Missouri apartments are in high demand, and if you’re a tenant looking for a new rental home, you’ll have to decide where you want to be, how much you want to spend, and what type of apartment home you’re looking for. Everyone has different tastes, and you’ll likely have a good idea of what you’re looking for. However, many prospective residents forget to ask a few key questions during their search for housing.

Always ask about who is responsible for maintenance. Generally, your landlord will cover major repair items, but you might be expected to change air filters and smoke detector batteries. You’ll also want to ask about rent collection policies and clarify what needs to be done to get your full security deposit back. Get to know the rules and whether pets are allowed. During your showing, test the faucets and flush the toilet. You want to feel good about where you’ll be living.