There are mainly five ways to stay for international students studying in Los Angeles
- Student Dorm
- Room share
The fourth and fifth of these are introduced here. Room shares and Apartments in Los Angeles are just as popular as homestays.
However, if you don't know the process to rent room shares and apartments,you may get an unfavorable contract or trouble when you leave.
you may get an unfavorable contract or trouble when you leave.
Important: looking for a place to stay in Los Angeles
Unfortunately, we are consulted that international students get scammed while they are looking for a place to stay such as room shares and apartments in Los Angeles. On average, a couple of students are deceived around me for a year． The students are controlled by landlords about cancellation rules.
If they let us know, we could have helped them. It's free for consultation.
Here are some things to avoid fraud when you look for room shares and apartments in Los Angeles.
- Take a look of a place
- Make sure if it is no problem with no SSN
- Read an agreement carefully
You must take a look at the place before the contract.
You could prevent 90% of fraud by actually looking at the place.
Many prospective students ask me if it is possible to make a contract from Japan, but in many cases it will be a failure. We highly recommend you should look for it after you arrive in Los Angeles.
Some people ask for payment before they show their place, but this is almost 100% fraud, so you should never pay.
Even if it is not a scam, it may be different what you had imagined when you take a look. Please take a look in advance and sign the contract.
Make sure if it is no problem with no SSN
What if you realize you can not sign the contract without SSN after you find a place you like. It's too sad and a waste of your time.
Not to happen that, check a landlord that an international student with no SSN are accepted in advance.
In the case of a shared room, most of the time, the landlords of the shared room accept without SSN. However, most apartments require SSN.
Read an agreement carefully
It tends to sign with no attention if the contract is English
However, never do it.
Changing the contract is not easy. Therefore, be sure to read it carefully. That will prevent future troubles.
You can see here how to find a shared room
How to look for a shred room and 5 rules to find best place
Housing support service and Cost
Housing support service takes care to avoid fraud and strange contracts. We will help you find the perfect shared room and apartment.
Contract documents are especially important. You may be disadvantaged without knowing it, such as "find the next person when you move out." Sometimes you have to read a dozen-page contract.
Our housing support serves, you'll never have to worry about it.
Our staff are well acquainted with safe areas, contracts will support you.
We also offer three types of support to suit your needs. You can choose the support you need.
Reviews from the students
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