Attached to the phrase “student apartment,” the adjective “luxury” looks blatantly out of place. But that apparent incongruity isn’t stopping a Charlotte-Texas partnership from trying to capitalize on the growth of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte campus.
Like a college student sneaking into class 15 minutes after it’s started, a trendy way of leasing to such students has quietly made its way across parts of Charlotte.
But the method — renting out single bedrooms in an apartment — has caught the attention of, and become alarming to, city officials who are now considering creating rules for what has become an unregulated practice.
Apartment owners who are renting out individual bedrooms can continue to do so while the city mulls creating regulations for such properties, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department official said.