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Frequently asked questions

  1. Do I have to bring furniture?

    The Cottages on Port Republic has furnished options available for $20/month. The furniture package includes the following items: Living Room - Couch, loveseat, coffee table, side table, entertainment center, TV, (4) bar stools OR a dining room table with (4) chairs; Bedrooms - Full size bed with mattress, box spring, frame and headboard, nightstand, dresser, desk and desk chair.

  2. What is included in the rent?

    High-speed Internet, pest control, and on-site maintenance are included. Residents are responsible for their own electricity, water and sewer which is billed back by Conservice.

  3. How close are you to campus?

    The Cottages on Port Republic is located just 1.5 miles from James Madison University with convenient access to surrounding shops and restaurants.

  4. Is there parking available?

    Yes, there is ample parking available for residents and a designated parking area for guests.

  5. Do I sign my own lease or with roommates?

    The Cottages on Port Republic offers individual leasing. Each resident is only responsible for the rent of his/her bedroom, this is referred to as “by the bed” leasing rather than a “joint & several” lease. So, if one resident moves out, the remaining roommates are not responsible for that roommate's rent.

  6. When is rent due/How do I pay for rent?

    Rent is due on the 1st of every month; however there is a grace period until the 5th. On the 6th, rent is considered late and subject to a fine.

    For your convenience, you can pay online via the property’s website (click RESIDENTS from the website menu) using a debit/credit card, set up an automatic withdrawal, or Echeck. We do not accept cash, physical checks or money orders.

  7. What if I have a maintenance issue or need in my apartment?

    Non-emergency service requests (choose whichever option works best for you):
    • Submit a Service Request online using Resident Portal. Follow the prompts to complete the service request.
    • Call the office and speak with a team member or leave a message if your call is after the office is closed.
    For emergency situations (water leaks, and toilet back-up's, AC or Heating issues during weather extremes, non-functioning refrigerators, electrical outages, gas leaks and fire): Call the leasing office. We have someone available 24/7.

  8. Is there insurance coverage in the event of a fire, theft or natural causes? Does my lease provide coverage for my belongings?

    Resident's or guest's personal property and vehicles are not insured under the apartment lease agreement. We do require that all residents provide proof of insurance against loss or damage due to fire, theft, vandalism, rain, water, criminal negligent acts of others or any other cause. You can purchase a Renter's Insurance policy for a modest annual fee or your parent's home-owner's policy may provide coverage. Of course, you may also obtain coverage through the property’s sponsored provider. Please ask the Leasing Office for more information.

  9. Can I review a sample of the Lease Agreement?
  10. How do I qualify to live at The Cottages on Port Republic?