Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign a lease at Empire Columbia?

To sign a lease at Empire, you will begin with filling out an application. Once you have completed the rental application and are approved, you will be eligible to sign a lease. You can either sign your lease at our leasing office, or we can send you your lease electronically. We also require every resident to have a guarantor. A guarantor form will be sent to the person you listed on the application. We require every applicant to have a qualified guarantor or pay a security deposit that is equal to two months of the monthly installment.

Can I guaranty my own lease?

A resident can act as their own guarantor if they can show documentation as outlined in the lease agreement that they have income greater three times the monthly installment.

How long is the lease agreement?

12 month lease - equaling 12 monthly installments.

What size units does Empire Columbia offer?

Empire Columbia offers studio, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 bedroom single level loft residences. Each bedroom has it’s own private bathroom. All residence styles are custom-furnished and include free cable and high-speed internet service.

What does my monthly installment include?

Your monthly installement includes cable, internet, and trash. The tenant is responsible for water/sewer and electricity. Water/sewer and electricity will be billed separately each month from Empire Columbia and the local utility company, respectively. Empire Columbia also includes an optional utility cap for $50 extra per month that covers $35 of the electricity and $15 of the water per person per month. Optional garage parking for $100 extra per month.

Your monthly installment is due:

The 1st day of every month. A $25 late fee will be applied on the 5th day and an additional $5 fee will be applied every day until balance is paid in full.

What furniture comes with my unit?

Modern, cutting edge details in your new home at Empire Columbia include rich, espresso flat-front, full-overlay kitchen and bathroom vanities, name-brand stainless refrigerator (with icemaker), range/cooktop, microwave and dishwasher. The New York City-based developers of Empire Columbia teamed up with a name-brand furniture company to create our own custom modern furniture package, with an emphasis on clean lines and solid construction. The living room furniture includes: full size sofa, chair, coffee table, end table and lamp, & a 50-inch flat screen smart TV with stand. The kitchen furniture includes: bar stools. The bedroom furniture includes: full-size bed, night stand and lamp, computer desk, desk chair, and a stackable Dresser.