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To get started, we’ve compiled some useful information and resources for you below. We hope that this will not only help get you setup and comfortable in your new home, but also make you aware of some of our rules and guidelines while you stay at our properties. If you have any questions about any of the information provided on this page, please feel free to contact the office.
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Resident Rules and Regulations
- Bikes, roller-skates, skateboards, etc. are not to be ridden on the sidewalks.
- Keep entry ways clean and free from debris. Windows and doors shall not be obstructed, and use of foil or other similar materials over windows is prohibited. If Landlord provides blinds on windows, Resident may not remove such blinds. If Resident installs draperies over the blinds, any damage will be repaired at Resident’s expense. Other than holiday decorations, no article, sign, poster, or thing may be hung or placed on the outside of a Residence, or displayed on the inside of Residence so as to be visible from
the outside. Screens, if provided, must remain permanently in place at all times and should never be removed.
- Resident(s) may not distribute, post or hang any signs or notices in any portion of the Property, without written approval from Landlord. Solicitation shall not be permitted at the Property, either by Resident or others.
- All Balcony and patio areas are to be kept clean and orderly. No trash may be kept on balconies or patios at any time. They are not to be used as storage areas and articles must not be hung over railings. Gas or charcoal grills, chimneas, fire pits, etc. are not
allowed on patios, balconies, or porches but may be used in private back yards. Only outdoor patio furniture may be kept on balconies or patios. Only 1/3 of balcony space may be covered by patio furniture.
- Space heaters and other similar appliances are prohibited. Appliances or items that use excessive amounts of electricity and/or create excessive heat are prohibited. Candles or any other burning devices (including incense, Sterno, kerosene, or oil lamps) are not permitted within Residence or any area of the Property. Landlord will not be responsible for any damage resulting from the use of such items.
- Absolutely no pets allowed (other than specified by executed Pet Addendum) on the premise including: birds, fish, turtles, snakes, dogs, cats, hamsters, etc. If pet is specified in the lease all pet excrement must be cleaned up daily and properly disposed of in refuse container. Resident will be responsible for any expense incurred by management for removal of pet excrement.
- All vehicles must be registered with Landlord. Storage of vehicles not used on a regular or daily basis is prohibited. This includes recreational vehicles, boats, trailers, camper shells, motorcycles, and disabled vehicles. Unauthorized vehicles will be towed away at the owner’s expense. Parking lot(s) may not be used for washing vehicles or any mechanical work of any type. Park in designated areas only, between lines, not in front of dumpsters or curbs. Head in parking only. Motorcycles shall only be parked in the parking area or designated space and may not be parked on patios, balconies, under stairways, or in the Residence.
- Do not store boxes and other items on top of the hot water heater in the closet. Storing items in this location poses a fire hazard. Clothes or other articles may not be hung over the banisters, balconies or fences. Also, canvas or bamboo curtains may not be hung in these areas. Balconies and porches may not be used as storage areas. Please keep windows clear of bottles, stickers, tapes, etc. Blinds must be visible from the outside.
- Radios, stereos, and instruments may not be played in a loud manner, either in the home or the common areas.
- Beer kegs are not permitted on the Property.
- Please keep parking lot, recreation areas, laundry room and other areas clean.
- For safety, keep gates closed and locked (where applicable) at all times.
- Feminine hygiene articles are not to be disposed of in the toilets. Proper disposal would be by wrapping them in paper and discarding them in the garbage.
- Do not use double-sided tape on the floors to hold carpets, area rugs or other items in place. The tape will leave permanent marks on the floor.
- Aerial wires and other similar equipment are not to be installed. Modifications to existing cable wiring is prohibited. Cable service
may only be provided by the established provider (Cox Communications, Inc.).
- Resident may have alarm system monitored by the provider of their choice. Resident or Resident’s provider shall not change the master code. A minimum $50.00 fee will be charged if Master Code is changed.
- If Resident’s dwelling contains an overhead sprinkler system, Resident must take care not to unintentionally trigger the overhead sprinkler system in Resident’s dwelling. Resident may NOT hang items from the overhead sprinklers. A simple depression of the sprinkler head will result in a total draining of water from the system. Landlord will not be responsible for any damage that occurs as a result of such situations.
Setup the 3 utilities in your name!
…and make sure to disconnect your utilities at your former/old address!
- Tucson Electric Power Company (website)
Phone: (520)623-7711 or 1(800)328-8853
Hours: M-F, 7:00AM-9:00PM
– Full names of all who occupy apartment
– Employer/Length of employment/Position
– Employer’s address/Employer’s telephone number
– Military Personnel/Battalion Number/Duty telephone #
– Address you are moving from
– Permanent home address of relative or friend/emergency contact
– Home telephone number at present time
– Address you are requesting service at
NOTE: A service establishment charge will be on your first month’s billing at the new address.
