request, how soon to expect a response, and if there is a 24/7 emergency line.

You should also ask how the maintenance staff will get into your apartment. Discuss if they will warn you before entering and if they will leave a note their presence once they leave. Although you don’t own your apartment, you should always expect clear communication with your maintenance team about service requests.


Bring The Questions You Want To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Westfield To Wheelhouse Apartments on the Monon

If you don’t care for the answers you receive at other apartment properties, come ask Wheelhouse Apartments on the Monon. We go the extra mile to give a unique and enjoyable experience for all of our valued Residents in Westfield. Let us help you find an apartment you’ll love calling home. Call us at 463-223-4309 or schedule a tour to find out more.