Leasing Information

Viewing Appointments

Want to see an apartment?  Call our office at 217-610-8203 to schedule an appointment!  To respect our current residents, JSM only shows apartments from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 12:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Though we gladly accept walk-ins, our schedule may not always be able to accommodate them. We recommend calling a few days in advance to schedule an appointment. Some apartments lease very quickly.  Scheduling a viewing appointment does not guarantee an apartment will still be available for lease.


Lease Applications

There is no fee to submit an online leasing application. If you are signing a unit with roommates, one person should begin an application and invite all other roommates to the application process. This will group the applications together automatically and expedite the lease signing process for all involved! Please note, all roommates have to complete the online leasing application before we can move forward with generating a lease agreement. 


Lease Signing 

Once all applications are submitted, call the JSM office at 217-610-8203 or email jsm@jsmliving.com. Please note, completing an application does not guarantee a specific unit lease. Unit availability will be presented to the prospective residents at the start of the lease signing process. 

To sign a lease with JSM, prospective residents will need to provide a security deposit. The deposit is equal to one rental installment of the unit. Submitted payments can be split amongst roommates to equal the total due to JSM for the unit. When the applications are approved and a unit is selected, a lease can be generated for review and signature. 

We strongly encourage all prospective residents to review the sample lease available on the JSM website. Familiarize yourself with the policies and expectations of JSM, and feel free to contact the office to clarify any questions you may have.

We hope to have you as a resident with JSM!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a guarantor to cosign my lease?

JSM does not require a parent or guarantor to cosign the lease.  The residents are legally responsible for holding to the terms of the lease.

Any person over the age of 18 will need to fill out the JSM leasing application to start the leasing process. 

What does rent include?

Every building offers trash removal, monthly pest control and 24-hour maintenance.

The payment of water, sewer, internet and electricity varies from buidling to builiding. Please see each apartment's listing or your lease to see what is included in the monthly utility and service fee for your apartment. 

Please feel free to contact us at 217-610-8203 or jsm@jsmliving.com if you have any questions.  

Pet Policy

JSM does not allow pets in our properties.  Please contact the JSM leasing office at 217-610-8203 or jsm@jsmliving.com if you need more information.

Early Move-In

JSM does not offer an early move-in option.  Regrettably, we cannot accommodate early move-in requests for any reason.  

If you must be on campus earlier than your lease start date, please make other arrangements for accommodations and for the storage of your belongings.

If you are transferring from one JSM apartment to another, there will be a gap between the leases.  If at all possible, we will schedule a direct transfer for you so you can remain in your current JSM apartment until your next JSM apartment is available.

If you or your guests require accommodations before your lease starts we suggest you visit the Marriott TownPlace Suites, located on the corner of 6th and Green in the heart of Campustown.