For many students like myself, costs and fees are a huge factor in deciding where to sign your lease. Knowing exactly what you will have to pay and when you will have to pay can make all the difference in where you sign.
At the Whistler leasing office we often get questions like, how much will I have to pay right now? How much at move-in? How much each month?
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To help make you aware of the cost expectations you will have at Whistler, we have put together this list of the different fees and payments you will be subject to when you sign a lease at Whistler.
What Fees Will I Pay as a Resident at Whistler?
First, we’ll cover the recurring fees you will be charged on a monthly basis. These recurring monthly fees are:
- Parking (optional)
- Pet Rent (optional)
All Whistler residents are charged a monthly rental rate that is determined by your floor plan. Be sure to check out our floor plan options and find a unit that fits your price range and preferences before signing.
Rent will be charged on the 1st of each month and will be due by the third of each month, occurring for 12 months.
If you’re wanting to bring your car with you to campus, you have the option to purchase either on-site parking starting at $175 per month or off-site parking in the Centergy parking deck for a lower rate starting at $160 per month.
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If you are wanting to bring your furry friend to campus, you’re in luck! Whistler is pet friendly. You’ll just have to pay a non-refundable pet deposit of $250, due at move-in, and a recurring monthly pet rent charge of $35.
Whistler will even feature its own dog spa where you can keep your pet looking and smelling clean.
Electricity and water are sub-metered and will be billed monthly via Conservice. ConService is a third-party app that coordinates with the utility company to collect your grand total and split that price evenly between all your roommates. This way, you never have to worry about who is paying which month – ConService takes care of this for you! Before move-in you will receive an email with information including your web pin and password.
The only two fees we charge monthly are Trash ($5/month) and TEAL Management ($9.75/month). TEAL is our water heater efficiency service!
Now that we have covered the recurring fees you will be subject to throughout the year, let’s take a look at the one-time fees residents have to pay. These fees may be due up-front when you sign your lease or due upon move-in.
The only up-front fee you will have to pay when you lease at Whistler is the application fee.
1. Application Fee
The application fee is $50 and will be due at the end of your application. All future residents must complete an application before they can secure their spot at their new home. This fee non refundable and covers the cost of the background checks of future residents and their guarantors needed to approve your application.
(Pro-Tip: Did you know that all of our Brand Ambassadors have a code that will waive the application fee for Whistler? Ask your friends what their code is or tune into our story takeovers to get a Brand Ambassador code and skip this fee!)
Fees to be Paid at Move-In
Next are the fees due before you move into Whistler. These fees are available to pay as soon as you sign your lease, but are not due until move-in. These fees include:
- Admin Fee
- Security Deposit
- Utility Set Up
- Pet Deposit (optional)
If you’re not bringing a pet with you, these move-in fees will be $366 total. If you are, you’ll need to pay a pet deposit which will bring the total due at move-in to $610.
1. Admin Fee
The administration fee pays for billing, bull auditing, overhead, and similar expenses for the property. This fee is $200 and nonrefundable.
2. Security Deposit
The security deposit will cover any potential damages to your unit. This fee is only $100 and refundable, granted there are no damages to your unit.
3. Utility Setup Fee
This $66 fee is charged by the Conservice so you don’t have to worry about setting up your own utilities. We will take care of that for you!
4. Pet Deposit
As previously mentioned, if you’re bringing your pet to live with you at Whistler, you’ll pay the $250 non-refundable pet deposit before move-in.
We hope that this breakdown of expenses has helped you better budget for the fees you will need to pay when you live at Whistler.
If you have any further questions about fees and expenses or would like to learn more about living at Whistler, please contact our leasing staff! We are more than happy to help!
*All listed rates current as of 10/10/2022. All rates are subject to change.