Although moving off-campus can be exciting and rewarding, there are things you should know and do before making the move official. Being better prepared can shave off a lot of stress and unnecessary hiccups along the way. Here are three tips to ensure you have success with student housing near the UCCS campus.
1. See the Unit in Person Before Moving In
You should try meeting the landlord or property manager in person before signing anything or starting the moving process. Once you meet them, they should be able to showcase that the property being advertised is exactly what it is according to what was stated in the advertisement. Be sure to ask questions about lease terms and maintenance information when you’re getting a tour of the unit.
2. Invest in Renter’s Insurance
Renter’s insurance is essential for those who aren’t living on campus. This insurance will protect nearly all of your belongings in the event they are damaged or lost through theft, natural disaster, and more. This particular insurance is pretty affordable; the average monthly cost, on average, is less than $20.
3. Start with An Organized Budget
Even if you can afford the apartment, there are other costs that will come into play that you should be prepared for. Clarify which utilities are included and which aren’t, as well as how they will be split between you and the other residents. Will you need to purchase furniture? Will there be enough space for your belongings, or will you need to rent a storage unit?
Get in touch with West Edge today to learn more about student housing near the UCCS campus.