Faq

When it comes to choosing the perfect place to live off-campus, we know that asking the right questions is key!

To make things easier for everyone, we've compiled a list of the most common things we are asked about, complete with answers!

If there's anything else you're curious about, please make sure to reach out to our friendly staff and we'll be more than happy to help!

The Preiss Company takes great pride in its communities. Each of our properties' staff are available for your student 24/7/365 and are just a phone call away. Our company specializes in student housing and trains our staff on how to effectively and properly respond to any situation that may arise. Our local property managers are supported by leasing, business, and maintenance personnel along with our professionally trained student staff. Many of our offices and staff are on-site and we have expert maintenance ready to assist your student with anything we can!

With Individual Leases, YOU are only responsible for YOUR (or your student's) rent. You aren’t liable for your roommates' rent at all! Unlike a traditional lease or a joint lease, if your roommate transfers, graduates, or fails to pay his/her rent, it does not affect you or your lease. College students have enough to worry about. An individual lease is one less thing!

Don't worry about hiring movers or renting a truck, we have fully-furnished apartments! The days of moving a bed up a flight of stairs are long gone... just bring your personal items and you're set!

  • SMART apartment units are not furnished. Contact our leasing team for details.

No worries! Signature 1909 offers FREE Roommate Matching Services to all of our residents. You (or your student) won't have to worry about finding a roommate online or flyering the entire campus. We'll do all of the work! All you have to do is fill out our comprehensive roommate matching form and our professionally trained Roommate Matching staff will find the best roommate for you!

YES! At Signature 1909 we LOVE our furry family members and want you to bring them with you! Make sure to register with the office and be advised that pet fees, additional pet rent and breed restrictions may apply.

All of our residents and their guarantors have access to their property's online resident portal, helping you and them keep up to date with their life at college! You or your student can pay rent online via checking or savings account, set up automatic monthly payments, and submit maintenance requests, all with just a few clicks of your mouse!

Typically not...but with us it can! Signature 1909 has partnered with the RentPlus; a program to allow for on-time rent payments to reflect positively on your credit report.  With the hustle and bustle of balancing classes and a healthy social life, we know that most college students don't even think about building their credit history until after graduation when it's time to start taking big life steps.  RentPlus offers a way for busy students like you to get a head start! When you enroll in RentPlus, your on-time monthly rent payments will be reported to all 3 major credit bureaus (on-time payments are anything within 30 days of the due date).  If you're already a current resident and want to enroll, you're in luck! Up to 24 months of your previous on-time rent payments can be reported to help you build up that score!  Click here to enroll!

You don't! As long as you meet our qualifying criteria you're welcome to apply and sign a lease!"