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5 Questions To Ask During An Apartment Tour In Broad Ripple

Walking through apartment tours is a necessary step in knowing if that a particular community will work for you. But while you’re inspecting the apartment floor plan and closet space on your Broad Ripple apartment tour, it’s also a great time to ask your tour guide some important questions. These questions can help you determine the feel and tenant service the community can offer. After all, your apartment will be your home for a time, and it’s nice to know just what you’re signing up for. To start off, here are the five questions to ask on an apartment tour in Broad Ripple.

What Is The Community’s Pet Policy? 

Pets in a pet friendly apartment 

Many communities promote themselves as pet-friendly apartments in Broad Ripple, but that term can mean many different things. Some units have dog breed restrictions or limit how many animals can be in the apartment. Some pet policies prohibit small animals, such as rats, hamsters, birds, or lizards. And all pet policies typically charge additional rent for your animals -- and many may even have a cleaning charge when you leave.

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

How Will I Pay Rent And Utilities?

Many years ago, rent was always paid by dropping off a check at the main office. Now, there might be multiple ways to make a rent payment. Does the complex have an app or can they link direct deposit through my bank? Can I pay by credit card and receive reward points for my rent payment? Some companies may let you pay through third-party payment companies like Venmo or PayPal. Asking how you pay rent while on an apartment tour can be important if you are frequently out of town or need a cashless way to pay rent.

Learning how the complex handles utilities can also save you expensive mistakes later on. What utilities come with rent? Are you able to roll utilities into my rent check? Are utilities, such as gas and water, set by communal use or are they determined by each unit? Can I choose the internet, phone, or cable providers, or do I have to go with the apartment contractor? These questions may feel simple, but sometimes the answers are different than you'd expect.

What Amenities Are Available?

Swimming pool in a JC Hart community

Your Broad Ripple apartment tour should also include a quick look. During your Broad Ripple apartment tour you should also look at the amenities and grounds. While an overview of what a community offers is good, you might wish to inquire about residents' day-to-day usage of the communities’ amenities.

If you prefer to work out in the early morning or at night due to your daily schedule, make sure you ask about the fitness center’s hours -- and when it’s most often used. Moms and Dads may like to see what the policy is for kids to use the playground or pool and hot tub. If you’re looking for an apartment that’s not just a space to lay your head down at night, but a community you can truly enjoy, it’s vital to ask amenity questions during your apartment tour. The answers may be the deciding factor between two apartments in Broad Ripple.

How Do I Request Maintenance?

Bedroom door of an apartment

Before you conclude your apartment tour, make sure that you ask about how maintenance is handled. Maintenance policies and procedures can vary between companies, from 24-hour emergency response to contract contractors that has to be reserved within normal business hours. Unforeseen problems do occur at times, but it’s how your maintenance requests are handled that can deeply influence your living situation.

When you ask about maintenance, don’t be afraid to be thorough. Does the community have 24-hour on-site maintenance, or can maintenance only perform repairs during the usual 9 to 5 business hours? Who do I contact for an emergency? Can I go online to fill out request maintenance? And how will I be contacted when they are done? It’s also a good idea to ask what services isn’t covered by maintenance staff, such as washer/dryer hookup or new shelving.

What Is The Parking Situation?

Parking lot at a JC Hart community

When you ask questions on your apartment tour in Broad Ripple, it’s good to ask what you do with your car. Am I assigned a space, or is it first come first serve? Will I receive a parking sticker or hang-tag for my car, and what happens if my family has two vehicles? Does my lease include an individual garage or carport? And don’t forget to inquire about the towing policy. The last thing you need is to discover your dream apartment, but realize that you need to go around the block for half an hour to snag a curbside spot.

Park 66 Flats Will Answer All Your Questions During Your Apartment Tour In Broad Ripple

Schedule your community tour with Park 66 Flats today, and we’ll answer each of your questions while showing you one of our units. Just call us at 317-820-2209 or hit the “schedule a tour” button. And remember to ask your partner or roommates to , as they may have questions, too! Can’t make it to the property? We offer virtual tours!

Park 66 Flats
888 E. 66th St.
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Park 66 Flats is a luxury apartment community located at 66th St. and Ferguson St. in Broad Ripple. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, Park 66 Flats is committed to making a place our Residents can call home. We offer many floor plans and amenities to fit your lifestyle, and our Residents love living near The Monon Trail.
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