VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY:
PART A – CONDITIONS OF RESIDENCY:
Sahara is not a regular apartment building. It is instead a special purpose type of accommodation for college and university students, and as such certain qualifications are needed to live at the Sahara and certain restrictions exist that are contained in our Rules and Regulations attached hereto as well as the following conditions and restrictions:
1 – All residents must be full time students at an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university pursuing an academic course of study leading to an Associate of Art, Bachelor’s, Masters, or a Doctorate degree. Students attending trade schools do not meet the above requirement. If you begin your residence as a full time student, and later reduce your course work or stop attending school, we shall have the exclusive right at our option, to give you a 30 day notice and ask you to vacate the apartment.
In such a case you will remain financially responsible for the payment of any unpaid balance of the contract price that may be outstanding at the time of your departure from the Sahara. However, you may sublease your apartment subject to the provisions of paragraph 35 below.
2 – If you are evicted from the property, or if you vacate the apartment prior to termination of your lease, or if you abandon your apartment, you will never the less remain liable for any unpaid portion of your entire lease contract.
You specifically acknowledge, understand, and agree that because Sahara is a special purpose residence for students only, the management is unable to rent its apartments to the general public, and therefore, you also understand and agree that because most students in Tucson will be committed to leases at other apartment buildings after classes start in late August of each year, it would, therefore, be very difficult for Sahara Apartments to rent any apartments after the school year.
As a consequence of this policy, and your desire to live in such an environment, you understand and agree that terms of this do not allow the early termination of your lease. Therefore, if you abandon or move out of your apartment before the termination of the lease, you will never the less remain liable and shall pay any remaining rent and other sums due under the terms of your lease.
3 – If you are a female and become pregnant while you are a resident of the Sahara Apartments, you must vacate the apartment upon or prior to the birth of your child and pay any unpaid balance of your Contract Price.
Our policy is that we do not approve anyone to become a resident of Sahara Apartments who has a criminal record, any history of drug and alcohol abuse, or who has a record of violent behavior, non-payment of rent, abandoning a prior rented residence, vacating an apartment prior to expiration of the term of the lease without the consent of the landlord, or material breaches of their lease agreement or the rules and regulations at their prior places of residence.
4 – You do not have a right to have visitors in your apartment or to have anyone visit you at the Sahara’s common areas. Currently, however, our policy is to allow a limited number of visitors in apartments. This limit is 4, 6, & 8 for studio apartments, one bedrooms, and two bedrooms respectively, including the residents themselves. We also currently allow a reasonable number of guests to be hosted by each resident in the common areas such as the lounge, the game room, movie theater or around the pool area. If you wish to host an event that would require you to have exclusive use of certain common areas, you must request permission to do this and upon our approval, we can reserve such area for your use for the proposed time interval requested by you.
We may change this policy at any time without notice with respect to any one resident, or with respect to all residents and their visitors. We may prohibit a particular person from entering the Sahara while allowing others to be permitted to come into the Sahara. We also reserve the right to prohibit any single person from visiting the Sahara apartments, if in our judgment the person so prohibited, has been or is likely to create a nuisance, pose a danger to the Sahara residents or staff, or conduct him or herself inappropriately.
5 – While our policy of allowing visitors is not revoked, you may have visitors subject to consent by your roommate if you are in a double occupancy apartment and subject to the numerical limits set forth in our Rules and Regulations attached hereto and made part hereof, regarding the maximum number of people that may be in an apartment at any one time. And, you must ask your visitors to leave, if your roommate requests that you do so. You may, however, entertain your friends in our recreation areas such as the pool area and the courtyard, the Lounge, the Game Room and the Movie Theater, in which case you and your guests will be subject to the time and noise level limitations set forth in this lease and in our Rules & Regulation.
6 – You are not permitted to have a party at your apartment even with the consent of your roommate or in the common areas of the Sahara property. A party is defined as having one or more visitors in your apartment or in any of the common areas of the Sahara property, and generating noise (whether from conversation, or music, or TV, or any other activity) that is loud enough to travel to other apartments and disturb other residents, regardless of whether or not we receive a complaint about such noise.
7 – You are not permitted to generate any type of noise that in our reasonable judgment is excessive and disturbing to your neighbors or other residents, regardless of whether you are in your apartment or any other location on the property, and regardless of the time of day.
8 – Sahara Apartments offers 3 types of rental contracts. Long Term, Summer Rentals, and Short Term. Our Long-Term rentals require 12 month leases, with our standard lease period being from August 15th of each year to August 15th of the following year.
Summer Rentals require 3 month leases and are for a fixed period of May 15th to August 15th of each year. In order to qualify to rent an apartment at Sahara for either a 12 month lease or a Summer Rental, you must be a full time student either at the University of Arizona, Pima Community College, or another 2 or 4 year college or university in your home state or country.
Lastly, our Short Term Rentals are available not only to full time students, but also to faculty, and staff of any College or University as well as Post Doctorate Fellows, lecturers, researchers, conference and workshop attendees, that come to Tucson for academic or other purposes.
PART B- OTHER TERMS OF THE LEASE:
1 – PARTIES TO THE LEASE: This lease agreement is made by and between you and TBM Equities, LLC, doing business as Sahara Apartments, by its authorized agent (hereinafter we or us).
You also acknowledge that prior to your electronically signing this lease, you have received from us an “Approval Letter” via e-Mail, which set forth your first and last names, your apartment’s floor plan designation, the monthly rent for the apartment, specification of the installment plan mutually agreed upon, commencement and termination dates of the lease, and your total move-in costs, and the monthly rental amount for your parking space if you requested one, as well as copies of ALL of your invoices that are due to be paid according to the terms of the installment plan mutually agreed upon. Your application, along with any agreed upon amendments, and the “Approval Letter” are all incorporated into this lease and are a part of this lease by this reference.
You acknowledge that before you indicate your agreement to the terms of this lease you have in fact read this entire lease completely and understand all the provisions, and have received complete answers to all your questions regarding all provisions of this Lease Agreement, and that you are entering into this agreement with full understanding of the legal and financial implications of all the provisions of the lease and the rules and regulations of Sahara Apartments, as well as the “Crime Free Addendum” herein below.
2- AUTOS AND PARKING: If you have a car, or expect visitors who may park their vehicles at the Sahara, please read the following carefully:
If you have a car, you may only park in an assigned parking space in our parking lot behind gates. A parking space will be assigned to you upon your arrival to check into your apartment. The parking spaces on the outside of the property, in the alley and in front of our leasing office and the commercial rental spaces are reserved for the visitors to our office and the patrons of the commercial spaces. Tenant’s cars parked in those spaces are subject to being towed at Tenants’ expense.
