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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 apartment in Bloomington, and you just need to sign the lease! But not so fast. Before you pick up the pen, double check that you know what you’re agreeing to. After all, you’ll love your apartment living experience more when you know what to expect. So before agreeing to that lease, arm yourself with these questions to ask when leasing an apartment in Bloomington.

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

Gray and blue bedroom at Highpointe Apartments. 

Good Bloomington apartments have more than one payment method to make paying rent as convenient as possible, including electronic and auto-pay options. Ask what methods your new community offers and how your preferred option works. You can also inquire about if you’ll be charged any convenience fees for paperless payments.

You also should know your community’s overdue rent policy. Many communities have a grace period and then a late fee which grows as time passes. Ask when rent 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 Can They Use The Pool?

 Red and beige recreation room at Hamilton Luxury Apartments.

If you want to host family or friends for several weeks, you’re going to want to learn your apartment’s guest policy. Most leases don’t allow guests to stay in your apartment beyond 3 days without permission from the property manager. Then there are policies for enjoying amenities such as the pool, fitness center, or clubhhouse. If you’d like to bring your workout buddy to try the treadmills, ask if guests are allowed first. Or, if your child wants a poolside birthday party, inquire about how many guests you can invite as well as their policies and procedures.

What Is Their Policy For Pets?

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

On the topic of friends, what about your animal ones? If your apartment allows pets, be sure Fido follows their rules. Some communities have size and breed restrictions. You should also inquire about fees and restrictions for walking and cleaning up poop. The best pet-friendly Bloomington apartments offer amenities like dog runs or parks for socialization and bags near trash cans for cleaning up after them.

Are There Any Parking Policies To Know About?

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. Some apartment communities in Bloomington offer shelterd parking for a fee. Review your parking options and the parking policies prior to moving in with your extra car or inviting visitors over.

How Do I Submit Maintenance Requests, And How Do They Enter My Home?

Every apartment needs repairs at some point. Prior to moving in, ask how they do maintenance requests there. Ask how to submit a request, when to expect a response, and if there is a 24-hour emergency number.

You should also find out how the maintenance team will get into your apartment. Ask if they will notify you beforehand and if they will leave a note that they were there when they leave. Although you don’t own your apartment, you should still expect clear communication with your maintenance team regarding submitted and completed service requests.


Bring The Questions You Want To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Bloomington To Echo Park Bloomington Apartments

If you don’t care for the answers you get at other apartments, come to Echo Park Bloomington Apartments. 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. Call us at 812-578-7394 or schedule a tour to learn more.