Campus area landlords know that the move-in and move-out season for OSU off-campus housing can be a hectic and expensive time for property owners. However, good planning can alleviate some of the expense and frustration of this busy time, and good planning starts with forward thinking. As you start to market and lease your homes for the upcoming school year, consider writing your leases with move-in dates of August 15 (or later) through July 31. This will allow you (or us) ample time to inspect, improve and clean the unit as needed. Nearly all of the landlords we service have 12 month leases, with 12 equal payments that start on August 1st, and a set.