What is coliving?
Coliving is a modern form of housing where residents share living spaces and amenities to save money and maintain a higher standard of living. The concept of co-living is becoming a more attractive and effective solution among professionals, entrepreneurs, students, and creatives. Coliving is similar to single room occupancy as it offers residents an individual space in a shared property.
Coliving provides a more affordable and amenity-based alternative to individual apartments. The defining characteristic is that all coliving spaces offer at least a shared kitchen and living room. Coliving appeals particularly to Millennials due to rising property prices. Residents of coliving spaces typically range between the ages of 19 and 40 years. They are typically employees of startups, entrepreneurs, or students.
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What is the process to apply for a room?
To apply, you’ll need to fill out our online Rental Application, which will include a background and credit check. There’s a $50 fee to apply (so we can run a background and credit check). This fee is non-refundable.
I’m afraid I won’t be approved. What is the approval criteria?
We’re looking for kind, independent, responsible, & respectful residents who are ready to take ownership of their lives and willing to live in a shared space. We review your credit history and run criminal background checks for the safety of all our residents. If you have specific concerns regarding credit or background checks, please reach out to us.
Is my credit going to get pulled for the background check?
We do review your credit history, but the service we use typically only results in a “soft-pull” that is unlikely to affect your FICO score.
Is there a security deposit?
Yes. Once the Rental Application is approved and the Lease Agreement is signed, you are required to pay a security deposit. The security deposit is refundable after a move-out inspection is done, and is based on the amount and severity of damages to your room and the property.
Can I reserve the room I’m interested in?
Room availability is based on first-come, first-served. Because of this, we recommend you complete the application process quickly to increase the chances that your room of preference is still available.
What is considered private and what is considered shared?
Our properties include a private bed and/or bedroom with a shared kitchen, living room, workspace area, bathrooms, and washer/dryer.
What does my rent include?
Your rent includes a furnished bedroom; shared bathroom, kitchen, living room, and workspace area; utilities; Internet; washer/dryer; and lawn care.
What furniture is provided?
Your bedroom comes with a bed, bookshelf-style dresser, closet, and door lock with key. The living room comes with a comfortable couch, 50” flatscreen TV, and a shared workspace area. The kitchen comes fully equipped with a full-size refrigerator, full-size oven and stove, double sink, microwave, and an eating area. The laundry room comes with a washer & dryer.
Are pets allowed?
Unfortunately, we do not allow pets.
Is there a move-in inspection?
Yes. We will do a walkthrough with you on the day you move-in to inspect your room and the property. Once inspected, you will sign off on the inspection.
Is there a move-out inspection?
Yes. We will do a walkthrough with you on the day you move-out to inspect your room and the property. Once inspected, you will sign off on the inspection.
When is my rent due?
If you signed a 3, 6, or 12-Month Lease, then rent is due on the 1st of each month. If you’re a college student with a Semester Lease, then rent is due upfront for the semester.
If I'm a college student, am I required to pay rent by the semester?
We prefer college students to pay by the semester. If you decide to pay by the semester, then you are required to pay upfront for each semester.
What happens if I don’t pay rent on time?
If you don’t pay rent by the 5th of the month, then you will be charged a late fee of $10 for each day your payment is late after the 5th of the month. If payment plus late fee(s) is not paid, you will be evicted and you forfeit the refund of your security deposit.
Is renters insurance required?
In our efforts to continue striving to create a safer living environment for you, we require all residents to carry an active renters insurance policy during their lease term. Requiring renters insurance has become a common practice throughout both on and off-campus student housing and most rentals to adequately protect people’s belongings such as textbooks, phones, electronics and other valuables.
A renters insurance policy also works to protect you from liability exposure created while you’re a resident such as negligent damage to the property, negligent damage to another resident’s property, or even injuries to guests while visiting. Renters insurance provides peace of mind and protection from the unforeseen events that sometimes occur.
If you don’t have renters insurance, we offer coverage for as little as $12/mo with our insurance provider, MSI. You can purchase a new renters insurance policy or enter your existing policy information from an alternate provider through our Resident Center Portal once you sign a lease with us and create your Resident Center account.
What do I need to know about my individual lease?
A lot has changed since mom and dad went to college and had roommates. The individual lease is one of the latest changes! With this type of lease, you are only responsible for your rent. You’re not liable for any of your roommates’ rent at all! Unlike a traditional lease or a joint lease, if a roommate fails to pay their rent or moves out, you have nothing to worry about.
How much will it cost me to move in?
Our goal is to make moving in easy and simple. These 4 things will need to be paid before you move in:
Application Fee: $50 (non-refundable)
Security Deposit (refundable)*
Cleaning Fee (non-refundable)*
First Month’s Rent*
*Note: Costs will be defined in your Lease Agreement.
What if I accidentally lock myself out, lose or misplace my key?
In the event that you are locked out or lose the key to the property or your room, you will be charged a $25 key replacement fee for each key.
When can I come and take a tour of the property?
We encourage all prospective residents to view a virtual tour of each of our properties by going to the listing on our website. We occasionally offer group showings. If you prefer an in-person tour, you will be given a date and time for upcoming group showings as they become available.
What do I need to bring to my new room?
We suggest that you bring:
- Bedding (ie. Sheets, Covers, Hangers, etc.) and Pillows
- Toiletries (ie. Towels, Rags, Soap, Shampoo, etc.)
- Decorations to make your new room feel like home!