During Your Housing Search
Deciding to Live Off-Campus
Think you’re ready to live off-campus? Here are some things to consider before taking the leap!
Moving off-campus might seem like a good deal, but there are plenty of costs you might not have thought about.
The Department of Student Life sponsors the Housing Fair each October which showcases your housing options and features educational information.
Getting along as friends doesn’t always mean getting along as roommates! Consider these lifestyle issues before deciding on your roommates!
Know the rules about fair housing so that you aren’t the victim of housing discrimination!
Before You Sign a Lease
This handbook contains everything you need to know about the relationship between landlords and renters!
Leases can be confusing – this page explains the basic components of a lease and where you can get access to free legal assistance!
Rental properties are licensed for a specific number of people – save yourself the hassle and cost of a legal problem by checking occupancy limits before moving in!
Most rental properties don’t allow pets – be sure you know the rules before signing a lease on a new place!
Once you Move In
Go Green! Energy Saving Options
Even as a renter, there are lots of easy ways to reduce the amount of energy you use in your home!
Snow and Ice Removal
Check your lease – who is responsible for snow and ice removal? If you are, here’s all the info you need on snow and ice removal rules!
Even if your landlord is responsible for mowing, you are responsible for keeping your lawn clean and presentable!
Be sure you know what sort of repairs you are responsible for, and what’s the responsibility of your landlord!
Avoid a ticket by knowing the East Lansing ordinances related to parking!
It is possible to have fun while respecting your neighbors and not getting in trouble! Follow these guidelines to party smart!
Protecting Your Deposit
Make sure you get your security deposit back by following this process when you move in – the general idea is document, document, document!
Safety and Security
East Lansing is a pretty safe place to live, but there are still steps you should take to protect yourself and your property!
Recycling and Reusing Moving Guide
Most students have a lot of stuff to get rid of when moving out – don’t just throw it away! Follow these tips for donating or recycling items.
Not all rental properties allow subleasing – check your lease, and if it’s allowed, follow these guidelines!