First Time To Rent An Apartment? These Set Of Questions Can Help!

April 22nd, 2015

First Time To Rent An Apartment? These Set Of Questions Can Help!

If it’s your first time to rent an apartment and you are about to meet with the property manager, you must have set of questions prepared. These questions can make a difference in terms of living safely and happily in your apartment or ending up regretting that you signed up the rental agreement.

These set of questions are originally posted at ForRent.Com. We found great value in this so we decided to share it here as well.  Without further ado, here they are.

Apartments For Rent

Questions to ask about apartment availability:

When can I move in?

Does someone currently occupying it?

When it will become available?

Questions to ask about apartment utilities:

What are the utilities included in the monthly rent?

Which utilities am I responsible for?

Are laundry facilities available?

Are there any recreational facilities and is there an extra charge for the use?

How is trash taken care of?

Questions to ask about parking:

Is there parking at the apartment building?

Is there assigned parking?

How many parking spaces will I be assigned?

Is there guest parking?

Apartment Parking

Questions to ask about pets:

Are pets allowed? If yes, what kinds of pets are acceptable?

Is there a deposit and if yes, is that refundable?

Apartment Pets

Questions to ask about community:

What kind of security is offered?

What are over night guest rules?

What are the move-in and move-out rules?

How do I receive deliveries?

Questions to ask about deposit/lease:

What is the monthly rent and how much is the deposit?

When do you collect rent?

What is the penalty for late rent?

How can I renew my lease?

What is the roommate policy?

Apartment Rental Deposit

Other questions:

Is there an on-site office?

Is there an emergency number?

How fast is maintenance responded to?

What kind of changes is allowed in the apartment?

For more of these set of questions, head over to this link.


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