It’s not easy helping your student carve out their own place in the world, especially when that means moving into their own apartment. At Vintage Pads San Marcos, we strive to make navigating this uncharted territory as transparent, simple, and smooth as possible. We are here to help and would be happy to provide you with the answers you are looking for!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are individual leases and shared living?
A lot has changed over the years and offering a shared living environment helps the affordability of the overall college expenses. Offering separate leases for each room in the apartment is one of them! With individual leasing, your student will only be responsible for their lease contract and not their roommates. If a roommate moves out or pays rent late, there is no financial obligation for you!
What is an installment lease contract?
We account for the total value of your lease contract, and divide the total by the number of months based on the lease term you have chosen. So, if you sign for a 12 month lease contract for $6000, you pay 12 equal installments of $500. The total can be paid all at once, or incrementally.
What is a guarantor?
A rent guarantor is the legal term for a person that agrees to be legally responsible for the apartment, its condition, and any financial obligations.
What utilities are included with the rent?
Each apartment is equipped with internet, cable, and phone service. Trash and Recycling are also included.
What utilities does the resident have to establish?
You would only have to setup the electric through San Marcos Utility Provider.
Do we have to set up renter’s insurance?
We do not require proof of rental insurance, but we highly recommend it.
Your student doesn't have a roommate in mind?
No sweat! We provide FREE roommate matching! No need to stress about searching the internet or flyering the local coffee shop for that potential roommate! Your student will just have to fill out a simple roommate preference form.
How do I pay the rent?
We accept checks, money orders, and online payments through each resident's individual access, the resident portal.
What is the Resident Portal?
The Resident Portal is an all in one communication channel between the office and each individual resident. Once you move in, you will be able to make payments, check your balance, submit work requests, build a community profile, be notified about all the great upcoming events and important notices!
What if there's roommate conflict?
We ask residents to first communicate directly with one another to work towards a solution that is agreeable for all residents of the apartment. If management intervention becomes necessary, it can range from a conversation with the concerned resident, to a mediated discussion with the roommates involved. In addition, through our partners with Texas State’s ACT Alley program, they can also assist in conflict resolution. We do offer an option of transferring to another apartment. If vacating the property is needed, you will need to find a person to take over your contract.