Finding an apartment that will be a good fit is a very important decision. Below are some of the most common questions you should be asking before making a commitment.

Applying – 

How much is the security deposit?

When is the security deposit due?

Is there an application fee?

Does everyone need to turn in an application?

When are co-signers required?       

Utilities –       

What utilities are included in the rent?

Does the apartment have gas heat or electric heat? *electric heat is more expensive!

Is there air conditioning already in the unit?

What is the monthly utility average?

Who are the internet providers in the area?

Apartment –           

How are maintenance requests placed?

Is renter’s insurance required?

Are pets allowed and if so what kinds?

What amenities are there?


Is there a double occupancy fee?

When is rent due?

Are there discounts involved for paying 6 months up front or a year up front?

Is rent paid with a check or online?

When touring an apartment pay attention to these:

  • How many outlets are in each room
  • Are there ceiling lights in each room
  • How much natural light does the unit get
  • How much storage is in the kitchen, bathroom and closets
  • Is there any noise coming from neighboring units and the hallway
  • Do the grounds and common areas appear tended to
  • Where are the mailboxes and where are packages left
  • Are there lights in the parking lot or garage
  • Check your cell phone signal in the unit