Welcome to the apartments at Pontchartrain Properties. We hope your stay with us will be a pleasant one. If there questions or maintenance problems, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for choosing Pontchartrain Properties. This addendum to the rental agreement executed between the parties contains additional rules and regulations intended to help secure the comfort and safety of residents and their neighbors.

Can Tenants make alterations to their apartment?
Tenant shall not make any alterations to the premises, including but not limited to installing aerials, lighting fixtures, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers or other items without first obtaining written permission from Landlord. Notwithstanding such consent, all alterations including items affixed to the premises shall become the property of the Lessor upon termination of the lease. Tenant shall not change or install locks, paint, or wallpaper or said premises without Landlord's prior written consent; Tenant shall not place placards, signs, or other exhibits in a window or any other place where they can be viewed by other residents or by the general public.

Are animals acceptable in the building?
Birds, dogs, cats, reptiles or other animals will not be permitted in, upon or about the premises.

May I use the patio for storage?
Private balconies and patios are not intended for storage. Bicycles and patio furniture are the only > items that may be placed or stored on the balcony or patio. Other personal items, including, but not limited to boxes and general clutter, must be stored elsewhere or disposed of properly.

Is there a cleaning fee collected for the term of my lease?
A $ 100.00 cleaning charge will be collected at the beginning of lease and MAY be refunded if the rental property is returned clean, including bathroom, appliances, walls and carpet. Other necessary repair, painting or damage charges may be deducted from security deposit. If the Landlord must perform painting, carpet cleaning, or other cleaning within the initial one-year lease term, the tenant will be responsible for any costs incurred

May I store gas in my storage unit?
Neither the tenant nor any of the tenant's agents, employees, licensees or visitors shall at any time bring into or keep upon the demised premises any flammable, combustible or explosive fluid, material, chemical or substance.

Will there be a noise tolerance level?
Profane, obscene, loud or boisterous language, or unseemly behavior and conduct are absolutely prohibited. The tenant agrees not to do anything that will annoy, harass, embarrass, or inconvenience any other tenants, neighbors or occupants in adjoining premises.

Can I crank up the volume on my stereo?
At all times during the lease term, residents shall conduct themselves, and require other persons on the Premises with their consent to conduct themselves, in a manner that does not unreasonably disturb his neighbors or constitute a breach of the peace. Tenants shall not make or permit any disturbing noises in the building by a tenant or tenant's family, employees, agents, visitors or licensees, nor do or permit any thing by such persons that will interfere with the rights, comforts or convenience of other residents. Residents shall not play or allow to be played, any musical instrument or operate audio-visual equipment in the demised premises, or on the exterior of said premises, if disturbs or annoys other occupants of the building.

Are the apartments a safe environment?
Drug-related criminal activity will not be tolerated on or near the property, whether on the part of the tenant, any member of the household, any guest or any other person. Acts of violence or threats of violence, including but not limited to, brandishing weapons or the unlawful discharge of firearms, on or near the property will not be tolerated. The parties agree that violation of any or all of these provisions shall be a material violation of the lease and will be cause for immediate termination of the lease.

Can awnings be attached to the exterior windows?
Nothing shall be placed or kept on the outer sill or on the outside of any window, and nothing shall be thrown out of any window, door or from any porch. No awnings or other projections shall be attached to the outside walls of the building, and no blinds, shades or screens shall be attached to or hung in, or used in connection with any window or door of the demised premises, without prior written consent of the Landlord. Garbage cans, supplies, or other articles shall not be placed in the halls or on the staircase landings, nor shall anything be hung from the windows or balconies or placed upon the windowsills. No linens, clothing, curtains, rugs or mops shall be shaken or hung from any of the windows or doors.

Where is the appropriate place to dispose garbage?
No garbage or other refuse shall be stored or allowed to accumulate on the premises for extended periods of time. No garbage shall he thrown out of windows, doors or from any other part of the property. All garbage and refuse shall be disposed of in tied plastic bags in a timely manner in places provided by the landlord (rear of building).

Are space heaters permitted in the apartments?
Only persons employed by the Landlord or his agents shall operate, or have anything to do with any heating /furnace room on the premises. The tenant shall not install or use any electrical or other type of space heater without the express prior written consent of the Landlord. The tenant shall not use cooking appliances to heat the premises. Lessor provides routine heating and cooling checks and changes of filters. Landlord reserves the right to access during normal business hours to conduct routine, preventative maintenance on heating and cooling equipment.

