Priority Pre-leasing –
Current Member Lease Request

*You must have a lease with College Houses this school year to use this process. New member contract requests can only be processed via the link you received in your “Membership Results Letter”. Returning members from previous semesters must go through the normal application system.

Your current Deposit will carry over to your future contracts, and you will not need to re-submit payment for the Membership Fee.

Starting this year, returning members can get a reduced rent rate if they request and sign within the described timeline. 

Reservations / Priority Pre-leasing 

*Timeline Updated*

The priority pre-leasing process is the only way to guarantee a space for next year (Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022) and qualify for the reduced rate. For anyone who doesn’t submit the Current Member Lease Request Form (below) by February 15th, 2021, they do not qualify for the reduced rent rate and their rooms will become available on the market for new members. We may not run out of space immediately; however, signing requests made after February 15th, 2021 will be subject to availability (we cannot guarantee your space).

When you submit a Current Member Lease Request during the priority signing period, College Houses makes a no-commitment pre-reservation for you. We will send you lease materials in January, and we will hold your space until  February 28th, 2021. If you have not signed your lease, you can cancel this pre-reservation at any time and at no cost by emailing [email protected] If you have not signed your contract by 11:59PM on February 28th, 2021, your pre-reservation will automatically expire, your space will be released to the market, and you cannot qualify for the reduced rent rate.

Once you receive your lease materials, you should only sign and submit them when you want your lease to be legally binding. Once you have signed and submitted your lease and received a countersigned copy, you can only cancel the lease via the cancellation process (including paying the cancellation fee), even if you cancel before  February 28th, 2021. *When your contract is active, you have an official lease and no longer have a no-penalty pre-reservation. 

If anything about the timeline doesn’t specifically work for you due to not knowing your Fall plans because of school and/or Covid-19, please reach out to [email protected] as soon as you know there is an issue. 

New Spring Members

If you are a new member arriving in January, you are still encouraged to pre-reserve your room if you are considering re-signing for Summer 2021 or Fall 2021/Spring 2022. If you complete the request form now, you can still wait to submit your contract materials until after you arrive to make your decision (up to February 28th, 2021).

Your lease process is not complete you receive a countersigned lease via DocuSign.

Cancellation
You should not sign a legally binding contract unless you are certain you can fulfill all of the obligations; please review the contract, especially the payment schedule and cancellation policies, carefully before signing. You will incur a cancellation fee for canceling a countersigned contract, even before the contract start date, of up to $950. You will only be able to re-sign if your house still has available rooms. If you want to hold/guarantee your space in College Houses as a “back up plan” by signing a contract while you explore other options, understand that you will be responsible for paying the cancellation fee as outlined in the policy in the event of cancellation.

Guarantor
If you are under the age of 21 and re-signing, College Houses should already have a guarantor on file for you from your previous contract. This guaranty carries over for all renewals, so you should not need to provide guarantor information again.

Student Status
Because College Houses is an education-based non-profit, residents are required to maintain enrollment in at least 6 hours of coursework at an Austin-area college or university during the fall and spring semesters. Online coursework for institutions NOT LOCATED IN THE AUSTIN AREA does NOT count towards the 6 hour minimum, but online courses at local institutions do count towards to the six hour minimum).
In order to re-sign with us, you will be required to provide your most recent proof of enrollment along with your contract materials via DocuSign. More information on acceptable documentation will be provided with your contract.

Residents are allowed 2 “grace” semesters after the last semester in which they COMPLETED at least 6 credit hours of coursework; Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 grace semester do not count towards the 2 allowed grace semesters. If you receive credit for less than 6 hours of coursework during the fall or spring semester, then that semester counts one of your grace semesters. Residents claiming their grace year will be required to provide documentation of their most recent enrollment at or above 6 credit hours.
*Providing false or misleading proof of enrollment with your contract is grounds for immediate contract termination with the full cancellation penalty.

College houses does not require enrollment verification for summer contracts, and summer contracts do not count against a resident’s “grace semesters.” If this applies to you, then you can upload any document to get past the document request form, and we will see that you are not required to submit proof if you are only requesting a summer contract.

 

2021-2022 Priority Signing Rent Rates

These rates are only eligible to Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 members who requested their Summer 2021 and/or Fall 2021/Spring 2022 lease by February 15th, 2021 AND completed the lease materials by February 28th, 2021.

The rate structure has change for the upcoming year to be a monthly rent rate system rather than a monthly installment system. These rates are based off the total contract cost of 2020-2021 leases, so the total contract costs is the same for the same corresponding space in the 2021-2022 leasing period. This does not mean the monthly rent amount is the same. 

Summer 2021

Dates
Summer Session 1 Lease Dates: June 1st, 2021 to June 30th, 2021
Summer Session 2 Lease Dates: July 1st, 2021 to July 31st, 2021

Classic House Single (21st Street, Pearl, Taos)
Monthly Rent: $612
Includes Bills & Meals

Classic House Double (21st Street, Pearl, Taos)
Monthly Rent: $517
Includes Bills & Meals

Laurel and Halstead Single
Monthly Rent: $666
Includes Bills & Meals

Laurel and Halstead Double
Monthly Rent: $524
Includes Bills & Meals

Apartment-Style House Single (Nueces and Opsis)
Monthly Rent: $466
Includes Bills 

Storage Contract (any house)
Summer Session 1 Storage Rate (June 1st, 2021 – June 30th, 2021): $50
Summer Session 2 Storage Rate (July 1st, 2021 – August 1st, 2021): $50
Summer Session 2 Storage Rate (July 1st, 2021 – August 14th, 2021): $75

Fall 2021/Spring 2022

Dates
Fall Lease Dates: August 15th, 2021 to December 31st, 2021
Fall Semester Payment Deadline: September 22nd, 2021
Spring Lease Dates: January 15th, 2022 to May 31st, 2022
Spring Semester Payment Deadline: February 4th, 2022

Classic House Single (21st Street, Pearl, Taos)
Monthly Rent: $908
August and January Rent: $454
Semester Payment (with 3% discount): $3,963.42
Includes Bills & Meals

Classic House Double (21st Street, Pearl, Taos)
Monthly Rent: $698
August and January Rent: $349
Semester Payment (with 3% discount): $3,046.77
Includes Bills & Meals

Laurel and Halstead Single
Monthly Rent: $989
August and January Rent: $495
Semester Payment (with 3% discount): $4,317.47
Includes Bills & Meals

Laurel and Halstead Double
Monthly Rent: $756
August and January Rent: $378
Semester Payment (with 3% discount): $3,299.94
Includes Bills & Meals

Apartment-Style House Single (Nueces and Opsis)
Monthly Rent: $677
August and January Rent: $339
Semester Payment (with 3% discount): $2,955.59
Includes Bills 

 

*Double rooms will only be offered if it is deemed safe during COVID-19. We expect this determination will be made in March 2021. If you are interested in both single and double rooms, we recommend that you list both options on your application. You may select several houses and room types on your application, and order them by your preference.

Subject to availability: Current Member Lease Request 21/22