Finding a place to live in a college town is difficult with the amount of turnover. Here are some great local sites to get your search started:
Be sure you've read and understand the lease before signing. Here is a guide to some costly mistakes.
Remember who you live with is as important as where you live, so be sure to ask potential roommates questions about lifestyle to find a suitable roommate.
Make sure your finances is in order. Finances are the leading cause in roommate disagreements, bill discrepancies, eviction, and many other matters related to renting. Use this budget guide to help you organize your finances. Compare the costs involved with moving off campus by viewing our Off vs.On Campus Costs prezi.
Before you move into the apartment, do a thorough check-in including filling out a detailed inventory of the premises. Some landlords provide a form but if they don't, make sure you create your own rental Rental condition checklist.
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These 10 items CANNOT be part of your renting agreement. If so, the lease is null and void.Ten Deadly Sins of a Lease Additional renting information, knowing your rights and filing complaints:• Renting in La Crosse
If you encounter problems or want someone to help you review your lease, the UWL Student Association has made arrangements for free legal consultation for students. Free legal advice is provided by attorneys sponsored and paid for by the UWL Student Association. Currently enrolled students may make 15 minute appointments by calling 608.785.8062 or by stopping in the Student Life Office, room 149, Graff Main Hall. An attorney will be on campus for a short time on each Tuesday and Wednesday that classes are in session during fall and spring semesters. They are available to meet with students occasionally during summer term.