Resident Handbook

This Resident Handbook is designed to help answer questions you may have regarding the policies of the cooperative, the responsibilities of being a stockholder, and many of the day-to-day items you will encounter while living at CSCC, such as parking permits and cleaning of coreways. If the Board of Directors’ enacts a new policy, you will be notified by email and the Handbook will be updated online.

CSCC is a dynamic and affordable community, largely because of the efforts of past and present residents who have given their time and interest to the cooperative through volunteerism. Volunteers are critical for the success of the cooperative as they are well-attuned to the needs of the residents. I encourage you to seek involvement not only in the governance of the cooperative but also by being an active neighbor: get to know who lives next door to you or who is out on the playground or basketball court with you. You’ll most likely make some lasting friendships as well as know better how this community can be served.

RESIDENT AND MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION RESPONSIBILITIES

CSCC will send official communications, such as parking lot closures, apartment entry, rent increases, etc. to the email address you supplied to CSCC. Some of these communications may appear in CSCC’s weekly newsletter, The Spirit. CSCC is only responsible for sending these communications to your registered email address, while you are responsible for ensuring that you receive them (this includes regularly checking your spam folder). Adding office@cscc.coop, manager@cscc.coop, operations@cscc.coop, activities@cscc.coop, and leasing@cscc.coop to your contacts will help ensure that important CSCC communications are not accidentally classified as spam. If you believe that you are not receiving some or all CSCC communications, you must contact the CSCC Office to resolve the issue. 

Furthermore, you are responsible for reading and knowing the content of all communications sent by CSCC in this manner. This includes reading CSCC’s weekly newsletter, The Spirit.  No fines will be waived due to failure to read a CSCC communication unless CSCC failed to send the communication to your registered email address.

CSCC STRUCTURE

CSCC LEGAL STRUCTURE

Como Student Community Cooperative (CSCC) is a property management company, registered as a cooperative with the State of Minnesota.  CSCC has a Management Agreement with the University of Minnesota, owner of the property, to provide affordable housing to University of Minnesota students with or without family members and also responsible for the management of the physical complex, maintaining it to the standards set by the University.  The University dictates the eligibility policies including academic eligibility, priority, and time limit.

FAIR HOUSING COMMUNITY

CSCC follows Fair Housing practices which allows no discrimination for race, color, religion, sex, familial status, disability, or national origin (Federal Fair Housing Act), creed, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, gender identity or sexual orientation (Minnesota Fair Housing Act) and ancestry (Minneapolis).  To that end, all processes and policies at CSCC are applied equally to all residents and potential residents.

STOCK OWNERSHIP

Residents have a choice to be a stockholder or not of the cooperative. Residents who choose to become a stockholder (member) purchase a share of refundable common stock ($10), participate in a New Stockholder Orientation, and agree to be responsible for the cleaning of their coreway on a rotating basis with others in the coreway.  Residents who choose to not be a stockholder pay an approximately 10% surcharge of the rental rate of their apartment and are not responsible for any of the obligations of a stockholder. Non-members cannot participate in the governance of the cooperative or receive a patronage refund. 

LEGAL AUTHORITY

The legal authority for CSCC is its Board of Directors, comprised of nine (9) directors who are current stockholders.  All stockholders have the right and are encouraged to run for the board, serving on one-year terms for the fiscal year July 1-June30.

CSCC GOVERNANCE

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The CSCC Board of Directors, made up of nine (9) directors who are current resident stockholders, is legally responsible for the operations of the cooperative, and represents the interests of current and future residents. The board is responsible for developing policy, determines the budget and sets the rental rates. The Board hires, directs, and evaluates the General Manager who is responsible for the day to day operations and upholding the policies that the Board has set.

FINANCE COMMITTEE

The Finance Committee is comprised of community-wide volunteers to perform the fiscal overview of the cooperative. It reviews monthly financial statements, tracks expenditures, and proposes the annual budget and rent schedule to the Board of Directors for approval. This committee works directly with the General Manager.

