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June 15th, 2017 / / categories: Real Estate /

Considerations About Renting a Student Apartment While most students live on their campus in the dorms for their first year at school, after that most will need to find a place to live off campus. The next step is generally moving into a student apartment. Here are some things to think about when you’re searching for that next place to stay. Most apartments that have been designates as student apartments are going to go about things a bit different from other apartment rentals. This often means that the landlord will be renting out the rooms individually as opposed to the whole house in case issue arise with certain tenants. Most students don’t have a lot of credit (or money) so their parents are often asked to be co-signers on the rental agreement in the case of any damage of missing rent. Having to pay the rent and utilities is actually a great opportunity for college students to increase their credit score. It’s always best to pay on time and to take care of the student apartment that best that you can while you are in the space.
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When you start meeting with landlords always ask about whether the utilities are included or not at the student apartments so you know how much money you will actually be paying. It might not seem like a big deal, but running the air conditioning all day long can really add up on those bills. You also might want to ask that the cost of the bedrooms be pro-rated since they will most likely be different sizes and people should be paying different amounts for them.
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You always want to make sure and ask about additional costs as well, such as whether there is parking and if so it is included in the rent or if there is an extra fee. Always do a thorough walk through before you move into an apartment especially when it is a student apartment to make sure that any previous damage has been accounted for and that it can be fixed before you move in. It’s always a good idea to visit a student apartment at night as well as during the day to make sure that it’s safe and at the proper noise level for your needs, as well as figure out how close it is to campus. Do research the general rent in the area before settling on a single option since someone some apartments have better rates than others. Luckily there are usually plenty of student apartments available for people who need them.

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