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Frequently Asked Questions at Mountain View Apartments in Anniston, AL

We know choosing an apartment is an important decision. At Mountain View Apartments, we want to provide you with some clear and easy answers about moving to and living in our apartments. Scroll through our FAQ page for more information about leasing with us. Want to see more? Follow our Facebook and Instagram pages. Don't hesitate to call us or send us a message if you'd like more information. We are always happy to be of service!

How do I schedule a tour of Mountain View Apartments?

Scheduling a tour is easy. You are always welcome to stop by our leasing office during regular business hours, or simply call, email, or use the handy form on our website to let us know you'd like to see our community for yourself. We will be glad to schedule your tour! 

Do you have rent specials available at Mountain View Apartments?

We often have move-in specials available. Check our website or contact us for the latest information regarding move-in specials. 

What apartment lease terms do you offer, and what are the requirements to rent an apartment?

We offer 7 to 18-month leases at Mountain View Apartments. Once your original lease expires, we will negotiate a new term and you may renew for the same number of months, a new month-length, or go month-to-month. We will run a credit check and background screening when you apply. You will also need to supply proof of income, a government-issued ID, and other information. 

Can I apply for an apartment online?

Yes! You can easily apply online. Just visit our floor plans page to see our available homes, choose the apartment you like, the lease term that works best for you, and follow the steps to start your application. 

Do you do a credit check and background screening at Mountain View Apartments? Will you rent me an apartment if I have bad credit? 

We check your credit when you apply for an apartment. We do what is called a "soft pull." This should not affect your credit unless you have multiple soft pulls done in a short span of time. If you have a challenging credit history, we will be happy to speak with you about the resources we have which may help you secure housing at our community. 

How long will it take for my application to get approved?

Once you have submitted all the required materials, we will verify your rental history, credit history, and income. Our approval process usually takes no more than 72 hours. 

What will you do to prepare my apartment before I move in?

We will thoroughly clean and inspect your apartment before you move in, address any maintenance issues, and provide a checklist for you to fill out and note any additional issues that are present upon your move-in. This checklist will be reviewed upon your move-out to ensure you are not charged for existing damages. 

Can I pay my rent online at Mountain View Apartments? Do you take debit cards, credit cards, or bank transfers? Can I pay cash?

You can pay your rent in several different ways at our apartments. Our online resident portal allows you to connect a bank account (ACH), credit card or debit card for automatic payments. Once you've connected your account, you can set up a recurring monthly payment. This will be drafted out of your account or from your card every month on a specific date, so you never have to worry about forgetting your payment! We do not accept payments in the office. Late fees will be added to any payment made after the 5th of the month. It is your responsibility to ensure your auto-draft payment has cleared your financial institution. There are fees associated with Credit and Debit Card payments. These fees are collected by the card processing agencies and do not go to our management company or community. ACH payments are always free. 

How do I set up my online portal?

When you move in, you'll receive a move-in packet with instructions about how to sign up for and log in to your resident portal. You may also receive an email from our team with instructions about setting up your portal. Your email address and provided Tcode will be used to set up and access your resident portal. 

Do your apartments have on-site maintenance?

Yes! We proudly provide on-site maintenance, and we also provide 24-hour emergency maintenance services. 

Do I have to be home for maintenance to come into my apartment for repairs?

No, you do not have to be present if you have given us permission to enter while you are not home. 

Something in my apartment is broken and needs fixing. How do I get help?

If there is something in your apartment that needs fixing, we will be glad to have our maintenance team repair it. All you have to do is notify us by requesting maintenance service through your resident portal or by calling or dropping by the office. 

What if something in my apartment breaks after hours? If it's an emergency will someone come and fix it?

Yes! We offer 24-hour emergency maintenance service. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911! If you experience a maintenance emergency after the close of business, do not place a request through your maintenance portal. Call (256) 770-4837 and you will be given the option to choose emergency maintenance from our after-hours phone service. This is the quickest way to ensure a response from our team. 

What do I do if I get locked out of my apartment?

If you are locked out, we will be glad to let you into your apartment free of charge during business hours. If you have to call the emergency maintenance line, there will be a fee for the lockout service. If you lose your keys, they can be replaced, but you will have to pay the fee specified in the leasing agreement.

Do I have to have renters insurance at Mountain View Apartments? 

Renters insurance is mandatory at our community. You will need to have at least $100,000 dollars in liability coverage for your apartment. If you have not purchased a policy, we will be happy to assist you in purchasing coverage through our preferred provider ePremium

How do I set up cable and internet and who do I use for service?

When it comes to cable and internet providers, Mountain View offers 3 options. Below, you'll see our approved providers and how to set up your service.