BUILDING COORDINATORS’ COMMITTEE

The Building Coordinators are building-specific volunteers whose primary job is to foster a sense of community within the building by hosting CSCC-funded building get-togethers, welcoming residents, and disseminating building-related information. Building Coordinators are also responsible for organizing building meetings during CSCC’s annual Spring and Fall Celebrations. This can be a shared volunteer position.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE

The Community Activities Committee’s goal is to promote and foster a sense of community by hosting community-wide social, recreational, and educational events. The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and implementation of these activities but resident participation and involvement in planning and staffing these events is essential.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF A STOCKHOLDER

NEW STOCKHOLDER ORIENTATION

To ensure incoming stockholders understand their role in the operations of CSCC, one adult from married/partnered households or all roommates from individual graduate households must attend a New Stockholders’ Orientation. These sessions are in a webinar form offered about once a month. Email invitations are sent to all new residents who chose to become stockholders.  New stockholders must attend one of the first two sessions offered after they have moved into CSCC. If a resident does not participate in the required timeframe, her/his stockholder status is revoked until the resident does complete the orientation.

COREWAY CLEANING

The major responsibility of a stockholder is cleaning the coreway on a rotating basis with the other coreway neighbors. The schedule for cleaning is located on each coreway’s bulletin board above the mailboxes. Coreway cleaning includes: vacuuming* all of the carpeted areas including the stairs, sweeping the sidewalk and entryway, sweeping and mopping the linoleum entryways, cleaning the coreway windows inside and out, spot cleaning walls, removing old notices from the bulletin board, picking up litter in green spaces around your coreway, and shoveling snow all the way from your coreway’s two entryways up to the sidewalk. *CSCC does not provide vacuum cleaners though some buildings have purchased their own. The vacuuming is required to be completed, either way.

When it is your week to clean the coreway and there is snow on the ground, sidewalks must be cleared by 9 am or 9 pm or both. Whichever comes first. You must shovel the full width of your coreway sidewalks down to the bare pavement on both sides of your coreway entrance and clear the berm left by the U of M snow removal equipment on the edge of the coreway sidewalk. Do not pile snow on the fire lane or the main sidewalk. Also remove all ice from sidewalks and sprinkle with salt and sand stored in your laundry room.

If a stockholder is out of town during their cleaning week they remain responsible for making sure the cleaning is performed and any snow is shoveled by switching weeks or hiring the responsibility out with a neighbor. If such an arrangement is made, details of the switch or hire must be sent to the cleaning.evaluator@cscc.coop to relieve the resident of responsibility in the event the coreway was not cleaned or snow shoveled.

A $30 fine is charged whenever a coreway is not cleaned or the snow is not shoveled as prescribed. Stockholders who receive a fine for not shoveling snow will have ½ of a strike recorded on their record for each such occurrence. Stockholders who receive a fine for not cleaning their coreway will have 1 strike recorded on their record for each such occurrence.

LOSS OF STOCKHOLDER STATUS

Residents may lose their stockholder status if they do not attend a New Stockholder Orientation or if they receive three (3) strikes on their record in a revolving twelve (12) month period, the stockholder status is revoked until the first fine is over 12 months old.  Residents must request reinstatement if they wish to become stockholders again.

ANNUAL STOCKHOLDER MEETING

The annual meeting for the cooperative occurs after the annual audit is completed and within six months of the close of the fiscal year.  This meeting is an opportunity to learn about the operations of the cooperative in its previous year, to vote on any bylaw change if proposed, and participate in the Stockholders’ Voice section.  This meeting is typically a celebration of the cooperative. 

PATRONAGE REFUND

When an audit determines that a budget surplus exists from patronage income at the end of a fiscal year, the Board will determine how much of the surplus to return to the stockholders in the form of a patronage refund.  The amount of the refund is directly linked to rent payment, so the more rent paid to CSCC, the larger the refund. Any outstanding balance owed to CSCC will first be credited to CSCC before a refund is made.

If there is a roommate change any patronage refund that might be paid under the lease remains with the apartment and the benefit of the remaining roommate or future roommate.

ELIGIBILITY AND PRIORITY

ELIGIBILITY AND PRIORITY

Eligibility to reside at CSCC is limited to those degree-seeking persons listed below in the following priority order:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students with families 
  • Individual graduate students
  • Limited Professionals in Training with families
  • Individual Professionals in Training
  • Individual undergraduate students who have obtained senior class standing
  • Individual undergraduate students who have obtained junior class standing

“With families” means University students who can provide the required documentation of being married or being in a domestic partnership, or of having at least fifty percent (50%) physical custody of one or more minor children.

“Limited Professionals in Training” means professionals in training that are eligible for the student health plan or resident health plan. Please find eligible academic job codes here.

If a resident is given priority as a family, s/he cannot have a roommate if s/he lives at CSCC without their family.  If a spouse is removed from the Lease after a year, a roommate will be allowed.

