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Important Questions To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Sylvania

April 20, 2022
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You’ve come upon the ideal Sylvania apartment, and now you just need to sign a lease! But slow down. Before you pick up the pen, make sure you understand what you’re signing up for. After all, you’ll love apartment life more if you are ready for it. So before you sign any papers, use these questions to ask when leasing an apartment in Sylvania.

How Do I Pay Rent And Are There Fees For Paying Late?

Gray and blue bedroom at Highpointe Apartments. 

Great Sylvania apartment communities offer various payment options so rent payments are as simple as possible, including auto-pay and electronic options. Ask your new community what methods they offer and how each one works. You might also want to inquire about if you’ll be charged any convenience fees for direct payments.

You also need to know your community’s overdue rent policy. Many leasing offices have a one or two day grace period and then charge a late fee which grows with time. Ask when payment is due and what to do if you have a hardship that interferes with paying your rent when due.

What Is The Guest Policy For Your Apartment And Can They Use The Pool?

 Red and beige recreation room at Hamilton Luxury Apartments.

If you like to host loved ones for weeks at a time, you’ll need to check your community’s guest policy. Most leases won’t let guests stay in your apartment beyond 3 days without clearing it with the property manager. Then there are guest policies for using community amenities like the fitness center or swimming pool. If you want to invite your running buddy to test the treadmills, first find out if guests are allowed. Or, if your kid wants a pool party, inquire about how many guests they allow as well as their policies and procedures.

What Is The Pet Policy?

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

On the topic of friends, what about your furry ones? If your community is pet-friendly, make sure Fluffy follows their expectations. Some communities have size and breed restrictions. You should also inquire about fees and regulations for exercising and cleaning up after your pet. The most pet-friendly Sylvania apartments have features like dog parks or runs for exercising dogs and bags and 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 implement parking policies to make things fair for all Residents. 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 Sylvania apartment communities provide covered parking for a price. Learn about your parking options and the parking policies prior to moving in with an extra car or inviting visitors over.

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

You might need some repairs now and then. Before you move in, ask how they do maintenance requests in your new community. Ask how to make a request, when you should expect a response, and if there is a 24/7 emergency line.

You should also find out how the maintenance staff will get into your apartment. Discuss if they will alert you before entering and if they will leave a sign explaining their presence once they leave. You may not own your apartment, you should always have good communication with your maintenance team about submitted and completed service requests.


Bring The Questions You Want To Ask When Leasing An Apartment In Sylvania To SOMO Flats

If you aren’t finding the answers you want at at the leasing offices you’ve talked to, come check out SOMO Flats. We go above and beyond to provide an enjoyable and unique living experience for each of our valued Residents in Sylvania. Let us help you find an apartment you’ll love. Call us at 419-843-0855 or schedule a tour to learn more.