Edge Union Station FAQ
 
What does the rent include?
Your rental payment will include rent, high speed internet, water, sewer, and trash. Electricity is not included and there is no gas service to the apartments.  The Edge will pay the electric company directly, and residents will be billed in arrears from the property so you do not have to set up any utilities in your own name. Electricity bills are divided evenly by the number of bedrooms, so you only pay your portion and not any of your roommates, if you have them.

Is there a deposit? Any other fees due at lease signing?
Yes, the security deposit amount is $500.  The security deposit is refundable at the end of your lease pending damages, cleaning charges, etc. Since leases are individual, all residents will pay the security deposit and have their own account with the management office.  There is no application fee that is paid at the time of lease signing. All fees must be paid prior move in time.

What is an individual lease?
Individual leasing means each resident will sign their own lease agreement at Edge Union Station even if living with roommates. That means rent for the whole apartment is not shared so you do not have to worry about covering any roommate's portion of rent. Each resident will qualify accordingly and have their own lease agreement. We do allow two people to sign a lease for a one bedroom apartment.

Are the apartments furnished?
Edge Union Station will furnish all apartments at the property.  The living room area will include a sofa, coffee table, end table, dining table and chairs,  and media center with 50” SMART TV. The bedrooms will include the full-size mattress and bed frame, nightstand, and dressers that can be placed under the bed or stacked.

What floor plans do you have?
Edge Union Station offers three different floor plans.  We have one, two, and four bedroom floor plans. Please see the floor plans section of the website for more details. Each bedroom has its own private, en suite bathroom.

How long is the lease term?
Edge Union Station offers 12-month lease terms. Please contact the leasing office for more details.

When is move in day?
Please contact the leasing office for apartment availability and move-in dates, especially immediate move-in dates.

Is there a roommate matching service?
When you complete the application process you will complete a roommate matching form where you can document who your roommates are. If you do not have preferred roommates you can indicate that you want to use our roommate matching service. We will place you with the best possible roommate based upon your roommate matching profile. If you sign for a 1-Bedroom floor plan you do not need to complete the roommate matching section of the application. If you are signing for a 2-bedroom or 4-bedroom style, we would need the roommate matching profile completed.

Can I request a specific apartment?
Always remember, leasing is first-come-first-serve so the earlier you sign your lease, the more options you have on selecting your preferred apartment.

What is a guarantor?
A guarantor is someone who adds on to the lease to help an applicant qualify for the apartment rental. Often times full-time students have not yet acquired enough credit history or income to qualify on their own so a guarantor is needed for application approval. A guarantor can be one of your parents, aunt, uncle, older sibling, etc. All residents go through a background screening and guarantors go through a credit check. The income requirement for a guarantor is three times the monthly rental amount. Your guarantor is not needed in person to sign your lease, we can send the paperwork to guarantors electronically. Not everyone will need a guarantor, but some will if they do not have the income on their own to qualify.

Can I sign a lease without a guarantor?
You can sign a lease agreement without a guarantor, if you meet the qualifications on your own--show documented proof that you earn 2.5 times the monthly rental amount per month, and pass the background and credit check. Accepted forms of documentation include:  bank statements, trust funds, income documentation, and I-20 forms for International students. Please contact the management office for more details.

What paperwork is required to secure a room/apartment at Edge Union Station?
Since Edge Union Station does individual leases, each resident is required to complete the rental application, roommate matching form (if you know who you want to live with and if you are using our matching service), and the lease agreement. We will also need a copy of your government issued I.D. and income verification records. Your guarantor will have to complete the guarantor application, guaranty agreement, and we will need their government issued I.D. and income verification records.

What is the proximity to campus?
The property address is 8 Grafton Street in Worcester. We are extremely close and centrally located to the colleges and universities in the area. We also offer a complimentary shuttle bus service to most campuses.

Can I break the lease?
Edge Union Station does not have an early termination option in the lease agreement that allows residents or future residents with an approved lease agreement to cancel the lease. In some cases re-letting the apartment is permitted. Please contact the management office for details.

Are the amenities open 24/7?
The fitness center, clubhouse, study room, and game room will all be open 24/7. However, posted quiet hours must be observed.

Is there a shuttle to campus?
Yes! We have a shuttle that takes students to and from campus, Monday through Friday. Please contact the management office for the current shuttle schedule.

How do I pay my rent?
We offer many different payment options for you to choose from. You will have access to an online portal to make electronic check and/or credit/debit payments, please not there is a convenience fee for using this method. We also accept payment by paper check or money order in the management office. 

Is renters insurance required?
Renters Insurance is not required but is highly recommended. Renters insurance is very inexpensive and covers your personal belongings in the event of a fire, theft, or natural disaster. Edge Union Station is not liable under these circumstances.

What if I need maintenance in my bedroom or apartment?
Once you move in, you can submit a service request online or by contacting the management office. We provide 24/7 emergency maintenance service after hours and on weekends through a telephone hotline.

Can I smoke on property?
No, the property is a non-smoking facility.

Are there events at the property?
Yes, Edge Union Station will host community events and gatherings for residents. We want our residents to meet one another, make new friends and build a strong sense of community.


 
 
 

 
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