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FAQ

Leasing Questions

Do I need an appointment? Do you take walk-ins?

No appointment is necessary to tour our community; however, it is always appreciated if you call ahead to ensure we are available to provide adequate time for you to tour and ask questions. Please arrive no later than one half-hour before closing if you would like to tour the property. Everyone over 18 must have a valid photo ID to tour the community.

Why do your prices have ranges?

Our apartment homes are priced individually based on the amenities and features.

What is the application fee, and is it refundable?

The application fee is $50, due for every person 18 and older occupying the apartment. There is an admin fee of $150 required per home.  The application and admin fees are non-refundable. The application deposit is $150 and is refundable until the lease is signed. You may pay these online by credit card.

How do I apply?

You can apply online by finding the "Apply Now" button on the right-hand side of the main menu on our property website or click HERE to apply now.

Which utilities do I pay?

Water and sewer is $35 per month.  Trash is an additional $5 per month.  Gas ranges from $15-$50 per month, based on your apartment size. Electric services must be transferred into your name and paid directly to the company.

What is the security deposit?

Security deposits start at $500 and can range up to 1.5x the monthly rental amount. Security deposits will vary depending on qualifying criteria.

When is my rent payment due? What day of the month am I liable for a late charge?

Rent is always due between the 1st and the 5th of each month. A $50 late fee will be applied to each account that has not paid rent before the 6th of each month.

How can I pay my rent?

You can pay rent by setting up your online account on our website. This allows you to use a bank account (no fee) or credit card (with fee) to make payments.

What kind of pets do you allow? How many pets may I have?

At Lakecrest Apartments, we welcome up to 2 pets per apartment: cats, dogs, or large birds. Each pet living in the apartment requires a one-time, nonrefundable $350 pet fee. Monthly pet rent is $50 per pet per month. Breed restrictions apply. Read more about our pet policy HERE.
 

Resident Questions

If I get a job transfer, can I break the lease?

There are lease break options. A written 60-day notice is required. Please get in touch with our leasing team for more details regarding these options and other requirements.

Can I break the lease if I am part of the military and receive deployment or reassignment orders?

Service members can break their lease without penalty in certain circumstances through the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). Please contact the Property Manager as soon as possible in this situation. You must provide written notice and a copy of your military orders.

How can I refer a friend?

Please let our office know if you love our apartments and want to refer a friend! We offer resident referral programs throughout the year and would love for your friends and family to join our community.

If something needs to be repaired in my apartment, how do I report it?

You may call the office, send an e-mail, or leave a message with the answering service. You may also submit work orders online if enrolled in our online services.

A person might stay with me for a while; does the lease permit that?

If someone is temporarily staying with you, please let the office know so we can accommodate parking. If someone is permanently moving in or staying longer than three days, they must fill out an application to be added to your lease agreement.

I will be moving out. What do I need to do?

We require a written notice to vacate, which must be submitted at least 60 days before your lease ends.

Do you have cable/Internet services? 

We partner with Xfinity for our community cable and Internet offerings. Please inquire with our office regarding any other cable/Internet providers.

Can I grill on the property? 

Yes, you may use the charcoal grills provided in the community's common areas around the Lakecrest Apartments. There are, however, no grills permitted inside your apartment home or on the balconies. No grilling is permitted on the porches of deluxe apartment homes or townhomes.

I am locked out of my apartment/garage. What do I do? 

If you are locked out during business hours, you can come to the office to use the spare key set assigned to your apartment. You must leave your ID or a personal item of value (such as a phone) with the office staff until you return with the spare key set. If you are locked out after hours you will need to call a locksmith, https://www.michianalocksmith.com/ is open 24/7.

I have lost my apartment and/or mailbox keys. What do I do? 

If you have lost your keys, you may have new keys made at our office during business hours. Fees apply.

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