Check out this page for information on workshops to help you get ready to live off campus, places to rent, and other resources.
Know your rights and responsibilities as a renter and be ready for off-campus living.
Led by UCM staff as well as local landlords, property managers, and City of Warrensburg staff, sessions cover real-life issues and scenarios that you'll encounter as a first-time renter.
Using the Off Campus Living handbook, these one-hour sessions cover:
You may be best friends now, but after a few months of living together even best friends can disagree about how things should go. Save yourelf stress by using a roommate agreement! Below are some exmples from other organizations; feel free to use one of these or make your own - but we recommend you use one no matter what!
Remember: No matter what these forms or web sites state, YOUR LEASE is the final authority on the terms of agreement with your landlord.
Before you sign your lease - or even afterward - be sure to read our Off Campus Living Handbook. It's full of useful information to help you save money and avoid problems.
Don't be afraid to ask questions. A lease is a legal, binding document; in other words, you must abide by what is says or there will likely be significant financial consequences.
These businesses manage multiple properties of different kinds for several property owners.
These are apartments in one or more buildings in the same area, all managed by one person.
These businesses are owned and operated by one or more owners; they may have multiple kinds of apartments or houses to rent.
Click here for a listing of apartments near the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee's Summit, MO.
Renter Protections and Support Related to the Coronavirus Pandemic: The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a page of resources about how the CARES Act can help renters; this Congressional Research Service brief describes the 120-day eviction moratorium established by the CARES Act; Legal Aid of Western Missouri also has several Coronavirus resources.
Check out this list of local social service organizations and related agencies for help with a variety of issues, including utility bill assistance, food assistance, and more.
This guide to renter's insurance from consumersadvocate.org includes why you should consider getting it, what to expect if you do, and which companies offer the best coverage. It may be easiest and most affordable to add renter's insurance to your or your parents' existing insurance policy.