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College students use new website to sublease apartments

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Alyssa Church says websites like Facebook and Craigslist are unreliable and she will use Cribspot in the future. Alyssa Church says websites like Facebook and Craigslist are unreliable and she will use Cribspot in the future.
Cribspot Ambassador Haydn Jones says the website makes the process more conenient for everyone. Cribspot Ambassador Haydn Jones says the website makes the process more conenient for everyone.

By: Taylor Herlong

Many college students struggle to find someone to sublease their apartment during the summer months.

Some USC students say they have had bad experiences with subleasing. Alyssa Church said she was looking for someone last spring to sublease her apartment while she was in Florida for an internship.

“It was an absolute nightmare I will never live in the complex again, anybody that says oh I'm thinking about living there I'm like don't the management is a nightmare they're so unhelpful it was ridiculous,” said Church.

Church said Craigslist and Facebook were not reliable enough to help her find someone to sublease her apartment. The new website, Cribspot,  says it helps to eliminate the middleman and ease the processes of finding a subleaser. Cribspot Ambassador Haydn Jones says the website was invented to help make the process easier and more convenient for everyone.

"You can sign up for how many bedrooms you want, how many bathrooms, if you're looking for multiple roommates and it comes up with everything you want in the criteria in that area,” said Jones.

Students like Church say they can benefit from using Cribspot in the future.

“I mean if it gets the information out there more so to groups of people that I wasn't thinking about then absolutely,” said Alyssa Church.

Although Cribspot claims to simplify the process, students should still check with their individual apartment complexes to be sure subleasing is allowed.

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