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
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
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