Please tell your visitors to park in the spaces in the alley and not in front of the building. You agree to immediately notify us if you get a new car and shall provide us with the year, make, model, color, and license number of your new car. If you fail to do so and your car is towed away, it will be at your expense.
3- NON-REFUNDABLE HOLDING FEE: At the time of signing this lease you are required to pay a non-refundable “Holding Fee” the total amount of which will be equal to the Move-in Costs and billed to you as such. Once you have moved in AND paid the balance of the contract that is due on the date of your moving in, the Holding Deposit will automatically convert to your Move-In Costs and the refundable portion of the move-in deposits will become your refundable damage and key deposits, and will be subject to the terms of this lease governing the refund of such deposits.
4- CONTRACT AMOUNT: The amount of this contract shall be the total of the invoices that were sent to you via the “Approval Letter”.
5- ACCEPTABLE METHODS OF PAYMENT:
Electronic Check: Our preferred payment method is by Electronic Checks. When you receive your invoice from us, it will contain a link to a secure site where you can select the “Bank Option” as your method of payment, which will then allow our payment processing contractor to electronically transfer the amount due from your account and deposit it into our account. If you choose to pay by Electronic Check, there will be no payment processing fees charged to your account.
International Wire Transfers: For international students, our preferred method of payment is an International Wire Transfer. If you are an international student, we will send you our wire transfer instructions with your invoices.
Cash, Cashiers’ Checks, Money Orders, and Personal or Company Checks: We can accept all these forms of payment. You must be aware, however, that if you pay by personal or company check, we must receive the check at least 5 business days prior to the due date of the check. Payments by check are not considered actually paid until 5 business days after your submittal of them.
6- Payment with Credit or debit cards which will incur a 4% convenience fee: In order to provide our customers an opportunity to have the convenience of paying with their credit or debit cards, if they are not in a position to pay with any of the above preferred methods, you can pay by credit or debit card, in which case a convenience fee of 4% of the amount paid will be charged and added to your account, if not already included on the invoice. The processing fee must then be paid in cash at the office of Sahara Apartments.
7- If you do not take advantage of the ability to make your payment online, you may pay us at the office of the building, located and identified as such at the Property, or by mail to the address shown on your “Approval Letter”. If Rent and any Additional Rent as defined below, is not paid on or before 5:00 PM on the Due Date, then a late charge of $100 will be charged to your account and added to your balance. The unpaid balance will then accrue interest an annual rate of 24% per year or 2% per month, prorated on a daily basis until fully paid.
8- NO SECOND PARTY CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
9- PAYMENT DUE DATES: Your payments are due according to the installment plan shown on your “Approval Letter”.
10- FAILURE TO PAY, EVICTIONS AND COLLECTIONS: If any payments required under the terms of this Lease Agreement are not paid within 48 hours of their due date, we will charge the credit or debit card for the amount of overdue rent, as well as the $100 late fee, and the prorated interest, to your or your guarantor’s credit or debit card that you or your guarantor, provided to us on your online application.
If the credit or debit card payment fails, then we will send you, by certified mail, a “5-day late notice” which will give you 5 days from the date of receipt of such notice to make the required payment. Please note that under Arizona law, if you refuse to accept delivery of such letter, the notice will still be legally considered delivered to you as of the date of delivery by the United States Postal Service.
If after expiration of such 5 day period, payment is not made, then we will turn over the case to an attorney who will file for your eviction at the court. All attorney’s fees and court costs will be added to the balance owed by you and you agree that you shall be liable for reimbursing us for such expenses.
Once we obtain a court order to evict you, normally the court will allow a reasonable time for you to vacate, no less than 6 days from the date of Court hearing, except in case of serious offenses where the Court may deem that your continued presence on the property poses a risk or threat to the safety and security of other residents or the Sahara staff, in which case the court may order you to immediately vacate. Sahara will then obtain the services of a Constable who will assure that you move out.
When we file an eviction and/or action in the court, we also ask the judge to award us interest on the unpaid balance of the account at 24% per annum or the maximum legal rate that may be allowed. You would then be required to pay us the original unpaid rent, the $100 late fee, interest, and our attorney’s fees, plus court costs and fees.
If any balances remain unpaid after you have moved out of the Sahara, whether due to you having been evicted, or because you moved out upon expiration of your lease term, or due to Early Termination of the Lease by virtue of your moving out prior to the expiration of your lease, or because you abandon the premises, we will wait for a period of seven days to give you a chance to make full payment or make payment arrangements acceptable to us.
If your account balance is not paid after such 7 day period, then, if we have not agreed to a payment arrangement for you other than full and immediate payment, then, your account will be turned over to a collection agency. The collection agency will then contact you regarding the collection of the balance. The collection agency will also immediately notify all three credit reporting agencies about your unpaid balance, and court records, if any, regarding such unpaid balance, as well as the fact that the account has been turned over to the collection agency.
You understand and agree that you shall be liable and shall reimburse us for all interest accrued on such unpaid balance at the rate of 24% per annum or the maximum rate allowed by law if lower than 24%. Interest shall accrue from the date on which each portion of your indebtedness became due until payment is received on account of such portion of indebtedness.
You shall also be liable for our attorney’s fees and court costs and any other costs or fees related to the collection of the debt including the fees we pay to the collection agency. Typically, collection agencies charge a fee ranging from 35%-50% of the amount turned over to them for collection.
11- FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: If you are one of two occupants in an apartment, the other occupant will have a separate lease and you will not be held responsible for payment of their rent, or any damages caused by the other occupant. If you vacate the apartment before the end of your lease term, you will nevertheless remain responsible for the payment of any balances due on your account. If you have already paid the entire contract amount at the time you vacate your apartment, there will be no refund to you for the pro-rated amount of contract attributable to the remainder of the lease term, even if we rent your particular apartment or shared space in an apartment, to someone else, as long we have at least one other apartment of the same floor plan as yours that is vacant at our building.
12- ROOMMATE MATCHING: If you have chosen to share an apartment with a roommate, and if you have a prospective roommate with whom you wish to share the apartment, we will accommodate you, provided that such prospective roommate also applies to us for residency at the Sahara and meets the requirements for residency and such application is approved pursuant to our normal qualification standards.
If you do not already have a friend whom you want to be your roommate, we will try to find you a roommate from amongst our applicants who also desire to have a roommate, following our roommate matching process. Because this process may change from year to year, we will send you an e-Mail in advance of your move-in date and will tell you how we propose to match you with a roommate and what you may need to do on your part.
13- ROOMMATE CONFLICT RESOLUTION: If conflicts develop between you and your roommate, you agree that you will submit to an Arbitration Hearing to be conducted by Sahara Management.
