The following points may help simplify your apartment search.
- Prospective renters should begin looking for an apartment about two months in advance.
- When starting the search, prospective renters should know what kind of apartment they want. Important factors to consider include the number of bedrooms, square footage, price, location, proximity to public transportation, pet policy and utilities included in rent.
- Applicants need to provide the contact information of their current and at least one previous landlord or management company, or proof of mortgage paid if they are homeowners. Income and employment verification (recent check stubs, bank statement, W2 form, job offer letter, student loan information, etc.) is also required.
- If applying in person, applicants may pay in cash or by check or credit card (there is a credit card convenience fee). We recommend applying online to expedite the process.
- We do not have a model unit to show; only apartments that are currently available or will be available within about two months may be toured.
- Applicants should be clear on application policies and fees, including when fees are refundable: fees are not refundable once an application is accepted and application fees are never refundable.
- Applicants have five days to sign a lease after acceptance, not 5 business days, and not 5 days from when they receive their lease. It is in the applicant’s best interest to promptly get all available information to the leasing department to ensure that the lease can be signed within the allotted time frame.
- Fair housing law prohibits leasing agents from speaking about the safety of neighborhoods. Applicants concerned about safety must do their own research.