RULES AND REGULATIONS:
Per your lease agreement, you are agreeing to comply with all the following rules and regulations of Sahara apartments. Please note that the Landlord has the right to modify these rules from time to time.
1. PETS: Pets are not allowed in the rental units. The following shall apply to a violation of this policy:
A warning will he issued to the Tenant specifying the complaint, a $100.00 charge will be assessed against the Tenant, and Landlord may, in its discretion, declare the Lease to be in default.
Upon a second violation, a $25.00 per day charge will be assessed the Tenant and the Landlord will declare the Lease to be in default.
VISITORS & GUESTS:
VISITORS & GUESTS: THERE IS A LIMIT OF HOW MANY PERSONS MAY BE IN AN APARTMENT AT ANY ONE TIME. FOR STUDIO APARTMENTS THIS LIMIT IS 4 PERSONS. FOR ONE BEDROOM APARTMENTS IT IS 8 PERSONS.
If you want to meet with your friends numbering more than the above limits, you can meet at the lounge in the recreation building. However, please be aware that no alcoholic drinks are allowed in the lounge, by the pool, or any other public areas of the property. The Landlord acknowledges the right of any Tenant to entertain friends and to have guests in their unit, subject to consent of the other occupant(s) and the rules and regulations of the Sahara Apartments including the above limit on the number of persons allowed in each apartment. Tenants and guests of Tenants shall at all times maintain order in the unit and all areas on Sahara property. Guests shall not take part in or permit any loud, improper, or unruly conduct, or otherwise disturb the comfort of, or interrupt the sleep of, any other Sahara resident or guest.
NO OVERNIGHT GUESTS ARE ALLOWED IN ANY APARTMENTS. WE OFFER HOTEL TYPE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR YOUR OVERNIGHT GUESTS IN OUR BUILDING 5 (THE YELLOW BUILDING) AS A HOTEL, WHERE VISITORS SUCH AS FRIENDS OR FAMILY CAN STAY ON SHORT VISITS. CHECK OUR WEBSITE TO GET THE CURRENT RATES AND DESCRIPTION OF ACCOMMODATIONS OFFERRED IN OUR HOTEL FACILITY. IF AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON STAYS IN YOUR APARTMENT OVERNIGHT, YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE SINGLE OCCUPANCY HOTEL RATE.
2. NO APARTMENT FURNITURE TO BE TAKEN OUTSIDE:
The furniture provided in each apartment is suitable only for indoor use, it is prohibited to take them outside, or place them in the balcony where they would exposed to the elements.
All radios, television sets, compact disk players, or any other appliances or items which may cause noise, etc., must be turned down to a level of sound that does not annoy or interfere with other residents. No band instruments shall be played on the Premise at any time.
No incense or other odor producing items shall be used on the premises. Because of the nature of the apartments, it is understood that strong or offensive odors are expressly prohibited.
5. SMOKING, DRUGS & ALCOHOL, PARTIES:
Sahara is a smoke free enivronment. So, so smoking of tobacco products is not permitted on the premises. Consumption of alcoholic beverages by those under the age of 21 years is illegal and will not be tolerated by the management.
If a resident, family member or a guest under the age of twenty one is found to be drinking in the apartment or in the building, the building staff will not only report the incidence of drinking by a minor to the police, but will also report to the police, any person over the age of twenty one who is believed to be giving alcoholic beverages to such minor. Drinking of alcoholic beverages by those over the age of 21 is only permitted in their own apartment, provided that in the case of double occupancy units, both of the residents are over 21 years of age.
No drinking of alcoholic beverages is allowed in the common area, and carrying of open containers of alcoholic beverages is not allowed in the building. Any illegal activity within the apartment or the common areas committed by a resident, or their guests, including taking of illegal drugs, including marijuana will be cause for eviction of Tenant by Landlord, and will be reported to the Police as well. Tenants will not advertise or permit the advertising of the premises as a place for holding a public function, or a party, unless such function is approved by the management, held in the recreation building or the pool area, and is subject to strict supervision by the management staff complies with fire department restrictions regarding the number of people that may occupy the recreation building .
The recreation building maybe reserved for parties, through the appropriate procedure set forth by the Sahara Apartment’s Student Government Organization (SASGO) and will also require the approval of the management.
6. VEHICLES, PARKING & TRAFFICE REGULATIONS:
The driveways, sidewalks, courts, entry passage, stairs and halls shall not be obstructed, used for bicycles, motorcycles and other vehicles or any purpose other than ingress and egress. Parking of tenant vehicles in other than designated parking area is strictly prohibited. Tenant agrees to abide by all parking regulations as defined in the Parking Rules and Regulations and in particular not to double park, park in fire lanes, obstruct the flow of traffic, park in prohibited areas, park on landscaped areas or otherwise violate, parking provisions in force from time to time. In the event parking decals shall be required, Tenant agrees to display such decal as instructed. Tenant agrees that for such violation of any reasonable parking regulations in force from time to time, including failure to display decal, Tenant’s vehicle and the vehicles of Tenant’s guests may be subject to being towed at Tenant’s expense or to fines put in force by the Landlord from time to time. Washing vehicles and performing mechanical work thereon is strictly prohibited unless special areas are designated in Landlord’s sole discretion. No motorcycles, scooters, or any other motorized vehicles are allowed in the apartments.
