FAQ: Resident & Parent/Guarantor Information | The Commons Student Housing

 

Are you pet friendly?

  • Yes! We welcome pets of all shapes and sizes. There is no weight limit so Fido can move in too! All pets should be registered with the office and on your lease agreement. There is a one-time pet fee of $300 and a monthly fee of $30. Not sure if your pet is allowed? Call our office!
 

How can I pay my rent?

  • Rent is due on the first of every month and can be paid in the office with a check or money order. If you prefer to pay with a credit or debit card, you can set up one-time or recurring payments through Resident Portal.
 

Do I need a lease guarantor?

  • We screen all our applicants and require a guarantor or additional security deposit on all leases. The security deposit varies by floor plan. You can ask a leasing specialist by calling our office today!!
 

What if I do not have roommates in mind?

  • That's no problem at all! We can pair you up with people who have similar lifestyles, interests, etc. Just fill out the form during the application process and leave the rest to us!
 

Are utilities included?

  • Most of your utilities are covered with the exception of electricity. We direct bill electricity usage to residents mid-month for all floor plans.
  • Don't forget we also include high-speed internet and basic cable!
 

What is an individual lease?

  • When you sign an individual lease, you are only responsible for your rent; in other words, you have no liability for the rent of the other apartment residents. If your roommate transfers or graduates, you have no responsibility for their financial obligations. This is a significant advantage over the joint and several leases (where each resident is liable for the rent of all residents in the unit) which are often used at rental houses and other apartment properties in the area.
 

What is included in the furniture package?

  • We offer fully-furnished apartments. All you need to do is bring your stuff! Your room will be furnished with a full-size bed, dresser, desk and desk chair. We include a sofa, one or two chairs (varies by unit), coffee and end tables, and an entertainment center in the living room as well as bar stools or dining room sets depending on which floor plan you choose! There's plenty of seating for you, your roommates, and your friends!
 

Is Renter's Insurance Required?

  • Yes, our community requires each resident to carry an active tenant liability policy for damage to the landlord’s property during the term of their lease. We require a minimum of $100,000 in general liability coverage. We also recommend residents purchase content coverage (also known as personal property insurance) to cover your personal belongings.
 

Past Resident Portal

  • If you are a past resident, please use Prospect Portal to be redirected to our payment portal for past residents.