Frequently Asked Questions


What is your pet policy?
Do you rent to college students?
What are your deposit requirements?
Can you "hold" a property for future occupancy?
What is the ordinance in the city of Edwardsville regarding # of tenants in one property?
Do you have any non-smoking properties?
If I don't have any credit, can I have a co-signer?
Do you accept Section 8?
What is the duration of a residential lease?
Can I review a copy of the lease?
Can I view a property that is currently leased?
Can I be placed on a waiting list for a property?





What is your pet policy?

While most of our residential properties do not allow pets, we do offer several pet friendly properties.  The properties that do allow pets require a $250 non-refundable pet fee, in addition to the normal security deposit, which is typically equal to one month's rent.
Do you rent to college students?

About 99% of our properties are available for college students.  However, due to lack of credit history and sufficient income, we generally require a co-signer to guarantee monthly rent payments as well as all other obligations under the terms of the lease.  There may be some properties which have neighborhood covenants that forbid renting the property to college students.  Those properties will be advertised accordingly.
What are your deposit requirements?

The security deposit is generally equal to one months rent and is due in full when you sign a lease.  The security deposit may not be used for last months rent.
Can you "hold" a property for future occupancy?

While we can "hold" a vacant property for a future tenant, this holding period generally is no longer than 2 weeks.

What is the housing ordinance in the City of Edwardsville & in the Village of Glen Carbon regarding occupancy restrictions?

The City of Edwardsville has an ordinance that prohibits more than 3 unrelated individuals from occupying the same residence unless it can be proven that ALL occupants are related.  The Village of Glen Carbon allows 4 individuals to occupy 1 residence as long as there are no more than 3 last names on the lease.  For example- a brother and sister, with the same last name, may also occupy a property with 2 friends.  
Do you have any non-smoking properties?

All of our properties are non-smoking.  The penalty for tenants who violate this rule is severe and include revocation of the deposit and payment of any additional damages.

If I don't have credit established, can I have a co-signer?

Yes. Co-signers are generally required when an applicant has poor, or limited, credit history or income.

Do you accept Section 8?

We currently do not accept Section 8.
What is the duration of a residential lease?

Generally, we offer 10-12 month leases on our residential properties.  However, we do offer month to month leases on our fully furnished properties, as well as 6 month leases on some of our apartments.  For further information, please contact our office.
Can I review a copy of the lease?
Please contact our office for a summary of our residential lease terms.  Once a prospective tenant has applied and been approved for a property, they can come into our office and view the complete residential lease prior to signing.

Can I view a property that is currently leased?

We do scheduling showings for properties that are currently leased approximately 90 days prior to the current lease expiring AND with confirmation from the current tenants that they will not be renewing their lease.

Can I be placed on a waiting list for a property?

Although we do not manage a waiting list for properties, you can sign in to our website and add any property you may be interested in to a watch list.  If a property on your watch list becomes available you will be notified via email.