TENANT  F.A.Q.

  1. Tenant Responsibilities:

Ensure timely payment of rent; a delay may result in a Notice To End Tenancy, providing 5 days to pay or 10 days to move out, risking eviction for recurrent late payments. Maintain cleanliness and good condition of the premises and surroundings. Keep noise levels respectful to avoid disturbing neighbors. Repair any damages caused by the tenant, family members, or guests, promptly informing the Property Manager of significant damage. Grant Property Manager permission to enter for inspections or repairs with advance notice. Notify the Property Manager of prolonged absences from the apartment. Provide proper advance notice when moving out, returning the property in the original condition. Promptly report any need for repairs; failure to do so may incur additional charges for subsequent damage. Pay for utilities not covered by the Property Manager, as specified in the tenancy agreement. Refer to the tenancy agreement for specific agreed-upon details.

  1. Tenant Not Responsible For:

Reasonable wear and tear resulting from natural aging and forces during reasonable use.

  1. Purpose of Security Deposit:

The tenant is responsible for any damage due to deliberate action or negligence. The deposit may be utilized to address issues at the tenancy end, but interim matters should be reported promptly.

  1. Cleaning and Maintenance:

Yes, tenants are expected to professionally steam clean carpets, wash window coverings, clean behind appliances, walls, vents/grilles, and glass regularly and before moving out. Regular yard upkeep includes tasks like raking leaves, shoveling snow, gardening, and lawn maintenance for safety and curb appeal. Bulbs, filters, fuses, and fireplaces must be maintained. The tenant is also responsible for unblocking plumbing, lost keys, or similar negligence.

  1. Notice to Move Out:

Provide a 30-day notice before the last day of the rental period for month-to-month tenancy.

  1. Alterations to Premises:

Permission is required from the Property Manager before hanging anything on walls. Excessive use of nails, anchors, screws, or tape must be repaired by the tenant. Alterations, painting, or renovation without written consent are not allowed.

  1. Security Alarms and Detectors:

Tenants must not disable or alter any alarms; malfunctions or battery replacements should be reported.

  1. Installation of Telephone, Satellite, or Cable:

Written permission from the Property Manager is necessary for any changes or installations.

  1. Property Manager Access:

With 24 hours to 30 days notice, the Property Manager can access the property with or without the tenant's permission.

  1. Noise Levels:

Excessive noise is not permitted at any time; compliance with town bylaws is required.

  1. Tenancy Insurance:

It is recommended that tenants carry insurance to cover unexpected damages.

  1. Contacting Property Manager:

Outside regular office hours, contact is allowed for emergencies affecting health, safety, or imminent property damage.

  1. Additional Roommates:

Approval from the Property Manager is needed in writing before an extra party moves in.

  1. Extension to Pay Rent:

Property Manager is not obligated to grant an extension; communication about rent payment issues should occur as soon as possible.

  1. DIY Repairs:

Certification/qualification and written permission are required for certain repairs. Tenants should refrain from attempting complex tasks without proper authorization.

  1. Seeking Guidance:

When in doubt, tenants should contact their Property Manager for clarification.

 

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Listing information last updated on May 27th, 2024 at 9:45pm PDT.