We do our best to make the leasing process as simple and convenient for everyone involved. You can help this process by following these simple steps:
1. Make an appointment to see the apartment/house. We give our current residents advance before showing an apartment. Because of this courtesy, we cannot accommodate walk-in showings. We require that all prospective residents (or someone who they trust) tour a property before renting. This mandatory for all older locations. Due to local health mandates, individuals are required to wear a mask during tours.
2. Once you find a location that meets your needs, complete our online application. All tenants must complete this form before proceeding with a lease. We do not charge an application fee. We will review your application and conduct a brief criminal background check, and in some cases a rental reference check.
3. Review our lease for your location: 320 South Dunn Street, 444 East Third Street or all other locations. The lease establishes the rights and responsibilities for the parties involved. If you are signing a lease with roommates, you should know that we have joint and several liability leases. Each tenant is jointly AND separately responsible for the entire rent amount and for any damages. Most 2024-25 lease contracts will be from August 18, 2023 to August 8, 2025.
4. For all undergraduate students or applicants under 22 years of age, we will require a guarantor’s signature on the lease. It is a good idea to discuss this with your parent/guardian/guarantor in advance of the lease signing. If they have any questions, they may contact us at 812.339.8300.
5. Once your application is approved (usually within 24 to 48 hours), we will contact you to confirm that you are ready to move forward with a lease. Leasing paper is sent electronically to all parties through Adobe Sign for signatures.
6. A damage deposit is required to secure your apartment. The damage deposit is equal to your monthly rent amount. Deposits may be paid with cash, check, or Chase Quick Pay/ Zelle. We also accept major credit cards; however, there is a service charge (up to 3%) on credit card payments. Your damage deposit is not rent. Your deposit is insurance that at the end of the lease, you will return the property to us clean and undamaged. If you return the property to us in good condition, then you will received your deposit back. If there are damages to the apartment, if rent is not paid in full, or if the property is not clean, then you will have deductions taken from your deposit.
7. In some cases, an Apartment Assignment Addendum is also included. Apartment assignments are made in June and July at complexes with multiple apartments of the same style. This gives us the flexibility to assist incoming residents with early occupancy requests.
8. Once all signatures and deposits are obtained, fully executed copies will be sent electronically to all parties.