The arbitrator shall hold a hearing during which both sides will present their cases as to the causes of the conflict. The arbitrator shall then make recommendations with respect to actions to be taken by each party to resolve the problems. If after passages of a reasonable time (as determined by the Arbitrator on a case by case basis), the conflicts continue, there shall be another Arbitration Hearing, at which either further conflict resolution recommendations will be made, or the arbitrator may recommend that you or your roommate be relocated to another apartment.
If Arbitrator determines that the continuation of the conflict was due to your refusal to take reasonable actions recommended by the Arbitrator, and we have to separate you and your roommate by moving one of you to another apartment, then you will be charged $200 penalty for refusing to abide by the recommendation of the Arbitration Committee. We shall then assign a new roommate to you or we will ask you to move to another apartment and become the roommate of the person already in that apartment
If you are judged by the arbitrator to be at fault with respect to the cause of conflict with your roommate, and if there are no roommates available to be assigned to move into your apartment, or for you to move into their apartment, then you will have to exercise one of the following options:
- a. Become a single occupant, and pay the single occupancy rates applicable to that apartment.
- b. Stay in the apartment you are in for a maximum of 30 days as a single occupant, and move out of Sahara at the end of the 30 day period. In this case, you will not receive any refunds for the unused portion of your rent, if you have already paid the entire amount of your contract. If you still owe a portion of the rent contract, you will remain liable for the payment of that amount when that next installment becomes due.
- c. If you are found to be the party at fault in the conflict with your roommate, and you are moved to a new apartment to room with someone else, we do so regardless of whether or not the apartment available for you to move in has a balcony or not, and regardless of the new apartments specific location in the building and on the floor. However, if we move you from a non-balcony apartment into a balcony apartment, you will not have to pay the additional charge for having a balcony.
- d. If you refuse to take part in the Arbitration Hearings set forth above, such refusal shall be considered as a material breach under the terms of this Lease Agreement, and we will have the option to evict you, and if so evicted you shall remain liable for any unpaid balance of the Contract Price.
14- DAMAGES: You will be responsible for any damages to the apartment and the furniture and fixtures on a pro-rata basis with your roommate. If damage is done by your roommate or any of his guests, and you immediately report such damage to us in writing, and if your roommate agrees with your assertion as to the cause of the damage, then we shall only charge your roommate for such damages. If your roommate denies responsibility, the case will be referred to the property manager, who will act as an arbitrator, and who will then determine who is responsible for the damages. You agree that such determination by the property manager shall be binding on you and that there shall be no appeal or review of the decision.
15- UTILITIES: Your electric, water, hot water, and trash service are included for free. In addition to the appliances and lighting fixtures that are included in each apartment, you are allowed to have one TV, one stereo system, one small clock radio, one desktop and one laptop computer, one printer, one scanner, one desk lamp and one floor lamp.
However, if you have an extensive range of electrical equipment, such as additional music systems, computers, servers, printer, scanners, copiers, and other equipment that increase the electric usage and could not be considered as required for normal residential use, then you would be charged an additional amount to be determined by the management of Sahara Apartments, based on the number and type of equipment you may have in your apartment.
While all utility costs are included in the rent, we reserve the right to pass on any additional utility costs that result from increases in the rates for water, gas, and electric utilities, that are more than 3% higher than the rates in effect for such utilities on the date you signed your lease.
16- INTERNET SERVICE: Also included in your rent is access to a high-speed connection to the internet through our Internet connected network.
You acknowledge and understand that the purpose of the Internet service provided by us as a free service is strictly to provide each resident access to the internet for academic purposes only and is strictly for uses such as browsing the web and connecting to the University related websites so that residents can do their homework assignments, and do research and similar low bandwidth uses.
Our services is not intended for entertainment purposes and is not designed to be used for bandwidth intensive uses such as playing games, downloading movies, or web hosting and other types of uses that would cause excessive use of the bandwidth available at the Sahara Apartments.
To use the Internet service available at the Sahara you may connect your computer directly to one of the two wall ports in your apartment with your own ethernet cable, or you can purchase one from us. However, to have Wi-Fi in your apartment, you are required to use an Access Point to be provided by us, in lieu of a $40 refundable security Deposit. You are further required to install Anti-Virus software on your computer and continue to update such software to the latest available version at all times. If you use an unauthorized method to a create Wi-Fi connection in your apartment, and the device you use causes interference with our Internet service and the cause is traced to your device, you will be charged at the rate of $100 an hour for the time spent by our staff members to trace, troubleshoot and fix the problem caused by your device.
You will also be held responsible for the legal ramifications and consequential costs of downloading copyrighted materials, and contents such as pirated movies, music etc. that you are not authorized to download or share, or if you allow your computer to be used for Peer to Peer connections such as Bit Torrent or other similar sites, whether voluntarily or without your knowledge through Inadvertent downloading of malware.
Furthermore if such activities on your computer result in our having to spend time and resources to discover, stop, track down and notify you of such activity and to ask you to stop such activity, or if such activities result in our Internet Service Provider (ISP) suspending or terminating our service, then you will be charged a penalty of $200 by us for having violated the terms of your lease in this regard, and will be held responsible for compensating us for any costs to us associated with such violations on your part.
In addition we will charge you for the total number of hours of work done by our staff, both on-site staff as well as our “Network Administrator”, for the number of hours that they devote to tracking down the source of the problems affecting our network if you are found to be responsible for such problems. The hourly rate for such work is $100.00 an hour. Please note that it may take many hours to track down any device on our network that may have downloaded illegal material, so the consequences of any such action on your part may be very costly to you.
We have monitoring software and hardware that can identify which residents are using excessive amounts of bandwidth, and you agree and acknowledge that we have the right to limit or deny you access to the internet if you are identified as an excessive user of the bandwidth available at the Sahara. Such excessive use can result from you knowingly using our bandwidth for prohibited purposes such as excessive downloading of movies, installing hosting servers, or other bandwidth intensive uses, or from your computer getting infected due to your failure to properly protect your computer from malware.
17 – ACCESS TO LOCALLY BROADCAST TV CHANNELS: In addition, each apartment is cabled to access all locally broadcast TV channels in High Definition. If you wish to have telephone service, either through a land line or through a cell phone service, you will have to arrange for and obtain that service at your own expense. Each apartment is wired for telephone service, and you my obtain your own Internet service through the local phone company through such copper wire and phone jack available in your apartment.
18 – INTEGRATION: This Lease Agreement, your online application and any amendments thereto emailed to you by us and accepted by you via return email, shall constitute the entire agreement between us.
