Q: What upfront fees and deposits should I expect to pay?
A: Most communities will require an application fee, an administrative fee, pet fees, and deposit..
The amounts will vary depending on each community. Sometimes move in specials are offered and your consultant will be able to share this with you if applicable.
Q: What amenities are standard in a Texas apartment?
A: You can expect to have a refrigerator, stove/oven, garbage disposal, and dishwasher included in the rent of your apartment. Many communities also include a microwave oven, but this can vary. Washer and dryer connections are standard in most communities; some even include the units in the rent. Electric, not gas, is standard in Texas.
Q: Are apartment communities pet friendly?
A: Most communities will accept pets, but will be restricted by breed and size. Pet fees and sometimes deposits will be required and will vary by community.
Q: Do communities offer short term leases?
A: Short term leases are available at some communities, with a premium.
Q: Do I have to move in on the first of the month?
A: No, you may move in any day, pending apartment availability.
Q: How much notice must I give to move out?
A: A thirty or sixty day written notice is required to vacate your apartment. However, there are situations in which a sixty day written notice may be required. The community will let you know this up front and it will also be on your lease.
Q: Who covers the cost of damages to my property if I’m robbed, or there is a fire or other accident?
A: You will be responsible for the cost of damages to any of your personal property. We recommend you have rental insurance for your protection.
Q: Is there ever a circumstance in which I can get out of my lease?
A: You are best to discuss this with your community manager individually.