Rental Rules

RENTAL RULES, REGULATIONS, PROCEDURES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

MOVE-IN

1.  Security deposit is due in full at the time of lease signing. A post-dated check for first month’s rent is also due at the time of lease signing.

2.  All rent and deposit checks should be made payable to the landlord listed on your lease.  WE ACCEPT PAYMENT BY PERSONAL CHECK OR MONEY ORDER. NO CASH, PLEASE. Write your unit number and address in the memo portion of your check.  Deliver or mail the check to the Cruise Properties office.

3.  Rent is due on the 1st of the month, by one (1) check only.  Payments will be applied to outstanding balances first, and then current charges. This may result in late fees and notices on rent left unpaid. Each tenant is jointly and severally LIABLE. So if there is a balance on the account, regardless of who has paid, ALL tenants are liable for the unpaid balance. (initial) X__________________

4. Utilities for which Tenant is responsible must be transferred to Tenant’s name prior to occupancy. Any installation charges, deposit or other utility requirements are the sole responsibility of the tenant. Proof of utility service, if applicable, is required before keys will be issued.  Any utilities billed to the Landlord for a period of time when the tenant is in possession of the rental unit, and the tenant is responsible for those utilities, will be billed back to the Tenant. This includes all days included in your lease, even if you move in late or out early. Utilities not transferred after the third (3rd) day of occupancy may be disconnected. Tenant agrees to use utilities provided by Landlord in a reasonable and not wasteful manner.

5.  Apartment keys (1 per tenant) and mailbox keys (1 per apartment) will be issued upon completion of requirements. No additional locks or changing of locks by the tenants is allowed.

6.  Tenant must fill out a check-in inspection report and return it to the office to receive a mail key.

7. All Tenants must notify office of any phone number or email address changes. Current and working contact information for all tenants is required.

8.  If you move in with existing tenants on a new lease, or sublease, you inherit the damages already present. We do not inspect or clean occupied units. If you suspect major damages and want to request an inspection, you must make the request at least 48 hours in advance of your move-in.  (initial)X___________________

 

MAINTENANCE

1. Any maintenance calls for repairs which were caused by Tenant negligence (plugged toilets, clogged disposals, failure to check tripped breakers, frozen water pipes due to insufficient heat, etc.) will be billed to the Tenant and such bills shall be payable immediately.

YOU SHOULD TRY TO PLUNGE YOUR CLOGGED TOILET OR DISPOSAL BEFORE CALLING. YOU SHOULD CHECK THE RESET BUTTON ON YOUR GFI OUTLET AND DISPOSAL IF THEY DON’T WORK. YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR CIRCUIT BREAKERS BEFORE REPORTING NO HEAT/AIR CONDITIONING OR ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS. IF YOUR BOTTOM OUTLETS DON’T WORK IN THE LIVING ROOM, THEY MAY BE SWITCH OPERATED FOR FLOOR LAMPS. If you don’t know how to do any of these items, please ASK.

2. Mildew accumulation in your bathroom or elsewhere is likely the result of improper ventilation. You MUST use your vent fan. Call the office right away if the fan is not working. CLEAN mildew off the walls/ceiling if you see any. Bleach water is very helpful. You may be charged for damage resulting from mildew left on the walls.

3. You may e-mail non-emergency maintenance requests to cruiseapartments@aol.com or call the office.

4.  Tenant is responsible for replacing burned out light bulbs.

5.   Tenant is responsible for replacing batteries in smoke detectors.

6.  Tenant acknowledges that the City Housing Inspectors need to periodically inspect the housing unit.  Any fee charged to the Landlord for reinspections of the unit caused by the negligence of the tenant shall be passed along to the tenant.

 

GENERAL

1Tenants are always welcome and encouraged to contact the office with requests, comments, concerns and feedback.

2.  No pets allowed for any period of time whatsoever (not even visiting), except authorized service animals.

3.  No smoking allowed in the apartments, halls or common areas.

4.  No kegs of any size allowed on the premises. No large group parties (over 12 guests) allowed.

5.  To maintain the appearance of the hallway and apartment walls, please no bicycles inside.

6.  Please do not use double stick tape, large nails or plant screws on the walls or ceilings.

7.  Tenants are not allowed to use the common area electrical outlets or water source for personal use.

8.  Tenants must comply with all obligations primarily imposed upon them by applicable provisions of building and housing codes.

