FAQs

Q: I want to find a specific property or specific landlord that I have seen walking by a property. When I search, I get–"search not found." Why?
The search icon on the menu bar to the right of "CONTACT US" is a site-wide search, not a database search. To find a specific property or landlord, go to the "ALL RENTAL LISTINGS-LA CROSSE" page in the menu. On that page all listings are displayed by price. You can "Sort List by Landlord" (alpha) to view listings by landlord. Another option is to use your browser "Find…" or "Find on this page…" feature to locate any address, name or price an that page.

Note: When the list is sorted by price, it is also displaying (generally) by bedroom.

Q: You mention you have over 350 listings. Why don’t I see them all?
Landlords remove them after they are rented. The number displayed goes down as the year goes by. In August, September and October we have the most available.

Q: How do I preview properties?
It’s very easy only takes a few minutes and its free. One of our landlords will contact you to schedule showings.

Q: Now that I have seen the property and am ready to move forward what is the next step?
You will need complete a credit and background check (varies by landlord). The landlord will need copies of your most recent form of income (pay-stubs, SSN, Housing Assistance, etc.) Copy of current ID, last 2 landlords contact info and terms of lease.

Q: Now that I have the owners approval and have passed a credit check, When can I move in?
You can take possession as soon as you sign a lease for at least 1 year and have put down the full deposit and firsts month rent. Most student rentals run from June 1st to late May.

Q: When are rent payments due?
Rent payments vary by landlord, typically 1st of the month. There may be a grace period. Typically, if payments are not postmarked by the 5th of the month, the late fee that is stated on your lease will apply and is to be paid immediately.

How is rent paid?
All tenants are required to have payment in the form of money order or cashiers checks payable to your landlord. Please note at the bottom of the check, the address of the house you are renting, and the month for which the rent is paid. You can pay the rent by mailing your payment to your landlord. Some landlord now offer online payments.

Many students/parents like to pay rent for six months, the entire year or a few months at a time. For this option you can still mail your payment to the landlord and you will receive credit for your payment in full. Please indicate on the check, or an enclosed note, the number of months that are being paid and the name of the renter.

Q: Should I invest in Renters Insurance?
We highly recommend that our renters invest in Renters Insurance. Your property’s insurance policy does not cover accidents that you are liable for or any of your personal belongings in the event of an emergency. Monthly rates vary by insurer. For more information, please call your insurance agent.

Q: How are the properties maintained?
Most landlords have maintenance workers that are entrusted with the care of the houses and other properties.  Please, when contacting the landlord reference if it is an emergency item or not and leave all your contact info and description of the issue and phone # to contact you at. Water leaks are considered VERY SERIOUS- please call our office line for immediate service.

Note:
Student Rentals La Crosse is a lister of properties.  Landlords pay for their listing and this site and we market it for them.  When you inquire, you are corresponding with the landlord only and not with Student Rentals La Crosse.  We do not show listings.  The landlord will contact you to setup a schedule for showing the apartment.