CWU Apartment Guide 2020

• Failure to pay rent • Failure of lessee or any roommate to maintain resident eligibility

complete the check-in process, rent will be divided among all of the residents occupying the apartment effective on the new resident’s contract date. • If health issues, safety issues, and/or damages are extensive, the remaining resident(s) may be required to either move to another apartment or be evicted from Housing and Residence Life. The costs incurred for a move to another apartment or residence hall may be the responsibility of the remaining and/or vacating resident(s). • The remaining resident(s) will also be referred to a university conduct officer for failure to comply with Housing and Residence Life policies. STANDARDS REQUIRED FOR APARTMENT COMMON AREAS Kitchen: • Stove - Free of excessive grime inside oven, in burner drip pans, under range top, and on exhaust fan grill. • Refrigerator/Freezer - Free of damage and mold or grime that could pose health and/or safety violations. All shelves/ drawers in place and in working order and ice cube trays in good condition. • Cupboards - All shelves must be in place and free of damage. Cabinet beneath the sink will be visually inspected for plumbing leaks. Living Room: • Floors - Carpet and linoleum must be free of damage and/or excessive dirt or grime. Bathroom: • Sink, Toilet, and Bathtub - Free of excessive mold/grime. Hallways: • Walls - Free of excessive damage (no self-repairs allowed). • Floor - Carpet and linoleum must be free of damage and/or excessive dirt or grime. • Cupboards/Closets - All shelves must be in place and free of damage. Entryway: • Door - Screen and/or entrance doors must be present, free from damage, and in good working order. • Landing - Free of personal belongings and/or trash that could pose health/safety or fire hazards. Bedrooms: • The vacating resident(s) is responsible for the cleanliness and upkeep of the bedroom they occupied. Housing and Residence Life staff will conduct a cursory, visual check of the remaining, occupied bedroom(s) to verify that the carpet, walls, and closet doors have been maintained to the satisfaction of Housing and Residence Life staff. No dresser drawers or other personal belongings will be inspected in the remaining, occupied bedrooms. APPEALS A student may appeal move-out charges in writing to the director of housing facilities or their designee. Appeals requested more than 10 days after the Room Condition Report has been processed will not be heard. (Check Appeals on page 13, item 23.) LEASE TERMINATION By the University The university may be forced to terminate a resident’s lease and occupancy under any one or more of the following conditions:

• Failure by lessee or any roommate to abide by rules and regulations in the lease agreement and apartment handbook • Failure by lessee or roommate to abide by university rules and regulations • Lessee or roommate disturbs or fails to get along with other residents • Falsification of application or other documents related to lease agreement • Lessee is found to be subletting their apartment and or allowing guests to stay 5 nights a month or longer. By the Lessee As a lessee, you may terminate a lease for any reason by giving 30 days notice via your MyHousing portal. For your convenience, the apartment Notice-to-Vacate is located on your MyHousing portal. If you terminate your lease and wish to return to university- owned apartments, you must submit a new apartment application and $200 deposit. APARTMENT CONTRACT Should actual availability of the unit change after you have signed the contract, appropriate adjustments will be made in the following month’s rent. INSTRUCTIONS: This contract is contingent upon the applicant’s academic admission to Central Washington University. Hereafter, you the applicant and future student, will be referred to as the “Student,” and Central Washington University will be referred to as the “University.” 1. Term of Agreement a. The term of this contract shall be indefinite, month-to- month for as long as the Student wishes to remain, fulfills the terms of the contract, and remains eligible for university housing. The Student remains eligible as long as they remain enrolled as a full-time Student with a minimum academic load of seven credit hours each quarter at the University. Summer Session and correspondence courses are excluded. Summer occupancy is contingent on registration for the following fall regular session as a full-time Student. [A Student may take over responsibility for an apartment by signing a new contract, if they have been a roommate for one full academic quarter (not including summer), has an apartment application on file, and is a registered Student.] All exceptions to eligibility requirements must be appealed and approved in writing to Housing and Residence Life. b. If transferring from a CWU Residence Hall, the “term” remains the same as specified in the Residence Hall Contract. All other conditions above remain in effect. 2. Rent Payment/Deposit a. Rent is due and payable on the FIRST OF EACH MONTH through the Cashiers Office. Rent for a partial month of occupancy will be prorated for every day of occupancy. Late payments are subject to a $50 late charge. The University has a policy of applying all payments to the oldest outstanding charge on the Student’s account. Should the Student make a rent payment when there are older outstanding bills on their account, the payment will be applied to these older charges, and the rent will remain unpaid. If an additional payment is not made to bring the account up-to-date prior to the rent due date, the Student will be assessed a late fee.


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