After the first year of college most students will be looking for somewhere to live with some friends that they’ve made along the way. For many people this means moving into some kind of student apartment. Here are some things to know about the process.
Most apartments that have been designates as student apartments are going to go about things a bit different from other apartment rentals. Sometimes the rooms are rented individually so that they can ask more money for them and also so that people can be replaced more easily if any issues comes up. 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. Of course the best way to do that is to make sure that they take good care of the student apartment while they’re living in it as well.
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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 can be good to get some perspective about how much it really costs to use the air conditioning and have lights on all day long. If you are moving into an apartment with different sized bedrooms it can be helpful to have the bedrooms pro-rated before moving in so that each tenant can pay a fair amount.
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Other considerations are whether a place allows pets, if they have parking, if parking costs extra, and if there is a cost to use the washer and dryer in the building. Since student apartments tend to be used as student apartments exclusively they should be looked over carefully during a walk through to make sure that any needs are taken care of before you move in so that you don’t get charged for the damage.
When you’re in school it can be nice to be close to school, but you also want to make sure that the place is safe and seems like a productive place to live if that is important to you. 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.