The student housing market is unique for many reasons, but one stands out in particular: turnover. Instead of planting their roots, college students tend to hop from place to place, leaving behind their landlords with vacant units and broken hearts. We at Rent College Pads understood this predicament and decided to probe for answers to the age-old question: what makes students want to dust off their pens, call up their landlords and ask to be legally bound to them for another whole year?
We sent out a survey and waited patiently as the responses flew in. From a pool of twenty options, here are the five most important factors students consider when deciding whether or not to renew their current lease: