Residents

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  • Utility Information

    The utilities paid for the by the property (indicated on your lease) do not require any action by you to activate or disconnect. You only need to process the utilities not provided. If you are unsure which utilities are your responsibility please contact the office (leasing@cochranapartments.com) for details. Residents are not required to activate home phone service.

    For utility outages, other than cable and internet, please contact the service provider first. This will provide you the quickest response to the outage.

    For Cable and Internet please contact Cochran Apartments (765) 743-1879 or complete a maintenance request form. If the property provides basic cable services, you can order and pay for additional services and will only be billed for those additional services. Residents will need to get digital service boxes from Comcast for each television. Those boxes, along with any additional equipment, such as DVR boxes and remotes, are the residents' responsibility and should be returned at Comcast at the end of your lease.

    Electricity

    Duke Energy services West Lafayette

    Duke Energy
    Phone: (800) 521-2232
    Website: www.duke-energy.com
    **requires 2 business days to process requests**

    Gas

    Vectren provides natural gas service for most of West Lafayette and Tippecanoe County

    Vectren
    Phone: (800) 227-1376
    Website: www.vectren.com

    Residential Phone

    Telephone services in West Lafayette are provided by Frontier.

    Frontier
    Phone: (877) 462-8188
    Website: www.frontier.com

    Mobile Phone Service

    There are multiple cellular phone companies who service the West Lafayette area. We have listed the primary ones for your convenience.

    AT&T
    Phone: (765) 497-8971
    Website: www.att.com
    Local Office: 404 Sagamore Pkwy W, West Lafayette, IN 47906

    Verizon
    Phone: (765) 447-3377
    Website: www.verizonwireless.com
    Local Office: 100 S. Creasy Ln Ste 1500, Lafayette, IN 47905

    T-Mobile
    Phone: (765) 447-2830
    Website: www.t-mobile.com
    Local Office: 170 S. Creasy Ln Ste 1750, Lafayette, IN 47905

    Water

    In West Lafayette, water service is provided by Indiana American Water Co., a privately owned company.

    Indiana American Water
    Phone: (800) 492-8373
    Website: www.indiana-american.com
    Local Office: 1007 Happy Hollow Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906
    **requires 2 business days to process requests**

    Wastewater, Trash, and Recycling

    New service application is done automatically when you hook up to the water service with Indiana-American Water.

    Cable Television and Internet

    Comcast provides cable and internet service to all of West Lafayette.

    Comcast
    Phone: (800) 266-2278
    Website: www.comcast.com
    Local Office: 325 S. Creasy Ln, Lafayette, IN 47905
    For outages, please contact Cochran Apartments
    Phone: (765) 743-1879
    Email: management@cochranapartments.com

  • Renters Insurance

    Renters insurance is not required but is recommended for every tenant. A local provider that we recommend is State Farm, Trent Johnson.

    Trent Johnson
    Phone: (765) 743-9595
    Website: www.trentismyagent.com
    Local Office: 249 E State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Does a joint lease mean I am responsible for all the rent if my roommate stops paying?
    A joint lease indicates that all roommates are ultimately responsible for the total lease value. We will attempt to collect rental portions from the specific roommates initially. If one or more residents were to default on rent, then we will explore collecting from all remaining residents. Should there be open bedrooms in the apartment it is the resident's responsibility to find additional roommates pursuant to the West Lafayette Code on maximum rental occupancy.

    2. What if I decide to transfer to a different school?
    You will remain responsible for the full term of the lease; however subleasing is allowed. Contact the main office or see our section regarding subleasing on this page.

    3. What is the sublease policy? Does this release me from my obligation?
    If you are unable to fulfill your lease term, there are no cancelation policies; however, you do have the option to find a subtenant for any portion of your lease term. A sublease is a person you will find to take over some portion of the lease. Please contact the office for any fees associated with subleasing. Once you find your sublease candidate, you and your sublease will have to complete all necessary paperwork. If your sublease would create a coed living situation, all tenants on the lease would have to consent to the proposed sublease. You will still be responsible for the apartment under the terms and conditions of the sublease so you will want to check periodically and make sure all payments are being made. For further explanation, call our main office at (765) 743-1879.

    4. Why do I have to pay rent in July when I don't move in until mid-August?
    The payment that is due in July will cover the last month of your lease agreement. Please remember that the lease term is based on the number of days from start to finish of the lease, the total dollar value is paid out over a full twelve (12) month period; therefore the rent amount is divided into 12 equal installments.

    5. Can you find a roommate for me?
    We can assist you in finding additional roommates. Ultimately the responsibility and decision to accept or reject any roommate remains with you and any other current tenants on the lease since it is a join lease agreement.

    6. Can I bring my own furniture?
    You may bring whatever furniture you wish; however, at most communities, we provide a twin bed and a chest of drawers for the bedroom. If you choose not to use the furniture provided, it will be the responsibility of the resident to contact the office and make arrangements to have it removed. You can also rent furniture through Cort Furniture. They will deliver and pick it up when you are finished with it.

    7. Do you have maintenance service?
    We have our own maintenance staff along with several professional subcontractors. A 24 hour emergency maintenance service is provided by calling the office number. If no one is available to answer, select the emergency service option and you will be redirected to our answering service. They will discuss your situation and contact the appropriate on call management or service personnel. Our goal is to respond to any general service request within a 24-48 hour window. Non-emergency requests for maintenance can be submitted via our website, email, phone, or in person.

    8. Will I be charged for maintenance repairs?
    You will not be charged for maintenance repairs that are a result of normal wear and tear. Charges will only be assessed for repairs due to an accident or negligence on your part, another tenant, or a guest in your apartment. You may be held responsible for the actions of a guest whom you invite onto the property, so choose wisely!

    9. Can I have a satellite dish?
    If you would like to switch to a dish service, you are more than welcome to, but the property does have a few restrictions when it comes to mounting your dish. It must be free standing and not mounted to any part of the building structure. Please contact our main office for more details.

    10. What do we consider to be an emergency?
    At Cochran Apartments, we do offer a 24 hour emergency maintenance service. An emergency for our service would be, “My toilet is clogged and I only have 1.” Or “I’m locked out of my apartment.” These are just a few examples but for these types, please call our emergency maintenance service. If you see smoke, fire, etc. Please DO NOT call us first, call 911. After you have contacted them, please call our emergency maintenance service so that we are informed of the situation.

  • Pet Policy

    Pets are Welcome at Cochran Apartments!

    Two pets per household allowed. You must notify us before you get a pet at any time during your lease and complete a pet agreement.

    Please note that not all of our properties are pet friendly. Pets are allowed at Benchmark II, Benchmark III, and Riverbend ONLY.

    Restrictions

    • Snakes
    • Puppies less than one year
    • Dogs over 100 lbs
    • Alaskan Malamute
    • Pit Bull
    • Rottweiler
    • German Shepherd
    • Huskies
    • Doberman Pinscher
    • Chow Chow
    • Great Dane
    • St. Bernard
    • Akita

    Deposits and Fees:

    Pet Fee: $300.00 per year non-refundable

    Looking to adopt a pet?

    Check Out
    www.petfinder.com/shelters/IN117.html
    www.tipphumane.org/

  • Submit a Maintenance Request

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