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Things to Know

What if I get locked out?

Getting locked out stinks and during normal business hours there is a $50 lockout fee. M-F 9:00-5:00 p.m.

However, if you call after hours, we will charge $75.00. Our charge is cheap compared to most locksmiths. Please keep track of your keys. If you happen to lose your keys, it might be cheaper to call your roommates or to sleep on the couch for the night.

Please be aware that our property managers have families and there might be a chance you will have to wait until the morning.

Bugs/Mice

It is actually very rare for our homes to be infested with pests. Pests typically stop by for one reason and that is for food. If you clean up your garbage and wipe down your floors that will help prevent ants and rodents. If you call our office complaining about bugs or rodents and we find that your housekeeping, or lack thereof, is the reason you are having problems, you will be paying for the exterminator’s visit.

Carpets

One suggestion for keeping clean carpet would be to have parties at your friend’s house. If you do have a large party and lots of beer gets on the carpet it is a great idea to have the carpets cleaned immediately. Google can help you find a good carpet cleaner in State College.

Hardwood Floors

Many of our homes have hardwood floors. It is your responsibility to clean these floors. Please use Murphy’s Oil Soap to clean up any party residue on hardwood floors. You will be charged if the floors become beer damaged. If your hardwood floors have been restored it is your job to maintain them. This also includes picking up furniture when you are moving it on the floor. Do not drag or push furniture on hardwood floors. You will be charged for any scratches that occur during your lease term. If you bring your own furniture it is your responsibility to put felt on the bottom of the legs so they do not scratch the floor.

Cleaning

It’s easy for a rental to get out of control because of lack of cleaning and it causes issues between roommates. It’s cheap for you to have a cleaning company come through from time to time.  If you divide the cost by the number of roommates in the house, it’s probably less than a trip to the bars. Call the office and we’ll get you in touch with our cleaner.

 

Inside Furniture Found Outside / Fire Hazards

If you find your couch missing from the front porch, you should also expect to get a bill for hauling it away. There is a city ordinance against interior furniture on front porches because it is a serious fire hazard. Also excluded from use on front porches are Tiki torches, lighter fluid, charcoal grills, etc. Having lost a property to fire in the past, we have a zero tolerance policy on this issue. If we find that these items contributed to the cause of your house catching on fire, you’ll assuredly be hearing from our insurance agent. Again, charcoal grills are strictly prohibited. Gas grills may be used but must remain 20 feet from the house.

House Parties / Damages

We realize that college students like to have parties. Please do so responsibly. There is a point system in place in State College that targets nuisance properties. Once a property accumulates a certain amount of points, PSU Houses can lose its rental permit. If you accumulate points against your property, you will be charged $100 per point. If we lose our rental license, you will be responsible for all lost rental revenue until our license is restored by the Borough.

Please clean up after your parties. State College Borough routinely sends out inspectors on Saturday & Sunday mornings to give out fines to people with trash and party debris in their yards and on their porch. Yes, they will come up on the porch to inspect. This violation is one that results in points being applied to a property.

If you have a party and damages occur, you will be responsible for paying for the repairs. Large holes in walls, broken windows, and other obvious damage are billed at labor cost plus materials.

Roof Access

Climbing on the roof is strictly prohibited. Not only can you damage the shingles, you might kill yourself if you fall off.