The Registry: Community Policies or Rules
Occupants must comply with any written apartment rules and community policies, including instructions for care of the property.
LIMITATIONS ON CONDUCT.
The apartment and other areas reserved for your private use must be kept clean. Trash must be disposed of at least weekly in appropriate receptacles in accordance with local ordinances. Passageways may be used only for entry or exit. Any swimming pools, saunas, spas, tanning beds, exercise rooms, storerooms,laundry rooms, and similar areas must be used with care in accordance with apartment rules and posted signs. Glass containers are prohibited in all common areas. You, your occupants, or guests may not anywhere in the apartment community: use candles or use kerosene lamps or kerosene heaters without our prior written approval; cook on balconies or outside; or solicit business or contributions. Conducting any kind of business (including child care services) in your apartment or in the apartment community is prohibited—except that any lawful business conducted "at home" by computer, mail, or telephone is permissible if customers, clients, patients, or other business associates do not come to your apartment for business purposes. We may regulate: (1) the use of patios, balconies, and porches; (2) the conduct of furniture movers and delivery persons; and (3) recreational activities in common areas. You'll be liable to us for damage caused by you or any guests or occupants. We may exclude from the apartment community guests or others who, in our judgment, have been violating the law, violating this Lease Contract or any apartment rules, or disturbing other residents, neighbors, visitors, or owner representatives. We may also exclude from any outside area or common area a person who refuses to show photo identification or refuses to identify himself or herself as a resident, occupant, or guest of
a specific resident in the community.
You may not engage in the following activities: behaving in a loud or obnoxious manner; disturbing or threatening the rights, comfort, health, safety, or convenience of others (including our agents and employees) in or near
the apartment community; disrupting our business operations; manufacturing, delivering, possessing with intent to deliver, or otherwise possessing a controlled substance or drug paraphernalia; engaging in or threatening violence; possessing a weapon prohibited by state law; discharging a firearm in the apartment community; displaying or possessing a gun, knife, or other weapon in the common area in a way that may alarm others; storing anything in closets having gas appliances;tampering with utilities or telecommunications; bringing hazardous materials into the apartment community; or injuring our reputation by making bad faith allegations against us to others.
We may regulate the time, manner, and place of parking cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, boats, trailers, and recreational vehicles by anyone. We may remove unauthorized or illegally parked vehicles from the apartment community at your expense under the terms of this Lease Contract or by appropriate statute. A vehicle is unauthorized or illegally parked in the apartment community if it:
(1) has a flat tire or other condition rendering it inoperable; or
(2) is on jacks, blocks or has wheel(s) missing; or
(3) has no current license or no current inspection sticker; or
(4) takes up more than one parking space; or
(5) belongs to a resident or occupant who has surrendered or abandoned the apartment; or
(6) is parked in a marked handicap space without the legally required handicap insignia; or
(7) is parked in space marked for manager, staff, or guest at the office; or
(8) blocks another vehicle from exiting; or
(9) is parked in a fire lane or designated "no parking" area; or
(10) is parked in a space marked for other resident(s) or unit(s); or
(11) is parked on the grass, sidewalk, or patio; or
(12) blocks garbage trucks from access to a dumpster; or
(13) belongs to a resident and is parked in a visitor or retail parking space.
RESIDENT SAFETY AND PROPERTY LOSS.
You and all occupants and guests must exercise due care for your own and others' safety and security, especially in the use of smoke detectors, keyed deadbolt locks, keyless bolting devices, window latches, and access control devices. Smoke Detectors. We'll furnish smoke detectors as required by statute or ordinance, and we'll test them and provide working batteries when you first take possession. After that, you must pay for and replace batteries as needed, unless the law provides otherwise. We may replace dead or missing batteries at your expense, without prior notice to you. You must immediately report smoke detector malfunctions to us. Neither you nor others may disable smoke detectors. If you damage or disable the smoke detector or remove a battery without replacing it with a working battery, you will be liable to us for $100 plus one month's rent, actual damages,and attorney's fees. If you disable or damage the smoke detector, or fail to replace a dead battery or report malfunctions to us, you will be liable to us and others for any loss, damage, or fines from fire, smoke, or water. We both must comply with any local smoke detector ordinances. Casualty Loss. We're not liable to any resident, guest, or occupant for personal injury or damage or loss of personal property from any cause, including but not limited to: fire, smoke, rain, flood, water and pipe leaks, hail, ice, snow, lightning, wind, explosions, interruption of utilities, theft, or vandalism unless otherwise required by law. We have no duty to remove any ice, sleet, or snow but may remove any amount with or without notice. During freezing weather, you must ensure that the temperature in the apartment is sufficient to make sure that the pipes do not freeze (we suggest at least 50 degrees). If the pipes freeze or any other damage is caused by your failure to properly maintain the heat in your apartment, you’ll be liable for damage to our and other’s property. If you ask our representatives to perform services not contemplated in this Lease
Contract, you will indemnify us and hold us harmless from all liability for those services.
