LEASING & INDIVIDUAL LEASES
Can I lease online?
Yes. Leasing online is easy. Simply complete the online application, or contact us to request a paper copy. Everything is on a first-come-first-served basis and our rooms lease up quickly. It is important for you to provide us payment of the application fees along with your application. The application fee is $50, and can be paid online with a credit card. We cannot process your application or reserve your room until we receive this fee.
What is an individual lease?
Clemson Villages makes life easy for you by leasing by the bedroom. Each bedroom suite in an apartment has a separate lease agreement. You are only responsible for the rent for your bedroom. All roommates are equally responsible for damages or missing furnishings in common areas. It is reassuring to know if a roommate does move out before their lease ends, you are not responsible for his or her rent.
What if I need to break my lease?
Clemson Villages does not offer a lease buy-out option, but we are sensitive to the special needs of our residents. At the manager’s discretion, residents may assign their lease to a new resident. You are responsible for finding your own replacement. Any replacement must meet Clemson Villages approval standards. Certain rules and fees may also apply.
LEASE TERM & RENTAL INSTALLMENTS
How long is the lease agreement?
The leases are just under a year. Rent can be paid in 12 equal installments or by semester.
How do I pay the rent?
Rent is due on the 1st and is late after the 3rd. For your convenience you can pay online, bring your payment by the office during normal office hours or use the secure 24-hour drop slot. For your safety, we do not accept cash. Please arrange to make payments by personal check, money order or bank cashier’s check. A convenience fee will be applied to all online credit card rent payments. There’s a $50 late charge, and a daily $5 charge until the rent is paid.
What do I pay before moving in?
Typically, residents pay all fees and the first rent installment before move-in day. Your lease application contains a specific list of everything you need.
Is there a security deposit and application fee?
The application fee is $50 and there is a $125 administration charge. We do not currently charge a security deposit.
ROOMATE MATCHING & REQUESTS
How does free roommate matching work?
Finding roommates is easy! Just complete the roommate matching form. Be sure to identify any friends you would like to room with and whether or not they are currently leasing from Clemson Villages. The roommate matching form includes information about your preferences in roommate; TV watching, noise level, study habits, music etc. If you do not wish to select your own roommates, we will place you in an apartment according to your choice of apartment size and your gender. When there is a vacant bedroom in an apartment, that room can be leased at any time at the discretion of Clemson Villages. However, roommates placed by our management team will always meet the gender requirements of the current residents sharing that specific unit. All of our apartments are non-smoking.
Can students of the opposite gender share an apartment?
Yes, if all roommates give approval, and all roommates sign our Co-Ed agreement form. Clemson Villages will not use roommate matching to match members of the opposite gender.
What happens if after I move in I don’t like the people in my apartment?
Should there be differences that simply cannot be worked out, residents are able to transfer, dependent on availability (a transfer fee applies and the transferee will be required to pay the rental rate for the new bedroom).
UTILITIES & PARKING
What utilities are included in my rent?
Utilities are not included in your rent. You are responsible for setting up your Water and Sewer with the City of Clemson and Power with Duke Energy.
Where are my guests allowed to park?
There’s no designated visitor’s parking, but there’s plenty of parking to accommodate all.
Do I need to bring my own furniture?
Clemson Villages provides quality furnishings throughout each suite and in your private bedroom. You also get full sized appliances including: refrigerator/freezer with ice-maker, oven/stove with spacious overhead microwave, dishwasher, disposal, washer and dryer. Our Community Ambassadors are a great resource for planning your move – don’t hesitate to call them with questions or simply to feel reassured about what you’ve already prepared.
What size are the beds?
They are Full Standard size
Do I need renters insurance?
Personal loss and damages are not covered under apartment lease agreements. We require you to purchase renter’s insurance, which is typically inexpensive.
Are pets allowed?
Yes, we allow cats and dogs. There is a $250 non-refundable pet fee upon lease signing and $20 per month charge. We also have breed and size restrictions. Please contact the office for more details..
How will I receive my mail?
Mail is delivered by the US Postal Service to your mailbox. We do accept resident deliveries but do not sign for mail requiring it. Additionally, packages can be picked up in the clubhouse office during normal office and extended resident services hours. You will need to pick up your own packages and show ID when doing so.