9.  Tenants must keep the rented premises clean and safe in accordance with the city housing code.

10.  Tenants must dispose of all garbage and other waste in acceptable refuse bags in the containers provided or in accordance with applicable city codes.

11.  Tenants must refrain from disposing of anything other than human waste and toilet paper in the toilet.

12.  Tenants must use in a reasonable manner all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air conditioning and other facilities and appliances in the rented premises. Tenant use of extension cords is limited to cords with electrical breakers as specified by applicable city codes.

13.  Tenants must not destroy, deface, damage, alter, paint, remodel, impair, or remove a part of the dwelling unit or knowingly permit a person to do so.

14.  Tenant must conduct her/himself in a manner that will not disturb a neighbor’s peaceful enjoyment of the premises.

15.  Tenants must use the highest degree of care in maintaining the rented premises in the same condition as when first rented by the Tenant. Tenant agrees to thoroughly clean all floors, carpeting, surfaces, fixtures, and appliances before vacating premises and agrees to pay reasonable cleaning charges for noncompliance.

16.  Tenants must not litter or damage those areas outside the rented premises owned by the Landlord, and not leave furniture or appliances on lawns, porches, balconies, decks, patios, or roofs.

17.  Tenants must reimburse the Landlord for damages arising out of any acts of Tenants or Tenant’s visitors/guests.

18.  Tenants must utilize sufficient heat (thermostat set to at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit) to prevent freezing of water pipes.

19.  No parking of motor vehicles, trailers, or other equipment on the Landlord’s property in any unauthorized area without the Landlord’s consent.

20.  No hanging of furniture, fixtures, or book cases from the walls or ceiling.

21.  Never climb on or use the roof of any part of the premises, except for escape from fire.

22.  Tenants must refrain from any unlawful activities in the rented premises.

23.  Tenant must notify the Landlord on or before the 1st day of any extended absence (one week or more) from the rented premises.

24.  Tenant must limit stay of guests or visitors to less than seven (7) days and nights per month. Breach of this rule could be construed as an unauthorized sublet.

25.  Do not store any personal property on the public walkways, halls, steps, or attach to the steps or railings. All such property will be considered abandoned and will be discarded without notice.

26.  Do not discard tires, batteries, appliances, furniture or hazardous waste in the outside refuse containers, or beside the containers.

27.  Do not use any open flame devices, candles, incense, hookah pipes, kerosene lamps, halogen lamps or space heaters in the rented premises.

28.  In accordance with city housing code grills are only allowed to be used on cement surfaces. Using any kind of grill is prohibited on wooden decks, balconies, or walkways.

29.  Do not store any personal property or flammables in any furnace closet or near the water heater.

30.  Satellite dishes are not allowed on roofs, walkways, common areas or common yards. Dishes are allowed to be installed on “exclusive use” areas such as patios, decks, & balconies that are only accessible by the tenant. Dish installation may not leave holes and other damages to walls and railings on the building. Please visit http://transition.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/consumerdish.pdf for more information.

 

 

MOVE OUT AND CLEANING / SECURITY DEPOSIT REFUND INSTRUCTIONS

1.   Clean the premises thoroughly. A specific guide will be provided as move-out approaches. Tenants may also obtain this information from the office.

2.   Report all damage caused by tenants to the office so our maintenance staff can restore the dwelling to its original condition.

3.   Turn all keys in together to the office by 12 P.M. July 29th. You will be charged for new lock(s) and labor to install if all keys are not returned.

4.   Landlord will provide a move-out form to be SIGNED BY TENANTS with instructions for the return of the security deposit.

 Your deposit will be sent to the forwarding address you provide on the move-out form. Forwarding address must be submitted in writing. Only one check will be issued, made payable to all names on the lease. If you need to make other arrangements, they must be submitted in writing, in advance, and signed by all parties on the lease. Checks are mailed within 30 days of the end of the lease AND receipt of a forwarding address. If no address is provided, we will hold the deposit for one year and thereafter it will be forfeited and retained by the Landlord.

ANY VIOLATION OF THE LEASE IS GROUNDS FOR EVICTION AND DAMAGE REIMBURSEMENT MAY BE SOUGHT,

INCLUDING RENT THROUGH THE END OF THE LEASE TERM IF UNIT IS NOT RE-RENTED.

 I/We have read the above and understand the above and agree to comply with the above.

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