Lofts on 8th Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the rental installment?

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

How does trash work?

Every unit will receive their own individual garbage and recycling bin. Each week, the city of Tempe will pickup these bins, making trash as convenient as ever!

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. 

What about utilities?

Your monthly utility bill will include electricity, water, and wifi billed to you through the resident portal. We include furniture, trash, and parking at no additional cost!

How can I make a payment?

​We offer the option to pay online through our resident portal. You also have the option to pay in office with certified funds via cashier's check or money order. We do not accept cash or personal checks. 

Will I need a guarantor to lease an apartment?

Unless your income is greater than 3 times the rental installment 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.

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 per preferences to help us match you with residents that indicate similar preferences. Please be honest on your Roommate Matching Form.

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 floor plan preference on your application and we will do our best to place you in a floor plan that meets your requests. All requests are taken in order by the date your lease was signed and is based on availability.

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.

Is parking available?

Yes, and parking is included! There are 4 spaces assigned per unit which includes a 2 car garage, 2 car driveway, and additional parking for guests.

Are you pet friendly?

Yes, we love our furry friends! We have tons of outdoor space for your pet to enjoy! ​There is a two pet limit per town home, $40 a month pet fee, and additional deposits are required. Pets must meet the property's pet policy outline in the lease agreement.

How far away is the property from campus?

Lofts on 8th is less than a mile away from Arizona State University. Enjoy a nice bike ride, stroll, or 2 minute drive to ASU! You can even stop at Infusion Coffee on the way to class!

Do we have to get our own internet?

There is a pre-wired COX router in every unit. You will pay us directly each month for the internet, and no further action is needed for installation on your end!

Is there public transportation near by?

​We are a 2 minute walk away from the nearest public transportation pickup spot and less than a mile away from the light rail.

Do I need renter's insurance?

As a condition of our lease, we require all residents to carry building protection insurance ($100,000) for damage to the landlord’s property during the term of their lease. The good news is we take the hassle off your plate through an automatic Building Protection Fee enrollment. You pay the monthly premium together with rent but the fee does not cover your personal belongings. The policy does not cover any of your personal belongings, additional living expenses, or liability arising out of bodily injury or property damage to any third party. If you require any of this coverage, you should contact an insurance agent or insurance company of your choice and sign up for a renter’s insurance policy.

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 Arizona State University resources here.