How to Rent An Apartment
READ the Sample Lease. Available online: SAMPLE LEASE.
CONFIRM your apartment plans with your parents. They also need to read the Sample Lease. Your parents are required to guarantee your signed lease. Please let us know if your parents are unable to access the internet.
ASK any questions that you may have about the lease, dates, apartments, etc.
CHOOSE an apartment. You may come to the tours held by the Rental Office, visit a friend’s apartment, or choose your apartment based on the extensive tour videos.
PAY one month of rent per person to secure your apartment. At least one member of the group must be present to put down all of the money and secure an apartment. You may pay with cash or check. We can also set up each Tenant in our Tenant Portal to make an online payment, by ACH transfer or credit card. Additional fees apply for portal payments. There is a $3 transaction fee per portal payment. There is also an additional 3% fee for credit card or debit card payments. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. One person can cover the payment for another member of the group, as long as a total of one month of rent for the whole apartment is paid upon signing.
COMMIT to the apartment by signing the ‘Commitment to Sign Lease’ form. This outlines our contract with you before we complete the full lease. The actual lease signing will occur within 7 days of steps 5 & 6. The commitment form will ask you to verify that you have shared the information about the apartment and the Sample Lease with your parents, who will be required to guarantee your rent and damage charges after you sign the lease.
SIGN your lease, which will be sent as a separate set of documents by email, typically within a week of securing the apartment. If you do not sign the full lease, you risk losing the apartment and forfeiting your ‘Payment A’.