FAQ: Information for Parents/Guarantors l University Apartments - Durham | NC Apartments


Are you only for Duke students?

  • We are not affiliated with the university and will rent to those who meet our screening qualifications; however, due to our proximity to campus, we do attract a lot of student renters.

Are you a pet-friendly apartment community?

  • Yes! All pets should be registered with the office and noted on your lease agreement. There is a one-time pet fee of $300 and monthly pet rent of $20. Certain breed restrictions apply. Call our office for details.

Do you offer furnished options?

  • We have a limited number of furniture packages!
  • The package is an additional $80/month for a 1-bedroom apartment and it includes the following: a sofa, an armchair, a coffee table, an end table, a media center, a dining table and chairs, a full-size bed frame and mattress, a chest of drawers, a nightstand and a desk with a chair.
  • The package for a 2-bedroom apartment is an additional $120/month and offers the same items as listed above with an extra bedroom set.
  • Download the flyer.

Is there parking available?

  • We have a FREE off-street parking lot for residents.

Are you on a bus route?

  • We are right on DATA bus route 6/6B that can take you to Durham station downtown in five minutes or to Duke campus and hospital in five minutes as well.
  • We also have the Duke bus right around the corner. This bus takes you to Duke’s West and East Campuses as well as closer to Ninth Street.

Are you close to shopping centers, restaurants, etc?

  • The Durham Co-Op just opened 0.5 mile down the road from us!
  • We are also close to Ninth Street, Brightleaf Square, and the downtown area.

How can I pay my rent?

  • Rent is due on the first of every month and can be paid in the office with a check or money order. If you prefer to pay with a credit or debit card, you can set up one-time or recurring payments through Resident Portal.

Do I need a lease guarantor?

  • We screen all our applicants and require a guarantor for student applications. If an individual is applying without established credit, we might also require an additional security deposit. Call us for more information!

Are utilities included?

  • Water, sewer, trash removal, and pest control are all included!

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Renter’s Insurance Required

  • Yes, our community requires each resident to carry an active tenant liability policy for damage to the landlord’s property during the term of their lease. We require a minimum of $100,000 in general liability coverage. We also recommend residents purchase content coverage (also known as personal property insurance) to cover your personal belongings.

Past Resident Portal

  • If you are a past resident, please use Prospect Portal to be redirected to our payment portal for past residents.