Q & A
Victory on Ellendale offers the best USC Off Campus Housing in the area.
Are these dormitories?
Victory on Ellendale is a renovated building located in the USC neighborhood. We are independent from USC, but because of our proximity, it is a first choice for students. We are open to all qualified applicants regardless of student status. Victory on Ellendale rents by bed space.
How far away is Victory on Ellendale from USC’s campus?
Victory on Ellendale is located at Ellendale Place and W. 29th St. We are about .5 mile from campus.
What does rent by bed mean and can I have my own bedroom?
Victory on Ellendale rents by bed space. Each unit has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with total of four beds in each unit. You may rent a private bedroom/bathroom (shared kitchen and living space) for the rent of two beds. Additionally, you may rent a full unit at the rental cost of four beds.
What size are the beds?
Twin – 38”x75”
XL Twin – 38”x80”
Do you find the roommates for me?
We can assist in finding roommates and suitemates for you. You may fill out the roommate questionnaire here. We will do our best to find a good match and will coordinate communication between all parties.
My friend and I want to room together. Is that ok?
Of course! Each resident will have their own lease with a letter attached to the bedspace. If you have another person that you’d like to share the bedroom with, we can accommodate. Additionally, if you have a total of four people interested, you can rent out all four beds and share the full unit. If you have three people interested, but still want to only rent by bed space, we will find a fourth roommate for you.
What if my roommate and I don’t get along?
We expect to be 100% occupied each year; thus, leaving little room for transferring units. We try our best to match roommates and most times it works, but there will be some that doesn’t. We encourage all to communicate, be respectful and work towards a common ground. There will not be much room for moving roommates around. In very rare circumstances there may be an opportunity of moving units and that will be determined dependent on availability.
Are utilities included?
Utilities are included at an additional fee. There is a flat fee for utilities that will cover electricity, water, gas, sewage, trash, wifi and DirectTV.
Do my roommates and I split the utility bills?
Each tenant is on their own lease, with individual rates. You are responsible for your portion, which will be determined upon move in. Each resident will be responsible for the following: Bed Rental Space, Flat Fee of Utilities, SCEP (City of LA) Fee, Renter’s Insurance. Pricing varies depending on how many residents in the unit and dependent on if you have your own bedroom or are sharing the bedroom.
What is a SCEP Fee?
SCEP (Systematic Code Enforcement Program) is a bill for rental apartments. The monthly fee of $3.61 will be split among the roommates.
Can I get my own Renter’s Insurance with Liability? If so, what do I need to do?
Each resident must have Renter’s Insurance with Liability. We will provide the insurance at $11.50 a month and will have you covered. This does NOT include personal property and we encourage you to obtain that on your own. If you choose to get your own Renter’s Insurance with Liability, it must have $100,000 liability with the building property listed (Victory on Ellendale) and the management company (Moss and Company) listed as a third party. Proof of renter’s insurance must be emailed to Property Manager to remove the provided Renter’s Insurance.
How much is parking?
Parking is provided at an additional cost and can range anywhere from $100 – $200 monthly. Parking is in an indoor, gated area on the first floor of the building.
What furnishings are included?
Living room: one sofa, one coffee table, one accent chair, one side table, one flatscreen TV
Dining room: one 4-person dining set
Bedrooms: two XL twin beds, two bed frames, four dressers, two nightstands, two desks and desk chairs
What other furnishings should I bring?
Shower curtains and liners, floor lamps and desk lamps for bedrooms, trash cans and anything else you’d like to bring!
Can I bring my own bed?
Yes, we can remove the bed provided upon request.
Is the kitchen stocked?
No. You will need to provide your own food and cooking/dining supplies
Is there laundry?
Each apartment is equipped with its on full sized washer and dryer
How can I pay my rent?
Online portal payments provide a quick, automatic and easy way to pay your rent and fees monthly. Each resident registers and can have access to paying online through www.victoryonellendale.com If you prefer to pay by check, money order or cashiers check, there is a drop box for easy drop. All guarantors that are paying my check or money order must send the check directly to the resident to their personal address and they can then drop it in the drop box.
Will I get the exact unit I see on my visit?
We will be able to show you a couple different units during your visit, but it may not specifically be the unit you’ll be living in during the year. We can send you a listing of floor plans; however, due to the nature of renting by bed space and dependent on rates of specific units and matching roommates et al, we may not be able to show you the exact unit in which you’ll be assigned. However you may absolutely request a specific unit and if we can accommodate, we will.
How big are the apartments?
All of our apartments are 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms, 1000 sq. ft.
How long is the lease?
All leases are 12 months without exception. Opportunity for sub-letting is provided, but is the tenant’s responsibility to find a sub-letter. Once found, you can direct them to the property manager for the application process. Once approved, they will sign a new lease, excusing you from yours.
Do I need to move out at the end of the school year?
Opportunity for early renewal will be provided during the fall. If you’d like to renew for the following year, you may do so at that time. A move out date will be determined by the property manager and tenant, but the tenant is responsible for a 12-month lease.
I’m moving out of my current apartment in May and moving into Victory on Ellendale in August. Can I store my things or move my belongings in for the summer?
We are not able to provide early move in or storage, as we will be painting, cleaning, updating all units. You’ll have to make accommodations for your summer storage outside of the property.