Sweetwater Commons-North Augusta, South Carolina

Frequently Asked Questions

Future Residents

  • What are your office hours?

    Our hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. We are also open by appointment only on Saturdays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

  • Can I schedule an appointment?

    Please call our office at (803) 599-3553 to schedule a viewing with one of our friendly leasing agents!

  • What are your application requirements to qualify?

    Next Chapter Management requires that your gross monthly income equal three times the monthly rent rate. We also run a credit and criminal background check.

  • Do you accept housing vouchers?

    Next Chapter Management neighborhoods are not a Voucher Program participants. Unfortunately, we do not accept housing vouchers.

  • Can I have a co-signer apply with me?

    We do not accept co-signers, however, there is a parental guarantee offered for full-time students. To qualify for this, you must provide proof that you are in college full-time and there is a fee of $25 charged to run the parent's’ credit and income to approve the application.

  • What fees are involved in the application process?

    Sweetwater Commons charges a $50 application fee, a $200 refundable security deposit and a $100 administrative fee. These fees need to be paid at the time an application is submitted in order for processing to begin and to reserve the apartment in your name. A higher deposit may be required after the application is processed, but this is a case-by-case situation based off of credit history.

  • Do you allow pets? What are your pet policies?

    • Our Community is pet-friendly.
    • We require a one-time non-refundable fee of $350 for one pet or $450 for two pets.
    • There are a few restricted breeds that we cannot allow due to insurance reasons. They are as follows:
      • Great Dane
      • Pit Bull
      • American Staffordshire Terrier
      • Bull Terrier
      • Doberman
      • Rottweiler
      • Akita
      • Siberian Husky
      • Alaskan Malamute
      • German Shepherd
      • Mastiff (Cane Corso)
      • Chow
      • Wolf Hybrid / Mix
    • Pets cannot weigh more than 65 pounds at full growth.
  • How soon will I know if you have something available?

    Our residents are required to provide a minimum 30-day notice to vacate, so our availability typically reflects around those notices.

  • What bills am I responsible for?

    Sweetwater Commons provides maintenance and routine pest control. Residents are responsible for power (electricity through SCE&G), water/trash (Water service is provided through North Augusta city, www.northaugusta.net), and any other optional utilities such as cable/internet.

  • Do you offer short term leases?

    We do offer short term leases. All prices listed reflect a 12-month lease. Additional fees apply to shorter terms as listed below:

    • 3-5 month: additional $100 monthly
    • 6-8 month: additional $50 monthly
    • 9-11 month: additional $25 monthly
    • MTM available at renewal: additional $150 monthly

Current Residents

  • I need to move but my lease has not expired yet. What is the process and what are the potential fees?

    • If you are breaking your lease, we need a minimum notice of 60 days to vacate. This form can be obtained in the leasing office. You must pay a pro-rated amount of rent through the 60 days as well as pay a termination fee equal to one month’s rent. Early termination of a lease will result in the security deposit being forfeited. Further details are covered on the vacate notice.
    • If you have received military orders to move over 50 miles away from the area we require a 30 day notice to vacate and no termination fees will apply. This is for military transfers ONLY.
  • How do I report a maintenance issue?

    Please contact our office with any maintenance concerns that are in need of attention, or submit a maintenance request through the online resident portal, which can be found on the Residents page. We will promptly notify our maintenance staff to address your request.

  • How do I pay rent?

    You can to drop a check/money order by our office, in our leasing office dropbox, or conveniently pay your rent online.

  • When is rent due?

    Rent is due between the 1st and the 5th of every month. After the 5th, there is a 10% late fee assessed.