Apartment Renting Tips for College Students

Apartment Renting Tips for College StudentsSummer is coming to an end and that means school is almost in session. While you may not be living in a dorm this year, you might be tasked with finding the right place to live this semester. As there is plenty of competition for apartments near campus, consider the following tips for scoring the best housing. In addition, secure your belongings with a customized Connecticut Renters Insurance policy.

Start early.

Chances are, you aren’t the only person looking for local housing, and options are limited. Start looking at potential places now before the semester begins and all the available units are filled!

Give yourself some options.

To get a good idea of the range of apartments available in your budget, try to schedule at least three or four views on one visit. This will enable you to obtain some perspective of what’s available in your price range, says Campus Talk. Ask around to get feedback from other students and look at more commercially owned places to get a better market value, as well.

Be prepared to make a deposit.

The sooner you make a deposit, the sooner you can rest assured knowing the place is yours. Furthermore, as most college students don’t have much credit history, finding a cosigner ahead of time is valuable. Ask your parents, a relative, or a family friend to vouch for you.

Read the lease carefully.

Before signing the lease, be sure to read it over entirely. Many apartments include stipulations such as no pets or no sublets, so be sure you know what you’re getting yourself into. Furthermore, don’t forget to look at the terms of the lease including when rent is due, how issues will be resolved, and what fines and penalties you may face as a renter.

At Byrnes Agency, we specialize in safeguarding your property and your assets. We understand the risk implications of renting and seek to provide comprehensive coverage to give you peace of mind. To learn more about our coverage plans, contact us today at one of our three locations.

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Phone: (860) 774-8549
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United States
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Norwich, CT 06360
United States
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1226 Connecticut 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
United States
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