Basic Questions To Ask When Touring Apartments in Montgomery. Even though you like the looks of an apartment, the rental manager is charming, and you are received almost like royalty, don't let the excitement of the moment overcome your businesslike approach to getting the best fit for your lifestyle. Common sense inquires will pay good rewards: Will the overall living environment suite your personality and lifestyle? Asking around the neighborhood may dictate whether you think you will fit in. Who is the “go-to” individual in charge of the apartment and who are the staff people? When you have a question or a problem, how accessible are they? What is and isn't included in rent charges, and are there extra charges that may be added on or assessed? Where is the apartment located in relation to essential facilities you may require: schools, medical facilities, malls, grocery stores, etc. What are the important details of the lease? Move in and out dates? Exact type of lease---short term? Rent due date? Exactly how much is due? For how long are you tied to the lease? How much will you end up paying? There is really no such thing as being too informed. You're going to live there, ask away!

1. What is Your Renewal Rate?

Renewal rate refers to how many renters resign the lease at the end of their agreement. A high renewal rate generally indicates that the residents enjoyed their experience enough to stay for another year.
A low renewal rate, on the other hand, is a red flag. Low retention could be caused by numerous factors, including noisy neighbors, poor management, constant maintenance issues and high rent—none of which are fun to deal with. Also ask how long the unit has been empty (it may have some issues if it’s been awhile) and how much rent goes up each year.
 
2. How Old is the Building and Have There Been Renovations?
An old or historic apartment building should have had some renovations since it was first built. Know what exactly they were and when they took place. For example, cabinets that were renovated last year are a different story than a 15-year-old project. Also ask if any repairs are planned in the coming months. You may not want to live in a construction zone, while getting new appliances could make the place more enticing. To that end, don’t be afraid to ask for repairs if the unit needs them.
 
3. What (If Any) Utilities Are Included?
Advertisements should have told you if any of the utilities were included, but you should still confirm the information with the landlord. You don’t want to go through the apartment tour assuming you wouldn’t have to pay water and get a bill for it after you’ve signed the lease. Asking about utilities also helps clear up gray areas.
 
4. How Do Maintenance and Emergencies Work?
You want to know if you’ll have one maintenance guy for a whole building or a team of repairmen. You should also know who to get in touch with should your ceiling start dripping water. Know what you’re getting yourself into before your sign the lease.
 

Apartments in Area:

Montgomery Apartment - Legends at Taylor Lakes

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Montgomery, AL from $790 to $1280


Montgomery Apartment - Carrington Park

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Montgomery, AL from Call for Pricing


Montgomery Apartment - BroadStreet at EastChase

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Montgomery, AL from $880 to $1200


Montgomery Apartment - Barrington Place

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Montgomery, AL from Call for Pricing


Montgomery Apartment - The Heights - Uptown Montgomery Living

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Montgomery, AL from $1049 to $1429


Montgomery Apartment - Elevate 5050

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Montgomery, AL from $660 to $1300


Pike Road Apartment - Stone Park Villas at Pike Road

4 BDRM apartment in Pike Road, AL from $1500 to $1800


Montgomery Apartment - The Morgan at EastChase

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Montgomery, AL from $940 to $1225


Montgomery Apartment - Sturbridge Commons - Newly Renovated Apartments

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Montgomery, AL from Call for Pricing


Wetumpka Apartment - Chapel Lakes

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Wetumpka, AL from $754 to $884


Montgomery Apartment - Verandas Mitylene

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Montgomery, AL from $931 to $1822


Montgomery Apartment - Verandas at Taylor Oaks

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Montgomery, AL from $892 to $1173


Prattville Apartment - Legacy at Summerchase

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Prattville, AL from $680 to $1020


Montgomery Apartment - The Reserve

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Montgomery, AL from $75 to $1145


Montgomery Apartment - Capitol Towers - Downtown High Rise

Eff to 1 BDRM apartment in Montgomery, AL from $595 to $770


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