Can my lease be terminated?
If the Landlord observes any activity of a suspicious nature on the part of the tenant, employees, guests or family members of the tenant in the leased premises, or any areas adjoining the premises, the landlord shall inform the police and the activity may be cause for immediate termination of the lease. Illegal activities on the premises will not be tolerated. Any arrest of a tenant, or guests of the tenant or suspicion of any illegal activity, regardless of whether it results in a conviction, may be cause for termination of tenancy.

Can I add locks to the apartment or make copies of my apartment keys?
Keys shall be provided upon payment of the first month's rent and security deposits, and shall be deemed a part of this Agreement. The tenant shall not change, reproduce or add any keys and/or locks without the express prior permission of the Landlord. The tenant shall provide the Landlord with copies of every key for the premises. If the tenant shall lose the keys to the apartment, then Tenant shall be responsible for a fee of $ 25.00 in addition to cost of replacement keys or locksmith charges.

Who will responsible to replace light bulbs in the apartment?
Before occupancy of the rental property, all light bulbs will be installed and in good working order. Thereafter, tenants are required to provide and change all bulbs within or switch controlled from their premises, no matter where located, at their own expense.

What happens if I lock myself out of my apartment?
In the event that the tenant locks themselves out of their premises, they may obtain a key from the Landlord at a time convenient to the owner. The tenant must pay for any damage to the property as a result of a lockout

Can I keep personal items in the hallways for storage?
No person shall congregate, lounge, play, sit, or unnecessarily obstruct any of the common areas. The sidewalks, entrances, passages, courts, vestibules, stairways, corridors and halls must not be obstructed or encumbered or used for a purpose other than ingress and egress to and from the demised premises. No baby carriages, vehicles, bicycles or portable barbecues shall be allowed to stand in the halls, passageways, porches or courts of the building. Children shall not play in any common areas not designated as play areas.

Which entrance is best for moving furniture?
All tenant property and equipment shall be brought into and taken from the premises through the rear entrance when possible, and nothing shall be permitted to remain in any public areas.

May I share my lease with another party?
Only occupants listed on the application for tenancy and lease shall occupy the rental property. Any deviation from this requirement will automatically terminate the lease/rental agreement. Under this agreement, an occupant is defined as anyone who spends more than five nights in the property during any one-month period.

Who is responsible for damaged plumbing fixtures?
The toilets, washbasins, sink; disposal and other plumbing fixtures shall not be used for any purpose other than those for which they were constructed. No sweeping, rubbish, rags or other substances shall be thrown therein. The cost to repair damages or clean drain lines resulting from the misuse of fixtures in the demised premises shall be borne by the resident. The tenant shall keep the sink, lavatory drains and commode lines in good operating condition.

How are apartment repairs handled?
Tenant agrees to notify Landlord immediately and follow up in writing of any necessary repairs or unsafe condition of any kind within the rental property or common areas.

May I hang signs or banners that are visible on the exterior of the building?
No sign, advertisement, notice or other lettering shall be exhibited, inscribed, painted, or affixed by tenant or tenant's family, on any part of the outside or inside of the demised premises or the building without prior written consent of the Landlord.

Are water beds permitted in the building?
Water beds or fish tanks or other liquid containers over 10 gallons in capacity shall not be allowed in the apartment without the express prior written consent of the Landlord. If consent is provided, tenant shall be fully responsible for any water damage that may occur to the premises.

Can I use a barbeque on my balcony?
Absolutely no barbequing on the premises including the balconies

Are real Christmas allowed in the apartments?
Due to the extreme danger of fire in multiple dwellings, “real” and or “live” Christmas Trees are forbidden

How many vehicles can I keep in the parking lot?
Permanent parking is for vehicle(s) that are registered to the lessee. Any abandoned, non registered vehicles that are left in the parking lot and or car ports for more than a week will be towed at the owner’s expense.
Landlord reserves the right to amend or revoke rules or regulations, in whole or part, or to adopt new ones, at anytime or from time to time, and all such amendments, revocations, or new rules shall become a part of this lease/rental agreement as of their effective date. Violation of the rules and regulations, or any part of them, will be just cause to invoke the remedies provided for in the lease/rental agreement. Any notice regarding amending or revoking any of the rules and regulations in whole or in part, or to adopt new ones, shall be effective upon notice delivered to the tenant, or, if necessary, posted in a place likely to be seen by the tenant. Please sign your name in the space provided below as an indication that you have received a copy of the aforementioned rules and regulations, and that you have reviewed and understand them.

 

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