Apartment hunting can be an exciting time. Whether you’re moving in with a significant other or preparing to live alone, you obviously want to find the unit that’s right for you. The last thing you want is to be stuck in a horrible living situation for the next year.
As much as your possible future landlord may rush you through the process, it’s important to answer the following questions before moving forward:
Is a co-signer required?
These days, it’s a standard for landlords to require tenants to meet a pre-set income. If it turns out you and your roommates fall short of this standard, you’ll need a cosigner to sign the lease and agree to put their credit on the line if you fail to pay rent. In addition to meeting the predetermined income standard, you should also expect to pass a credit check.
What are the rules on decorating the apartment?
Once you get things squared away with the lease, you can start thinking about the fun stuff! It should come as no surprise that many tenants have questions when it comes to decorating their new space. Just keep in mind that the apartment should be restored to the same condition when you move out. Do yourself a favor and avoid hammering nails into the walls, as you could end up losing your security deposit.
Are pets allowed?
While some landlords are pet-friendly, others completely forbid four-legged friends in their units. Double-check your landlord’s pet policies, paying close attention to certain breeds that aren’t allowed. You should also expect to pay a pet security deposit.
How does parking work?
This is another big one. Whether you’re coming home from work or getting ready to host a party, you want to be sure the parking situation is fully understood. With some apartment complexes, parking spots are assigned to a rental unit. Others, meanwhile, might have a combination of reserved garages and open parking.
Who should I contact for a maintenance problem in the apartment?
Per your lease agreement, it is the landlord’s responsibility to fix any problems in your unit. That said, it’s a good idea to know ahead of time who to call and when to do so. Whereas some tenants have on-site building managers or landlords who can help round the clock, others may need to call an outside service on the building owner’s behalf.
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At Gateway Place Apartments, we know you probably have a bunch of questions about our complex, from your lease agreement to amenities and everything in between. You can count on us to answer all of them and to never try to rush you through the process.
Gateway Place is more than just another apartment complex in Greeley. With eight acres of lush landscaping, an extra large private dog park, and a 24-hour fitness center, it’s no wonder why Northern Colorado residents are making Gateway Place their long-term home.
Contact us today to learn more about our apartments available for rent.