Off-Campus Housing

Renting

Read the entire lease and all attachments before signing

  • For your protection, only sign a written lease
  • Is the lease a Joint and Several Liability or is each roommate signing own lease
  • Ask questions
  • Do not sign lease if things seem wrong – terminology

Provisions that should be included in every lease

  • Beginning and ending dates
  • Rent amount and due date(s)
  • Late fee(s) if any, and other fees
  • Deposit amounts and what it covers, and is it refundable?
  • What bank and account (Trust Account Name) is your deposit kept in

Extras

  • Leases of more than one year need a notary public to witness the signing
  • Get a copy of the signed lease
  • Create and store files of important papers regarding the rental