Frequently Asked Questions

Are we Pet Friendly? Do we roommate match? Is a parking free? Find answers to your most pressing questions right here on our FAQ page!

HOW CAN I SEE AN AVAILABLE PROPERTY/APARTMENT?


Call us to set up a tour at (607) 651-8380 or email us to set up a tour at Binghamton@CollegeTownCommunities.com.




DO I NEED TO ALREADY HAVE ROOMMATES OR CAN A ROOMMATE BE PROVIDED?


Any student will be accommodated at Stonebridge Campus Living. If you already have another student that you know you would like to live with, you will be placed with them, within the same property. If you are looking by yourself, you will be put on our “Roommate Needed List” and matched with other single tenants of the same gender using our Roommate Matching System. The roommate matching questionnaire is part of your initial application that you fill out prior to signing a lease to live at Stonebridge Campus Living. We use your answers to this questionnaire and compare them with other residents’ answers and match everyone accordingly.




ARE THESE PROPERTIES FURNISHED?


Yes, these properties are furnished. Bedrooms: Bed frame, Mattress, dresser, desk and desk chair. Common living area: Couch, Table and chairs.




WHAT APPLIANCES ARE INCLUDED?


All properties are supplied with a full-sized refrigerator, a range/stove and washer/dryer. Some properties also include a dishwasher, garbage disposal and microwave. Please contact the leasing office for complete details on the property you are interested in.




ARE UTILITIES INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL AMOUNT?


Utilities are not included in your rental amount. *Except at 40 Court, 140 Chapin, and 136 Chapin.*




WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY RENT PAYMENT?


Trash removal, 24/7 emergency maintenance, snow removal, lawn maintenance and access to Leasing Office.




IS THERE A SECURITY DEPOSIT?


Yes. Please see the Floor Plans & Pricing page of this website to view the property you are interested in to see the specific security deposit amount for that property or contact the Leasing Office. The balance will be returned to each tenant, within 30 days after the end date of their lease agreement, less any damage charges or outstanding balances that may have been incurred at that point.




WHEN DO I PAY RENT?


Rent is to be paid by the 1st of every month of your contract. Arrangements can be made to pay a full semester in advance or a full year in advance if that is desired by the tenant.




HOW DO I PAY RENT?


Rent payments can be made by check, money order, wire transfer, credit or debit cards (No cash will be accepted) in the Leasing Office or online through your Resident Portal account. Most debit cards have a daily limit for charges, so check with your bank to be sure you have the ability to make large payments before attempting payment. Convenience fees will apply to any online payment and vary depending on your payment method. Stonebridge Campus Living splits these fees with you and pays half, so the fee you pay is actually half of the entire fee. Checks are the cheapest way to pay!




IS PARKING AVAILABLE ON SITE?


Depending on property. Contact leasing office to see if your property has parking. For example, 135-151 Front, 135 Chapin, 136 Chapin, 140 Chapin, 51 Seminary, 12 Ayres, 5 Leroy, 39 St John, etc. all have off street parking lots/driveways.




WHO IS ALLOWED TO LIVE AT THESE PROPERTIES?


Any student enrolled at Binghamton University.




CAN GUESTS/ VISITORS STAY OVERNIGHT?


Any tenant is allowed to have a guest visit or spend the night at any time without the need to register or sign them in. However, a guest is NOT allowed to stay for more than 3 days at a time. Roommate consideration must be taken into account with all visitors. Guests must be accompanied by the tenant whom they are visiting at ALL times when inside the property.




WILL I HAVE A PRIVATE BEDROOM?


ALL tenants will have their own bedrooms, unless the tenants decide to share bedrooms.




HOW ARE STONEBRIDGE CAMPUS LIVING PROPERTIES RENTED?


Stonebridge Campus Living properties are rented by the entire property.




HOW FAR FROM CAMPUS IS YOUR FACILITY?


Stonebridge Campus Living properties are located centrally between the Binghamton University campus and Downtown Binghamton.




ARE PETS ALLOWED?


