Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: How do I schedule a tour? Do you accept walk-ins?

A: You can schedule a tour online or by calling the Leasing Office at (412) 253-2507. We do accept walk-ins however it is better to call and schedule to ensure we will have an appropriate amount of time to show you the community.

 

Q: How do I apply for an apartment?

A: You can apply for an apartment in person at the end of your tour, or you may always fill out the application at www.BrittanyApartments.com if you need more time.

 

Q: Who needs to apply?

A: Anyone who will be residing in your new home, over the age of 18, will need to apply.

 

Q: Are there any upfront fees?

A: We require a one-time $300 security deposit and a $50 application fee to complete the application. We also require a $60 occupancy permit fee due at move-in. 
 

Q: What documents can I use to provide proof of income?

A: You may use an offer letter, 2 most recent pay stubs, or for those self-employed, tax returns for the last 2 years.

 

Q: Do I need a cosigner?

A: The need for a cosigner is determined by your credit check and income. The Leasing Office will notify you if a cosigner should be added to the application.

 

Q: How will I know if my application has been approved?

A: You will receive a notification, usually right away, once we have processed your screening and all documents have been submitted and uploaded. If there is a credit hold, or if you have a criminal past, this will hold up the screening process up to 72 hours.

 

Q: Do you offer short term leases?

A: We do offer short term lease starting at 6 months up to our standard 12 months. Please contact the Leasing Office for more information.

 

Q: How can I pay rent and when is it due?

A: Rent is due on the first of the month, every month. Please note you will not receive a bill. You may drop off a check or money order to the Leasing Office or pay online via the Resident Portal with an e-check, credit, or debit card.

 

Q: What utilities are included in rent?

A: Water, sewage, and trash removal are included in the rent.

 

Q: Do you offer furnished apartments?

A: We do not offer furnished apartments. However, if you are interested in furnishings, we would be happy to direct you to local furniture rental companies. 

 

Q: Is parking available?

A: Off-street parking is available in our outdoor lot at no additional charge. We also have a parking garage where spaces can be reserved for $10 per month.
 

Q: Is on-site laundry available?

A: Yes, we have coin-operated laundry rooms on most floors. The cost is $1.50 per wash and $1.50 per dry. 

 

Q: Do you allow pets?

A: Yes, we are feline friendly and permit a maximum of 2 cats per apartment. We require a $200 non-refundable pet fee per cat and $10 per month, per cat.

 

Q: Is access to the building secured?

A: Yes, every building entrance remains locked and requires a building key to access. The main entrances have an intercom, where visitors or deliveries can reach the residents they are looking for.

   

Q: What will I need to provide before I can move into my apartment?

A: Before you can receive your keys, you will need to sign your lease, provide your Duquesne Light account number, and pay the rental amount due. When you arrive on move-in day, please bring a government-issued photo ID.

 

Q: How can I submit a maintenance request?

A: You may submit a maintenance request online through the Resident Portal, in person at the Leasing Office, or by completing a work order request form in the mail room area on level G2.

 

Q: What do I do if I have a maintenance emergency?

A: If you have an emergency during normal business hours, please call or visit the Leasing Office. If you have an after-hours maintenance emergency, you will need to call (412) 242-5390 and follow the prompts. 

 

Q: I want to renew my lease. What do I need to do?

A: Reach out to the Leasing Office once you receive your renewal letter. We will be happy to assist you in the process.
 

Q: I will be moving out. What do I need to do?

A: Please notify the Leasing Office in writing of your intent to move out. Further directions will be given at time of notification if necessary.