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Coronavirus Update

All summer classes have moved to a virtual environment. UCM offices are open to the public with updated safety measures. Please contact offices by phone or email. Visit ucmo.edu/coronavirus for more information.

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Off Campus Living

Moving off campus? Get prepared!

Check out this page for information on workshops to help you get ready to live off campus, places to rent, and other resources.

 

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Off Campus Living Sessions

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:

Fall 2020 sessions will be virtual; more information to come.

 

 
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Can't get to a workshop? Read this!

If you can't make it to one of the Off Campus Living workshops, then do yourself a favor and read our Off Campus Living handbook.  It will save you stress, grief, and probably money.

Seriously - read it!

 
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Roommate Agreements

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.

 
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Rental Properties and Companies

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.

Our most important tip: Read your lease and be sure you understand it before you sign!

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.

 

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Property Management Companies

These businesses manage multiple properties of different kinds for several property owners.

Apartment Complexes

These are apartments in one or more buildings in the same area, all managed by one person.

Landlords/Rental Companies

These businesses are owned and operated by one or more owners; they may have multiple kinds of apartments or houses to rent.

Lee's Summit Area

Click here for a listing of apartments near the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee's Summit, MO.

 

This list of area property management companies, apartment complexes, and landlords/rental companies includes those who have participated in various initiatives with our office intended to strengthen relationships between the UCM campus and the surrounding community. This is not a comprehensive list of all landlords and property managers in the area. It is also not a list of recommended businesses. The University of Central Missouri is a state-funded entity, has no jurisdiction over private property managers, and does not recommend one property manager over another. Students are responsible for the choices they make regarding off-campus housing.
 
If you are a landlord or property management company and would like to have your information listed on this site, please contact Suzy Latare at latare@ucmo.edu. Addition to and removal from the list is the sole discretion of UCM.
 
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Resources

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.

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