19 – ARIZONA RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD/TENANT ACT: You acknowledge that we have informed you that the Arizona Landlord Tenant law is available on the following web page of the Arizona Legislature at:
20 – TERMINATION: Your contract is for the entire term specified above. Once you have signed this lease agreement, you will be financially responsible for the payment of the contract price regardless of whether or not you actually move-in, and regardless of whether or not you vacate the apartment or abandon the apartment prior to the termination date of your lease.
On the Termination Date, you shall immediately vacate the Premises, and failure to do so shall subject you to legal action for eviction and recovery of possession together with money damages. You further understand that if you remain in possession of the Premises after termination of this Lease Agreement, you will be subject to a 5 day notice to vacate the apartment and subsequently you will be subject to eviction procedures through the Courts.
If your failure to vacate and turn over the premises back to us results in damages to us, then we shall ask the Court not only to issue an eviction order but also to have you pay us double the amount of actual damages. You agree to pay such damages if awarded by the Court.
21 – BREACH: If you fail to make the required payments as required by this agreement, or if you vacate or abandon your apartment before the Termination Date, or if you violate the terms of this agreement or the rules as shown, then such event shall be deemed a material breach of the terms of your lease and we shall seek a court order to evict you.
If so evicted, you shall remain liable for payment of any unpaid portion of your Contract Price, and you agree that we shall have the right to attempt to collect such debt from you pursuant to the provisions of this agreement.
22 – USE OF PREMISES: You shall use the Premises solely as a private residence for occupancy by yourself only. No person or persons other than the Occupants shall occupy the Premises without our prior written consent.
You shall use the Premises and all common areas made available to you at all times in accordance with the Rules and Regulations and further agree not to violate any law or ordinance of any governmental authority with respect to the Premises or the common areas of the Property.
Use of profanity, spitting, or throwing cigarette butts on the grounds, or engaging in any loud or boisterous conduct that disturbs the peace and quiet enjoyment of any other tenant shall constitute a nuisance and shall be considered a material breach of this Lease Agreement.
23 – PROPERTY: Guests shall not take part in or permit any loud, improper, or unruly conduct, or otherwise disturb the comfort of, or interrupt the sleep of, any other Sahara residents or guests.
24 – NO OVERNIGHT GUESTS ARE ALLOWED IN ANY APARTMENTS. We offer hotel type accommodations for your overnight guests in one of our buildings designated for this purpose, where visitors such as friends or family can stay on short visits.
Check our website to get the current rates and description of accommodations offered in our hotel facility. If an unauthorized person or persons stay in your apartment overnight, your account will be charged for an amount equal to what the rate would have been if such persons had stayed in our short-term rental section and was charged the nightly rate for single occupancy as shown on our website for the date of the guest’s stay.
25 – CONDITION OF PREMISES; MOVE-IN & MOVE-OUT INSPECTIONS: You agree that upon moving into the premises, you will obtain from us an inspection report for recording a description of the condition of the Premises upon moving in. It shall be your responsibility to fill out the “Move-in” section of the Inspection form within 24 hours of moving in, noting the condition of the Premises.
It shall be your responsibility to have a member of our staff to review the inspection form. We will then have the option to either accept your inspection report or conduct our own inspection, during which you could be present. Once we have accepted the move-in inspection, it will be your responsibility to get a copy of the signed and accepted move-in inspection form for your files and in order to be able to prove that the inspection was done and what the results were as indicated on the form.
You understand that if the inspection form is not returned to us within 24 hours of your moving in, it shall be presumed for purposes of this Lease Agreement that the premises were in good repair and in clean, sanitary condition at the time of your taking possession, with no damages, marks, or stains on the carpets, furniture, counters, cabinets, walls, ceilings, windows, window blinds, floors, or the appliances.
At the termination of your lease, you will remove all your belongings and will clear all waste, debris, garbage and any other items from the apartment, leaving only the furniture, and appliances that came with the building. You do not have to clean the apartment as we will do the cleaning of the apartment for which we have already charged you a cleaning fee as set forth in Exhibit “B” attached hereto.
When the apartment is cleared out, you can notify us and we will make an appointment as soon as possible (but no later than 24 hours after you notify us) to conduct a move-out inspection during our office hours, for which you have the right to be present. One of our staff members will conduct the move-out inspection and shall note any damages to the premises for which we would intend to charge you.
You have the right to sign the move out inspection and ask for a copy to be made for you to keep for your records. We will then calculate the cost of repairing or replacing the damaged it and charge it to your account. You will then be liable for payment of the amount by which damages exceed your deposits, and we shall be liable to refund you the amount by which your deposits exceed the amount of damages plus any other balances you may owe us on your account.
You acknowledge and agree that we WILL NOT conduct a move-out inspection until you have completely cleared out the apartment of all of your personal belongings and all waste and garbage, as the presence of such items prevents us from being able to see the various surfaces that may be covered by such items.
We will then conduct the move-out inspection and will send you an invoice for the amounts you may owe or will send you a refund check for the balance of your deposits as appropriate. If we charge you for any damages and if you are no longer here in Tucson and therefore unable to come and check the nature of the damage you are being charged for, we will take and e-mail you a picture of the damaged area or object if make a written request prior to your departure.
26 – ENTRY INTO YOUR APARTMENT BY OUR STAFF: During the Term of your lease, and upon receipt of a 24 hours written notice from us, you shall permit us and our agents and contractors to enter the Premises in order to inspect the Premises, make necessary or agreed repairs, alterations, or improvements, supply necessary or agreed services, or to show the Premises to prospective or actual purchasers, mortgagees, lessees, workmen, or contractors.
However, in case of emergencies, we will attempt to contact you by phone, or by e-mail, or text message to notify you that we will have to enter your apartment in order to make emergency repairs.
If we are unable to get a response from you within a reasonable time appropriate for the nature of the emergency, we will enter your apartment after knocking and announcing ourselves as the Sahara staff.
27 – SANITARY MAINTENANCE OF PREMISES: At all times during the Term of this lease, you agree to keep the premises in clean and orderly, and sanitary condition and that you shall immediately report to us any needed repairs, particular water leaks, or things like toilets that keep running, by filling out the “Maintenance Request Forms” available on our website, so that we may take care of any repairs needed right away.
If we find that your apartment is not maintained in a sanitary condition such that it may pose a health hazard or risk to you or to other residents of Sahara Apartments, we will give you a written notice and demand that you correct such conditions immediately, if there is any imminent health risk or hazards, or within seven days if there is no imminent risk or hazard but such conditions only pose a long term risk or hazard if left unattended.
28 – CHARGES FOR REPAIRS RESULTING FROM YOUR NEGLIGENCE: You shall be responsible for reimbursing us for the cost of repair of any immediate and consequential damages caused due to negligence by you, your family, guests, or invitees.