INDIVIDUAL STUDENT ROOMMATE ELIGIBILITY

An individual students can live alone OR with one roommate of her/his choice, who would also need to sign the Lease. CSCC does not involve itself in the pairing of roommates, it is handled by the individuals. The composition of a household entering a CSCC unit is always subject to the CSCC General Manager’s approval as is any change in a household once they are here.

  • Rent prices at CSCC are based upon the type of apartment, not on a per person basis.
  • All roommates must fill out the CSCC application and pay the application fee.

RETAINING ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY

While living at CSCC, a student must attend the University two (2) consecutive semesters including summer, before a semester can be taken off. Allowances are made for residents who move into CSCC during the academic year.

Each semester CSCC must prove the academic eligibility of its residents to the University. CSCC reserves the right to request transcripts and/or letters from advisors or departments to verify compliance with academic eligibility.

Residents may seek exemptions to the academic eligibility requirements through the University of Minnesota (contact the General Manager for specific contact information).

LOSS OF ELIGIBILITY

Residents who are no longer enrolled at the University due to graduation or any other reason may reside at CSCC for up to sixty (60) days after the date of graduation, cancellation, or termination of registration. A Notice to Vacate must be submitted to the CSCC Office.

SEVEN YEAR OCCUPANCY LIMIT

The University of Minnesota has set a seven (7) year occupancy limit at either CSCC or Commonwealth Terrace Cooperative (CTC).

LEASE TERMINATION BY CSCC

The policies outlined in the Lease Agreement and in the Resident Handbook enacted by the CSCC Board are to be abided by. In rare cases CSCC must terminate the Lease Agreement with a resident due to violations of rules and regulations. If a resident fails to vacate, a judgment will be sought through the civil courts.

ROOMMATE POLICIES

ROOMMATE RESPONSIBILITY AT CSCC

An individual student may opt to share an apartment with a roommate of her/his choice, be it a student or non-student. Each resident or roommate is jointly and severally responsible for all obligations of the Lease, meaning that any one roommate/resident is responsible for all rents due to CSCC, for all stockholder responsibilities, to fulfill the terms of the Lease, and for any damages done to the apartment. 

NEW STOCKHOLDER ORIENTATION ROOMMATE REQUIREMENT

To retain stockholder status, all roommates, including new, must attend the New Stockholder Orientation (NSO) within the first two orientations offered after move-in.  If a new roommate moves in and does not attend the NSO within the required time, all roommates will become non-stockholders.

ROOMMATE VACATE

A vacating roommate must complete a 60-day Notice to Vacate and sign the Lease Amendment-Roommate Change Form.  

If an individual changes roommates by moving in with a different roommate within CSCC there is a $50 fee.

ROOMMATE SECURITY DEPOSIT

CSCC refunds a Security Deposit only when the entire apartment is turned over. When a roommate is going to vacate,  CSCC is not responsible for refunding a vacating resident’s portion of the security deposit so it is between the remaining, vacating or incoming roommates as to how the vacating roommate will receive her/his portion of the security deposit. 

NEW ROOMMATE

When one roommate is vacating an apartment and the remaining roommate wants to add a new roommate, s/he must first provide documentation to CSCC from her/his advisor or equivalent University authority that s/he is not yet in the final twelve (12) months of completing her/his work at the University. Finally, approval for a new roommate must be attained by the General Manager.

It is up to the departing roommate, present roommate and new roommate to determine any agreements between them regarding the allocation of the security deposit, or individual responsibilities for damages and amounts owed under the Lease. The new roommate accepts the apartment “as is” and understands that CSCC will be entitled to charge the security deposit at the end of the Lease for any damages to the apartment from the date the apartment was originally occupied to the final date of occupancy.  It is the obligation of the roommates to sort out amongst themselves any responsibility for sharing or contributing to the deposit and to determine the condition of the premises when a new roommate is substituted for a departing roommate.

RENT

RENT

Rent is due on the first of each month, payable until 11:59PM on the fifth of each month.  Rent can be paid by ACH or credit or debit card through your Resident Web Access portal or by a check directly paid to the CSCC Office.  CSCC does not “hold” checks except for rent in a subsequent fiscal year. 

LATE RENT

CSCC has a multiple-step process for handling late rent. A charge of $25 is assessed to all late rent, with no exceptions. If the rent is not paid by the 10th of the month, a hold will be placed on the residents’ University account, which will not be released until no money is owed.  If the rent is not paid during the following rent period, payment and eviction will be sought through the Hennepin County Courts.

