By the Bedroom” vs “By the Apartment” Renting In Columbus

Some Apartment communities in Columbus are offered “by the bedroom” bust most are “by the apartment” rental option. If you choose the latter apartment lease arrangement, then you are completely responsible for all the rent, utility bills and apartment upkeep. This includes everyone living in the apartment. But if you choose the “By the Bedroom” arrangement, you are only responsible for your bedroom, bathroom, and common areas.

Benefits of “By the Bedroom” include not being responsible for your roommate's actions, or poor judgment, such as not meeting lease requirements or paying late. The downside is that you pay a premium for this less risky rental option.

In contrast, if you choose the less expensive “by the apartment” option, then you are at risk for all rent, utility bills, and upkeep of the entire apartment, including your roommate's. Your responsibility is all inclusive, regardless of how you and your roommate may have agreed to split expenses. If he/she ends up owing for back rent or repairs, you're on the hook.

These are simple general statements not meant as legal advice. Prior to leasing, discuss all this with the apartment manager, or even better, talk to a knowledgeable attorney.

Apartments in Area:

Columbus Apartment - The Grand Reserve

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Columbus, GA from $809 to $1229


Columbus Apartment - Ashley Station

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Phenix City Apartment - Greenleaf

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Phenix City, AL from $570 to $840


Columbus Apartment - Stratford Lane

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Columbus, GA from $449 to $709


Columbus Apartment - The Crossings

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Columbus, GA from $785 to $1145


Phenix City Apartment - Post Ridge

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Columbus Apartment - Midtown Tower

2 to 3 BDRM apartment in Columbus, GA from $670 to $850


Columbus Apartment - Two Men and A Truck

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Columbus Apartment - Hardaway Square

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Phenix City Apartment - The Gardens on Stadium

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Columbus Apartment - Woodville

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Columbus, GA from $625 to $970


Columbus Apartment - Heritage Place Apartments

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Columbus, GA from $545 to $685


Phenix City Apartment - Stadium Place Patio Homes

3 BDRM apartment in Phenix City, AL from $885


Phenix City Apartment - Westgate Apartments

2 BDRM apartment in Phenix City, GA from $575


Columbus Apartment - Milgen Village

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