At Rochester Smart Student Housing we tend to fill up quite fast with occupants. Despite the weather, Fall is a "hot" season for us as the bulk of our students get set up with housing for the Fall school term. By no means does this mean we can't accommodate off-season student housing tenants.
Here's a quick run down of the students that rent our homes after the Fall/Winter school season ends:
Students Who Missed The On-Campus Housing Boat
Believe it or not, on-campus housing can be pretty competitive. This results in many students being put on a waiting list, while others are denied during the on-campus application process. Sometimes, the students who are placed on a waiting list will occasionally hold off on securing other housing, hoping that someone drops out, leaving a vacancy. This can result in literally hundreds of students looking for off-campus alternatives.
Most colleges and universities host a study abroad program. This is where students from different countries all around the world will come over to study for an extended period of time. These programs often begin mid-year, so the exchange students probably won’t be seeking accommodations until later in the school term. Echange students are a perfect example of "off-season student tenants."
There are always transfer students each year. Transfer students will change their school or program for multiple reasons. Regardless of the reasons, these transfer students will usually be late-registrants, so they’ll be searching for accommodations later than most. A portion of them will choose off-campus housing.
Students Changing Their Housing
Some students just don't want to stay on campus anymore. They crave the freedom of being out on their own so it's not uncommon for on-campus student tenants to turn into off-campus student tenants. Furthermore, some students may want to change their accommodation and move-in with new friends after the semester has started.
In many college and university towns, recent graduates that secure employment in the city may opt to remain living in their student housing accommodation to save money on rent. This is a very smart decision on the students part. Typically, a studio or bachelor apartment will cost significantly more than Rochester Smart Student Housing.
Do you fall into any of the above categories? If so Rochester Smart Student Housing can meet your needs and supply you with the absolute best student housing in all of Rochester NY.
When students vacate rental units and new tenants move-in it can be quite busy and stressful for students who already have a lot on their mind. After all, some of them are just beginning their higher education and they really don't need any extra aggravation so here at Rochester Smart Student Housing we decided to put together this helpful guide to make the experience of moving into off-campus housing much less stressful.
Start The Researching Student Housing Early
When students are considering living off-campus one of the worst things they can do is put off the process of looking for a good student housing company until the critical time when they desperately need a place. Every student should begin looking for student housing months in advance. If anything, there are other students who can easily secure a spot and fully fill up a student housing facility in no time. Procrastination can keep a student from the wonderful experience of off-campus housing so it's best to start researching student housing companies in the area as soon as a student decides they want live off-campus during their time at their University.
Make A Move-In Checklist
It is advised that students write down what they will be bringing into their new off-campus home. In the flurry of the new year forgetfulness is quite common. It's a terrible feeling when a student final gets settled into their new student housing rental only to find out that they forgot a favorite item of theirs back home. Sometimes their home is out of state making it extra difficult. A list can avoid this. With a proper checklist of everything the student is planning on bringing each item can be checked off one by one to ensure nothing is forgotten.
Google Maps is a great tool. A student can learn their surroundings from the comfort of their laptop, desktop, or even their phone by googling their destination student rental home. This can save time for a student trying to get a "feel for the area" once they initially move in. Living in the digital era is a great opportunity for students to use technology to truly get a head start on their off-campus environment. Time-consuming tasks associated with the process can handled online, which saves time.
Make A Move-Out Checklist
Communication between the landlord and the tenants isn't always easy. A move-out checklist can make things a lot easier. Security deposit disputes can totally be avoided by providing a move-out checklist with vacating expectations for the accommodation. It’s recommended to provide this move-out checklist at least a few weeks in advance, so the tenants have Proper notice about what they must complete before moving out. Like the move-in checklist, this will help forgetful students a great deal.
When student tenants don’t plan or make arrangements to remove junk items they start showing up outside of the rental property and in the street, cluttering up the area and causing a headache for the student housing landlord. Scheduling junk and furniture removal early is a surefire way to save a lot of time and trouble and it keeps the premises clean.
Following this short guide will ensure any student seeking out off-campus housing will have a stress-free experience from start to finish.
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