Category: Renting an apartment

People & Pets – Occupancy Rules Apply

  Both the Village of Oak Park and Oak Park Apartments have specific occupancy rules that regulate how many people can legally live in studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Oak Park Apartments occupancy rules include: Only the individuals listed on your lease may live in your apartment. Only members… Read more »

How To Avoid Roommate Problems Before You Move In Together

Saving money is only one of the pluses of having a roommate.  Not only are you able to split the cost of rent and utilities roommates can: Help expand each others network of friends, especially if you are new to an area. Provide a sense of security for those who… Read more »

Renting Your First Apartment

You have your first job out of college and are moving out of your parents house and/or college housing. You are looking to rent your first apartment – a definite rite of passage, but renting an apartment is different when you are not in a college setting and living on… Read more »

Tenant Surveys Help OPA Strive For Tenant Satisfaction

As property managers OakParkApartments is always looking for ways to improve the quality of life for our tenants.  With over 1,000 properties and many more tenants it is hard to know every tenant as personally as we’d like but by regularly surveying our tenants we are able to gain the… Read more »

Dealing With Noisy Neighbors

Clomp, clomp, clomp…… bark, bark, bark…….. whether it’s an upstairs neighbor’s noisy shoes pacing the hardwood floors or the non-stop barking of the dog across the hall while its’ owner is away… when you share space there is bound to be noise. The question you need to ask is; “Is… Read more »

The Pros of Having a Roomie

Roommates can offer more benefits then just the obvious plus of cheaper rent/splitting utility costs. Though saving $$ is a big reason to consider wanting to share a space OakParkApartments.com can point to a few other reasons of why having a roommate can be a positive experience. Security. Two people coming… Read more »

Do I Need Renter’s Insurance?

Yes! Because, quite simply, stuff happens! Fire, flood, theft or vandalism all can occur whether you own your own home or rent an apartment.  Renters insurance is a tenants way to protect, repair or replace personal belongings that are damaged, destroyed or stolen. Just like someone who owns a home… Read more »

How Not To Split Hairs When Splitting The Rent

We have all heard the phrase, “sharing is caring” but in terms of having a roommate the best way to divvy up what is owed is to spell out the expenses and exactly how much each roommate will contribute. Then, get it in writing, with both roommates signing a roommate… Read more »