- City of Tucson Water (website)
Phone: (520)791-3242 or 1(800)-598-9449
Hours: M-F, 8:00AM-5:00PM
– Names of all adults
– Social Security number(s)
– Home phone #
– Employer, Employer’s phone #, Employer’s address
NOTE: A deposit may be required for service.
- SouthWest Gas (website)
Phone: (520)889-1888 or 1(800)428-7324
Hours: M-F, 8:00AM-5:00PM
– Social Security Number
– Employer, Employer’s address, Employer’s phone number
– Either own or rent
– Previous address
– Name of friend or relative not living with you
NOTE: A deposit may be required for first time service.
Anti Virus & Anti Spyware Requirements
In order to utilize our Ethernet we require that you have and run recognized Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware software. Our networks are open, so you may also want to run a personal firewall. Some options and sources are listed below.
Anti Virus software options:
If you already have one of these installed, please make sure that it is updated and running.
- AVG from Grisoft
- House Call from Trend Micro
- MS Security Essentials
- Norton AntiVirus (paid)
Anti Spyware software options:
Cox Internet Speed Test
USING EVAP COOLING
Evaporative cooling is one of the best possible ways to save electricity in the summer when temperatures rise to their peaks. Swamp Cooler is the popular name for an evaporative style cooling system. There are swamp coolers big enough to cool an entire home and portable swamp coolers that are perfect for cooling one room at a time. There are even entirely non-powered swamp coolers that you can take with you on summer camping trips to beat the heat inside your tent.
Evaporative Cooler Operation:
A fan inside the evaporative cooler pulls outside air through the sides and into the house. To produce cool air, each louvered side is fitted with a pad of water-absorbing material. Water is stored in a pan at the bottom of the cooler and a small pump lifts the water to the top of each side. Climate control inside a home with an evaporative cooler depends on proper air balance. To limit humidity, you need to make sure that the same volume of air flows out of your home as is pumped in.
You can attain balanced air flow by opening windows when the cooler is in use. A window should be open just enough to allow air pressure inside a room to slowly and quietly close the door to that room. If the door closes forcefully, there is too little exhaust and the window should be opened wider. However, the window is open too far if the door doesn’t move at all.
SWAMP COOLER VS TRADITIONAL AC
The first thing to understand is that swamp coolers are nothing like a traditional AC. Normal ACs use a ton of electricity to keep refrigerant running through condenser coils which together create the cold that cools your air. Swamp coolers, on the other hand, work through the pure cooling power of evaporation. In fact, swamp coolers don’t even have to run the fan, but the fan helps to circulate the now-cooled air.
The way a swamp cooler works is the same way sweat works to cool down your skin. When water is evaporated into the air, it takes a certain amount of heat out of the air at the same time and replaces it with an aerated water droplet. It does this by soaking cooling pads in water and waiting for the pads to begin to dry via evaporation. The drying process really does cool down the air around the swamp cooler and a small fan can spread that cool air around.
However, because swamp coolers work by adding water molecules to the air, they are also most effective in lower humidity environments. The drier your hot summer air is, the more powerful a swamp cooler can become. The reason for this is because dry air absorbs moisture through evaporation easier, causing the air to give up heat in return for moisture. The moist air not only cools the ambient temperature of the room, it can also act as a humidifier making dry summers more bearable and less damaging to the skin.
However, you can still use your swamp cooler in regions that tend toward humidity and on days with higher humidity than usual. Swamp coolers work in humidity up to about 70 percent. However, you may begin to feel muggy before the air reaches this saturation with or without a swamp cooler.
POINT THE FAN FOR GREATER EFFECT
Evaporative coolers are not as powerful as their electricity-hungry counterparts, but they can make you feel a lot cooler when used correctly. One of the best ways to optimize your swamp cooler is to point it at exactly where you want the cooling to happen. Swamp coolers are often pointed at the couch or seating area to keep you and your guests cool or at the dining room table for a cool summer dinnertime.
PAIR WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER ON HUMID DAYS
When you’re experiencing a hot muggy summer, a dehumidifier can do the trick. Dehumidifiers work in the opposite way that swamp coolers do. They pull water moisture out of the air and slowly fill a tank reservoir that will need to be emptied. The dehumidifier will then blow out a steady stream of drier air and lower the humidity in the surrounding room.
Paired up, a dehumidifier can significantly improve the cooling efficiency of a swamp cooler on a humid day. For best results, point the dehumidifier vent at the swamp cooler intakes so that the driest air is being used to create more lovely coolness. All told, a swamp cooler next to a dehumidifier still use less electricity than a hard-working AC trying to fight off the summer heat.
Resident Documents and Downloads
- Rules and Regulations (↓ Downloadable PDF)
- Individual Lease Sample (↓ Downloadable PDF)
- Joint & Several Lease Sample (↓ Downloadable PDF)
- Guaranty Agreement (↓ Downloadable PDF)
- To download Resident Applications, go here >
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