On-Campus Housing Social Organization House 20 or more people Must meet member requirements Higher costs Available on Large Campuses Similar to a dormitory Less Cost More Responsibility (cooking, cleaning, maintenance)
Off-Campus Housing Apartments - _____________(efficiency) - one large room that serves as kitchen, living room, and bedroom; least expensive ____________ – living space with 2 or more levels _______ is based on size, location, facilities, and quality of the apartment.
Living Arrangements Who to live with? Where to live? What to take?
Additional Considerations Deposits and fees Security deposit – Length of time you plan to live there Distance from work/school Distance to services Repairs and maintenance Note:
Furniture Furnished rental – Unfurnished rental – The fewer items offered the lower the rent will be.
Planning Your Move Security deposit, first and last month’s rent, fees, initial expenses Reliable job/good credit Individual necessities (dishes, towels, sheets, clothing) What does the future hold? Career goals? U-haul/moving company, friends to help with move
Planning Your Move Group Financial Decisions Moving Costs Installation Charges
Being a Renter Renting – Landlord – Tenant –
The Renting Process Advantages Disadvantages
Steps to Becoming a Renter Fill out a _______ ___________ Landlord will verify income, previous rental experience, and credit rating Complete a _____ or ___________ (month-to-month) Conduct a walk through and complete a ___________________
Landlord Obligations Landlords must provide a “livable” dwelling: Exterior is ____________ and ___________. Floors, walls, ceilings, stairs, and railings are in good ________. __________ regulations are met (elevators, hallways, smoke detectors) Adequate locks Healthy ________ supply Electrical appliances meet _______ ______ Building and grounds are kept clean
Tenant Obligations Follow the ________ of the rental agreement Pay rent _____________the due date __________notice to vacate Keep premises clean and in good condition Use the rental unit only for the purpose intended (i.e. not a business) Allow landlord access for _________ Obey the rules of the ____________