Finding housing can be a challenge, but the following resources are designed to help you navigate your searching, leasing, living, and moving out. Please let us know what else would be helpful to you for us to provide. You can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call, (215-895-1328), or visit us (Creese 001).
Ready to Make
the Next Move? (PDF)
This is a general guide about things to consider when looking for housing.
and Responsibilities of Tenants and Landlords (PDF)
A well educate tenant is a smart tenant. Most students want to know what their rights are, especially when problems arise. This sheets outlines the rights and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants.
the Smart Tenant (PDF)
Make sure you know key items critical to being a smart tenant related to leasing and beyond.
Living Off-Campus (PDF)
These tips are better to know before you start searching, from people who have been there.
Choosing a Roommate
When choosing a roommate, it is important to determine your capability. The questions and items posed here help you with that process.
Model Roommate Agreement (PDF)
You have now agreed to live together, make sure you sit down and determine your "house rules" by using this form as a tool to reach a common agreement.
This listing of agencies, websites, and resources is a starting point. None of the landlords, management companies, etc. are being endorsed or paying to be on this list.
Half of the confusion of searching is understanding the classified ad abbreviations. This list will help you unlock the mysteries of 1bd, eik, w/d, dw, d-w, and more.
Scouting Checklist (PDF)
This checklist is usefully when looking at apartments to check for and remember the aspects of each location.
Letter to Resolve Issues with Landlords (PDF)
When tenants have issues, repairs, or other concerns, writing a letter stating the issue, action requested, time by which the action should be complete, and possibly next steps you will take if not addressed is important. Tenants should keep a copy for themselves and consider sending communication to the landlord, management company, etc. via certified mail.
Letter to End Lease (PDF)
Oftentimes, tenants do not formally end their lease. This sample letter helps provide the framework. Tenants should keep a copy for themselves and consider sending communication to the landlord, management company, etc. via certified mail.
Any information given on this website is not a substitute for legal advice. If you have a legal question, please seek out legal counsel as soon as possible. Additionally, any information given is presented as a service. Drexel University Off Campus Housing does not endorse any website, realtor, apartment, or home. Drexel OCH encourages renters to be cautious and aware, and to make informed decisions when searching for housing.