An example of such neglect for which you will be held responsible would be your failure to notify us in a timely manner about any water leaks. Such leaks, if unreported, could cause damage to the walls, and could also cause mold to develop. It is, therefore, extremely important to immediately report to the office any water leaks or other problems that could cause further damages if not reported to us to be fixed by us right away.
29 – ASSIGNMENT, SUBLETTING, CHANGE OF OCCUPANT: Subletting, assignment, replacements, or change of Occupant by you will be allowed only upon the prior written consent of Landlord.
If we allow a sublet, assignment, replacement or change of occupant pursuant to this Paragraph, the new occupant must be qualified according to our normal qualification standards and shall pay the “Third Party Report Fees”. If we consent to an assignment or sublease, you shall remain fully liable under this Lease Agreement but shall receive credit for any Rent paid to us by such substitute tenant.
30 – RELOCATION AFTER MOVE-IN: For purposes of operating efficiently, we reserve the right, upon giving you a five (5) day advance written notice, to relocate you to another substantially similar apartment unit in the Property. In such event, our staff shall assist you in moving your personal properties to such new unit.
31 – APPLIANCES, FIXTURES AND FURNITURE: All appliances, fixtures, and furniture rented by us to you as part of the Premises are and shall remain our property, and you agree that in the event of any damage or destruction to such appliances, fixtures, and furniture, during the Term of this Lease Agreement, you will pay promptly all costs of repair or replacement of such appliances, fixtures or furniture upon receiving an invoice for such costs.
You shall not remove any such appliance fixtures or, furniture from the Premises at any time. Floor plans A and B, as well as the one and two bedroom apartments, are equipped with either a 14 or 17 cubic foot frost free refrigerator, full size ranges, a microwave, one bed, one desk, one chair and one three drawer dresser per occupant. In addition, there is a built-in bookshelf and a hanging closet. The one and two bedrooms are also equipped with garbage disposers and dishwashers, as well as in-unit washers and dryer and walk-in closets. The beds in double occupancy apartments may be arranged in one of three ways referred to by us as “Bunk style”, “loft style” or the “hotel style” bed arrangements. The D-1 and C-1 apartments are equipped with mini refrigerators and two-burner cooktops.
If any appliance, fixture or piece of furniture is not present in the Premises or is damaged beyond normal wear and tear as of the Termination Date of this Lease Agreement, you shall be liable for cost of replacing such missing appliance with a brand new one, without any allowance for depreciation, or for the reasonable cost of repairing such appliance or furniture.
32 – REPAIRS: You shall make all requests of us for repairs and services in writing, using the Maintenance and Repair Request Form available at the office of the building, and obtaining a copy of the request signed by the office staff member receiving your request, as proof for the time and date of your request.
We shall have the right to temporarily turn off equipment and interrupt utilities to avoid damage to property or to perform repairs or maintenance that require such interruption. In the case of malfunction of utilities or damage by fire, water, or similar cause, you shall notify us immediately.
In the case of malfunction of air-conditioning, heating or other equipment, you shall notify us as soon as possible. We shall act with due diligence in making repairs. The cost of repairs shall be paid for by us, if such repairs are rendered necessary, by normal wear and tear or by the elements.
Otherwise, if such repairs are rendered necessary by the negligence, carelessness, accident or abuse by you, your guests or invitees, the cost shall be paid for by you as additional rent.
Extreme care should be taken so as not to damage the fire sprinkler heads that are located in the ceilings, next to the electric fan and the light fixture in the entry hallway. If these sprinkler heads are broken they may cause water to flow through them and cause extensive damage.
33 – INDEMNITY: We shall not be liable for, and you shall hold and save us harmless from, any and all claims, losses, demands, or other liability whatsoever, for any damage or injury however suffered by any person or to personal property belonging to other lessees, Occupants or their guests which arises or is caused by an act or omission of you, your guests, invitees or assistive animals, if applicable.
We are not liable for any injury, damage or loss to any person or property caused by any other person, including but not limited to, theft, burglary, trespass, assaults, vandalism or any other crime. We do not warrant, guarantee, or insure your personal safety, nor the safety of your family, guests, invitees, or their respective belongings.
34 – NO SAFETY REPRESENTATIONS: We make no representations that our various safety and security devices and policies will increase security or decrease the likelihood of assault, theft, or illegal entry.
You agree that we shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to you, your family, guests or invitees, or their belongings as a result of the criminal acts of third parties. We are not liable for injury, damage or loss caused by storm, flood, lightning, wind, other acts of God, or interruption of utilities. You realize and acknowledge that our security devices and systems may break down, and need repair and that repairs may be delayed due to unavailability of parts or specialized labor to make the repairs, and during such intervals, our security devices will be inoperable.
35 – USE FACILITIES AT YOUR OWN RISK: Any pools, saunas, exercise rooms, exercise programs, storerooms, laundry rooms, and any other improvements are to be used by you solely at your own risk.
36 – INSURANCE: You should secure your own insurance to protect you against the above-described losses, and you shall obtain insurance for such loss of property and/or personal injury. You have inspected all locks, latches, doors and windows of the Premises and find them sufficient and acceptable.
37 – ALTERATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS: You agree not to make any alteration of, or make or add any improvement of any kind to the Premises, including any radio and television antenna or aerial, without first obtaining our written consent. You agree not to alter the Premises, nor change any partition, door or window, nor paint, paper, bore or screw upon or in the walls, ceiling, floors, woodwork, or plaster.
All alterations, additions, and improvements made by you to the Premises, excepting movable furniture, shall, at our option, become part of the Premises, and shall be surrendered with the Premises at the expiration or earlier termination of this Lease Agreement. Upon the expiration or earlier termination of the Term, you shall, upon written demand by us, at your sole expense, remove any alteration, addition or improvement made by you and repairs any damage to the Premises caused by such removal.
38 – DEFAULT: You understand and agree that each of your obligations imposed by this Lease Agreement shall be regarded as material in nature, and violation of any one of those obligations shall entitle us to exercise those remedies provided below, in addition to all other remedies provided by law.
Our election to exercise a particular remedy shall not be deemed as a waiver of any existing or future right or remedy. In the event of any material breach of the Lease Agreement or in the event of the non-payment of any sum owed by you when such sum is due, we shall be entitled, but not obligated, to terminate this Lease Agreement.
If payment is not made when due and a licensed collection agency is engaged to collect the sums owed, You shall pay the collection agency’s fees equal to a maximum of 50% of the outstanding balance owed when the collection agency is engaged. Interest at the annual rate of 24% will be charged on the outstanding principal balance.
