- What are the lease dates?
- Do I have to bring furniture?
- What is included in the rent?
- How close are you to campus?
- Is there parking available?
- Do I sign my own lease or with roommates?
- When is rent due/How do I pay for rent?
- What if I have a maintenance issue or need in my apartment?
- Is there insurance coverage in the event of a fire, theft or natural causes? Does my lease provide coverage for my belongings?
The lease for Fall 2022 begins on August 18, 2022. The lease end date will be July 31, 2023.
The Cottages on Port Republic offers furnished options available
for $20/month. The furniture package includes: Living Room -
Couch, loveseat, coffee table, side table, entertainment center,
TV, 4 bar stools OR a dining room table with 4 chairs; Bedrooms -
Full size bed with mattress, box spring, frame and headboard,
nightstand, dresser, desk and desk chair.
Check with our leasing office for more information and availability.
Cable TV, high-speed internet, resident and guest parking, and on-site management and maintenance are included.
The Cottages on Port Republic is located just 1.5 miles from James Madison University with convenient access to surrounding shops and restaurants.
Yes, parking is included in your lease agreement. There is both resident and guest parking available on site.
The Cottages on Port Republic offers individual leasing. Each resident is only responsible for the rent of his/her bedroom, this is referred to as “by the bed” leasing rather than a “joint & several” lease. So, if one resident moves out, the remaining roommates are not responsible for that roommate's rent.
Rent is due on the 1st of every month; however there is a grace
period until the 5th. On the 6th, rent is considered late and
subject to a fine.
For your convenience, you can pay online via the property’s website (click on PAY RENT under the RESIDENTS section of our website) using a debit/credit card, set up an automatic withdrawal, or Echeck. We do not accept cash, physical checks or money orders.
Non-emergency service requests (choose whichever option works
best for you):
• Submit a Service Request online using Resident Portal. Follow the prompts to complete the service request.
• Call the office and speak with a team member or leave a message if your call is after the office is closed.
For emergency situations (water leaks, and toilet back-up's, AC or Heating issues during weather extremes, non-functioning refrigerators, electrical outages, gas leaks and fire): Call the leasing office. We have someone available 24/7.
Is there insurance coverage in the event of a fire, theft or natural causes? Does my lease provide coverage for my belongings?
Resident's or guest's personal property and vehicles are not insured under the apartment lease agreement. We do require that all residents provide proof of insurance against loss or damage due to fire, theft, vandalism, rain, water, criminal negligent acts of others or any other cause. You can purchase a Renter's Insurance policy for a modest annual fee or your parent's home-owner's policy may provide coverage. Of course, you may also obtain coverage through the property’s sponsored provider. Please ask the Leasing Office for more information.