Are there any costs to me as a homeowner? No. We are leasing the property from you similar to how a traditional tenant could. We’ll pay you and cover the full cost of rent. Who is on the lease? Socially Exposed, Inc. is the actual entity that is on the lease. Similar to a corporate lease, Socially Exposed would be the single lease holder so there’s no need to balance multiple leases or worry about turnover or occupancy. How frequently do Socially Exposed residents turnover? Socially Exposed is focused on building a community as part of the value we’re offering for our residents. Because of that, retention and consistency is important. We’re prioritizing long term residents because that’s what ultimately adds value to our community. On average, our residents stay for a full 12 months. Who’s living at the property? Socially Exposed residents are a pool of the most qualified renters you could find. We’re bringing together professionals through a variety of different channels who are interested in living in one of our communities. Usually this means city newcomers who work locally. Luckily in the high demand markets that we work within, selecting the most financially qualified and respectful residents is never an issue. Our selection process is very competitive, so that our homeowners, our residents, and our team here is comfortable. Once our residents have moved in, we’re happy to share a little background on our community. When would the lease start? A value of leasing with Socially Exposed is that we’re able to turn around and lease space right away. With the amount of demand we’re seeing from our network of residents, we’re willing to take on the vacant space and sign a lease this week. How do I know my property is being well cared for? As the entity on the lease, Socially Exposed is very particular about making sure our homes are well maintained. At the same time, as part of our selection process, we’re very particular about upkeep and cleanliness. We’ll even schedule regular cleaning services as an added amenity for our residents, but that gives us the chance to provide and upkeep and even get a set of eyes in the home on a regular basis. Most of our residents have an impressive work schedule and may even be at the office more than they’re home so we see very little wear and tear on the space. What are the house rules for each apartment? For example, how are quiet hours decided? All residents will be expected to agree and adhere to a common set of house rules. How are resident disputes handled? We have an awesome customer success team who help solve issues that may evolve. We believe all issues between the residents in the household should be discussed and resolved. If the issue escalates or needs to be reported, please contact us with your concern and we will reach out to help address the issue. How does the meet and greet work? Once an applicant is approved by Socially Exposed, it is the current residents responsibility to organize a date/time for everyone to connect via Facetime, phone call or in-person meeting. We expect to hear feedback from the current residents within 24 hours of the meet and greet to determine which applicant we will be moving forward with. If we don’t hear from the current residents within 24 hours, the Community Manager will choose the most suitable applicant for the vacant room. What are the move-in costs? Move-in costs are your first month’s rent with utilities and the security deposit. The security deposit equates to one month’s rent without utilities. What does the application process consist of? The application process can be completed entirely online. After attending a viewing, the Community Manager will send an application link, in which you’ll be asked to provide your proof of income and rental history. What should I do if I lose my keys? To avoid the $100 lockout & replacement fee, we recommend you try contacting your other roommates for help getting inside your home, and ask to borrow their key to make a copy. If that doesn't work, email the Residence Manager so they will help you! For private rooms, will my bedroom have a lock? Due to fire safety and occupancy laws, Socially Exposed cannot accommodate for bedrooms to be under lock and key. In case of emergencies, all doors inside the apartment must be readily accessible without the use of a key, especially if that bedroom leads to the fire emergency escape. We provide safes in every bedroom to keep your personal belongings secure. If you suspect a roommate is going into your bedroom without your express permission, notify us immediately by texting your Residence Manager. What are the consequences of breaking Socially Exposed rules? Socially Exposed has a zero tolerance policy for members who break our House Rules. Members who do not follow House Rules may receive a warning, followed by an eviction. However, we handle disputes on a case-by-case basis and reserve the right to immediately evict anyone who breaks any House Rules. Please be aware, members who are evicted from the premises will forfeit the remainder of the month’s rent, but may be eligible to recover the Security Deposit, upon satisfaction of the Security Deposit Refund Eligibility Requirements. What time must I move out at the end of my lease? The move-out time is at, or before 11:00 AM sharp on the last day of your lease. Members who are not fully moved out by 11:00 AM on the last day of their lease will forfeit the Security Deposit. The Security Deposit Refund Eligibility Requirements can be reviewed here. With that said, your Socially Exposed-stay is important to us until the very end. If you need a place to stash your belongings for a few hours on your last day, please email us so we can help you find a solution. What is the roommate selection process? Community is central to what we’re trying to build at Socially Exposed and for that reason we offer our residents an opportunity to meet their potential housemates. After approving your application and taking into consideration your lifestyle and personality with the current housemates, we send an email introduction for you to reach out and get to know one another. We understand how busy everyone is so if you're not able to connect, you can still reference each housemate’s bio. Each potential tenant is screened by our team and approved by the local Community Manager. How are new residents selected? We like to create a comfortable environment for everyone in the home. Socially Exposed reviews the applicant, and completes a background check. Once approved by our team, we like to have the current residents meet the candidate. Current residents of the home will setup a “meet and greet” with all interested candidates. From there, the house will decide who seems to be the best fit. What are the penalties or consequences for terminating your lease early? You are required to give Socially Exposed 30 days notice prior to terminating your lease. If you terminate your lease before the lease end date, you will still be financially responsible for the rent up until the lease end date even if you move out. However, you are allowed to find a replacement for your leased room. After they are approved by Socially Exposed rental criteria, they can start a new lease that will terminate your old lease as well as your financial responsibility for the leased space. The person moving in doesn't need to take over your specific lease dates. If you do not provide adequate written notice to Socially Exposed prior to move-out, you will forfeit your entire security deposit. Are utilities included in the advertised price? Utilities are included with an additional fee. Utilities include: internet, sewage/water, electricity, gas, trash/recycling, and a monthly cleaning service. What items are the responsibility of the resident? As outlined in the lease agreement or agreed upon prior to lease execution, the following furnishings and services fall under the responsibility of the Socially Exposed resident: Installation and/or assembly of personal furnishings, plumbing issues due to resident use and changing out lightbulbs after the first 30 days, disposal of trash or large items beyond weekly trash service, bathroom fixtures and disposable bathroom items and any additional items requested for common or personal space, such as blinds or curtains, beyond what’s specifically included on Socially Exposed’s service provisions. Why do I see a convenience fee on my bill? Members who choose to pay via credit or debit card are also required to pay the Online Portal convenience fee. This fee is added to the total of the payment and is non-refundable. You will be notified of the convenience fee amount when you enter in your payment. At that time, you are given the option to switch to eCheck, which is free. You will be notified of the fee again before submitting payment. How soon will I receive my security deposit after move-out date?Security deposits will be returned using either of the following and the time you will receive it: PayPal: 8-10 business days after the lease end date.