Off-Campus Living

Off-campus housing in Bloomington

Bloomington is a college town with many different types of rental properties. Whether you choose to live in a downtown studio apartment or a bungalow with four roommates, you should make it a priority to understand your rights and responsibilities as a renter.

Schedule an appointment with Student Legal Services for help understanding your lease, resolving disputes with your landlord, or any other tenant issues. We have experience with local landlords and the leases they use. This service is free to IU Bloomington students and can save you money, headaches, and frustration.

Tips for living off-campus

What is a lease?

A lease is an agreement made between a tenant and a landlord. One of the most important things to remember about leases is that they are binding contracts. Once you sign a lease, you are bound to it with very few exceptions. Even if you change your mind, the landlord can still collect on rent that you have agreed to pay.

Understand your lease