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Questions To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Westfield

April 20, 2022
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You’ve discovered the perfect apartment in Westfield, and you just need to sign a rental agreement! But slow down. Before signing, be sure you understand what you’re signing up for. After all, you’ll enjoy your apartment living experience more if you are ready for it. So before agreeing to any papers, review these questions to ask when leasing an apartment in Westfield.

What Are My Options For Paying Rent And How Do Late Fees Work Late?

Gray and blue bedroom at Highpointe Apartments. 

Great Westfield apartments have more than one payment option so paying rent is as convenient as possible, including auto-pay and electronic options. Ask your new community what methods they offer and how your preferred option works. You might also want to ask if you’ll be charged a convenience fee for paperless payments.

You also should understand your community’s overdue payment policy. Most communities have a ”grace period” and then charge a late fee which increases with time. Find out when payment is due and what to do if you have a hardship that will interfere with paying your rent on time.

Is There A Guest Policy For Your Apartment And Amenities?

 Red and beige recreation room at Hamilton Luxury Apartments.

If you like to host family or friends for more than a few days, you’re going to want to check your community’s guest policy. Most leases prohibit guests from staying in your apartment for more than 3 days without notifying the property manager. Then there are policies for enjoying amenities like the pool, fitness center, or clubhhouse. If you’d like to bring your running buddy to test the treadmills, ask if guests are allowed first. Or, if your kid wants a pool party, ask how many guests are allowed as well as their policies and procedures.

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 animal ones? If you live in a pet-friendly apartment, make sure Max meets their standards. Some communities have breed and size restrictions. You should also ask about fees and regulations for exercising and cleaning up poop. The most pet-friendly Westfield apartments offer features like dog parks or runs for exercize and bags and trash receptacles for cleaning up after them.

Does The Community Have Any Parking Policies?

xterior of Riverview apartments during the daytime. 

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

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

You might need some repairs occasionally. Prior to moving in, ask how maintenance requests work in your new community. Ask how to submit a request, when to expect a response, and if they have a 24-hour emergency number.

You should also find out how the maintenance team will enter your apartment. Ask if they will alert you before entering and if they will leave a sign indicating their presence when they leave. You may not own your apartment, you should still have efficient communication with your maintenance team about submitted and completed service requests.


Ashley Place Apartments Can Answer The Questions You Want To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Westfield

If you aren’t getting the answers you want at at the apartment properties you’ve talked to, come ask Ashley Place Apartments. We go above and beyond to provide a unique and enjoyable experience for all of our valued Residents in Westfield. Let us help you find an apartment you’ll love. Call us at (317) 689-0173 or schedule a tour to find out more.