39 – ABANDONMENT: If you are absent from the Premises without notice to us for seven (7) consecutive days while any portion of the Rent remains outstanding and unpaid for ten (10) days after the due date of such rent, you shall be deemed to have abandoned the Premises and we may remove all your personal property remaining in the Premises after notice as required by law.
In such event, you understand that you are liable for and shall pay any and all Rent deficiencies, expenses, storage fees, costs and other damages suffered by us. You understand that any personal property removed from the Premises by us pursuant to this Paragraph may be destroyed or disposed of if its value is deemed by us, in our reasonable discretion, to be so low that the cost of moving, storing and conducting a public sale exceeds the amount that would be realized from the sale.
Similarly, any personal property remaining on the premises for twenty one (21) days after service of a Writ of Restitution may be destroyed or disposed of if its’ value is deemed by us, in our reasonable discretion, to be so low that the cost of moving, storing and conducting a public sale exceeds the amount that would be realized from the sale.
40 – PETS PROHIBITED: You hereby agree not to allow or keep any pets in or about the Premises or Property. You understand that the prohibition of pets also applies to pets of your guests and invitees. If we find a pet on the Premises, you hereby shall pay a fine of $100.00 and an additional fine of $25.00 for each additional day the pet remains on the Premises. This fine shall be applied in all cases, even those where you are keeping the pet for a friend or the pet is just visiting with a guest or invitee of you. If the pet remains on the Premises for a period exceeding five (5) days from the date it is observed by us, you shall be in default under this Lease Agreement and we shall have the option to terminate the Lease Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, assistive animals are exempt from the provisions of this Paragraph.
41 – SUBORDINATION: This Lease Agreement shall, without further action on your part, be subject and subordinate to the lien of any mortgage and/or any deed of trust or other encumbrance which may exist upon, or which hereafter may be placed by us upon, the Premises or Property. We shall have the right to give you a thirty day (30) notice that we are canceling your lease and ask you to vacate the premises if due to any reason we are unable to continue to operate the property, provided we refund all of your deposits.
42 – NOTICES: All notices or demands of any kind may be served on you (as an alternative to
personal service) by leaving a copy of such demand or notice at the Premises, or by mailing a copy thereof by registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, addressed to you at the Premises. Service shall be deemed complete at the time of leaving said notice or within five days of mailing the same.
43 – BINDING EFFECT: This Lease Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, successors, and assigns of the parties.
44 – DISCLOSURE: In compliance with the provisions of A.R.S. § 33-1322, We shall appoint a building manager who shall act as our agent with respect to the management of the building, and to act for us for purposes of services of process and receiving notices, and who shall be stationed at the office of the building at the 919 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705.
45 – RULES AND REGULATIONS: You and your guests and invitees will comply with all Rules and Regulations adopted by us whether now in effect, or as later adopted or modified. The Rules and Regulations are a part of this Lease Agreement and are incorporated herein. We reserve the right to control the manner, method, and time of parking, use of any club facilities, common areas, or pools. We may prohibit, limit or regulate vehicles of all varieties. You shall keep all paths of ingress and egress free from obstruction at all times and shall use those paths only for ingress and egress.
46 – WAIVER OF DEFAULT: No failure by us to enforce any rights accruing because of any default by you hereunder, no matter how many times such failure to enforce such rights may be repeated by us, shall be deemed a waiver of any of the provisions of this Lease Agreement.
47 – CUMULATIVE REMEDIES: No remedy or election hereunder shall be deemed exclusive but shall, wherever possible, be cumulative with all other existing remedies at law or in equity.
48 – SEVERABILITY: If any portion of this Lease Agreement shall be determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, such event shall not impair or render invalid or unenforceable the remainder of this Lease Agreement.
49 – COUNTERPARTS: This Lease Agreement may be executed by the parties in any number of counterparts, all of which counterparts together shall be deemed an original.
50 – CHOICE OF LAW: This Lease Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Arizona.
51 – NO SMOKING POLICY: Sahara is a smoke free apartment building. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property.
Please be aware that we have a smoke detector in every room that is extremely sensitive to smoke and will be set off from smoking a cigarette in the room. If you cause the smoke detector to go off due to smoking, or if you cause the smoke detector to go off due cooking without turning on the exhaust fan above the stove, you may be subject to a fine of $25 per incidence after first such incidence. If you remove, disable or damage the smoke detector, you will be charged for the cost of repair or replacement of the unit which is approximately $150.
52 – ATTORNEY’S FEES AND COSTS: If either party shall at any time incur any expense, including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, for successfully enforcing any provision of this Lease Agreement by litigation or otherwise, the sum paid by that party shall be deemed damages in favor of that party against the other party and shall be immediately due and payable.
53 – CO-ED FACILITY: While the Sahara Apartments is a co-ed facility, accommodating both men and women, only persons of the same gender may live together as roommates, except for married couples who must both be full time students.
54 – EMAIL ADDRESS FOR LEGAL NOTICES: You hereby agree that any official and legal notices to be given to you will be by Email sent to the Email address provided to us by you when you move in. You shall notify us if you Email address changes, or if it is out of service for more than 3 days. Absent such notification to us, all Emails sent to you, including 5 day late notices and all other legal notices will be considered received by you 24 hours after we transmit the Email to you.
55 – AMENDMENTS OF THIS LEASE AGREEMENT: Any changes or amendments to this lease agreement shall be made via e-Mail to be sent to you by us, with your agreement to it to be witnessed by your return e-Mail acknowledging your agreement to such amendment. No verbal promises by any staff members or any other person will serve to modify this agreement.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Per your lease agreement, you are agreeing to comply with all the following rules and regulations of Sahara apartments. Please note that the Landlord has the right to modify these rules from time to time, by giving 30 day notice to all residents.
1. PETS: Pets are not allowed in the rental units. The following shall apply to a violation of this policy:
- • FIRST VIOLATION: A warning will he issued to the Tenant specifying the complaint, a $100.00 charge will be assessed against the Tenant, and Landlord may, in its discretion, declare the Lease to be in default.
- • SECOND VIOLATION: Upon a second violation, a $25.00 per day charge will be assessed, retroactive to the date the pet was brought into the premises, and the Landlord, may at his option, declare the Lease to be in default.
2. VISITORS & GUESTS: THERE IS A LIMIT OF HOW MANY PERSONS MAY BE IN AN APARTMENT AT ANY ONE TIME. FOR STUDIO APARTMENTS THIS LIMIT IS 4 PERSONS. FOR ONE BEDROOM APARTMENTS IT IS 5 PERSONS AND FOR TWO BEDROOM APARTMENTS IT IS 6 PERSONS.
If you want to meet with your friends numbering more than the above limits, you can meet at the lounge in the recreation building. However, please be aware that no alcoholic drinks are allowed in the lounge, by the pool, or any other public areas of the property.
