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I want to live at The Commons on Kinnear.  What do I need to do now?
We are so excited that you have chosen The Commons on Kinnear as your home away from home! Securing your spot with us is as easy as visiting our website. Apply, pay your application fee, and sign your lease, all online from anywhere in the world! Be sure your have a copy of your driver's license or photo ID, and payment method to complete your application.

You can also complete the lease signing process with a staff member by scheduling an appointment with our office, or simply walking in during our office hours. We will then complete all the necessary paperwork and go through the lease, which takes about 30 minutes. 

Do I have to pay a move-in fee or application fee when I sign my lease?
Yes, there is a $60 application fee and a $200 activity/service fee that can be paid by check or money order. 

If I am over 21, do I need to have a guarantor?
Yes, we require a parental/sponsor guarantee from all of our residents. If you are unable to find a guarantor, we have partnered with LEAP and they are able to sign as an institutional cosigner for you.
Your guarantor must be at least 25 and a US resident. We recommend a family member.
When is my first payment due?
In general, your first rental installment is due on or before July 15th. Please review your lease in your Resident Portal account or contact our office for more information (614) 486-4222.
If I pay in full, do I get a discount?
No, but by paying in full you will avoid late fees for the entire year!

What size are the beds?
Our furnished units feature full size, extra long beds. Standard mattresses are provided on every bed. We recommend purchasing a mattress pad or topper if you need additional support.

Can additional furniture be brought into the apartment?
Absolutely! Your home is a representation of your unique tastes and personality, so your apartment is yours to decorate and furnish as you wish. Some restrictions apply with regard to permanent fixtures or changes that affect walls, appliances, or current furnishings. Refer to your lease agreement or speak to one of our knowledgeable Community Staff Members for more details (614) 486-4222.

How do our rates compare to on-campus housing rates?
When comparing our rates to on-campus rates you must take into consideration many variables, including floor plan layout, square footage, furniture, utilities, and community amenities. Our leasing staff is available to discuss with you how our rates compare to other housing options and validate that our community offers you the best value for your money, as well as a great location and incredible amenities. 

Can I pay my bill with a credit card? Is there an extra charge?
Yes! With your online Resident Portal account you're able to view your balance, submit electronic checks, or pay with a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card from any computer. You can even submit maintenance requests! Just log in to your Resident Portal and click the “Pay Rent" button. This will take you to our resident rent pay portal. Convenience charges do apply for credit card payments. Checks and Money Orders are the only forms of Payment that we can take in the office now.

What utilities are included in my rent?
Internet, Basic Cable w/HBO, Water, Sewer, and Trash are all included.

Can I request an apartment or roommates?
Absolutely, the earlier you sign the better chance you have of receiving your preferences.

Is parking available?
Yes, parking is available at no extra charge for both residents and guests.  You can also reserve a covered spot in our parking garage for an additional monthly fee.

What if I need to cancel my lease?
There is no cancellation policy or buy-out clause. You need only find a new resident to assume your financial responsibility.

What types of leases are available?
We provide 12-installment individual leases for August move-ins.  All of our leases end in July.
What does individual lease mean?
An individual lease means you are only responsible for your rent and bedroom, with a shared responsibility for the common area. If a roommate transfers to a different unit or moves out, you don't have to worry about a thing!  Your rent will not go up and you will have no liability for the other person!

How close to campus are you?
We are approximately 1.2 miles from The Ohio State University. We are 6 miles away from Columbus State Community College and Columbus College of Art & Design. We are 10 miles from DeVry University, Capital University and The Chamberlain College of Nursing.

When can I move in?
Our scheduled move-in date for Fall 2020 is August 21st. If you're interested in joining our community for the current lease term immediately, you're welcome to move in once your paperwork is complete and we've received your first rental installment. Apply Today and join us for another great year!

What should I bring?
  • Bedding – Queen Size Sheets fit best. Standard mattresses are provided on every bed. We recommend purchasing a mattress pad or topper if you need additional support.
  • Bathroom Accessories - Shower Curtain, Towels, etc.
  • Kitchen Utensils – Pots and Pans, Silverware, Dishes, Cups, Bowls, etc.

Is The Commons Pet Friendly?
Yes! The Commons on Kinnear is happy to welcome your cat or dog to the community. We can accommodate 1 pet up to 45lbs per bedroom (maximum 4 pets per apartment).

Security Deposit: $300 non-refundable
Monthly Pet Rent: $15

For the safety and consideration of our residents, breed restrictions do apply. We are unable to admit the following breeds: Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler, Akita, Alaskan Malamute, German Shepard, Siberian Husky, Staffordshire Terrier, Boxer, Presa Canario, Chow Chow, Mastiff, Cane Corso, Great Dane, Pitbull Terrier, and Wolf-Hybrid.

What do I need to hook up my computer to the internet?
All you need to start surfing the web is your computer. Once connected, you will follow a few easy steps to register your computer with our internet provider BOINGO Wireless, assuming no viruses are found, you will be ready to surf the internet. All information request and technical support questions should be directed to support or call 1-800-611-9837 or you can text SUPPORT to 66749. 

Will you send me a bill for each my rental installment?
No, we do not invoice for recurring rental installments. It is your responsibility to pay rent on the first of each month. The first installment is due early on July 15th.