As you near the end of your freshman or sophomore year, you may be ready to venture out on your own and find an apartment to rent. As a first-time renter, however, you need to keep some important tips in mind to ensure that you find a place to live where you can be happy.
Much of your happiness will depend on how you can afford the apartment that you rent. You can find the ideal place to move into by remembering these criteria for renting one of the affordable off-campus apartments in LSU.
Your ability to afford the apartment that you want to move into will depend on how much money you make. Even as a student, you must have some form of income coming in to cover your rent. Your potential landlord will consider all forms of revenue including your student grants and scholarships and even money that your parents send you throughout the year.
You will be expected to earn at least three times the rental price per month for the unit. If you cannot cover it on your own, you may need to have one or two roommates move in with you.
You also will be expected to put down a deposit to hold the place for up to one month. You can learn more about the affordable off-campus apartments in LSU by contacting Alight Baton Rouge.