Frequently Asked Questions
How much is the application fee?
The application fee is $50 (per adult applicant). Background checks will be conducted upon application. This application fee is non-refundable.
How much is the security deposit?
The security deposit is $300 for each residence. This is fully refundable at the end of the lease term; pending a damage assessment. Additional security deposit may apply upon conditionally approved applications.
Is Slate a pet friendly community?
Yes. We welcome pets. There is a $300 pet deposit per residence (refundable at end of lease term, pending damage assessment) per residence. Monthly pet rent of $25 per cat and $50 per dog. Max of two pets per residence (no weight limit). Breed restrictions apply. Pet policy: • Only cats and dogs allowed • Up to two pets per residence • No weight limits • All pets must be spayed or neutered and in good health • Vet verification and pet licensing through the city of Des Moines is required BREED RESTRICTIONS APPLY The following breeds are restricted and not allowed on the property at any time: Pit Bulls (Staffordshire Terrier), Rottweiler, German Shepard, Doberman Pinscher, Chow Chow, Great Dane, Dalmatian, Akita, Preso Canario, Wolf Hybrid, Saint Bernard *Any mix of these breeds
Is private storage available?
Yes. Private resident storage is available for $25 – $75 per month based on size. Dimensions vary and can be provided upon request.
What lease term options are available?
We offer flexible lease terms ranging from 6 – 24 months. Pricing may vary based on lease term selected.
What utilities am I responsible for?
Mediacom 100 Mbps high-speed internet is all-inclusive, and available to residents at no additional cost. All utilities are resident’s responsibility and billed to the resident directly from Slate, along with their rent. Water, sewer, and trash are billed as a flat fee of $15/month for 1-bed and 1-bed + dens, and $25/month for 2-beds. Electric is individual metered and billed based on actual usage. Cable services are available through Mediacom, at resident’s responsibility.
What parking options are available?
Controlled access underground parking is available for $100/month per stall. Assigned surface-level parking is available for $25/month per stall.
Do you have on-site management?
Yes! Slate has on-site Professional Management & 24/7 Emergency Maintenance.
Is Smoking allowed at Slate?
No. Slate is a smoke-free community.
What are my options for paying rent?
Rent is due on the 1st of each month by: Mail Flexible Options Through Online Resident Portal Rent drop box