Be wary of off campus residences

Booth Properties recently decided it was tired of being burnt by what it classified as finacially unstable FAMU students.

As a business in America you have the right to close, open and move whenever and wherever you so please.

Even if Booth is not legally in the wrong this is a cruel act.

People living in some of their properties such as Jennings Place were given a whopping 30 days to pack their bags and stroll down the road to someone who cares.

And of all times this has to be one of the worst.

Mostly all of us come here our freshman year and get thrown into one of FAMU’s luxurious suites also known as dorms. It is a culture shock for some, heaven for others, and the remainder find it comparable to the slums of a third-world country.

Whatever our initial feelings are towards the dorms they usually grow tiresome real fast. Around October all the fun and excitement has died down and the eagerness to move off-campus is strong.

Dwelling on the past and being too hasty to begin the future many of us jump on the first off-campus apartment we can. This can be a costly mistake. Do not just move into any new place without proper research.

Signing a new lease may seem like a harmless action, but it can be a huge mishap that can result in homelessness or debt.

If you spend your Friday and Saturday nights studying for a $300 class, also take some time and research your future $400 a month residence.

Siraaj Sabree for the Editorial Board.