Application Procedures

application procedures

Thank you for applying to rent one of our houses! We look forward to serving you in East Lansing.

Here are some things you'll want to know:

  • Leases at some of our houses begin in May, some begin in August. Check our web site or e-mail us for more information.
  • The total rent due will be 12 times the advertised monthly rent.
  • Each semester's rent is payable in advance on July 15th, December 1st, and April 1st.
  • A holding deposit of 1.5 months rent is required to reserve the unit.
  • A non-refundable cleaning fee of $175 per person is required. Your house will be professionally cleaned before move in.
  • Each group must designate a GROUP LEADER who will be responsible for communications with us.
  • All group members must sign the lease and all will be jointly and severally liable for all obligations under it.

How do we apply to rent a Go East Lansing home?

To rent a house, ALL adults in a group who are applying to live in the unit must follow these three steps:

STEP ONE: The Application Packet

The group must mail or e-mail the following "Application Packet " to:
Go East Lansing Properties, PO Box 324, East Lansing, MI 48826

  1. Application forms from ALL group members filled out legibly and completely.
  2. Copies of a driver's license from all group members.

STEP TWO: The Lease

Your applications will be reviewed and, if approved, a Go East Lansing Representative will contact you to set up an appointment to sign the lease. This must happen within two days of approval or we may offer the unit to the next group. During this appointment, which can last one hour or more, groups should be prepared to:

  1. Sign all required forms (City of East Lansing Addendum, Lead Paint Addendum, etc.)
  3. Write a check with an amount equal to one month's rent which will be a partial payment of the Holding Deposit.

(PLEASE NOTE: make check payable to Property Address, LLC. For example, 527 Forest makes a check to 527 Forest, LLC, 526 Abbot makes a check to 526 Abbot, LLC etc.)

STEP THREE: The Follow-up Packet

To complete reservation of the unit, within 30 days of lease signing, the following must be completed and mailed to:
Go East Lansing Properties, PO Box 324, East Lansing, MI 48826.

  1. Remaining ½ month's rent is due to complete the Holding Deposit requirement. The Holding Deposit will become the Security Deposit upon occupancy and the receipt of the first rent installment. Failure to complete the entire Holding Deposit payment 30 days after lease signing means your unit will be re-rented and you can forfeit the partial Holding Deposit paid as damages.
  2. Non-refundable $175/per tenant preparation fee is also due within 30 days.
  3. Non-refundable $175 lawn mowing fee – covers the duration of the lease – is due within 30 days.
  4. All Limited Guaranty of Lease forms must be completed and signed. Each applicant will need to have a parent or other working adult guarantee his/her share of the rent and any damages.
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