December 2, 2020

On- and off-campus housing options: Rental Tips

Rental Tips

1. Do research
— On the property
— On your roommate(s) → Casenet.com

2. Find something close to campus

3. Move quickly
— Competition is strong

4. Budget your money

5. Keep a checklist
— What to do during the process of moving in and moving out, especially with contracts

6. Get everything in writing
— Document what happens with a written statement and signature

7. Get a copy of all renter’s paperwork

8. Become familiarized with rental agreements and procedures

9. Delve into true costs of living
— Rent + utilities + food + gas + renter’s insurance

— Reporting by Sierra Hancock

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