We invite you, as a parent, to tour our community to learn exactly why The Courtyards
can provide your student with the best home away from home!

Why The Courtyards

At The Courtyards, our friendly team delivers the extra degree of customer service to create a community living experience unlike any other!

Top 5 Reason to Live at The Courtyards

  1. Our Location! The University of Michigan campus along with a diverse selection of nightlife and restaurants are just minutes away, so there’s always somewhere you’ll want to go! Take your bike, catch the bus, or hop on the light rail- the choice is yours.
  2. Security is Our Priority The Courtyards was designed and developed with safety in mind, including cameras throughout the property and monitored access points.
  3. Our Amenities You’ll enjoy a fully furnished home away from home decked out with luxury features such as granite counter tops, wood kitchen cabinets, private locks on bedroom doors, walk-in closets, as well as the latest hi-tech electronic access control systems.
  4. Management Team The Courtyards is managed by The Dinerstein Companies, a property management firm modeled around the 212° of Service. Visit our company page to learn more!
  5. LEED Certification The Courtyards is built to the standards of LEED Gold Certification. Its energy efficient design and operation limits environmental impacts and saves on utility costs.

Parent Resources

We know finding an off-campus apartment for your student can be a stressful process – and we’re here to help! While our team is always available to answer questions, sometimes it helps to have the information right in front of you. The sample documents below are resources to help parents and students better understand the leasing process by reviewing the documents in advance of signing your lease. We’ve also included a quick FAQ to outline the offerings of off-campus housing and individual lease agreements.

Who is the management/owner of the community and their history? +

Our residents are the cornerstone of The Dinerstein Companies and have faithfully guided our business since its founding in 1955. In 1997, we recognized the need for high-quality student housing. The Dinerstein Companies responded by forming Sterling Housing. Today, Sterling Housing is the largest off-campus student housing developer in the country. Our eco-friendly student properties are catered specifically to the college experience so students can have the perfect home away from home.

What is the company’s Mission Statement? +

To do right – by our residents, our employees, our lenders, and our partners.

What is a guarantor? +

The term “Guarantor” in this criterion means the person that will guaranty the obligations under the terms of the lease for the resident including, but not limited to, financial responsibilities.

All guarantors must meet the following criteria:

  • Rent/Earnings Ratio
  • Guarantors must:
    • Make 4 times the monthly rent to be approved – or –
    • Have a sum no less than 12 month’s rent in an accessible bank account
    • Provide proof of income/funds by paycheck stubs or bank statements
  • Non‐Criminal Financial Screening
  • Guarantors will be screened using a third‐party screening company to evaluate Guarantor’s credit, check‐writing history and rental history. Recommendations from the third‐party company will be returned as one of the following:
    • Full Pass – Standard deposits apply (if applicable)
    • Pass with Conditions – Non‐criminal factors do not meet community standards; the application is rejected.
    • Deny – Non‐criminal factors do not meet community standards; the application is rejected. Applications which yield a Pass with Conditions or Deny recommendation from the screening company are welcome to apply with a different guarantor.

What are installments? +

One of the portions, usually equal, into which a debt is divided for payment at specified intervals over a fixed period. Rental payments are accepted in installment payments specific to the chosen bed space and executed Lease Contract.

Are there online payment service fees? +

We feel choices are important when it comes to convenience. Therefore, we offer several payment options to suit your needs.

  • ACH Transactions – $1.95 per transaction
  • Credit Card fees vary per provider. Visit your resident portal for more details!

Rent must be paid by the 3rd of every month to avoid any late fees. Advance payments are accepted.

Is The Courtyards a gated community? +

The Courtyards offers controlled access to the parking garage and community areas. Resident(s) receive specific information as it is related to access to and around the community which may be changed at anytime with notice. These devices are provided to function as a deterrent to unauthorized access only and are not a guarantee of safety or security.

Is there on-site management/maintenance? +

Yes, On-site management will be present during the following business hours:

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Maintenance is On-Call during office hours, and available after office hours for maintenance emergencies only.

For all other emergencies, please contact 911 then the management team.

Do I have to leave during school breaks? +

Unlike the dorms, we do not require residents to vacate their apartments during school breaks. Your residency for the 2019-2020 lease year is August 27th, 2019 through August 5th, 2020.

What are individual leases? +

Each bed in an apartment is its own lease agreement, therefore if roommates are delinquent, cause damage to their bedroom, or cancel their lease contract you will not be affected.

What do the fully furnished apartments include? +

We’re really excited about our furniture package. Our designer furnishing options include: controlled access, a modern furniture package with a couch, sofa chair, coffee table, end table, bar stools, full size bed frame and memory foam mattress (in select units), desk and desk chair.

What are the parking options? +

Outdoor and garage parking available.

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