3 Steps to Housing

Finding off campus housing can be stressful and hectic because there are so many students looking for a place and not many places are available. Follow these three simple steps and you’ll be set with a great place for next year:

  1. Start looking early and start looking now!! – the best houses are filling up a year in advance. We recommend that you pick the group of students you want to live with and start looking by September 15th, for the following Fall semester. We know it’s early, but if you wait you’ll get the leftovers.
  2. Use our Online Property Search – this allows you to look through all the available properties and narrow down your search by the number of bedrooms/bathrooms, price, etc. This way you don’t waste your time. Once you’ve picked the houses you want to see, schedule your appointment with us online by clicking here or over the phone, 215-257-3853.
  3. Sign your lease – once you’ve seen the property, we’ll meet you back at our office to sign your lease.

See?  It’s as easy as 1, 2 3. But start today! Your house for next year is waiting to be found.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I turn on my utilities?

    You are responsible to turn on the utilities to your apartment.  You can find a list of utility providers and their phone numbers here.

  2. What furniture is included in my apartment?

    Our apartments come furnished. The bedrooms have twin size beds, dressers, and desks. Each bedroom has a closet or clothes rack for hanging up clothes. The living rooms come with couches and the kitchens have either a breakfast bar with barstools or a table and chairs. All rooms have overhead lighting.
    Furniture you will want to bring with you – desk chair, end tables, coffee tables, lamps, TV (some of your apartments include them; please refer to your lease).

  3. What happens if one of my roommates doesn't come back to school?

    You are renting your house as a group, so as a group you are responsible for the total amount of the rent.  So, if one of your housemates doesn’t come back to school you have three options:

    1. Find another person to take their spot on the lease.
    2. The person who is not coming back agrees to pay the rent even though they aren’t living there.
    3. The remaining people pay the higher rent amount to cover the portion of the person not coming back.


  4. Why do my parents have to sign a Parent Guarantee form?

    The Parent Guarantee form is like having a co-signer on the lease. Since you are a college student, you most likely don’t have much money. So if your financial aid doesn’t come through or for some other reason you are unable to pay the rent, we need to know they are backing you up.

  5. What if I'm getting financial aid and want to use that to pay my rent?

    If you are getting financial aid/loans and are going to use the proceeds from them to pay your rent, we will work with you.

    When your rent is due, we ask that you send in a $500 down payment and a copy of your award letter showing us that your financial aid has been approved. Then you can pay us the balance of your rent once your loan funds.

  6. What do I do if everyone (except my roommates and I) is infected by a mutant virus and they all turn into raving zombies?

    The math just isn't in your favor (6+ billion against you and your roomies). You're pretty much out of luck. Play videogames until they get you.

  7. When will I get my security deposit back?

    Within 30 days of everyone moving out of your apartment, normally the end of May, beginning of June. However, if people from your group are staying for summer classes, you won’t get it back until after they move out.

  8. When can I move in?

    We allow people to start moving in on the Wednesday before classes begin in August. If you need to move in earlier than that, please contact us so that we can try to get ready for you.  There is an early move in fee of $75 per week that you move prior to that Wednesday.

  9. How do I get my keys?

    Email or call the maintenance phone number and set up an appointment for us to meet you at the house with your keys.

  10. What do I do if I get locked out?

    If it’s before 5pm, someone will be around to open it up for you.  If its after 5pm, on weekends, or during holidays, call the emergency maintenance number and if someone is available they will come let you in.