As the school year is dwindling down so are college students rent payments. YAY! Soon people will be packing everything up and getting ready for summer or leaving for good after graduating. People like me.
In a pervious post, you have seen that housing in Morgantown is an issue, but with housing comes payments and a lease that is almost impossible to get out of.
In Morgantown, most leases are 12-months long and not much wiggle room for those who only need a place for a short period of time. From the Domain, Metro, and Beech View they all do not allow any short leases.
The Domain was the only one who mentioned having a short lease but they are sold out for next year. Confused? Me too. The Domain only allows 12-15 spots of short leases and the rest have to be at least a year long.
The Domain is a little more reasonable and a lot more amenities for a place but the location is so far from campus. Though they have a bus for transportation some like to walk or drive as little as possible to class.
Beech View will not allow you to have a 6-month lease, and instead offers 10-month lease at the lowest. Their prices are a little outrageous as well compared to the other apartment complexes, especially if you want to live alone. Single bedroom apartments range from $900 to $1,175, and three bedroom apartments are about $725. Beech View officially opened in 2013, and was only 30 percent full when it first opened, according to the Daily Athenaeum.
What about the kids that graduate in December? Do most get stuck paying rent and not living somewhere?
Those that have a 12-month lease, like me, are supposed to be out of their houses by May 8th even though graduation is on the 13th. How is this fair? Shouldn’t landlords make sure they at least make it until graduation?
I am sure other people are trying to figure this out as well. Some may be making the choice of just staying and hoping nothing happens until they are actually out. When those choices are made many more issues come into play such as having to pay fines or go to court.
If you are having issues with graduation or your lease I’d like to hear about it. Find me on Twitter or leave a comment below.