SO, YOU THINK YOU WANT TO RENT A HOUSE?
THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE
YOU START THE PROCESS
| GET YOUR GROUP TOGETHER
Be 100% certain that everyone in your group is on the same page. This includes your parents.
| DISCUSS YOUR BUDGET
Talk about your budget with all of your roommates and parents. Keep in mind that you also have utility bills each month. Also remember that the cheapest rent does not always mean cheapest over all. Some older houses have higher utility bills. TALK WITH YOUR PARENTS!
Do you want to be in the “box?” This refers to the areas from Hackberry Lane to Queen City Avenue and from 15th Street to Riverside Drive. This would be the walking or biking to class area.
| ROOMMATE COMPATIBILITY
Many people simply assume that things will just work out. Talk about how you want to live. Do you want the parties at your house or at someone else’s house? Is there a boyfriend or girlfriend who will be spending a significant amount of time at your house?
Pets are not allowed in the majority of our houses. We do have some houses that allow them. Ask upfront about which houses allow pets. This is a serious issue that is strictly enforced. Pets have caused major problems between tenants and landlords and between roommates.
| AGE OF THE HOUSE
As we mentioned previously, many older homes are less energy efficient than newer homes. Keeping an older home cool or warm could possibly be more expensive than one of our newer homes.
| BEDROOMS TO BATHROOMS RATIO
Does everyone in the house need their own bathroom? Do you mind sharing with the roommates? Move in day is not the time to decide that you do not want to share a bathroom!
| COMMON AREAS
Do you plan on entertaining in the house or do you need just enough space for watching TV?
How many of you have a car in town? Are there enough spots for all of your cars?
We would like to think that we have a house that fits any of your needs. We have a number of great houses, large and small, on and off campus for leasing. Keep in mind that we start leasing in mid to late OCTOBER! The more prepared you are ahead of time; the more likely you are to get the house that you’ve set your eyes on!
Phone numbers you may need from time to time.
1 Stop Laundry
1300 Paul W Bryant Drive
A1 Alabama Key
1419 McFarland Blvd., E
915 Queen City Avenue
1 (800) 245-2244
5220 Metro Park Drive
1 (800) 292-4008
1 (866) 284-5613
City of Tuscaloosa Water
2230 6th Street
1131 Whigham Place
1010 Queen City Avenue
1 (800) 654-7492
1407 10th Avenue
(205) 758-5356 (FAX)
3700 Northbrook Drive. Suite 11
Northport, AL 35473
3801 Millcreek Avenue
Two Men & A Truck
610 Skyland Boulevard East
1110 Jackson Ave.
Rumsey Properties makes every effort to provide our tenants with the very best in service.
You may request service via the maintenance request form for non-emergencies. Our 24-hour emergency service number is available to you.
For emergencies, please contact us at (205) 758 5371. Emergencies include:
- Major Flooding
- Major Plumbing
- Sewage Backup
- Break Ins
For non-emergency maintenance, please call us during normal business hours, M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm, 205-758-5371.