The lack of laundry services, your roommate, or the cost of living on campus may be causing you to feel like finding your own place off campus may be a good idea. Here are a few things that can help you make your decision.

It may be wise to get a roommate or two if you decide that UNC Chapel Hill off-campus housing is the right option. Make sure that you choose the right person to room with. You want someone who is trustworthy and shares your ideas on cleanliness and how much time should be spent studying. You can use an online service to help pair you with a good roommate if you do not have a trusted friend you can move in with.

Be sure to read the contract you sign with the landlord carefully. Make sure you understand pet policies, rules about parking, the length of the lease, and other details. You may feel that it will be boring to read through a long contract. It likely will be. But it will protect you.

If you find UNC Chapel Hill off-campus housing and move in with a roommate, you may also want to write a tenant agreement. This will ensure that you and your roommate are on the same page about how much each person will pay for rent, who is responsible for paying the bills, and what each individual’s lease contract responsibilities involve. It may also be wise to include information about house rules and sharing chores.

Learn about the student housing offered at Lark Chapel Hill by visiting their website.