The Landlord acknowledges the right of any Tenant to entertain friends and to have guests in their unit, subject to the consent of the other occupant(s) and the rules and regulations of the Sahara Apartments including the above limit on the number of persons allowed in each apartment.
Tenants and guests of Tenants shall at all times maintain order in the unit and all areas on Sahara property. Guests shall not take part in or permit any loud, improper, or unruly conduct, or otherwise disturb the comfort of, or interrupt the sleep of, any other Sahara resident or guest.
3. NO OVERNIGHT GUESTS ARE ALLOWED IN ANY APARTMENTS. WE OFFER SHORT TERM RENTAL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR YOUR OVERNIGHT GUESTS IN OUR BUILDING 5 (THE YELLOW BUILDING WHERE VISITORS SUCH AS FRIENDS OR FAMILY CAN STAY ON SHORT VISITS.
CHECK OUR WEBSITE TO GET THE CURRENT RATES AND DESCRIPTION OF ACCOMMODATIONS OFFERED IN OUR SHORT TERM RENTALS FACILITY. IF AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON STAYS IN YOUR APARTMENT OVERNIGHT, YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE SINGLE OCCUPANCY SHORT TERM RENTALS RATE.
4. NO APARTMENT FURNITURE TO BE TAKEN OUTSIDE: The furniture provided in each apartment is suitable only for indoor use, it is prohibited to take them outside, or place them in the balcony where they would be exposed to the elements.
5. NO DRYING OF LAUNDERED ITEM ON THE BALCONIES: There are 13 laundry rooms in the Sahara building, all but one of them are for the use of the residents. There are 3 laundry rooms on each floor of the dormitory buildings (Buildings 2[green building] building 3 [peach building] and building 4 [lavender building]). The laundry room on the ground floor of building 4 is our housekeeping laundry room and is not open to the residents. The laundry rooms contain washers and dryers and therefore no drying of laundered items is allowed to be done by hanging them on the railings of balconies or anywhere else in the building.
6. NO SKATEBOARDING: No skateboarding, rollerblading, or use of any type of human or motor powered vehicles are permitted on the property, other than automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles. Bicycles should be carried by hand once on the inside of the fenced areas, other than the parking lot area.
7. NOISE: All radios, television sets, compact disk players, or any other appliances or items which may cause noise, etc., must be turned down to a level of sound that does not annoy or interfere with other residents. No band instruments shall be played on the Premises at any time.
8. ODORS: No incense or other odor producing items shall be used on the premises. Because of the nature of the apartments, it is understood that strong or offensive odors may create an allergic reaction in some people, or otherwise be offensive to other residents, and is therefore expressly prohibited.
9. SMOKING, DRUGS & ALCOHOL, PARTIES: Sahara is a smoke free building. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property. Consumption of alcoholic beverages by those under the age of 21 years is illegal and will not be tolerated by the management. If a resident, family member or a guest under the age of 21 is found to be drinking in the apartment or in the building, the building staff will not only report the incidence of drinking by a minor to the police, but will also report to the police, any person over the age of twenty one who is believed to be giving alcoholic beverages to such minor.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages by those over the age of 21 is only permitted in their own apartment, provided that in the case of double occupancy units, both of the residents are over 21 years of age. No drinking of alcoholic beverages is allowed in the common area, and carrying of open containers of alcoholic beverages is not allowed in the building.
10. ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES: Any illegal activity within the apartment or the common areas committed by a resident, or their guests, including taking of illegal drugs, including marijuana, will be cause for eviction of Tenant by Landlord, and will be reported to the Police as well.
11. NO PARTIES: Tenants will not advertise or permit the advertising of the premises as a place for holding a public function, or a party, unless such function is approved by the management, held in the recreation building or the pool area, and is subject to strict supervision by the management staff complies with fire department restrictions regarding the number of people that may occupy the recreation building.
The recreation building may be reserved for educational, social and other types of events, subject to the approval of management of the nature of such event. You may contact the office to reserve the lounge, the movie theater, or the Gallery room for such approved events.
12. VEHICLES, PARKING & TRAFFIC REGULATIONS: The driveways, sidewalks, courts, entry passage, stairs and halls shall not be obstructed, used for bicycles, motorcycles, and other vehicles or any purpose other than ingress and egress. Parking of tenant vehicles in other than designated parking area is strictly prohibited.
Tenant agrees to abide by all parking regulations as defined in the Parking Rules and Regulations and in particular not to double park, park in fire lanes, obstruct the flow of traffic, park in prohibited areas, park on landscaped areas or otherwise violate, parking provisions in force from time to
In the event parking decals shall be required, Tenant agrees to display such decal as instructed. Tenant agrees that for such violation of any reasonable parking regulations in force from time to time, including failure to display decal, Tenant’s vehicle and the vehicles of Tenant’s guests may be subject to being towed at Tenant’s expense or to fines put in force by the Landlord from time to time.
13. SERVICING AUTOMOBILES: Washing vehicles and performing mechanical work thereon is strictly prohibited unless special areas are designated in Landlord’s sole discretion. No motorcycles, scooters, or any other motorized vehicles are allowed in the apartments.
14. RULES RELATING TO INTERIOR OF APARTMENTS: Use of foil and other similar unsightly materials over windows is strictly prohibited. Windows and doors shall not be obstructed. Landlord provides blinds on windows and such blinds will not be removed. If Tenant installs draperies over the blinds, any damage will be repaired or removed by Tenant or at Tenant’s expense. Damage to property, including but not limited to paint, plaster, cabinets, carpets, floors, furniture or damage to any part of the Premises resulting from failure caused by leaving windows or doors open during inclement weather will be the responsibility of the Tenant.
15. LOCKS: Locks may NOT be changed or added without prior written permission of Landlord. Locks and the appropriate keys, added must be Left in place upon vacating the Premises. Duplication of any key is strictly forbidden and all original keys must be returned to Landlord upon termination of occupancy or Landlord may impose a reasonable charge.
16. SOLICITATION: Solicitation shall not be permitted on the apartment complex, either by Tenants or outside solicitors, without the prior written permission of the Management.
17. TRASH: All trash and garbage will be placed in receptacles in locations designated by Landlord. Tenant agrees to cause trash and refuse to be deposited directly into such dumpsters and not left in the units or in the common area, hallways or similar places. Tenant may be charged for removal of trash from outside their door or apartment. Tenant is responsible for the cleanliness of area in front of their apartment and for any common area used by Tenant or their guest. If Landlord cleans cigarette butts from the common areas outside an apartment, a cleaning fee of $25.00 per occurrence may be assessed. Landlord reserves the right to impose a reasonable fine for any violation of this provision as well as for any littering by tenant.
