Frequently Asked Questions

What does the rent include?

​Your rental payment will include rent, high speed internet, water, sewer, and trash. The Edge will pay the electric company directly, and residents will reimburse the property. So you do not have to set up any utilities in your own name!  If you have roommates, the bills are divided evenly, so you do not have to worry about your roommate paying you for the utilities since every resident has their own account with the management office.

Is there a deposit?

​Yes, the security deposit amount is $500.  The security deposit is refundable at the end of your lease pending damages, cleaning charges, etc. Since leases are individual, all residents will pay the security deposit and have their own account with the management office. All fees must be paid prior move in time.

What is an individual lease?

Individual leasing means each resident will sign their own lease agreement. If one of your roommates moves out of the property for any reason, you do not have to worry about having to cover their portion of rent. Each resident will qualify accordingly and have their own lease agreement. We do allow two people to sign a lease for a one-bedroom apartment.

​Are the apartments furnished?

​Edge will furnish all apartments at the property.  Please contact the leasing office for specific items provided.

How long is the lease term?

Edge does one-year lease terms. Please contact the leasing office if you need a short-term lease.

Is there a roommate matching service?

When you complete the application process you will complete a roommate matching form where you can document who your roommates are. If you do not have preferred roommates you can indicate that you want to use our roommate matching service. We will place you with the best possible roommate based upon your roommate matching profile. If you sign for a One Bedroom floor plan you do not need to complete the roommate matching section of the application.

Can I request a specific apartment?

Always remember, first come first serve so the earlier you sign your lease, the more options you have on your preferred apartment.

What is a guarantor?

Since most residents are full-time students, a guarantor is needed to get your lease agreement approved. A guarantor can be one of your parents, aunt, uncle, older sibling, etc. All residents go through a background screening and guarantors go through a credit check. The income requirement for a guarantor is three times the monthly rental amount. Your guarantor is not needed in person to sign your lease, we can send the paperwork to guarantors electronically. Not everyone will need a guarantor, but some will if they do not have the income on their own to qualify.

Can I sign a lease without a guarantor?

Yes, you can sign a lease agreement without a guarantor. If you plan to qualify on your own, you have to make and document that you earn two times the monthly rental amount per month. You will also have to pass the background and credit check based upon our rental criteria. There are a few ways someone can qualify to live at the Edge. We take proof of bank statements, trust funds, income documentation, and I-20 forms for International students.

What paperwork is required to secure a room/apartment at the Edge?

Since the Edge does individual leases, each resident is required to complete the rental application, roommate matching form (if you know who you want to live with and if you are using our matching service), and the lease agreement. We will also need a copy of your government-issued I.D. Your guarantor will have to complete the guarantor application, guaranty agreement, and we will need government-issued I.D.

How do I pay my rent?

We offer many different payment options for you to choose from. You can set up monthly ACH payments, or pay rent by check or money order in the office. You can also make a credit/debit card payment online; however, there is a convenience fee if you pay online using this method.

Is renters insurance required?

Renters Insurance is not required but is highly recommended. Renters insurance is very inexpensive and covers your personal belongings in the event of a fire, theft, or natural disaster. Edge is not liable under these circumstances.

Does Merrimack River allow pets?

Yes, Merrimack River does allow cats and dogs. There are some weight limits so please contact the leasing office for more details.

What if I need maintenance in my bedroom or apartment?

Once you move in, you can submit a service request online or simply call the leasing office. If the issue is an emergency, we will provide an after-hours maintenance emergency phone number.

Can I smoke on property?

No, the property is a non-smoking facility.