Is your student still thinking about signing a lease to move off campus? If so, tell them to bring the lease to IU Student Legal Services (IUSLS) for a lease analysis.
Leases are generally the first contracts students will sign, and they are typically long-term, high-cost contracts. Students who come in for a lease analysis will leave knowing more about the terms of their individual lease contracts, the state and local laws that impact the parties to a lease, and are given practical advice on how to conduct themselves to help minimize problems during the lease, and ensure the maximum return of their security deposits. IUSLS also puts students in touch with local government offices and other resources that all tenants in Indiana should know about.
If your student has already signed a lease for next year, encourage them to make an appointment with Student Legal Services at getlegal.indiana.edu to get the advice and information they need to make a smooth transition to off-campus living.