Be Smart!

Read the lease before you sign

  • A lease is a binding contract that usually lasts for a full year.
  • There is no guaranteed way to “break” a lease without financial risk.
  • Be aware of fees (in addition to rent and security deposit) being charged by the landlord.
  • Know the landlord’s rules and regulations.
  • Don’t rely on oral statements from the landlord that are not included in the written lease.
  • An informed consumer is a happy tenant
  • Read and understand your lease before you commit

If you need help, please contact the Student Legal Clinic:

Suite 324, Plemmons Student Union
legalclinic.appstate.edu
828-262-8284

Off Campus Housing and Roommate Search

The University provides a searchable database of available rental properties, which includes listings by rental companies and posts by students who are looking to sublet or need a roommate. Click here to visit the Off-Campus Housing Database.