//10 Things to Know Before Signing a Lease

10 Things to Know Before Signing a Lease

1. What are the lease terms?

Before renting you should always find out the lease terms and how to end your lease should your plans change. At Wessex we offer 12 month leases, with the option to sublease if needed.

2. What is the security deposit and is it refundable?

There are countless ways communities handle the security deposit so always be sure to check on this prior to move in! At Wessex the security deposit is equal to your rent amount, and is 100% refundable at the end of your lease providing your unit is left in the same condition you found it.

3. What is the pet policy?

If you have pets you know renting an apartment where they are welcome is a must. Be sure to always check with the landlord or managerĀ  before moving in to prevent any problems. Here at Wessex we welcome cats and all service animals.

4. What is the guest policy?

Some communities will require you notify them if you plan to have guests, especially overnight. Wessex makes it easy for you by not requiring a notification, we welcome all guests!

5. What utilities are included in rent?

When comparing rent prices, you must also consider what utilities are included with rent. A more expensive community with all utilities paid could save you money! At Wessex you will only pay for electricity in apartments, or gas and electricity in a townhome. We will take care of the all the water, sewer, and trash costs!

6. Is there assigned parking?

Having assigned parking could be an inconvenience if you have multiple vehicles or want to bring guests over. Luckily, Wessex has open parking and plenty of spaces for everyone!

7. How do you take care of repairs?

Nothing is worse than waiting days on end for things to be repaired. Wessex offers 24 hour maintenance services and responds to most requests same-day! Submit your requests by phone, email, or online!

8. How do I pay rent?

Always ask how you will pay your rent before signing a lease. Most communities do not accept cash, and it can be easy to forget to drop off your rent check. We understand your life is busy so at Wessex we offer the option to pay by check, or online!

9. What are the community amenities?

Amenities can add a lot of value to your apartment and are important to consider when taking the rent price into consideration! At no additional fee, Wessex offers you a garage, 24 hour fitness center, heated pool, tennis and pickleball court, basketball court, community garden plots, and clubhouse room reservations!

10. How secure is the property?

Feeling safe at home is a priority so it is always important to check this before signing a lease! Wessex is a gated community, allowing only residents access to the community after business hours. In addition, the apartment building entry doors are locked at all times to ensure security for all residents.