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You can view and download any form that you need to lease an apartment from U of M There is also information that you will need regarding care for your apartment.

Please download, print, read and fill out an Application, Lease and Addendum prior to your apartment showing. Bringing these forms completed, with every blank filled in, will expedite the process. If a blank does not apply to you, note why it does not apply.

If it is not appropriate or convenient to bring forms in person, they may be e-mailed or mailed to us.

New Applicant

1. Acceptance Criteria Acknowledgement (required) -- This document tells you how we determine who to lease an apartment to. It is important that you understand all of the criteria that are considered when making this decision and you must submit this document, indicating that you have read it and understand it.

2. Application (required) -- This is the application to fill out if you would like to rent an apartment from Cardinal Properties. Submit it with the Acceptance Criteria Acknowledgement form

Accepted Applicant

3. Pre-lease Agreement -- Every resident will sign a pre-lease agreement, which is an agreement between you and Cardinal Properties about rights and responsibilities during the time between when the application is submitted and the time when an acceptance decision is made.

4. Lease -- Every resident will sign a lease, which is an agreement between you and Cardinal Properties about what we expect from you as a resident and what you can expect from us as the property managers.

5. Lease Addendum -- Every resident also signs this lease addendum, which specifies that the resident will not have controlled substances on the premesis.
View the Lease Addendum as text.

6. Lease Addendum for University of Minnesota students -- Every resident who is also a University of Minnesota student also signs this lease addendum, which gives an overview of local laws, University policy and possible penalties.
View the Student Lease Addendum as text.

7. New Resident Checklist -- When you move in, you will receive a copy of this checklist to help you ensure that you have done everything that needs to be done as part of leasing an apartment.

8. Apartment Status Inpection Report -- This form should be filled and returned to Cardinal Properties as soon as you move in. If there are any issues with apartment, be sure to note them so that you do not incur any charges for them when you move out.

9. Utility Start Letter -- For your convenience, you may download and print a copy of the form to sent to the power company to start your service.


Showing Times

Apartment showings are available during daylight hours by appointment only.

Our goal is to help find the right location for you now and down the road!

We give you information that will help you make the most informed decisions about your future home.

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(612) 703-1001
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