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International Faculty Services Office
Cortez Building - Suite 129
80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, Texas 78520
Phone: (956) 882-7690
Fax: (956) 882-7476
Email: Brenda.Martinez@utb.edu
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Questions to Ask When You Are Looking for Housing

  1. What is the rental price for the apartment?
  2. How many bedrooms and bathrooms does the apartment have?
  3. How many tenants may (legally) share the apartment?
  4. Where is the apartment? How close to campus?
  5. What utilities are included in the rent? Air conditioner (a/c), cable tv hookup, electricity, heat, waste/garbage collection
  6. What furniture and/or appliances are in the apartment?
  7. What amenities are included in the rent? Swimming pool, parking, laundry room, bicycle storage, social room, pest control service, exercise room, game room, other
  8. Where is the nearest laundry?
  9. Is there a direct bus service to the nearest grocery store?
  10. Who is responsible for maintenance and repairs of the apartment (landlord or tenant)
  11. Is a short term lease available (semester, nine month, summer only?
  12. What is the price difference between a short term and a long term lease?
  13. Are sublets allowed? How are sublets handled?
  14. Is an application fee required? What is the required security deposit? Is the application fee credited to the security deposit?
  15. Is there a play area for children? How near is a public park?
  16. What is the neighborhood school my child(ren) will attend? How near is it?
  17. Is there a written move out policy? May I have a look at it? May I get a copy?
  18. What is the pet policy?
  19. Additional notes on the apartment?
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