Whether you are new to the off-campus housing market or a savvy
apartment veteran, there are many frequently asked questions when
deciding on a place to live. Here is a short compilation of some
of the most common questions we hear from prospective residents.
Of course, you can always call us if you'd like and we would be
happy to answer your questions in person too.
Q: Is Wessinger Properties one of those huge, impersonal
A: No. We are a family owned and run business.
We take pride in our buildings and strive provide quality, personal service..
Q: When do your leases begin and do you have 8 or 12 month
A: Almost all of our leases begin either early
May or early September. All leases are for a 12 month period.
Q: Can I just go knock on the door of the property I want
A: We discourrage our residents from allowing people
in to look at properties without an appointment. It is unsafe for
current residents to get in the habit of letting people in without
appointments and is also an invasion of their privacy. We will be
happy to set up an appointment to go see a property with you or
your group. We usually only need about 24 hours notice to arrange
Q: What do I need to sign the lease? Do my parents have
A: You will only need a security deposit check
which equals 1 1/2 of a month's rent. No prep fees are charged and
no credit checks are needed. We will, however, need previous rental
references. We assume that since our residents are legal adults, they will be fully, personally,
responsible for their lease and therefore we do not require parental
co-signers. For more leasing info, please see our Leasing
Q: Is subleasing ok? What about pets, smoking, etc.?
A: Subleasing is allowed with permission on a
case by case basis. Please see our Leasing
Info page for more on this. Pets and smoking are not allowed
in our properties. Some of our buildings do have outside areas where
smoking is acceptable.
Q: I want to be able to have parties, is that allowed?
A: This is a delicate subject. We take a lot of
pride in our properties and thus are very concerned about how they
are treated. We expect our residents to repect us, our property
and their neighbors as well as obey any laws that pertain to drinking,
clean-community, and noise ordinances. We are very alert property
owners and want to work with our residents to achieve a harmoniuos
balance between fun and responsibilty. We are now including in our lease a restriction on BeerPong tables and any other binge drinking games or aparatus on our property. We hope that our residents can find responsible, conrolled ways of enjoying partying without putting themselves, the property or others at risk. Coincidentally, the Ann Arbor
Police department expects us to do this, as there is an increasing
problem with parties and underage drinking in off-campus properties. We are very closely involved with the city's Crime Task Force which is a community based crime prevention committee focused on safety and crime in the campus areas so we need to set a good example.
Q: Do your properties come furnished? What's included with
the rent; internet, utilities, parking, etc.?
A: Each of our units are unique in what they offer
as far as furniture and what is inlcuded. Each unit's description
will specify these details.
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