Living Off Campus
Brad Kenny Coordinator of Community Development email@example.com
Who Am I?
Off Campus Housing Alternative Spring Break Community Service
Ready to Rent Landlord List
Student Orgs Commuters Community Service Leadership OCH Transfers
Housing DB Education Contact Info Resources
Find Housing Location
How far? Public Transit? Parking? Shopping /Entertainment? Safety?
“Feel” of the neighborhood day and night Walking alone at night Public Safety
Rent Deposit Utilities Transportation Insurance Pets
Living together Rules and Regs – Roommate Agreement
Guests Parties Cleaning Bills
Finding a Place
www.drexel.edu/oca/och http://www.businessservices.upenn.edu/offcampusliving/ Other sites Pounding Pavement API, Crossings, etc.
Test everything! Water pressure Garbage disposal Doors Windows Take notes!
Binding contract No legalese Pets Subleasing Maintainance Jointly responsible Early termination
Not a right Usually requires written permission Vs. transferring lease Still may be responsible
Another walkthrough Document with pictures – date stamp! Walk with friends
Living in Your APT. Fire Safety
Smoke Detectors Partners for Good Housing Boston
March 1 - BBQ February 2 - candle
108 deaths, 81% off campus* Alcohol Smoking
Parent’s policy may not cover Relatively cheap Fire/Flood/Theft
Warranty of habitability Repairs Plain Language Security Deposit Certificate Partners for Good Housing Privacy Lockout Breaking Lease Remedies
Warranty of habitability
Unwaivable!! Safe, fit structure Heat at 68 between OCT and MAY Infestation free Working locks Adequate light
Landlord is responsible for repairs to keep building in good condition
Lease in Plain Language
No more than two months rent Interest bearing escrow 30 days after move out
Certificate/Partners for Good Housing
L&I certificate In effect September
Right to Police Assistance Writ of possession Court process
When necessity arises Still responsible!
Need to pay rent until landlord re rents apartment Landlord is supposed to dilgently re rent the apartment
To ensure a habitable home Seek Legal assistance!!!!
Drexel facilitated discussion L&I inspection Repair and deduct Withholding rent
three are last resorts!
Be a “good” neighbor Respect diversity in all of its forms Sanitation issues
http://www.phila.gov/streets/trash_collection.h tml ; http://recyclingpays.phila.gov/ MONDAY
Noise issues Leases
Proactive in education Contact landlord appropriately Be responsible for damages Keep a clean apartment Pay rent on time
Once again, documented walkthrough Clean apartment Forwarding address for Security Deposit Future landlords tend to contact previous landlords
http://www.drexel.edu/oca/och http://www.ourturn.net http://www.phila.gov/li