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FAQs

WHY SHOULD I LIVE AT FLATS ON FORD?

There are many reasons, but a few stand out:

  • Fantastic location – a short and convenient walk to class.

  • Beautiful, fully-renovated apartments with high-end finishes.

  • All apartments are fully furnished!

  • Your rent includes everything – no extra bills for utilities, internet, etc.

  • On-site and in-suite washer and dryer

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY RENT CHECK?

Your rent covers:

  • Living room and bedroom furniture

  • Appliances: refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher

  • Utilities: internet, water, heat, electricity, and central air-conditioning within a designated utility cap

  • Free laundry on site (1975) or in-suite (1981)

WHAT LEASE TERMS DO YOU OFFER?

Flats on Ford offers 12-month leases that run concurrent with the academic calendars of the various institutions in University Circle therefore, based on availability, most leases begin in August.  Regardless of the date that the lease begins, all leases expire in July.

For the 1 & 2-bedroom units in 1975 Ford, 10-month leases are available; contact Leasing Agent for details.

IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE?

Yes. A $65 application fee is due when your application is submitted online.

HOW DO I APPLY TO LIVE AT FLATS ON FORD?

You must complete an online application and pay a $65 application fee. Once your application is approved and space is available, Flats on Ford will send you leasing materials based on availability. The lease paperwork must be returned by the deadline given, in order to guarantee your housing. Management may notify you that your housing offer is cancelled and re-offer space to another applicant if lease materials are not submitted by the deadline.

WHAT DEPOSITS ARE REQUIRED?

A deposit equal to one month rent and an approved Guarantor is required in order to reserve an apartment. If he/she fails to make payments on the apartment, the guarantor will be responsible to provide those payments. Deposits will be refunded after final inspections are completed with no damages to apartment or furnishings.

A guarantor must meet the following criteria: be 27 years of age or older, provide a US Social Security number, have good credit standing with a 600+ credit score, and gross 3 times the rental amount monthly.​

Without a guarantor, a deposit equal to one month rent plus last month rent is required at signing to secure an apartment.

IS RENTERS INSURANCE REQUIRED?

Yes, renters insurance is required. Renters insurance is a policy you can purchase to protect your personal property and the management/landlord is not responsible for replacement to tenants. Replacement of your belongings if they are damaged, lost, or stolen would be covered.

WHEN IS RENT DUE?

Rent is due on the 1st of each month and considered late on the 4th. Online rental payments are available through the resident portal once the tenant has moved in and the set up information has been supplied to the resident from the office staff.

All first month rent payments and or deposits must be in the form of a cashier’s check or money order. Cash is never accepted.​

CAN I USE MY FINANCIAL AID TO PAY MY RENT?

If a resident has documentation of an overage in their financial aid, they may defer some or all of their rent in anticipation of that refund. Details about deferring part of the rent payment in anticipation of a financial aid refund will be provided prior to your move-in.

​For undergraduate students, living off-campus will change the budget used to calculate your financial aid package. If you are receiving any grant money in your package, living off campus could affect the amount you receive. Check with the Office of Financial Aid before requesting a release. Financial aid for graduate students living off campus should not be affected.​

ARE PETS ALLOWED?

Yes, Flats on Ford is a pet-friendly community. Please contact Leasing Agent for details.

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