Making Signing a Lease For Student Apartments Less Complicated

by | Jun 12, 2024 | Student Housing Center

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Something that makes young people feel a little bit nervous about renting MTSU off campus student apartments is signing a lease. They know this is a legally binding contract and must fulfill their obligation. While it is true that it is a big responsibility, it is all part of transitioning from living in your parent’s home to being an independent adult.

Understanding your rights as a renter is important before signing a lease on MTSU off campus student apartments. Your rights would include things like understanding the owner’s responsibility to provide you with a safe living environment and privacy. Also, rights include being protected against being evicted unfairly. You will have responsibilities as a renter. For example, you will be responsible for ensuring the apartment stays in good condition. If repairs are needed, you must report these promptly to management. There may be specific rules that apply in the area where you live. For example, you may have to adhere to noise regulations.

Reading the lease carefully before you sign it is essential. If there is something you don’t understand, ask questions. Perhaps you can have your parent or another trusted adult read it with you. There are basic things you want to ensure are included in the lease. It should clearly state move-in and move-out dates, what is included in the rent, like water and electricity, how much you are required to pay, and options for making your monthly payments.

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