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INTRODUCTIONPlease read this document with care. Once signed, this lease is a legally binding contract between you and the “Europa House, Inc.” This lease is made between the undersigned (referred to here as “the Resident”) and “Europa House, Inc.,” proprietor of the Europa House apartments (called “the Proprietor” here).This contract contains the entire agreement between the parties, and the Proprietor is not bound by any representations or promises, oral or written, not in this contract. This contract cannot be modified orally.GOVERNING PRINCIPLESThe Proprietor agrees to furnish space in the Europa House, at 802 West Oregon Street, Urbana, Illinois, for the stated periods. The Proprietor will operate the Europa House in compliance with the Certified Housing standards of the Office of the Dean of Students of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).The Resident agrees to abide by the University of Illinois’ Certified Housing regulations and the “Apartment Rules,” as they are now or may be amended later.STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITYThe Resident is responsible for the reasonable care of the Proprietor’s property. The Resident agrees to pay to repair or replace damage to the building or its furnishings caused by the Resident or his or her guest(s). If unknown person(s) damage any public areas, the Resident agrees to share, on a prorated basis, repair or replacement costs.The Resident agrees to uphold reasonable standards, as determined by the Proprietor, of cleanliness and hygiene and to leave the apartment as clean and orderly as it was at the start of this lease.PROPRIETOR’S ROLEThe Proprietor shall not be liable for excessive utility costs due to improperly running or malfunctioning equipment.Authorized personnel of the Proprietor shall have the right to enter any room at any time for maintenance, inspection or regulation enforcement purposes. The Proprietor may have the Resident’s apartment cleaned professionally, should the Proprietor find that reasonable standards of cleanliness are not being met. The Resident agrees to pay for such cleaning expenses.The Proprietor, its agents and employees shall not be liable for any loss or damage to the Resident or to the Resident’s guest(s) due to ﬁre, theft, burglary or vandalism. The Resident assumes all risk of loss to the Resident’s property caused by any act or omission by the Resident or by water leaks, windstorm or other causes beyond the Proprietor’s control.If the Proprietor deems that the Resident’s apartment has become uninhabitable due to fire or other casualty, the Proprietor shall have the right to end this contract or to move the Resident to similar quarters during repairs. The Resident’s contractual obligations shall cease only if the Proprietor ends this contract or does not furnish similar housing. The Proprietor shall have the right to reassign the Resident to similar Europa House apartment quarters. The Resident agrees that personality conflicts will not be resolved at the Proprietor’s financial expense. THE RENT INCLUDESUtilities: Power (electricity), water, sewage, trashUtilities have an allowance of $230 per month per apartment; costs exceeding these amounts will be charged against the security deposit.Kitchenware: Basic cookware, glasses, dishes, flatwareWeekly change of bed linens: Pillow, pillowcase, sheets and blanket – the Resident will make the bedWeekly light housekeeping: in the kitchen and bathroom areasTHE RENT DOES NOT INCLUDETelevision sets (or cable or DSS programming)Parking in our garageTelephones (or telephone service)CALENDARThe Resident seeks accommodation for:___ The 2018 UIUC Summer Term 1 – May 13 through June 9___ The 2018 UIUC Summer Term 2 – June 10 through August 5___ For the following time span (any time from May 13, 2018 to August 10, 2018):Lease start date (Month–Day): ____________Lease end date (Month–Day): ____________There are no refunds for weekends, vacation periods or times when the Resident does not take advantage of the housing space offered. PAYMENT SCHEDULERental payments come due by the dates noted; all amounts are per person.Rent:Summer Session 1 (May 14 – June 10): $725, due by May 1, 2018Summer Session 2 (June 11 – August 5): $1,450, due by June 1, 2018If selecting your own length of stay: $26/day, due by the day you move inThere is a $30 fee for a payment returned for insufficient funds; payments overdue by five days or more incur an extra $30 late fee every ten days.SECURITY DEPOSITAll or part of the security deposit may be kept for:1: Any payments outstanding under this contract2: Costs (actual or estimated) of cleaning the apartment to return it to its initial state3: Costs (actual or estimated) of any damages to the Europa House apartments attributable to the Resident and/or the Resident’s guest(s) or, if caused by unknown person(s), costs shared in common by all residents4: Utility charges that exceed the utility expense allowance ($230/month per apartment)5: Bills owed by the Resident to third parties, for example, utilities not included in the rent.Deductions will be itemized when the deposit is returned, within 60 days after this contract ends.DEFAULTThe Resident will be in default in circumstances that include, but are not limited to: 1: Contract payments over twenty days late2: The inability or refusal to maintain a clean and orderly apartment3: Disorderly or illegal behavior by the Resident or the Resident’s guest(s)4: Misuse of alcoholic beverages or smoking inside the Europa House apartments5: Violating the UIUC Housing regulations or the Apartment Rules, as they are now or may be amended in the future The Proprietor shall give the Resident written notice that, if the Resident does not rectify the default in five days, financial or other penalties (see the Apartment Rules) may be levied.The Resident and his or her Parent/Guardian agree to pay all reasonable costs, attorney’s fees and expenses incurred by the Proprietor in enforcing this contract, whether or not legal action is begun.ENDING THE LEASE PREMATURELYIf the Resident seeks to leave the Europa House apartments before the end of the lease, the Resident shall remain subject to the lease’s financial obligations, unless:If the Resident provides a replacement tenant, deemed to be suitable by the Proprietor, who will assume all the Resident’s outstanding lease commitments, the Resident will be released from any further lease responsibilities.If the Proprietor is the first to find a suitable tenant to assume all the Resident’s remaining lease responsibilities, the Resident will be released from any further lease obligations, but will forfeit the security deposit.
