- Students must participate in the Off-Campus Housing Registration and Approval process prior to signing any off-campus lease. Students will not be approved to live off-campus in a single-family property unless the property is registered.
- Landlords are required to submit and maintain a Single-Family Residential Property Registration Form for any single-family property. Completed forms should be submitted to the Office of Residence Life and Housing at firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (336) 758-4686.
- Once a landlord receives confirmation from the Office of Residence Life and Housing that the properties listed on this form have been registered, renewal of the registration is not required for subsequent academic years unless informed otherwise by the University.
- If, in the future, a landlord acquires additional properties or no longer owns certain properties listed on the registration form, the landlord is required to promptly notify the Office of Residence Life and Housing at Wake Forest University in writing of any such changes.
- Landlords are required to notify the Office of Residence Life and Housing prior to July 1st of each year if they would like to remove any properties from the registered housing list.
- All registered properties will be included in our online list of Registered Single-Family Properties.
- All students requesting to live off campus must register their off-campus address and landlord information online each academic year. Once that registration is complete and it is verified that the property is included on the list of Registered Single-Family Properties, the request will be processed and approval sent to the student.
- Only four (4) students will be approved to live in a single-family residence. Winston-Salem city ordinances state that there shall be no more than four (4) individuals that are not related by blood, adoption, or marriage living together in a single-family dwelling unit.
- Landlords must provide an appropriate parking area to accommodate all vehicles brought to the premises by residents of the dwelling. The parking area must be covered by a suitable material, such as asphalt, concrete or crushed stone. All parking and parking arrangements must be in compliance with applicable code and laws. If it is determined that appropriate parking is not provided, the property will not be registered or included on the list of Registered Single-Family Properties.
Landlord Tenant Legal Information
Landlord and Student’s Agreement
- A violation of Off-campus Conduct section (commonly referred to as Rule 16) of the Social Regulations and Policies of the Wake Forest Undergraduate Student Handbook may automatically make a student ineligible to live in single family housing. Rule 21 provides:
- Wake Forest [University] students are responsible for conducting themselves so as not to bring disrepute to the University. Conduct or activity by members of the student body living in, or hosting functions at off-campus locations that have the effect of unreasonably interfering with the rights of neighbors is prohibited. This standard of conduct recognizes and affirms a responsibility to respect the rights of others appropriate to the setting in which one lives. It also recognizes the duty of Wake Forest students who are residents of off-campus rooms/apartments/houses to control the nature and size of activities carried out in or on their premises consistent with the standards of the University. Disruptive off-campus social functions at single-family residences are subject to University review and sanctions. Individual students, groups of students, and student organizations may be held accountable for hosting disruptive events, parties, or social functions.
- Residence Life and Housing will maintain appropriate procedures for acting upon notice of any violation of these provisions and may result in the termination of the Student’s eligibility to live in single-family housing in Winston-Salem. Notice of termination will be given to the Student and to the Landlord in accordance with those procedures.
- Upon notice of termination of eligibility the lease will terminate as to the Landlord and Student’s Agreement and the Landlord will have no further rights against the Student except the following:
- Rent due and owing, plus rent for one additional month, but not beyond the length of the term as to the Student.
- Actions for damages to the premises or other liability arising out of the Student’s occupancy of the premises.
- Landlord waives any other rights and claims under the lease as to the Student.
- Landlord agrees to provide an appropriate parking area to accommodate all vehicles brought to the premises by residents of the dwelling. The parking area must be covered by a suitable material, such as asphalt, concrete or crushed stone. All parking and parking arrangements must be in compliance with applicable code and laws.
- Wake Forest University makes no representation, assumes no liability for, and has no responsibility to the Student, the Landlord, or any third person with regard to any lease to or occupancy of off-campus housing to or by students of Wake Forest University. Students assume full responsibility for Student’s selection, use or occupancy of such premises.
- Student and Landlord assume full responsibility for compliance with these provision as a condition to the Student’s initial and continuing eligibility to occupy the premises and the continuation of any lease or agreement for such occupancy. Wake Forest may communicate with Student, Landlord, or both of them with regard to the Student’s eligibility to occupy the premises.
- Compliance with these provisions is a joint responsibility of all students residing at the premises. If a breach of these provisions occurs at the premises, the eligibility of all students residing there is subject to termination, whether or not any particular student was involved in the conduct or activity.
- Submission of the Off-Campus Housing Registration (by students) and the Single-Family Residential Property Registration Form (by landlords) means that both parties agreed to and will abide by the terms of Wake Forest University’s Off-Campus Housing Policy.
Off-Campus Single-Family Home Rental Listing
To submit your property to be including in our Rental Properties listing, please submit the Off-Campus Single-Family Home Rental Listing Form.