Leasing OnlineYou do not need to see our properties in order to rent from us. Every year we rent to many students who cannot make an advance trip to Los Angeles. Our web site offers descriptions, photographs, floor plans and maps to inform you as fully as possible. You are also welcome to ask us any questions – by phone, text or email.
Once you decide to rent from us, you can fill out our 2-page application form online. Click here for the interactive form.
Please print out both pages of the completed application, initial the first page, and sign the second page. If two or more people are applying to rent together, each applicant must submit a separate application.
Now you need to send us your application and the application fee - $20 per person – which is non-refundable. There are two ways you can do this:
The fast way – by email or fax.
Please scan or photograph your signed application and email it as an attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or fax it to 213-749-8151.
You will also need to send a copy of a government-issued identification document that bears your photograph and signature, such as a driver's license or passport. If you do not have a U.S. Social Security Number, you will need to send a copy of a document proving your attendance at USC, such as an official acceptance letter.
At the same time, you will need to send us your non-refundable application fee, which is $20.00. You may do this instantly through Paypal. Our Paypal account is email@example.com. Please indicate which house, apartment or room you are applying for. Paypal will automatically email you a receipt.
The slow way – by mail:
You can also mail us your completed application form, along with a copy of your identification document and a check or money order for the $20 fee. Please make out your payment to “Robinson Residences” and mail it to:
27 St. James Park
Los Angeles, CA 90007-2521
We do not recommend this method because of the risk that someone else will complete the application process before your mailed application arrives. It's important to notify us if you are applying by mail.
We process applications quickly and will notify you of the result. We do not expect university students to have much credit, if any, but we run credit checks because, very rarely, we meet a student whose record indicates financial irresponsibility.
Once we approve your application, we will email you copies of your Lease Agreement and House Rules. You will need to print and sign both documents, and return them to us. You will also need to send us your security deposit, equal to one month's rent. You may send this the fast way (Paypal) or the slow way (a check by mail). When your lease ends, we will refund the deposit to you, minus any amount you may owe for unpaid rent or damages.
Once we receive your signed documents and security deposit, we will countersign the documents and email (or mail) a copy back to you. The process is then complete.
PLEASE NOTE: Once you have decided to rent from us, we recommend acting as quickly as possible. Remember that all our rental units will continue to be advertised and available – first come, first served – until the leasing process is complete.