7. RULES RELATING TO INTERIOR OF APARTMENTS:
Use of foil and other similar unsightly materials over windows is strictly prohibited. Windows and doors shall not be obstructed. Landlord provides blinds on windows and such blinds will not be removed. If Tenant installs draperies over the blinds, any damage will be repaired or removed by Tenant or at Tenant’s expense. Damage to property, including but not limited to paint, plaster, cabinets, carpets, floors, furniture or damage to any part of the Premise resulting from failure caused by leaving windows or doors open during inclement weather will be the responsibility of the Tenant.
Locks may NOT be changed or added without prior written permission of Landlord. Locks and the appropriate keys, added must be Left in place upon vacating the Premises. Duplication of any key is strictly forbidden and all original keys must be returned to Landlord upon termination of occupancy or Landlord may impose a reasonable charge.
9. LIGHT BULBS:
Tenant, at Tenant’s expense, shall be responsible for replacement of all interior light bulbs and tubes. All bulbs and tubes must be operational at the time the Tenant vacates the Premise.
Solicitation shall not be permitted on the apartment complex, either by Tenants or outside solicitors, without the prior written permission of the Management.
All trash and garbage will be placed in receptacles in locations designated by Landlord. Tenant agrees to cause trash and refuse to be deposited directly into such dumpsters and not left in the units or in the common area, hallways or similar places. Tenant may be charged for removal of trash from outside their door or apartment. Tenant is responsible for cleanliness of area in front of their apartment and for any common area used by Tenant or their guest. If Landlord cleans cigarette butts from the common areas outside an apartment, a cleaning fee of $25.00 per occurrence may be assessed. Landlord reserves the right to impose a reasonable fine for any violation of this provision as well as for any littering by tenant.
Use, possession, or storage of firearms, air rifles or pistols, explosives (including fireworks), dangerous chemicals, ammunition, numchucks, brass knuckles, butterfly knives, and other fighting materials or dangerous instruments is prohibited.
13. ANTAENAS AND WIRES:
No radio wires, television or other aerials or any other objects whatsoever shall be attached to the roof or exterior of any building.
No furniture designed for indoor use will be placed outdoors for any purpose. Any furniture moved outdoors will be removed by maintenance and the cost of moving, storing and/or replacement of the furniture will be charged directly to the Tenant.
Tenants will be held responsible for any damages to their apartment or to the building, or to the common areas caused by themselves or their guests.
There shall be no air rifles, firearms, pellet guns, slingshots, or any other similar device on the premises at any time for any reason. If any such item is found in your possession, or in your apartment, you will he subject to eviction.
Residents are not permitted to go on any roof of any building at any time.
Residents will be charged $35.00 for each broken or missing screen. If a screen is damaged or missing when you move in, report it to management immediately, and put that notice on your check in sheet.
19. DART BOARDS:
Dart boards are not permitted in the apartments. The repair of all areas around a dartboard will easily cost over $100.00. If a dartboard is found, you will be asked to remove it immediately. If it is discovered a second time, your apartment will be assessed $100.00. Payment of the fine is required within 5 days of notice.
Landlord is not responsible for providing any live, or “on-foot” security. The safety and welfare of the Tenant and Tenant’s property is the responsibility of the Tenant. Doors and windows should be locked, and visitors identified before allowed into your apartment. Try not to walk on campus, through parking lots, or in courtyards alone, especially after dark. Use good common sense, and think about safety. If there is any suspicious activity around the apartment complex, call 911 immediately.
21. FIRE SAFETY:
The following are prohibited in the residences: halogen lamps; overloaded electrical, damaged or non-UL approved cords; unsafe placement of cords or improper use of electrical items; obstruction of sprinklers; obstruction of room door or windows; ceiling hangings or other decorations which are flammable or otherwise could contribute to fire spread; paper or other combustibles (including hats, scarves) hung on or near incandescent fixtures; use of any open flame device (candles, etc, burning of incense, possession/use of fireworks, or other explosives, possession/storage of gasoline or other fuels/flammable chemicals; damaging or tampering with fire safety equipment (smoke detectors, extinguishers, fire horns, etc.); dismantling or otherwise interfering with exit signs; blocking open or otherwise interfering with the intended smoke-barrier purpose of fire doors; blocking hallways or building exits; failure to evacuate according to designated procedures during a building alarm and/or failure to follow instructions of building staff or fire safety personnel; false report of fire or other dangerous conditions (bomb threats, etc.); activating false alarms. Being responsible for a malicious or intentional false fire alarm will result in termination of your lease and eviction from the building, and possible criminal prosecution.
22. SWIMMING POOL SAFETY:
Residents and guests must comply with the rules and regulations posted at residence swimming pools; residents and guests swim at their own risk because there are no lifeguards.
23. MODIFICATION OF RULES & REGULATIONS:
Landlord reserves the right at any time to make changes to these Rules and Regulations, as Landlord shall, in its judgment, determines to be necessary for the safety, and care of the premises. In order for a Tenant to refute a complaint, it is understood that the burden of proof is upon the Tenant who must refute such charge with clear, convincing and indisputable evidence. Landlord expressly retains the right to increase the fines set forth herein if the initial fines do not prove to be a significant enough inducement. These rules are not totally inclusive. There are life safety issues not covered in these rules but are covered in applicable city and county ordinances. You will be responsible for conduct of yourself and your guests within city laws and codes.