OPAL Reddick Apartments
The house rules shall be an attachment to each lease agreement and signed by each tenant prior to occupancy. The purpose of the house rules is to clarify expectations for both OPAL Community Land Trust and the tenant.
- Only personal assistance animals are allowed. No other pets or animals of any kind are permitted.
- Smoking is not permitted inside the units at any time. Smoking is allowed outside the units ONLY in the designated smoking area located at the bench attached to the garden shed. Smoking inside a housing unit damages the property and corresponding monetary damages apply.
- The use, possession, manufacturing, or sale of illegal drugs will result in termination of tenancy.
- Illegal activity is cause for termination of tenancy.
- Residents are strongly encouraged to recycle. A copy of acceptable recyclable items will be distributed along with this document.
- Trash accumulations inside or outside an apartment that attract pests, cause infestation, or present a fire hazard are prohibited.
- Signs or notices may be posted if approved by property manager.
- Since this property is linked to a sewer system that utilizes a septic tank, nothing must go down a drain or toilet that may damage the system, such as coffee grounds, dirt/dust, and feminine hygiene products.
- Residents may install pictures, shelves, and hanging brackets. Residents must patch all holes prior to moving or risk losing their deposit. OPAL allows painting or wallpapering with prior approval. No other changes or modifications to the units are permitted without OPAL’s written consent.
- Quiet hours are between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. Residents are encouraged to communicate with their neighbors if they have special circumstances that require an exception. During non-quiet hours, loud enduring or repetitive noises are prohibited.
- Theft/destruction of property; verbal or physical harassment of residents; and behavior that risks the immediate safety, security, or rights of other residents will result in termination of tenancy.
- Subleasing is prohibited.
- Only individuals listed on the lease agreement may be residents of the unit. If a household wishes to add a new adult, the person must apply for residency; if the application is accepted, the lease will be amended, a new household income will be established, and rent will be adjusted accordingly. OPAL rental units have a maximum adult occupancy limit of one more adult than the number of sleeping rooms in the unit.
- Guests may stay only 30 days. Individuals staying more than 30 days will be considered housemates and must apply for residency unless special arrangements have been made by the resident and OPAL.
- Adult household members are responsible for the behavior and action of all household members and guests/visitors. All visitors are subject to the house rules. Non-compliance may result in permanent denial of access to the premises.
- Incomes will be re-verified annually; corresponding adjustments to rent will be made at that time.
- Each unit is assigned one parking space. The carports will serve as the assigned space for units C 1-3 and D 1-3. Additional spaces may be available for an additional fee and can be applied for.
- Guests must park at the north end of the parking lot during business hours (M – F, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.).
- No automobile or other vehicle may be left in any parking space unless it is licensed and in operating condition.
- Personal belongings may not be stored outside the apartment, unless the items can fit on the shelves in the carport. No other items are to be stored in the carports, public areas, or parking lot without OPAL’s written consent (including furniture, boxes, or other large items that do not fit on the carport shelves).
- Carports must be kept neat and free from debris. Carports may not be used for storage except for items that can fit on the shelves and vehicles.
- Planting or altering landscaping in the common areas requires approval. Each housing unit will have a specific area where they may plant flowers, vegetables, and low-growing shrubs.
- Laundry facilities are available for the tenants of units C1, C3, D1, D3, and B201. These facilities are for the use of Reddick Apartments tenants only, not their guests. The cost of the laundry facility is passed on to tenants as part of their rent; if costs to clean and maintain the facility continue to rise, the machines will be replaced with coin-operated models.
- Tenants may work a plot in the community garden by requesting space from the Garden Committee, and adhering to the Community Garden rules.