Frequently Asked Questions


How do I get an apartment with CDI?
When can I view a unit?
How many people can live in the same apartment?
How long is the leasing term?
When is rent due?
How can I pay my rent and who do I make the check payable to?
Do the apartments come furnished?
How can I secure a parking space?
How much is the security deposit?
What utilities are included in the rent?
How do I set up electricity, gas, and cable/internet?
Is there any other important information I should know before I move-in?
Are there laundry facilities at my building?
What do I do if I have a maintenance request?
Do you recommend a general or carpet cleaning service?
What happens when someone sends me a package?
What is a guarantor? Do you require a notary?
Can I sublet my apartment?
Do you allow pets?
What if I don’t have any roommates yet, but want some? May I sign the lease now and add roommates to it later?
Do you have per bed charges or do you assign roommates?
Who can use the BBQ’s and courtyard facilities?
Are you moving or graduating and staying in the Los Angeles area?



How do I get an apartment with CDI?

We do not have any applications or application fees. Our apartments are leased on a first come first serve basis. If you want it, and it’s available… it’s yours!


When can I view a unit?

You can view video tours of all of our apartments right here on our website, but for an in person visit, simply call our office 213.748.4234 to make an appointment.


How many people can live in the same apartment?

We recommend the following setups for our units, but you are welcome to contact us with your own ideas.
Studio – 1 Person
One bedroom – Up to 2
Two bedrooms – Up to 4
Three bedrooms – Up to 6
Four bedrooms – Up to 8


How long is the leasing term?

Leasing contracts run for 12 months that begin in August and end July 26th of the following year.


When is rent due?

Rent is due on or before the 1st of every month.


How can I pay my rent and who do I make the check payable to?

You may either bring a check, money order, cashier’s check, or cash directly to our office or by leaving it in the “Office” drop box located at your building. You may also make a payment through our website with an e-check or credit card. Please make all checks payable to the name of your building and notate your unit number in the memo section.


Do the apartments come furnished?

We do have a fully-furnished option with our apartments. Our fully-furnished package includes stylish furniture in the living room and bedroom. Packages consist of your choice of bed (1 queen or 2 twins), dresser with mirror, a night stand, choice of desk with chair or dining table with 2 chairs, sofa, cocktail table, and 2 lamps. For additional furniture options please contact the office for more information.


How can I secure a parking space?

Parking can be requested when you sign your lease. If we have spaces available, you will have the opportunity to lease a space for a set monthly fee. Each parking space is personally assigned, so no one but you may park in the space. While parking is not guaranteed, we will do our best to accommodate your needs.


How much is the security deposit?

The security deposit is typically equal to one month’s rent and can be split amongst your roommates however you choose.


What utilities are included in the rent?

We generally include the water and trash. Please check with the office to find out exactly what is covered at your specific building.


How do I set up electricity, gas, and cable/internet?

Setting up utilities is easy! Just call each of the companies below to set up an account and they will have everything turned on for you before you move in.
Department of Water and Power……… 800.342.5397
The Gas Company…………………….. 800.427.2200
Time Warner Cable…………………….. 888.892.2253


Is there any other important information I should know before I move-in?

Upon move-in we will give each student a Welcome Packet with emergency and important contact numbers, lease information and reminders, USC campus map and academic schedule, local moving and storage companies, furniture stores and furniture rental companies, and other helpful information. You can also download a digital copy by clicking HERE.


Are there laundry facilities at my building?

Yes. All of our buildings have onsite washers and dryers available. All machines are coin operated. In need of some quarters??? …Feel free to stop by our office during normal business hours and we will be happy to make change for you.


What do I do if I have a maintenance request?

We understand that issues can arise and we want you to know that we are available every day should something come up. From a plumbing matter to changing a light bulb, our maintenance team is unparalleled in the area and majority of requests are handled same day! To submit a maintenance request, please just send us an email, fill out the form on our website, stop by the office, or call us at 213.748.4234.


Do you recommend a general or carpet cleaning service?

Yes. Please contact us in the office and we will be happy to provide you with the appropriate contact information.


What happens when someone sends me a package?

We recommend that your packages be sent directly to our office located at 1102 W. 29th Street, Suite # 1, Los Angeles, CA 90007. We will sign for it and will send you an email as soon as it arrives. Packages are available for pick up during our normal office hours: M - F from 9AM -5PM.


What is a guarantor? Do you require a notary?

A guarantor is a person, usually a parent or guardian, who agrees to back up your commitment to pay rent. If your rent is late or if any problems arise, your guarantor may be held legally responsible. We require all our tenants to have a guarantor. We do not require a notary to sign your guarantee form and typically no credit checks are done.


Can I sublet my apartment?

Yes! Whether you know someone who would like to take over your lease or you would like some help from us, we can help you facilitate a sublease. There is no fee to sublet your apartment, however, all subleases must be preapproved by management.


Do you allow pets?

Unfortunately, we do not allow any pets.


What if I don’t have any roommates yet, but want some? May I sign the lease now and add roommates to it later?

Absolutely. We can also put your name on a waitlist for other students looking for roommates.


Do you have per bed charges or do you assign roommates?

All of our units are leased as a whole, so there are no per bed charges. Although we do not assign roommates, if you are interested and we receive any calls for others students looking for the same housing option, we are happy to refer them directly to you.


Who can use the BBQ’s and courtyard facilities?

BBQ and courtyard facilities are to be enjoyed by all CDI tenants. Per the leasing contract, tenants are responsible for the behavior of their guests, and therefore, guests may also use the facilities, but tenants should be aware that they will be held responsible for any damage or mess caused by the guest.


Are you moving or graduating and staying in the Los Angeles area?

You can continue living with CDI Management and receive the same excellent service you have grown accustomed to. Check out all of the other properties we manage through our subsidiary, Linder & Associates, at www.PropManage.com and see available apartments in the area.




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