Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What are your spaces like?

Each space is unique. Most buildings were built in the early 1900’s – some in the late 1800’s! Our renovations carefully highlight the character and charm that each building possesses. Every space features architectural and historic details, and many include elements like original hardwood floors, fireplaces, large windows, original woodwork, tall ceilings, and original pocket doors. Most residential spaces include laundry facilities of some kind – many have a dedicated washer / dryer in unit – and other modern additions like central heating and cooling and updated appliances. Residential spaces are comprised of apartments and single family homes. Commercial spaces range from offices to storefronts, artist studios to restaurants, all centrally located in South City on Cherokee, Jefferson, or the surrounding streets.

Find the space that’s right for you by browsing our available properties.

Tenant Questions

How do I pay my rent?

You can pay your rent by any one of the following methods.

  • Drop off a check, money order, or cash to our mailbox located at 2615 Cherokee Street.
  • Mail your payment to 2615 Cherokee Street.
  • Sign up for automatic rent payments through your bank using this form.
  • Pay by credit card through our website using this form.

Who do I contact with maintenance issues?

Visit our maintenance request page to submit a maintenance request. Instructions for emergency maintenance issues can also be found on that page.

Who do I contact with other concerns?

For any other questions or concerns, you may use the contact us page, send us an email at admin@southsidespaces.com, or call our office line at (314) 632-6418.

Residential Applicants

How long is a typical lease?

Residential leases are 12 months long. Depending on the space you are interested in, a 6 month lease may be available for an additional monthly fee.

What utilities is a tenant responsible for?

In general, residential tenants pay $50/mo for water, sewer, and trash to South Side Spaces. Tenants are responsible for setting up and paying any other utilities (electric, gas, internet, cable). Each property listing will indicate the associated utility fee(s).

How much do utilities cost?

Utility costs will vary by space and tenant. Electric service is provided through Ameren Missouri and gas service through the Laclede Gas Company. A handful of our spaces are all electric, but most have service through both providers. Even in the same space, utility bills can vary greatly between tenants. Some use their heating / cooling and other appliances sparingly, while others use them more liberally. Once you’ve found the specific space you are interested in, we can provide you with historic data on the Ameren bills and you can call Laclede to get an idea of what the gas bills would be like. In general, our tenants spend somewhere between 15% and 35% of their rental amount on their combined electric and gas bills.

Do you allow pets?

Most spaces are cat friendly with a pet fee of $25/mo per pet. Any additional restrictions or fees would be indicated on the property listing.

How soon should I start looking?

We generally know our availability 30 days ahead of time. Each space listed on our website indicates the date that it will be available for move-in. Several months away from your move? No problem – explore the “Recently Rented” properties on our site to get a feel for what our spaces are like.

How do I schedule a tour?

Just give us a call in the office between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday to schedule a tour. A government issued photo ID is required to take a tour. If you are calling to tour an apartment that is currently occupied, we aim to give our tenants a minimum of 48 hours notice as a courtesy.

What fees are required to move-in?

There is a $35 non-refundable application fee per applicant. Tenants must also pay the security deposit and their first month’s rent prior to moving in.

How much is the security deposit?

The standard security deposit is equal to one month’s rent, but can be as high as two month’s rent based on credit.

Is the security deposit refundable?

The security deposit is fully refundable upon lease termination, provided that there are no damages in the space upon move out, that the space is left in clean, move-in ready condition, and that there are no past due fees or unpaid balances. We do not charge any arbitrary fees for cleaning or painting. If you are owed a security deposit, it will be refunded to you within 30 days of your lease end date.

How do I apply for a space?

After touring and choosing a space, the next step is the application, which is available here. When we process an application, we are looking for a few key things:

  1. That you have been a good tenant in the past (provided this is not your first rental). In general, that means that you have paid your rent on time and have no past evictions.
  2. That you can afford the space that you are applying for. While we don’t have any specific income requirements, an income of roughly 2-3 times the monthly rental amount is preferable.
  3. That you have acceptable credit. Your credit does not have to be perfect!

Questions?

If you have any additional questions, please contact us.

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