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Pianos/Organs
Furniture Removal
Air Conditioners
Appliances
Rent Payment
Pets

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Pianos/Organs
Pianos must be moved with great care.  Damages to the apartment or building during moving become the tenant's responsibility.  To have a piano in any apartment, other than a ground floor apartment, you must hire a professional moving company that carries liability insurance to move the piano into the apartment and out of the apartment.  A copy of each receipt from the moving company must be placed on file at the University Apartments Office.  If you do not present us with a receipt you will be fined $150.00 for moving the piano into the apartment and/or moving it out of the apartment. (Handbook, p. 18)

Furniture Removal
The University Apartments Office will remove any beds (which includes both the mattresses and the frame) upon request of the tenant for a one-time fee of $15.00/bed.  All other furniture MUST stay in the original apartment.  "Absolutely no exchange of furniture or equipment between apartments is permitted."  (Handbook, p. 17)

Air Conditioners
Personal air conditioners may be used.  An extra monthly charge of $20.00 for electricity will be added to apartment rent during the months of June, July, and August.  The charges will be incurred whether the air conditioner is used or not.  If you are not going to be using it and do not want to pay the extra cost then you must remove the air conditioner from your window.  Installation and removal are the responsibility of the tenant.  Put the window you remove in a safe place so that it may be installed when you remove your air conditioner.  Damages incurred are the tenant's responsibility.  Do not remove any glass from the window.  Units requiring 220 volt circuits may be used in Garland apartments only.  Beechwood, and Maplewood Courts will handle 115 volt units only. (Handbook, p. 18)

Appliances
Personal washers, dryers, or diswashers, etc., are not permitted in the apartments (See EXTRA CHARGES--Handbook, p. 21).  A freezer or extra refrigerator may be kept in apartments only by prior arrangement and for an additional monthly fee of $10.00. (Handbook, p. 17)

Rent Payment
Rent is charged from the day you take occupancy until, and including, the day the keys are returned to the University Apartments Office.  In addition to the Security Deposit and non-refundable cleaning fee, the first month's rent is required before the keys are issued.  Rent for the first and last months of tenancy is prorated on a daily basis.  (The first month's rent is not prorated if you have agreed to an ESCROW account.  Rent will be prorated at the end of your tenancy.)

The University Apartments Office does not bill for rent.  Your Lease Agreement is your notice that rent is due the 1st of each month.  Timely rent payment is the tenant's responsibility.  Payment may be in cash, check, credit/debit card, or money order.  A $30 late fee is charged if rent is not received by 4:30 p.m. on the 10th of the month (11:30 a.m. if the 10th is on a Friday).  If the 10th falls on a weekend, the following Monday is the cut-off date.

Make checks payable to University Apartments.  Rent may be paid (1) in person at the University Apartments Office during office hours, (2) through the drop-box at the side door of the University Apartments Office (Please carefully read the sign on the drop box), or (3) by mail so that it arrives at the University Apartments Office before the 10th of the month, addressed to:

Andrews University
University Apartments
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0920

Management reserves the right to utilize legal services to recover unpaid rent and/or regain possession of the rental unit for any breach of the Lease Agreement. (Handbook, p. 4)

Pets
SORRY, NO PETS ALLOWED!  They must NOT be brought to the apartment area or to any houses, inside or outside.  Violation of this policy is a breach of contract which will result in a charge (See EXTRA CHARGES--Handbook, p. 22) and may cancel your right to tenancy.  Tenants must prove that the animal is not on the premises in order to remain in the apartment or house. (Handbook, p. 9)

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