Crime or Emergency. Dial 911 or immediately call local medical emergency, fire, or police personnel in case of accident, fire, smoke, or suspected criminal activity, or other emergency involving imminent harm. You should then contact our representative. We're not obliged to furnish security personnel, security lighting, security gates or fences, or other forms of security. If we provide any access control devices or security measures upon the property, they are not a guarantee to prevent crime or to reduce the risk of crime on the property. You agree that no access control or security measures can eliminate all crime and that you will not rely upon any provided access control or security measures as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. We're not responsible for obtaining criminal-history checks on any residents, occupants, guests, or contractors n the apartment community. If you or any occupant or guest is affected he appropriate local law-enforcement agency. You also must furnish us with the law-enforcement agency's incident report number upon request.
CONDITION OF THE PREMISES AND ALTERATIONS.
You must use customary diligence in maintaining the apartment and not damaging or littering the common areas. Unless authorized by statute or by us in writing, you must not perform any repairs, painting, wallpapering,
carpeting, electrical changes, or otherwise alter our property. No holes or stickers are allowed inside or outside the apartment. But we'll permit a reasonable number of small nail holes for hanging pictures on sheetrock walls and in grooves of wood-paneled walls, unless our rules state= otherwise. No water furniture, washing machines, additional phone or TV-cable outlets, alarm systems, or lock changes, additions, or rekeying is permitted unless statutorily allowed or we've consented in writing. You agree not to alter, damage, or remove ourproperty, including alarm systems, smoke detectors, furniture, telephone and cable TV wiring, screens, locks, and access control devices. When you move in, we'll supply light bulbs for fixtures we furnish, including exterior fixtures operated from inside the apartment; after that, you'll replace them at your expense with bulbs of the same type and wattage.
Your improvements to the apartment (whether or not we consent) become ours unless we agree otherwise in writing.
WHEN WE MAY ENTER.
If you or any guest or occupant is present,then repairers, servicers, contractors, our representatives or other persons listed in (2) below may peacefully enter the apartment at reasonable times for the purposes listed in (2) below. If nobody is in the apartment, such persons may enter peacefully and at reasonable times by duplicate or
master key (or by breaking a window or other means when necessary in emergencies) if: 1) written notice of the entry is left in a conspicuous place in the apartment immediately after the entry; and (2) entry is for: responding to your request; making repairs or replacements; estimating repair or refurbishing costs; performing pest control; doing preventive maintenance; changing filters; testing or replacing smoke-detector batteries; retrieving unreturned tools, equipment or appliances; preventing waste of utilities; exercising our contractual lien; leaving notices; delivering, installing, reconnecting, or replacing appliances, furniture, equipment, or access control
devices; removing or rekeying unauthorized access control devices; removing unauthorized window coverings; stopping excessive noise; removing health or safety hazards (including hazardous materials), or items prohibited under our rules; removing perishable foodstuffs if your electricity is disconnected; removing unauthorized animals; cutting off electricity according to statute; retrieving property owned or leased by former residents; inspecting when immediate danger to person or property is reasonably suspected; allowing persons to enter as you authorized in your rental application (if you die, are incarcerated, etc.); allowing entry by a law officer with a search or arrest warrant, or in hot pursuit; showing apartment to prospective residents (after move-out or vacate notice has been given); or showing apartment to government inspectors for the limited purpose of
determining housing and fire ordinance compliance by us and to lenders, appraisers, contractors, prospective buyers, or insurance representatives.