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Information for Landlords

If you wish to list your property rental on our web site, please download and complete the 'Landlord Listing Form'. If you do not have internet access, please contact our office. We would be happy to mail or fax the information to you. You may also visit us during office hours if you wish to complete the information in person.

In addition, we update property information daily. Generally, your listing will be placed on the web site the same day the listing form and payment are received. Our office accepts checks and money orders and the listing fee is $60. This allows you to list the property for up to six months or until we receive notification to remove the listing.

Lastly, you may post up to two photos with your listing. Please email photos as an attachment in jpeg file to our address, cho@etal.uri.edu. Photos are updated several times weekly.

List your property early.

Students typically try to find housing for the following academic year before they leave for summer vacation. Students begin looking as early as November for housing for the following academic year. In fact, our Off-Campus Housing Fair is held in October each year.

Emphasize the highlights of your property!

Some students want a place near the beach while others are looking for a quiet, more private atmosphere. Use the “Additional Comments” section of the Landlord Listing Form to describe what makes your property unique.

Make sure there is ample room for your tenants to park.

You'll want to designate the number of cars allowed to park on the property. For example, how many cars are able to park in the driveway, and can students park in the grass or on the street?

Rent.

Make sure your renters know when the rent will be due and how to deliver it. In addition, students typically pay between $350-600 per person, per month for rent.

Flexible lease terms.

Some students may wish to move-in earlier than the start of classes, stay through May or June, or live locally year-round. Let potential renters know if a flexible lease term is available. This may help students, especially graduate students.

ALWAYS PUT YOUR LEASE IN WRITING.

This protects you as well as the student should any issues arise. Include in the lease any agreed upon restrictions. For example, if tenants do not have access to the gas grill or fireplace, state so in the leasing agreement.

Many landlords request graduate students or faculty and staff as renters.

Be mindful that there are limited numbers of them looking for off-campus housing compared to the undergraduate population

Complete necessary paperwork for rentals based on local city ordinances.

These forms are available on our web site in Helpful Forms for Landlords.

Pets and smoking.

Be clear and upfront if pets or smokers aren’t allowed. Consider including this information in the lease.

Keep your listing up-to-date.

Call or email the Commuter Housing Office right away if your property has been rented to avoid unnecessary phone calls.

Helpful Information

WARNING FOR LANDLORDS!

Unit Inspection Checklist

Local Laws and Ordinances

Living Large Off Campus

Living in Narragansett Guide


Helpful Forms

To list your property on our website, please see information under landlord to the left.

Sample Lease
Landlords, use this sample lease as a guide for the creation of your own lease.

Narragansett Code and Regulations
This document contains local laws and regulations governing rental properties in Narragansett.

Narragansett Landlord Registration Form
This form should be filled out by all landlords in Narragansett and submitted to the Building Inspector's Office.

Designation of Agent for Nonresident Landlord
This form must be completed by any landlord who is not a resident of the State of Rhode Island. This form must be returned to the Office of the Secretary of State.

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