The process of paying your rent differs from place to place. In order to plan accordingly, it is important you are familiar with the process from the beginning to avoid any miscommunication. For example, you may have to send a check to a P.O. Box, drop off the check at the main office, or others may allow you to pay the rent online.
What utilities should I take care of
Some apartments include utilities and others do not, be sure you are aware of which bills you are responsible for . In some cases, utilities are included in the rental agreement and others you have to call each service separately and set up accounts yourself.
What is the late rent policy
Be sure to check to see if there is a grace period when it comes time to pay your rent. Many rental agreements allow residents until the third or fifth before the rent is considered late.
Is renters insurance required
Rental insurance is always a good thing to have, but is not always required. Double check with you management company for their specific policy.
What if I need to move out early
Life happens, and you might need to break your lease and move out early. Ask if getting out of your lease early is possible, what the fees are, and if finding someone to take over your lease is an option.