There are several resources available to residents of Columbia when looking for rental property.
When searching for a potential property it is important that you do your homework on the place you wish to visit. It is always important that you place your safety first. Never visit a property on your own, always bring a friend. If you feel uncomfortable at any time, leave the property at once and report to the police any suspicious behavior.
One of the most important questions a student needs to ask themselves is, “How much can I afford to spend?” When deciding where to live know beforehand how much you can spend a month on rent. This will help you calculate out your budget and expenses or the year.
One of the most common mistakes is not budgeting for a 12-month lease. Many property owners will only give you this option. So, be sure to calculate all of you expenses on a 12-month budget. It is possible to sublease, but this is at the discretion of your property owner. Calculate the cost of living , such as rent, utilities, groceries, and other expenditures, when assessing your needs.