If you’re moving away for this fall, are you going to stay in a college dorm room or rent an apartment off campus? For those of you that are going to be moving into an apartment rental unit, then I have some quick tips for you.
Student housing is a topic that gets more popular as the summer goes on. Especially in my home because my brother has chosen to attend a college in a different city.
Since the back to school rush is going full force here at Studenomics, I just wanted to share some really important information with you guys in regards to the popular college student housing option of renting an apartment with a few friends.
Watch Out For Furnished apartments.
It may seem convenient and like the perfect option but don’t pay the extra money just because you’re too lazy to do a little searching around. When looking around for apartment rentals off campus it’s funny to see how many are trying to lure college students by offering furnished apartments for a much higher price.
At the beginning of last semester I noticed that an old high school friend of mine posted up a note on Facebook asking for any spare furniture because he was moving into a new apartment. Instead of throwing out some old stuff in the garage I gave him a call to come look through the stuff and pick out anything he wanted.
Be Cautious When Signing a Full Year Lease.
Please keep in mind that when you sign the lease for your rental apartment or rental home that most land lord’s require you sign a full year lease. This usually means that either you have to find someone to sub-lease the rental property to, you have to live at the rental unit all year long, or worse case scenario is you guys take the financial loss.
You must also keep in mind that the lease puts certain liability on you in case of any damage done to the apartment unit. Nothing wrong with having a few friends over for drinks but the onus is on you if anything happens to the place.
Please note that I have no connection at all to these companies and to be honest I have not even used the sites myself. My goal is to share valuable resources with the readers of Studenomics and I believe that those two websites should help you with your student housing situation.
Please share any other resources you may have for affordable college student housing options!