Procedures For Renting Off Campus Student Accommodation
Students who prefer to live off campus may rent a variety of shared apartments or private homes located within an easy commute of the University. There are a few options for finding these properties, including using student rental websites and independent rental agencies. It’s important to research these sites carefully before renting a property, as some have been found to charge significantly higher rent than others. The University can help you find a reasonable rental option for your budget.
Students who rent off campus are expected to be knowledgeable of, and abide by the Student Code of Conduct and contract policies. These are detailed in the Community Living Guide and the Residential Contract Policies Booklet. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in disciplinary action.
All single, first-year students and transfer students with fewer than 24 credit hours are required to live in University housing, unless granted an exemption by the Office of Student Life. If you are exempt from this requirement, you may choose to live in a private home, an apartment or other student rental property that is not owned by the University; however, it must be approved by the Office of Student Life.
A number of local landlords have joined the Lincoln student accommodation Accreditation Scheme, which provides a range of standards for landlords to ensure that their properties are safe, secure and well managed. These standards include physical standards for the property and service standards for management. Students who wish to rent an accredited property should be sure to read the handbooks and additional contract appendixes to make certain that they fully understand the terms of their tenancy.
Standard Procedures For Renting Off Campus Student Accommodation
When choosing a landlord to rent from Lincoln student accommodation, students should be aware that some landlords ask for one month’s rent or the full term of their lease in advance. This is often payable before moving in and must be covered by their maintenance loan or other financial arrangements. If they cannot pay this amount, they should not sign a contract.
If you are a student who has an accessibility requirement, the Office of Accessibility Services can assist you in finding appropriate off campus housing. It is important that you contact the coordinator of this office as early as possible, so that accommodations can be made in a timely manner.
Student accommodation plays a pivotal role in the higher education experience, providing students with a supportive environment for learning, growth, and community-building. The diverse types of accommodation cater to the unique needs and preferences of students at various stages of their academic journey. By addressing challenges and embracing innovative solutions, universities and housing providers can create an environment that enhances students’ academic performance, personal development, and overall well-being. Student accommodation remains a key factor in nurturing academic excellence and enriching the campus experience for the leaders of tomorrow.
If you and your roommate(s) do not get along, it is important that both of you meet with the Residence Life staff. During the first two weeks of your stay, they will work with you to try to resolve any issues. If you and your roommate(s) are still unable to come to an agreement, the Residence Life staff will make every effort to move you into another unit. Please note that room changes are only possible if space is available and your roommate(s) agree to the change.