Frequently Asked Questions
The University of Houston, The University of Houston Downtown, Texas Southern
University, Rice University, University of Saint Thomas, and Houston Community College,
making these properties a prime housing option for students.
No, you don't have to be a student to rent from us. Our model follows the convenience of
student housing, but we have students that live with us beyond their graduation.
Shared means Private Bedroom/Bathroom, Shared Living Space and Shared Kitchen. Private
means Private Bedroom, Bathroom, Living Space and Kitchen. No sharing.
YES, you can. If you are a recipient of financial aid and wish to pay your housing with
your financial aid, you will need to apply for the financial aid deferment plan.
Your rent includes ALL BILLS with electricity, trash disposal, water, internet WiFi,
gas. All utilities are included, but your rental covers up to US$75 per month for
Each shared home has multiple bedrooms with their own private bathrooms. One student is
allowed to live in each bedroom. Each bedroom is equipped with a deadbolt for privacy.
The number of bedrooms on each property can range from 2-5 bedrooms.
Our rooms rent for $700 - 1,100/month depending on the location, size, and privacy
(private or shared) of the property.
Each student apartment comes with a private bathroom for each room, a shared/ individual
washer/dryer set, refrigerator, microwave, range, and closet space.
Yes, on-site parking is available.
Yes, case by case basis. There is a one time $250 Non-refundable Pet Deposit fee.
Yes, we allow co-signers if a student does not qualify to rent a room based on their own
A security deposit is needed to reserve a room. Once this fee is paid, we stop listing
the room and book it for you. Students who pay with financial aid by the semester,
security deposit is $350. For month to month rent, security deposit is “one months
rent”. It is fully refundable.
Yes. Insurance will protect your belongings in case of fire, theft, or damage. If you
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Yes, we offer flexible leasing terms and will extend your lease! Please let us know at
least 2 months in advance, so we will have time to make the adjustments.
No, unless you can find a replacement tenant as per the defined terms and conditions of
No. Smoking (any tobacco products including cigarettes, cigars, and hookahs) is not
allowed in any of the student housing.
The rent is due on the 1st of each month with a grace period until the 3rd of the month.
Failure to pay within this time will result in a $50 late penalty fee.
We take care of it all. You will only be charged if the issue was caused by your
Sure, if we have an available room/apartment for you, please apply together so we can
arrange it for you.
No. We are responsible for finding your roommate. We will do our best to find a good
Yes. However, overnight guests are not allowed and may result in penalties and possible
cancellation of your contract.
You must give at least 2 months (60 days) notice of intention if you intend to move out
of your room/apartment.
You must arrange a check out inspection with one of the team members. Our team member
will check whether or not the contract has been respected, and that no damage has
occurred in the apartment. Your security deposit will be returned to you if applicable
after 30 days. You must return all sets of keys. Otherwise, we will keep your security
Yes, anyone may purchase food at campus Café. You may pay using cash. For the quickest
service, put dining credit on your university Card so you can simply swipe your card at
the cashier station and go.
Great properties in great locations book up fast. If you are after something special at
a reasonable rate, then securing your student home early is advisable.
Financial AID Deferment Request
For a Place to Live
For a Place to Live is an off-campus housing service provider in Houston, Texas. We take care of all your
hassles of living so you can focus on enjoying your student life. As all costs are included, you do not need to
pay any extra amount for utilities and amenities.
Since the beginning, we have been working with many renowned universities and other academic institutes
including, Texas Southern University, University of Houston Downton, University of ST. Thomas Houston, Rice
University, Houston Community College, etc.