- Leasing Process Guide & FAQ’s
Our Leasing Process is very simple; we generally open up the Lease Process each February for the term that is two years out, then all houses are leased on a first come first served basis. Tour the house you are interested in, submit all required docs along with the full deposit, we verify it and give you confirmation that the house is yours. Click the link above for step-by-step guidance & information.
- Touring a Property Before Singing a Lease
Individual Application for each tenant (opens PDF of same name)
Downloadable Leases for Each Property
- 209 Homestead Ave Lease
- 215 N College Lease
- 207 Homestead Ave Lease
- Generic Lease Copy (not to be used for specific term)
- Wards Corner Rd - Suite B Lease (Rented)
Student Rental Information
- Utility Information
At Least 1 month BEFORE your occupancy date (receiving of keys) you should setup all utilities for your rental unit. Please see the below guides for IMPORTANT INFORMATION, For Student Rentals All Utilities are the responsibility of the tenants and must be put in their name. Electric and gas (where applicable) are Required to be active at all times during the lease term. Plus even if you don’t plan to move in for a while you can SAVE money by avoiding expensive “turn on and pilot lighting fees” that are charged if utilities get turned off between you and the old tenants. Some require in person setup, most can be done by phone so please review this information well in advance of move in.
- Rent Due Dates
- Student Rentals, per your lease agreement, the rent is paid in two installments prior to the start of each semester. We cannot alter the terms of the lease except for financial aid extensions as summarized below.
- The first half of the total rent is due August 1, and
- The second half of the total rent is due December 1.
- A courtesy reminder is usually mailed to your parents home address about one month prior to these due dates, however the Lease Agreement serves as your official Invoice.
- We accept personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks, as well as cash (although we do not recommend mailing cash). We do NOT accept credit cards. Please make all checks payable to “Brick Street Properties, LLC”. The total rent due for the unit must be RECEIVED by the due date to avoid late fees.
- If you are short on time email our office for instant direct deposit (which can be made at any Fifth Third Bank Branch), or wire transfer instructions.
- Q: “What if a tenant does not pay rent or moves out, who is responsible for the rent?” Answer – Everyone who is signed on the lease is responsible for the rent. It’s a joint liability lease so every Lessee is jointly and severally liable for all terms of the lease including rent. All tenants are legally bound to the terms of the Lease and nothing not even moving out or dropping out of school can change the lease terms.
- Financial Aid Extension
See the lease for more detailed information about Financial Aid and rent due date extensions. In general a tenant may request an extension for the rent due date if they are receiving financial aid/scholarship that fully covers their housing expenses. Tenants must make this request in writing by email BEFORE each of the original rent due dates, and include a statement from the university financial aid office that clearly shows the aid being received for housing and the date it will be disbursed. Extensions are then granted in writing and the new due date is provided which shall be no later than 4 days after the start of classes for that semester. Only a portion of the total rent will be extended and the entire tenant group is still equally and individually responsible for the remainder of the rent total being paid on time. A request must be made and re-approved for each semester.
- Renters Insurance
We strongly recommend you get renter’s insurance. It will cover your personal items if fire, water, storm, falling trees, vandalism, theft, etc damage them. The building owner’s insurance ONLY covers damage to the property itself, not your personal belongings and the owner has no liability for any damages you incur, per the lease agreement. You may be covered under your parent’s homeowners insurance; we suggest you check with their agent first.
- Cleaning Tutorials, Tips & Resources
Continuously keeping your rental home clean day to day is so very important, click here for some super easy video Tutorials, Tips and Resources.
- Heat Requirement & Fall/Winter Important Info
From October thru April with colder weather there are several important things to be aware of such as the requirement to maintain minimum heat in your unit at all times. Click the heading above for a info packed PDF with helpful energy efficiency and heat tips, as well as other tips to help you keep a comfortable and safe home this fall and winter. Please take a few minutes to read this over so you are familiar with requirements of your lease.
- Cleaning Tutorials – Super Easy “How To” Videos from YouTube
As you prepare for move out remember that you are required to return your rental home completely clean and in good condition, just like it was received at move-in. Click above for some super easy video Tutorials, Tips and Resources.