Living in the Community

When you live off campus, you are a resident of both the University community and the local community, so you bear the extra burden of meeting the University's expectations for students and the community's requirements for its residents. Be a good neighbor, be conscious of noise levels, parking and keep the property clean. In addition, tenant responsibilities include:

  • Using the property for residential purposes only
  • Paying rent and bills on time and in the appropriate method
  • Disposing of trash in a safe and clean manner as ordered by the city
  • Limiting the number of people residing in the apartment to equal to or less than the number allowed by law
  • Maintaining a safe and clean living environment and pay for any damages that may occur as caused by the tenant or guests beyond normal wear and tear. This includes not making alterations to the property without the owner's written permission.
  • Using all facilities in a safe manner and for the manner that they were intended
  • Not changing the locks on the property, unless allowed to do so with written permission from the owner. A spare set of keys must be provided to the landlord for emergency access purposes.
  • Reporting all problems to the landlord, document in writing all concerns and resolutions and maintain copies of all communication
  • Providing written notification on termination/renewal of lease and providing a forwarding address for return of the security deposit
  • Leaving the apartment clean and in a similar condition to the way it was found at lease signing

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