RENT EXTENSIONS

CSCC offers three (3) rent extensions per year to residents without outstanding balances for circumstances such as delayed Financial Aid disbursements or similar, where a resident is allowed to pay the rent before the end of the following month’s rent week without receiving a late fee.  To receive an extension a resident cannot have an outstanding balance when making the request via the online form from CSCC’s website.  If the rent extension is not paid as required, a $25 late charge and a $25 unpaid balance fee will be charged to the apartment account and a hold placed on their University record(s).

Rent extensions are not granted once a Notice to Vacate has been given.

RENT INCREASE

Rent increases annually on July 1. A notice will be given 60 days in advance

VACATING CSCC

NOTICE TO VACATE

CSCC requires a written 60-day Notice to Vacate, received either via email or official form. The move-out date must be on a CSCC business day. Your final month rent is prorated and includes the vacate date given.

TURNOVER FEE

Rent charges are based on the assumption that it is more likely than not that residents will remain in an apartment for a minimum of twelve (12) months. There is a $250 turnover fee if a resident moves out before twelve (12) months.

APARTMENT CHECK-OUT

The deadline for vacating an apartment is 1:15 PM on the date of the vacate and at that time all keys are to be returned to the CSCC Office. If a resident would like to be present for the final inspection of the apartment, prior scheduling is necessary.  If the apartment is not vacated by the deadline there is a $75 penalty per day plus the daily prorated rent. 

The apartment should be completely cleaned and the storage area emptied when vacated. CSCC uses the apartment condition checklist completed when you moved in to compare the condition of the apartment when you move out. Though there is normal wear and tear expected, any cleaning required or damages beyond normal wear and tear will be deducted from the security deposit at the hourly rate of $45. Cleaning guidelines will be provided when CSCC confirms your Notice to Vacate.

SPECIFIC OCCUPANCY POLICIES

OCCUPANCY LIMITS

The maximum number of people allowed to reside in a two-bedroom apartment is four (4). Of these four, there shall be no more than two (2) adults.  The maximum number of people allowed to reside in a three-bedroom apartment is six (6), of these no more than two (2) adults.  In the case of an individual graduate renting a 3-bedroom, the maximum number of adults is three (3).

SUBLET OF APARTMENTS

Residents may sublet their entire apartment for up to six (6) months if they will be returning to CSCC.  The subtenant must be an individual or family who meets CSCC eligibility requirements and who have their names on the CSCC waiting list. Once a resident has secured an eligible subtenant, a meeting with the General Manager is necessary to complete the paperwork. 

The subtenants are obligated by all CSCC policies, including stockholders’ responsibilities. If a subtenant does not clean the coreway, the non-cleaning event counts against the stockholder and s/he could lose their stockholder status.  Residents can withdraw their stockholder status while they sublease the apartment.  

Residents are not allowed to sublet/rent-out their room on a nightly, weekly, or other basis through Airbnb or similar enterprises. Unapproved subleases carry a $250 fine.

GUEST POLICY (FAMILY AND NON-FAMILY MEMBERS)

A guest can stay at CSCC for up to 31 consecutive days at a time, with a maximum of 31 days in any 180-day period, regardless of apartment, provided that the total number of people per apartment does not exceed the maximum occupancy limit.  Residents may not charge a guest for their stay; charging a guest will result in the resident being fined for an unauthorized sublease. A resident who houses a guest (other than an extended family member) longer than this period will be fined for an unauthorized sublease.

Extended family members may stay indefinitely, provided they are registered with the Office and the apartment’s occupancy limit is not exceeded. Long term guests are not eligible for parking stickers or U of M sponsored accounts for the internet.

Any guest or extended family member staying at CSCC for longer than seven days, must be registered with the Office within seven days of their arrival.  Failure to register a guest within this time period will result in a $100 fine.

APARTMENT TRANSFER

If a resident is in need or desires a different size, type, or location of an apartment, a request to transfer may be made through the form on the website. To be eligible for a transfer, residents need to have lived at CSCC for twelve (12) months before they are eligible. The transfer fee is $450. At 18 months of residency the fee is reduced to $350, and at 24 months the fee is reduced to $250 which is the minimum transfer fee. The resident’s security deposit would be increased to the amount required for the apartment.  

A 60-day Notice to Vacate is required for the apartment that is being vacated.

