Sabel Rentals, a small family owned and operated business, has provided quality off-campus rental housing for Ohio University students since 1975.
We provide a variety of affordable, well maintained student rental housing with excellent locations close to the heart of campus and beautiful uptown Athens, Ohio.
Our properties are continuously upgraded every year and we have a strong commitment to providing attentive, friendly, and responsive customer service for our tenants.
We strive to make your living experience while away at school as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Sabel Rentals Frequently asked questions
Q: How do we learn more about a house we saw on your website?
A: If you find a house you are interested in and would like to tour the house, call or email us to set up an appointment. We will meet with you and your group and answer all questions and review all leasing terms. Usually there is an opportunity to talk to tenants that are currently living in the house and you can ask them questions about their experience in the house.
Q: How do we secure a house once we decided we want it?
A: The first step is for everyone in your group to fill out a rental application form and return it to us for review. Second, a deposit is required to fully secure the house. Deposits are typically one months rent.
Q: Do you allow pets?
A: We allow cats and dogs at some of our properties with a signed pet lease. Sabel Rentals will determine if a pet is allowed at the specific property. There is a non-refundable charge of $250 per dog or cat. If a pet is discovered without permission there will be a charge of $25.00 per day from the beginning of the lease to the day the pet was discovered. There is no fee for fish or hamsters No rabbits or ferrets allowed.
Q: Do you offer shorter lease terms?
A: No, our leases run from May to May.
Q: When and where do I pay my rent?
A: We collect rent in quarterly installments that are due on May 1st, August 1st, November 1st, and February 1st of your lease year. We allow a 3 day grace period. After that a 10% late fee will be charged. You can send your rent check to Sabel Rentals at P.O. Box 122, Athens, Ohio, 45701. Or you can deliver your rent in person by coming to our home office located at 125 N. Congress St. in Athens.
Q: Can we have two people share a bedroom?
A: We allow sharing bedrooms when it is permissible under the Athens City Code occupancy levels. Certain neighborhoods allow or prohibit this. Ask us if you plan on doing this and we will let you know if it is possible.