Please note: your utilities will need to be set up at least 3 days prior to your move-in day. Be sure to ask for a proof of service (print or email) as you will need to provide us with a copy. Proof of service will need to show your name, apartment, and account number, and the date service is scheduled to begin. 

Sparklight Cable 
(256) 390-7034
*Must provide proof of service to Mountain View Apartments office. 

(256) 390-8364
Representative: Kelley Branch
*Do not sign up online. Contact Kelley for the Mountain View special rate. Must provide proof of service to Mountain View Apartments office. 

Satellite (Any)
Additional $250 deposit required to be paid to Mountain View Apartments. Contact us for rules and requirements.

How soon do I need to provide notice before my lease ends if I plan to move?

We require 60 days written notice to vacate your lease at Mountain View Apartments. We do not accept verbal notices, and failure to provide written notice 60 days in advance will result in you being responsible for any rent, late fees, or other related costs until the unit is rented. We have 60-day notice forms available in the office for your convenience.

How do I renew my lease?

We will send you a reminder 90 days before the end of your lease to offer a renewal. You will also see a reminder on your resident portal that your lease is due to renew soon. You may call or drop by the office to discuss renewing your lease anytime during regular business hours. 

Can I break my lease if I want to move before my lease is over?

Yes, you can break your lease. Breaking your lease will result in the fee amount specified in your leasing agreement. Early notice is not required when you are breaking your lease, but you must pay the fee and turn in your keys on the day you vacate your home. 

How do I set up my utilities? 

Oxford Water
(256) 831-5618
600 Barry Street
Oxford, AL 36203 

Requirements for Service
  • Must establish in person
  • 1st page of your lease, printed
  • Connection Fee - $75
  • Photo ID
  • Water Application
Alabama Power
(800) 245-2244
925 Quintard Avenue
Anniston, AL 36201

Requirements for Service
  • May apply online
  • Photo ID
  • Connection Fee - Minimum $40
  • Deposit may be required
  • Copy of lease may be required

Which utilities or services are covered in my rent?

Routine pest control and trash are included in your rent.

Can I sublet my apartment or list it on Airbnb?

No, we do not allow subletting or Airbnb rentals at our community.

Do your apartments have a parking lot and guest parking available?

Yes, we have on-site parking for our community. Our parking is first come-first, first-serve. 

Do the apartments have a pool and what are the hours? What months is the pool open? Can I bring my friends to the pool if they don't live at Mountain View Apartments?

Yes! We have a beautiful pool for our residents to enjoy. At our pool, you will find a large sundeck with plenty of lounge furniture and a covered picnic and grilling area. Our pool and aqua deck are available from 9 AM to 10 PM during May-September. You can bring up to 2 guests to the pool as long as you come with them. Residents must be wearing their pool pass to access the pool. 

Are your apartments pet-friendly? How many and what kind of pets can I have? Do I have to pay pet fees or pet rent?

We are a pet-friendly community, and we love the happiness pets bring to Mountain View Apartments! We have an on-site dog park and allow 2 pets per apartment home. We welcome cats and dogs along with fish, reptiles, and other small animals that stay in their own enclosures. Breed restrictions apply. We charge no pet rent at our apartments but do charge a one-time-fee fo $300 for your first pet and $100 for your second pet. Visit our pet-friendly apartments page for more. 

What appliances come with my apartment?

Our apartments feature an energy-efficient appliance package including a refrigerator with an ice maker, stove/oven, and dishwasher. Our apartments also include washer and dryer hookups in-home if you'd like to connect your personal washer and dryer. 

Do you offer furnished apartments?

We are happy to offer furnished apartments with our partnership through CORT furnishings! We can supply everything you need, including linens and kitchen utensils. Please contact us for information about setting up your furnished apartment. 

How do I refer a friend and do I get any kind of reward for a referral?

We occasionally offer a resident referral special. When a special is active and a friend of yours signs their lease and moves in from your referral, you will receive a cash reward. Our friendly staff will be happy to speak with you regarding the current referral programs. 

What public transportation is close to Mountain View Apartments?

Taxis and Uber are available to serve our community. 

What school district is Mountain View Apartments located in?

Mountain View is located in the Oxford City School District. Please see our schools and medical page for more information on the schools we are zoned for as well as nearby medical facilities. 

I need directions. How do I get to Mountain View Apartments?

You can find step-by-step instructions to our Anniston Apartments on our maps page. Simply input your location, click enter on your keyboard, and detailed directions should populate. 

Can I paint my apartment at Mountain View Apartments?

Yes! You are allowed to paint your apartment at Mountain View. However, you must obtain permission from the office before you paint. You will be required to repaint the apartment upon move-out.