18. WEAPONS: Use, possession, or storage of firearms, air rifles or pistols, explosives (including fireworks), dangerous chemicals, ammunition, numchucks, brass knuckles, butterfly knives, and other fighting materials, dangerous instruments, or any other similar device is prohibited. If any such item is found in your possession, or in your apartment, you will be subject to eviction.
19. ANTENNAS AND WIRES: No radio wires, television or other aerials or any other objects whatsoever shall be attached to the roof or exterior of any building.
20. FURNITURE: No furniture designed for indoor use will be placed outdoors for any purpose. Any furniture moved outdoors will be removed by maintenance and the cost of moving, storing and/or replacement of the furniture will be charged directly to the Tenant.
21. DAMAGES: Tenants will be held responsible for any damages to their apartment or to the building, or to the common areas caused by themselves or their guests.
22. ROOF: Residents are not permitted to go on any roof of any building at any time.
23. SCREENS: Residents will be charged $35.00 for each broken or missing screen. If a screen is damaged or missing when you move in, report it to management immediately, and put that notice on your check in sheet.
24. DART BOARDS: Dartboards are not permitted in the apartments. The repair of all areas around a dartboard will easily cost over $100.00. If a dartboard is found, you will be asked to remove it immediately. If it is discovered a second time, your apartment will be assessed $100.00. Payment of the fine is required within 5 days of notice.
25. SECURITY: Landlord is not responsible for providing any live, or “on-foot” security. The safety and welfare of the Tenant and Tenant’s property is the responsibility of the Tenant. Doors and windows should be locked, and visitors identified before allowed into your apartment. Try not to walk on campus, through parking lots, or in courtyards alone, especially after dark. Use good common sense, and think about safety. If there is any suspicious activity around the apartment complex, call 911 immediately.
26. SMOKING: Smoking is not allowed in the apartments other than those designated as approved for smoking. Smoking is also prohibited in all areas of the recreation building. Smoking is permitted on the balconies, and in other open air areas.
27. FIRE SAFETY: The following are prohibited in the residences: halogen lamps; overloaded electrical, damaged or non-UL approved cords; unsafe placement of cords or improper use of electrical items; obstruction of sprinklers; obstruction of room door or windows; ceiling hangings or other decorations which are flammable or otherwise could contribute to fire spread; paper or other combustibles (including hats, scarves) hung on or near incandescent fixtures; use of any open flame device (candles, etc, burning of incense, possession/use of fireworks, or other explosives, possession/storage of gasoline or other fuels/flammable chemicals; damaging or tampering with fire safety equipment (smoke detectors, extinguishers, fire horns, etc.); dismantling or otherwise interfering with exit signs; blocking open or otherwise interfering with the intended smoke-barrier purpose of fire doors; blocking hallways or building exits; failure to evacuate according to designated procedures during a building alarm and/or failure to follow instructions of building staff or fire safety personnel; false report of fire or other dangerous conditions (bomb threats, etc.); activating false alarms. Being responsible for a malicious or intentional false fire alarm will result in termination of your lease and eviction from the building, and possible criminal prosecution.
28. SWIMMING POOL SAFETY: Residents and guests must comply with the rules and regulations posted at residence swimming pools; residents and guests swim at their own risk because there are no lifeguards.
MODIFICATION OF RULES & REGULATIONS: Landlord reserves the right at any time to make changes to these Rules and Regulations, as Landlord shall, in its judgment, determines to be necessary for the safety, and care of the premises.
In order for a Tenant to refute a complaint, it is understood that the burden of proof is upon the Tenant who must refute such charge with clear, convincing and indisputable evidence.
Landlord expressly retains the right to increase the fines set forth herein if the initial fines do not prove to be a significant enough inducement.
These rules are not totally inclusive. There are life safety issues not covered in these rules but are covered in applicable city and county ordinances. You will be responsible for the conduct of yourself and your guests within city laws and codes.
Crime Free Lease Addendum
In consideration for the execution or renewal of a lease of the dwelling unit identified in the lease, Manager or Owner and Resident agree as follows:
Resident, any member(s) of the resident’s household, a guest or any other person affiliated with the resident, at or near the resident premises:
- Shall not engage in criminal activity, including drug-related criminal activity, on or near the said premises. “Drug related criminal activity”, means the illegal manufacture, sale, distribution, use, or possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute, or use an illegal or controlled substance (as defined in Section 102 of the Controlled Substance Act [21 U.S.C. 802]).
- Shall not engage in any act intended to facilitate criminal activity.
- Will not permit the dwelling unit to be used for, or to facilitate criminal activity.
- Shall not engage in the unlawful manufacturing, selling, using, storing, keeping or giving of illegal or controlled substance as defined in A..R.S. 13-3451, at any locations, whether on or near the dwelling unit premises.
- Shall not engage in any illegal activity, including, but not limited to prostitution as defined in A.R.S. 13-3211, criminal street gang activity as defined in A.R.S. 13-105 and A.R.S. 13-2308, threatening or intimidating as prohibited in A.R.S. 13-1202, assault as prohibited in A.R.S. 13-1203, including but not limited to the unlawful discharge of a weapon, on or near the dwelling unit premises, or any breach of the lease agreement that otherwise jeopardizes the health, safety and welfare of the landlord, his agent, or other tenant, or involving imminent or actual serious property damage, as defined in A.R.S. 33-1368.
- VIOLATION OF THE ABOVE PROVISIONS SHALL BE A MATERIAL AND IRREPARABLE VIOLATION OF THE LEASE AND GOOD CAUSE FOR IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OF TENANCY. A single violation of any of the provisions of this added addendum shall be deemed a serious violation, and a material and irreparable noncompliance. It is understood that a single violation shall be good cause for immediate termination of the lease under A.R.S. 33-1377, as provided in A.R.S. 33-1368. Unless otherwise provided by law, proof of violation shall not require a criminal conviction but shall be by a preponderance of the evidence.
- Resident agrees that Manager or Owner may use any police generated report as direct evidence without objection in any court action, including but not limited to eviction.
- In case of conflict between the provisions of this addendum and any other provisions of the lease, the provisions of this addendum shall govern.
- This LEASE ADDENDUM is incorporated into the lease executed or renewed this day between Manager or Owner and Resident.
NOTE: At the time of the signing of your lease, you are required to pay the total amount of Moving Costs applicable to you as shown on our move-in costs page. The refundable portion of those fees, however, will be considered a “Non-Refundable Holding Deposit” until you move in. Once you have moved in, the refundable portion of the move-in deposits will become your refundable damage and key deposits and will be subject to the terms of this lease governing the refund of such deposits.