What To Ask During Your Next Apartment Search

Deciding your next home is a big decision and you should make sure you have as much information as possible before you do so. Below we’ve outlined six important questions that you should be asking each potential landlord before you make the decision to sign a lease.

  • What is your application process like?

Most landlords ask for proof of income (in the form of pay stubs or other funding documents), a previous landlord reference, and your credit history. At Midwest Property Management, we have an online application to make this process easier than ever! Just visit the web page of the community of your choice and click “Apply Now.”

  • What is your pet policy?

Not all communities are pet friendly. That’s why it is important to ask whether your potential new home allows furry friends and if there are any associated fees. When you live with us, we allow up to two cats per suite and you only need to pay a one-time fee per cat!

  • What is the parking situation like?

If you have a vehicle, parking is a must. Some communities charge extra for parking or have parking that may be difficult for your vehicle to access. Knowing this in advance can help you budget or adjust your plan.

  • What are your maintenance procedures?

Because maintenance is your landlords responsibility, it’s helpful to know what their procedures are before you make your decision. Midwest Property Management offers 24/7 Emergency Maintenance Services. We have you covered for when things go wrong even after our office closes.

  • Can you tell me more about the neighbourhood?

Especially if you are new to a city, it is a good idea to ask about the community and neighborhood of your potential new home. Be sure to ask about safety, schools, grocery stores, and transit before you make your decision. Visit our website to see a map of what’s nearby at each of our communities!

  • When can I move-in?

Once you find that special place, be sure to submit your application and security deposit as soon as you can. Perfect homes do not come around everyday and you don’t want to lose it to someone else! Midwest offers Early Move-in Incentives at select communities to help you get in your dream home even faster.