Before You Sign

Living off-campus can be a great experience, but it also involves many new responsibilities. Be sure to do the following:

  1. Verify Your Landlord
  2. Read Your Lease 
    As a tenant, you are responsible for understanding the terms of any agreements you make, including those regarding your lease and security deposit.
  3. Do a Walk-through Inspection
    Conduct Your own walk-through of the property and document any damage before you sign anything.

Also, you will still be expected to comply with university policies even when off campus. In addition to the university, you will now be subject to the authority of the police department in the area that you live (District of Columbia, Virginia or Maryland).