Below are a few of the most frequently asked questions by students who are looking for off-campus housing near Ohio University.

When is the best time to look for housing in near Ohio University?

Our housing contracts become available in May of each year. If you are going to need off-campus housing, the best time to look is anywhere from 9 to 12 months before the start of the upcoming school year

How long is a lease near Ohio University?

Our lease agreements last for 12 months. Contracts become available in May, and if you sign a contract with us, the lease will extend to May of the next year.

Will there be an on-site washer and dryer in my housing unit?

Off-campus housing can come in many different shapes and sizes. For this reason, the amenities differ from building to building. Some might have a private washer and dryer while others may share with other units. Others might require you to use a local Laundromat. If this is a must-have amenity for you, let us know. He or she will be happy to find you a place that accommodates your request.

Can I choose my own roommates?

Depending on availability, choosing your roommates can definitely be an option. Many of the housing options we offer have multiple bedrooms available. If you are looking for a place to live in with specific friends, let us know and we can try to find exactly what you need. If you don’t have any specific roommates in mind, you will be placed with other tenants at random.

What utilities will be included in my rent?

This is something that differs depending on the property. Check with the landlord for specifics of what will be covered under your rent.

What will be required if I sign a lease?

If you are interested in leasing one of our off-campus apartments, you will be asked to fill out our rental application. Once approved, you will be required to pay a deposit; the amount of the deposit will vary depending on the particular rental property you have selected.

Depending on your employment, you may be required to have a cosigner. Many students aren’t working full time. A cosigner offers reassurance that your rent will be paid on time every month, even though you can’t prove your income. You may also be asked to pay a deposit or your first month’s rent up front.