Berkeley House Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a roommate matching service?

​Yes, we do. Part of the application packet is a Roommate Matching Form that you will be required to complete. This form will ask you questions about your social habits, study habits, and pet preferences to help us match you with residents that indicate similar preferences. Please be honest on your Roommate Matching Form.

What about utilities?

The only utility you will be required to pay is your electricity, and this charge will be conveniently billed directly through your resident portal.

How can I make a payment?

For your convenience, you can pay online through the resident portal at any time. ​We accept check, cashier's check, and money orders in our leasing office, made payable to Berkeley House Apartments. All payments received in the leasing office will be electronically processed. We are unable to accept cash.

What is included in the rental installment?

Your monthly rental installment includes: high speed internet, water, sewer, and trash. Any other fees such as parking, insurance, electricity, etc. will be billed to your account separately.

What is the advantage of an individual lease?

​With an individual lease, also called by the bedroom lease, you are responsible for your own monthly rent and the regular upkeep of your part of the apartment. Unlike conventional joint leases, you are not responsible for any delinquent amounts owed by your roommates. This means if a roommate moves out early or misses a payment, all other residents are not responsible for making up the difference. 

What is a rental installment?

​The monthly rental installment is your monthly payment for rent. We do not prorate rent, rather you are charged a total rent amount for the lease term divided into equal installments. Rent is due on the 1st of each month. 

Will I need a guarantor to lease an apartment?

Unless your income is greater than 2.5 times the rental installment, put down a 2 month deposit, or can qualify through our Leap Program, you will need a guarantor. A guarantor must meet the income requirements and credit qualifications. The guarantor is financially responsible and liable for the terms of the lease and rental installments.

How are maintenance requests handled?

Maintenance requests can be entered on your resident portal. We have a maintenance team onsite during business hours to assist with any maintenance requests that are entered into the resident portal. After-hours maintenance is available for emergency issues only.

Can I request specific roommates or units?

​Yes, you can list your preferred roommates on the Roommate Matching Form with your application. All roommates must list each other for us to confirm that all requests are mutual. You can list your unit and/or bedroom preferences on your application and we will do our best to place you based off of your requests. However, preferences are not guaranteed. All requests are taken in order by the date your lease was signed and is based on availability.

Are you pet friendly?

We LOVE our furry friends! Please be sure to register your furry companion with the front office and contact us for more information!

How far away is the property from Texas A&M University?

Berkeley House is only a 15 minute walk to campus, enjoy the beautiful scenery as you stroll, skateboard, or bike ride to class. There are university shuttle options available as well - learn more at ​https://transport.tamu.edu/

Is parking available?

Yes! We offer multiple different parking options that are sure to suite your needs!

Surface Lot Parking - $30 / month
Non Reserved Parking - $40 / month
​Reserved Parking - $50 / month

Do you offer any mental health resources for students?

Student Quarters is proud to be an initial member of the College Student Mental Wellness Advocacy Coalition. In partnership with the Hi, How Are you Project, the coalition recently conducted a College Student Mental Wellness Survey to better understand the student experience. With accurate and actionable data in hand, the Hi, How Are You Project and Coalition members will co-create industry wide training programs, connect residents to campus resources for mental health and wellness, and promote ways to manage stress and anxiety in college. If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out. You can find the Texas A&M University resources here.