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The inclusion of any apartment or agency on the list does not represent an endorsement of services or facilities, nor does it guarantee vacancies exist. Please be aware that SBCC does not assume responsibility for inspecting or supervising any housing facility.

Website: View the daily updated list of available rooms and apartments for rent by accessing the current housing list. These listings are offered either by landlords, or by students who have secured an apartment or house and need a roommate(s).

Rental Agreement: Take the time to discuss rental details and any specific points that are not clear. Don't assume anything; get it in writing. Payment by check or money order is advised for receipt and record keeping purposes. Understand the agreement BEFORE you sign it, and keep a copy.  If you have any questions or should problems occur we suggest you contact the Rental Housing Mediation Task Force  or call (805) 564-5420

Rental Information:  For valuable renter information please go to the California Apartment Association.  Select "Renters", then select "Read Renting - A User Manual".

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Screening Roommates: Know their parent's home address and phone number. Have a Roommate Agreement informally written up specifying your expectations regarding paying bills, cleaning up, lights out, noise, general lifestyle, etc.

Student-Tenant Resume Tips: Creating a student resume would be a very beneficial way to introduce yourself to a prospective landlord. Basic information for your tenant resume would include the following: name, address and phone number of your parents, your last rental address, duration of tenancy, and manager's name. List jobs you have held, volunteer experience, clubs you belong to and your interests and hobbies. Also, include your financial information and a few good personal references. 

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Property Management/Realty Rental Companies: There are several property management/realty rental companies in Santa Barbara that specialize in residential properties and provide rental services. Most charge a nonrefundable application fee

Company Address City Phone (805)
Bartlein & Co.  3944 State St., #200 Santa Barbara 569-1121
Kevin Hansen
Student Residence Placement Service
P.O.Box 60332, SB, 93160 Santa Barbara
Email Kevin
Meridan Group 5290 Overpass Road, Building C Santa Barbara 692-2500
Property One 3324 State St. Santa Barbara 682-1311
Sierra Property Management 5290 Overpass Rd.
Bldg #D
Santa Barbara 692-1520
Spectrum Realty 5290 Overpass Rd.
Santa Barbara 681-6268
The Laurel Co. 146 E. Carrillo St. Santa Barbara 963-8692
Town & Country 5669 Calle Real Goleta 964-7802
Wolfe Assoc. 173 Chapel St. Santa Barbara 964-6770

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