OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING


6/3/2020 9:06am

An off-campus house on Franklin Street pictured on Sunday, May 17, 2020.

As students look to the fall, questions about off-campus housing remain

With the non-traditional shortened semester for fall 2020 and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, some UNC students are left scrambling for off-campus housing and are attempting to negotiate current leases. According to UNC Media Relations, the Office of Off-Campus Student Life said students should work with their housing providers to “determine what works best for them” and contact Student Legal Services if they need assistance negotiating their lease.


4/9/2020 7:03pm

Chapel Ridge Apartments is an off-campus apartment complex where many UNC students live.

Students struggle to pay rent and negotiate leases due to economic impact of COVID-19

As the pandemic continues, it is becoming harder for students to keep up with housing payments. Some students have tried renegotiating their leases, but not all landlords have been willing to cooperate. Legal experts said landlords have different levels of flexibility, and may be unable to reduce rent or waive fees. However, they still encouraged students to discuss any issues with their landlords.


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HeelsHousing.com - What you need to know before you move off campus

As UNC students, there are certain things you need to know when preparing to live off campus. Forgetting to cover one of your bases can at best give you a headache and at worst lead to a lawsuit. Follow these tips from HeelsHousing.com to optimize your off-campus experience and avoid getting stuck in unpleasant situations.


1/11/2018 11:37pm

Town House Apartments, located on Hillsborough Rd, was a popular student apartment complex.

Students unable to lease from Town House Apartments due to redevelopment plans

Residents of Town House Apartments cannot sign leases for the next school year right now because of potential redevelopment. An email, sent on Oct. 19, stated the apartment complex will assess the redevelopment process in February and update residents.  If Town House Apartments redevelops, it will be renamed the Residences at Grove Park, and will increase in tax value by $31.3 million, according to a Chapel Hill 2015 Special Use Permit (SUP) modification application.