THE APARTMENTS RULESThese "Apartments Rules" are incorporated by reference into the "Europa House Lease."We seek to safeguard everyone’s health and safety, as well as protect the Europa House environment. Most points rarely become an issue; those that do come up at times are highlighted in bold.Please ask any Europa House staff member to clarify any uncertain points. These rules may be modified in the future.ENFORCING THESE RULESViolating an Apartments Rule can lead to:A fine of $25 per incident (for repeated violations, fines can climb to $50 per event).An ongoing or serious violation can lead to:A Written notice that, if the problem is not gone in five days, a penalty of $25 per day will be assessed till the issue is resolved.B If the problem persists for two weeks, a second notice may be sent to your parent/guardian that, in addition to the $25 per day fine, you will have to move out of the Europa House two weeks after the second written notification was issued.C Extreme cases could bring you before the University Judicial Committee, with expulsion from the University a possible consequence.IN YOUR APARTMENT1 Any condition presenting a health or safety hazard must be corrected immediately. 2 Due to their fire hazard, electric extension cords, space heaters, hot plates and cooking with charcoal broilers on a balcony are all prohibited.3 For safety, water beds cannot be accepted.4 University regulations permit only fish as pets (with a ten-gallon size limit on any one aquarium).5 You must uphold reasonable standards of cleanliness and hygiene. If we deem it necessary, we will have your apartment cleaned professionally – the charge will be $24 per hour (plus expenses.)6 You may not alter any part of the premises without getting our written consent first. This includes: painting walls and ceilings; stapling, painting or marking of any kind on doors; disassembling or removing furnishings or fixtures from your apartment.7 Do not take Europa House furniture on a balcony; do not hang laundry, carpets, blankets, etc. from a balcony railing; do not balance objects on balcony railings. Do not erect any exterior aerials, etc.8 At the end of the lease, you must leave your apartment as clean and orderly as it was when you moved in. If not, a cleaning and/or repair fee will be charged at a rate of $24 per hour (plus expenses).OTHERS IN YOUR APARTMENT9 When you have guests, respect the right to privacy and the normal use of facilities by your roommates.10 You may not let a guest live in your apartment without obtaining our prior written consent.11 We reserve the right to move anyone at any time to similar Europa House accommodations, say, to enhance roommate compatibility. Personality conflicts, should they arise, must never be resolved at the financial expense of the Proprietor. We can place a new resident in any apartment vacancy.12 Europa House staff members may show an apartment to prospective future tenants.AROUND THE EUROPA HOUSE13 You are responsible for your guests, including any damage or theft caused by them.14 No firearms (guns), ammunition or weapons of any type, nor any explosive, flammable or hazardous items may be carried or stored in the Europa House.15 Our "Quiet Hours," when you may not make any noise disturbing to others, last from 10 p.m. (midnight on Friday and Saturday) to 7 a.m.; in the week before and during finals, Quiet Hours are enforced around-the-clock.16 Playing darts, etc., using Rollerblades, storing or using hoverboards or their batteries is not allowed inside the Europa House building.17 The laundry facilities (washers and dryers) on the ground floor should be used only by residents. 18 Do not throw anything, including refuse, out of the window or from a balcony, even if "aiming" at the trash dumpsters.To help the environment and reduce landfill use, separate the following materials from your trash and place them in the recycling bins.Containers (bimetal cans – soft drink, beer, etc. – plastic bottles, glass objects, etc.)Papers (clean newsprint, magazines, boxes, etc. – avoid any plastics, including coatings)Please do not throw trash into the recycling bins; refuse belongs in the dumpsters.19 Solicitation and/or canvassing is not permitted in the Europa House. You may not use the premises for any commercial purpose.THE EUROPA HOUSE LOUNGEThe Proprietor shall give the Student written notice of default that may result in financial or other penalties (see the "Apartments Rules" for details). Default includes, but is not limited to: 20 Do not bring any food or drinks into the lounge. If accidents result in carpet or upholstery stains, please report them immediately – fresh stains are more easily removed.21 The Europa House lounge is not to be used for indecent, improper or illegal activities, nor as overnight sleeping quarters.CLUB EUROPA TRAVEL AGENCY The agency makes travel arrangements, please address housing issues to Europa House staff.THE SWIMMING POOL AREA23 The swimming pool is open during the summer daylight hours; the State of Illinois prohibits swimming after sunset. While you may use the sun deck by yourself, for safety’s sake, no one may enter the pool unless others are present.24 Animals, smoking, foodstuffs, drinks, glass, breakable and sharp objects are not allowed in the pool area. No items, other than those intended for use in swimming pools, may be introduced into the swimming pool water.25 Running, jumping or other dangerous activity is impermissible in the pool area. 26 Anything that threatens the health or safety of swimmers or sunbathers may lead to the pool area being closed until it is resolved.BICYCLE AND CAR PARKING27 Parking for motorized vehicles (including motorcycles) is by permit only (a fee applies) in specified spaces. Parking without a permit or parking in staff parking areas can result in your vehicle being towed without notice.28 Bicycles must be locked, using a bicycle lock and chain, in the bike racks. Bicycles and motorcycles are not allowed inside in any hallway or apartment or on any balcony.29 The Proprietor shall not be liable for any loss or damage to a resident’s bicycle, motorized vehicle or its contents.SAFETY AND SECURITY30 Endangering the normal operation of the Europa House elevator is a criminal offense.31 Fire alarm and safety equipment may only be used in an emergency. Do not tamper with alarm or sprinkler equipment. Alarms must be taken seriously: immediately follow the exit signs to the outside.32 Keep entrances locked, do not prop open exterior doors. Meet visitors at the main entrance, and escort them to your apartment; similarly, accompany departing guests until they leave. (Unknown people should be denied access.) Keep your apartment and balcony doors locked if no one is home. If a crime occurs or is suspected to have happened, first call the police, then a House Director.33 You may not duplicate Europa House keys. All keys remain our property and must be returned at the end of the lease. Not returning a key or replacing a lost key requires that its corresponding lock and all keys concerned be changed. An apartment door key costs $40, an exterior building door key costs $180. Replacing a returned damaged key costs $2.OTHER LAWS AND REGULATIONS34 You must live in compliance with all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. 35 You and your guest(s) must be at least 21 years old to buy, possess or consume any alcoholic drinks, with no one container exceeding one gallon/four liters (no beer kegs). Open alcoholic drinks are not allowed in public areas. Alcohol-induced conduct that infringes on the right of others to enjoy a quiet and orderly living environment is not acceptable.36 The Europa House is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not permitted inside the Europa House – any lit cigarette can lead to a $25 or $50 fine.37 The manufacture, possession, use or sale of any illicit narcotics, stimulants, hallucinogens or similar drugs or drug paraphernalia will be reported to the police.38 In the Student has committed a serious violation of the above rules or faces a life-threatening event (accident, medical emergency, etc.), the Europa House staff may notify the parents or guardian.
I have read and agree to the terms and conditions of the "Europa House Apartments Lease" and "Europa House Apartments Rules." I understand that I will be asked to sign a printed copy of the lease shown here as a PDF file. I hereby affirm that the information given in my application is to the best of my knowledge, complete and correct. The printed copy will also be signed by the parent or guardian of a Student under 21 years of age. The Parent or Guardian signing guarantees the full observance of this lease and of any revised or continued lease to be observed by the Student and waives demand, notice of protest and notice of any changes, renewals, modifications or default by the Student.