Off-Campus Housing Guidebook
The best place to start your off-campus housing search is to read through the Off-Campus Housing Guidebook. You can review the online version or pick up a printed version around campus or in our office. This Guidebook offers information about:
How to Search for a Place.
What’s your budget? What kind of place are you looking for? Do you care about the location? What amenities are necessities?
A lease is a LEGAL DOCUMENT. Did you know that there are different types of leases? You can take a copy of your lease to Student Legal Services and have it reviewed, for free, before you sign it. Call (520) 621-ASUA (621-2782) to make an appointment. http://legal.asua.arizona.edu
The total amount of such charges cannot be more than one and one-half times your monthly rental amount (1.5 x monthly rent = maximum landlord can ask for up front).
Tips on how to get along.
Did you know that what you do off campus can affect you on campus?
For step-by-step information, check out this checklist so you're prepared with housing when you arrive at the UA.
Housing Terms and Abbreviations
Looking for off-campus housing? Please review our housing terms and abbreviations to make searching for an apartment less frustrating.
Check out our lease information for help in understanding everything you need to know about leases.
Do you need help with renter's insurance? Consumers Advocate can help you make the right choice.
- Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act
ASUA (Associated Students of the University of Arizona
ASUA (Associated Students of the University of Arizona) provides free, confidential, legal advice for UA students from an attorney. If you have questions or need advice about landlord / tenant law or relations, call (520) 621-ASUA (621-2782) to make an appointment.
- Tucson City Attorney's Office Consumer Affairs
- Tucson non-profit Southwest Fair Housing Council
Tuscon Police Department
If you find a place you are interested in living you can you can go to the Tucson Police Department’s website, click on “Maps & Statistics”, to find current crime statistics by area or address. Also, check out the TPD “Services and Resources” tab for information on crime prevention and living safely.