No. Pets are not allowed at Stonebridge Campus Living properties. No pets are allowed to “visit” any of the properties at any time either, due to the possibility of spreading allergens or fleas that could be disruptive to other tenants in the property. Following guidelines pursuant to the Federal Fair Housing Act and your state’s Human Relation Commission, College Town Communities is committed to making reasonable accommodations to allow a Service Animal or Emotional Support Animal (ESA) to live with a resident in the Leased Premises. Applicants and current residents requesting such accommodations must contact the Leasing Office prior to bringing the Service Animal or ESA on property, complete all necessary paperwork required by your state’s Human Relations Commission, and be granted written permission by Landlord in order to do so. More information regarding your rights and responsibilities to allow a Service Animal or Emotional Support Animal to live with you in the Leased Premises can be found here.




ARE THERE LAUNDRY FACILITIES?


Yes. Some properties share common laundry rooms, Ex. 40 Court, 136 Chapin. Others have a private unit just for that home, 137 Chapin.




WHEN WOULD I MOVE IN?


All leases for the 2021-22 year will begin on June 7, 2021.




HOW LONG IS A LEASE TERM?


All leases are a full year lease.




DO YOU PERFORM BACKGROUND OR CREDIT CHECKS DURING THE APPLICATION PROCESS?


Background checks are performed on every student who wants to live at Stonebridge Campus Living. There is NO cost to the tenant for this process.




IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE TO APPLY FOR AN APARTMENT?


NO. There is no fee to apply to live at Stonebridge Campus Living. There is, however, a $100.00 nonrefundable Administrative Fee once you have decided to complete a lease to live at Stonebridge Campus Living. This Administration Fee covers the online application process, renewal lease generation, resident and guarantor screening, resident financial ledger maintenance, and 24-7 access to the online Resident Portal.




IS ALCOHOL PERMITTED IN MY UNIT?


Assuming you are of the legal age, you may consume alcohol in your apartment. No alcohol is permitted in the outdoor areas and we expect tenants to follow ALL property guidelines and state/local laws.




MAY I PAINT THE LIVING ROOM/ KITCHEN AREA/BEDROOM AREA?


No. The properties are already painted. You may decorate your property with posters, tapestries, holiday lights, etc. Please use thumb tacks or nails when hanging things on the walls. Do NOT use Tape, Glue, Gummy poster hangers, 3M double sided sticky pads, etc. Do NOT use wall decals, as they will delaminate the face of the drywall. Any unnecessary damage to the apartment walls could be deducted from your security deposit.




DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN BEDDING OR WINDOW TREATMENTS?


Every unit will include mini blinds on each window and you may add window treatments if you desire, but the blinds must stay in place.




AM I REQUIRED TO CARRY RENTER’S INSURANCE?


We do require every tenant to carry renter’s insurance. Tenants may procure their own renter’s insurance policy and show College Town Communities management proof of that insurance and list College Town Communities as “Additional Insured” on that policy or tenants can work along with management to secure their Renter’s Insurance at move in by going with a third party insurance company at that time. This is done in our Leasing Office and often represents the most inexpensive costs for the most comprehensive coverages.




ARE YOUR FACILITIES DIRECTLY AFFILIATED WITH BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY?


This property is solely rented to Binghamton University Students. We work closely with Binghamton University but are a privately-owned company.




CAN GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, STUDENT LOANS, OR FINANCIAL AID BE APPLIED TOWARDS RENT?


Yes. You may use financial aid proceeds or any other 3rd party payment process to pay for your rent at any of our facilities. Typically, financial aid proceeds are disbursed directly to the student who in turn can then use those proceeds to pay for housing. If a rental payment is due and the tenant has not received their source of aid yet, proper documentation of this delay in aid must be presented to management in order to avoid any late fees to your account.




WHO DO I MAKE MY RENT OR SECURITY DEPOSIT CHECK PAYABLE TO?


Please make checks payable to Stonebridge Campus Living. They can be mailed or dropped off at the leasing office located at 33 S. Washington St, Suite 3, Binghamton, NY 13903.





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