Discover A Simpler Way Of Renting

Make renting your next place hassle-free. We match you with rentals that meet your unique requirements, in record time. So you can spend less time looking and more time enjoying your new home.

Zero Cost

We’ll be your personal assistant and local expert helping you find the perfect rental for free!

Years of Experience

We’ve helped over 48,000 renters find a place they love since 2008.

More Choice

Get exclusive coming-soon properties that help you find the best rental before it even hits the market.

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Our team is so large that we can always find someone to take you out to tour the place you like.


Discover A Simpler Way Of Renting

Just like every important decision in life, the key is preparation. And having the right support and information to make the best choice for yourself. With TCS Group’s sophisticated search algorithm, finding your next place to rent becomes easy. Want to live in a building with a fitness center, in a vibrant neighborhood, 20 minutes from your office? We’ll help you find it!

TCS’s personalized search will examine thousands of available rentals to find you that perfect place to call home. Filter by budget, location, pet policy, and more to find exactly what you’re looking for.

University City & Medical Student Housing

Heading to a new university? Joining a new faculty? Get in touch so we can help you find the perfect student and staff accommodation blocks away from the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel, Temple University, Jefferson University, or The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. We’ll take care of the details so you can focus on your next big step in life. After all, university life is the time to create the best memories.

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Relocating? We’ve Got Your Back!

New to the city? Welcome - let’s take you around! Whether you are an individual, employee, or military, we’re committed to making your relocation seamless and enjoyable. Nothing is more frustrating than having to rediscover your favorite coffee shop, the closest place to get groceries, and the nearest bank and post office from home. Let us help you redesign your new life with you.

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Rent Vs Own

Wondering if you should buy a property or rent instead? Use our Rent Versus Own Affordability Calculator to find out!

Frequently Asked Questions

Finding An Agent

Working with a realtor to find a rental takes the heavy lifting off of you to find a rental. Instead of you spending hours trying to find the perfect spot, you can send your agent listings that you’re interested in and let them do the heavy lifting. This also means you’ll always have someone on your side looking out for YOUR best interest.

It’s completely free to work with a realtor in Philadelphia!

The processing time is generally up to the rental listing agent or the landlord. This process can take anywhere from 24 hours to a few days.

Generally, application fees cover the costs to run your credit report, background check, or the necessary time and costs associated with your application.

Understanding Your Finances

Most financial experts recommend that you spend no more than 30 percent of your gross (before taxes) monthly income on housing. Many landlords state on rental applications that they want an applicant’s gross income to be three times greater than the rent. However, there is no one-size-fits-all model, and the best way to decide how much of your income should go to rent is to write out exactly how much you earn each month, how much you spend on living expenses and how much you want to save.

If you have low or no credit and you've never rented an apartment before, you might need a guarantor, also known as a lease co-signer. Keep in mind that your new landlord will ask for a lot of information about your cosigner's finances, and your cosigner will be on the hook if you don't pay your rent

Be honest (and communicate well) if you have a low credit score. It may be beneficial to write a letter of explanation as to why your credit score isn’t great. This method works best when you’re dealing with individual landlords as opposed to a management company that might not have flexibility.

Renting Your Next Place

As a rule of thumb, renters should start looking for apartments 60 to 90 days before moving.

The biggest difference between a condo and an apartment is ownership. An apartment is a residence that is rented, often as part of a larger residential building. A condo is similar in structure to an apartment — usually a unit within a larger residential building, but each unit in the building is privately owned. Both condos and apartments can be rented, however a condo will be directly owned by a landlord rather than a management company.

There is no certain income requirement to rent apartments and homes in the Philadelphia area. Each Rental is different, and landlords or management companies may have different requirements for their ideal tenant, which apply to every renter applying for a particular property.

This will depend on the lease agreement that you sign with your landlord. Most of the time, a landlord will agree to pay for repairs over a certain price point. However, you should review your lease with your TCS agent before signing so you have a full understanding of each party’s responsibilities.

Signing Your Lease

Some landlords will ask for everything, and others will only ask for a few. You can expect to pay an application fee and answer questions about your current job and salary, your rental history, and if you have a co-signer.

A security deposit is a sum of money that a new resident gives to their landlord or property management company in addition to their advance rent payments. Think of a security deposit as insurance against unforeseen circumstances and damages. All tenants will get back their security deposit back within 30 days of moving out unless there are damages.

It’s fairly common to require this upfront, although some rentals require less than others. Generally, security deposits are due at signing to help you secure your rental. This helps the landlord make sure you’re serious about leasing the unit.

Consider the worst-case scenario, could you afford to replace your entire closet if your house caught fire? What about your laptop, iPad, or cell phone? Renter’s insurance covers your personal property (whether you’re at home or traveling), offers liability coverage, and can provide housing after a disaster. Check out our trusted renter’s insurance company here.

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TCS Group also gives you a handy timeline of things to do before, during and after your move to help keep you on track.

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