Why is living in a student apartment a wise choice?
One of the most valuable parts of the entire college experience is students developing critical life skills. Student apartment living promotes independence and responsibility, and challenges students to take ownership of important tasks – from basics like cleaning and cooking, to things like budgeting time and paying bills. As students leave the nest of their parents’ home, apartment living at SOVA is a perfect transition learning to fly on their own
What is an individual lease, and why should students want one?
Being responsible for yourself is great, and empowering. Being responsible for someone else – especially when they aren’t – is a bummer, or even worse. With collective leases, if your roommate is unable to pay their rent or expenses (for any reason), you’re still responsible. Individual leases with SOVA protect everyone and deliver a much more certain and stress-free living arrangement. When you sign an individual lease, you are responsible only for the rent on our own individual bedroom.
What about finding or deciding on roommates?
Sometimes, students already know exactly who they want to live with. And sometimes, they’re excited to meet a brand-new group of friends. Others are more interested in flying solo. At SOVA, we’ve got options for all of these scenarios. If your roommate situation is already settled, you may be ready to start your application right now. If not, you want to take advantage of our roommate matching service, where we connect students using insightful questionnaires to understand residents’ needs and preferences. Either way, SOVA is here to help get your apartment living experience off to a great start.
Who manages my student apartment community? What about on-site support?
SOVA is managed by Preferred Campus Management (PCM) – a trusted industry leader with more than a decade of demonstrated excellence in property management. Our leasing office at SOVA is run by a full-time, experienced staff. And with our expert maintenance personnel are always just a call away to handle routine or emergency property maintenance issues. Day in and day out, residents at SOVA have access to professional, on-site support staff. This also includes our unique Community Assistants (CAs), on-site resident students employed by us to help with administrative tasks and resident events.
What other features are included in my rates?
Every PCM property includes a wide selection of amenities, specifically designed to serve the unique needs of residents. For maximum convenience, we typically provide fully-furnished apartments. Many communities, including SOVA, feature a swimming pool, fitness center, computer lab, student lounge and clubhouse. Most student residents enjoy free parking, and SOVA is conveniently located directly on the B.O.B. bus route for the KSU campus. PCM also works hard to balance support for both the academic and social aspects of the full student living experience. We provide ample study spaces, as well as a robust calendar of student events to promote connections and community. Students can also visit our resident portal to monitor events, pay rent or submit requests for maintenance.
How does move-in day work?
Move-in Day at SOVA is always exciting! We work hard to take as much of the stress and hassle out of the process as possible. It starts with moving in to fully-furnished apartments, well-appointed for a luxuriously comfortable student living experience. Incoming students will have an allotted time to visit the leasing office where residents will receive keys to the front door and their bedroom. We invite you and your family to enjoy free snacks and drinks in the leasing office during move-in, and tour the property features and amenities. After minimal utilities set-up, and unpacking your personal items, you’re ready to roll. Welcome home to SOVA!
How does an installment lease work?
Our lease term is approximately 11.5 months coinciding with the university’s academic calendar and the total rent for the year is based on that period of occupancy. For your convenience the total balance of the lease is divided into 12 equal installments due at the first of each month. These installments do not represent a monthly rent amount and are not prorated.
Living at Sova offers the very best in student apartments near KSU. At no other community can you enjoy all of these benefits:
- Controlled access to all buildings and clubhouse for peace of mind
- On site courtesy patrol nightly from 9 PM – 5 AM
- 24 hour computer lab and fitness center for late-night study sessions
- Two stand up tanning beds available for use at no additional cost
- Five luxury cabanas at our pristine resort style pool – great for lounging poolside
- Wi-Fi throughout the entire community suitable for school work and play
How do lease guarantors work?
All residents are required to have a guarantor for their lease to financially guaranty the lease obligations. The guarantor must meet minimum credit and income requirements and sign the guarantor addendum to the lease. In the event a student cannot provide a qualified guarantor an additional security deposit will be required.
Do I need renter’s insurance?
Preferred Campus Management requires $100,000 in liability insurance coverage for each resident. While residents are free to select any insurance vendor for the coverage, we have partnered with Multifamily Insurance Partners to offer the required liability insurance coverage to our residents at a very competitive rate. MFIP also offers optional renters insurance to cover residents’ personal possessions. For more information on the coverage available, visit MFIP’s website.