OCC Housing Forms
OCC has the following forms and information to assist students with their housing needs.
- New York State Tenant's Rights Guide (3.3 MB)
- New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG)
- New Student's Guide to Living off Campus (.pdf, 33kb)
Information for transfer, graduate or international students planning to live off campus in the Binghamton area.
- Housing Search Checklist (.pdf, 28k)
Take this handy checklist with you when you go to inspect a prospective apartment. It itemizes a list of major and minor issues that may present problems in the future.
- Damage Checklist (.pdf, 27kb)
Use this form when you move into your home as a protection against the loss of your security deposit. NOTE: If you sign a lease while another tenant currently resides at the dwelling, add a statement to your lease explaining the damage checklist is a part of the agreement when you move in.
- Co-Tenancy Agreement (.pdf, 34kb)
Use this form to clearly establish the relationship among all housemates, for instance, how you will equally share expenses, or how you will divide household chores. This agreement is also known as the "Friendship Saver."
- Rental Agreement (.pdf, 30kb)
If you are interested in renting from month-to-month rather than leasing for the year, the Rental Agreement is an example of a fair and reasonable contract. It is not necessarily the same contract your landlord uses, but the Rental Agreement contains protection for both you and your landlord during the rental period.
- Sample Lease (.pdf, 34kb)
While the landowner from whom you rent may use a different lease, the sample lease is an example of a fair and equitable contract. You may wish to compare it with any you consider.
- Consent to Sublease (.pdf, 19kb)
You may wish to sublet your apartment or home at some time during your tenancy. Use this Consent to Sublease form to protect your rights as a primary tenant.