Residents will pay rent on two apartments for at least two days and perhaps longer if it takes more than one day to move from one apartment to another. Any cleaning fees for the vacating apartment will be charged to the new apartment. 

PRIVACY AND ENTRY LIMITATIONS

CSCC respects the right to privacy and follows these limitations regarding entering an apartment:

  • The Lease allows CSCC to inspect the general condition of each apartment. Entry will be made at reasonable hours and only after notice with time, date, and purpose noted.
  • When a resident requests repair work, permission to enter is assumed unless the resident explicitly denies access. 
  • When CSCC staff believe an emergency exists they have the right to enter the apartment (smoke, water, window open in winter, etc).
  • When a University or CSCC project necessitates entry into an apartment, a 24-hour notification will be given.
  • Apartments are inspected on a bi-annual basis, in the fall for Fire and Safety and in the spring for a hygiene inspection. Residents will be notified via email as to a specific date.
  • After a Notice to Vacate has been given, maintenance staff will enter the apartment to assess the work needed for turnover.
  • If a Notice to Vacate has been given, CSCC can show the apartment to prospective or incoming residents.

APARTMENT KEYS

Residents are liable for all keys issued to them during their stay at CSCC. If upon move-out an apartment key is not returned, a $175 fee will be assessed for a lock change.

APARTMENT LOCK-OUT

In the event a resident is locked out of an apartment during office hours, a resident can get access to their apartment by showing their ID at the CSCC Office. A staff member will unlock the door and there is a $10 charge for this service.  Please note, there is no guarantee that the office will be open during posted business hours. 

In the event a resident is locked out when the CSCC Office is closed but before 9:00PM, call the CSCC Maintenance Emergency line, 612-378-0219, for assistance. A photo ID that matches the name on the Lease is necessary and there is a $50 charge for this service.

In the event a resident is locked out after 9:00 PM and before 8:00 AM, call the CSCC Maintenance Emergency line, 612-378-0219, for assistance.  A photo ID that matches the name on the Lease is necessary and there is a $75 charge for this service. 

It is CSCC policy that staff members lock apartment doors when leaving resident apartments after maintenance calls. 

RESIDENTIAL LIFE

TOBACCO / SMOKE-FREE POLICY

CSCC grounds and buildings are tobacco and smoke-free, including vaping, e-cigarettes, hookahs, and all forms of tobacco. This policy applies to the entire area inside the public sidewalk of CSCC, including parking lots, apartments, coreways, playgrounds, and the Community Center.  CSCC residents are responsible for ensuring their guests are aware of and follow this policy.

CSCC became smoke-free in the 1990s because residents wanted to deter the impact of secondhand smoke on the community. If you smoke tobacco, pot, or anything else we ask that you respect your neighbors and leave the grounds to do so. 

A $100 fine will be issued for the first incident of smoking or tobacco use by a resident or their guest. A $250 fine will be issued for the second incident, a third incident will result in a Notice to Vacate.

QUIET HOURS

Early and late hours are periods when residents should be conscious of activities that generate noise levels that may disrupt their neighbors’ schedules. Noise level should be kept to a minimum from 10 PM – 8 AM every day of the week. Loud music, slamming doors, cleaning the coreway, and children playing on stairs or toys that produce a lot of noise can be disruptive. 

If the noise from your neighbor’s apartment is disruptive, please do not pound on the walls or ceiling but go and speak or leave a note with your neighbor about the situation. 

RESOLVING DISPUTES

If a resident has a dispute with a neighbor or management and they are unable to resolve it, the University Student Conflict and Resolution Center offers informal conflict resolution services. Ombuds can provide confidential, impartial, and informal options. Contact sos@umn.edu or 612-624-7272.

RENTERS’ INSURANCE

All residents are strongly encouraged to retain renter’s insurance for their personal property and liability for damage they may cause to the apartment.  CSCC is never responsible for a resident’s personal belongings.

GARBAGE / TRASH

Residents must carry their trash and garbage from their apartments into the garbage dumpsters located in each parking lot.  Garbage bags must never be left outside the dumpsters.  Once your garbage is placed in the dumpster, please close the lid.  If the dumpster is full, please take the garbage to the next dumpster.  *Make sure you are disposing of your garbage in the garbage dumpsters and not in the smaller container that is for recycling only.

There is a $250 fine if a resident places garbage in the recycling containers or does not place it inside the dumpster.

Garbage bags should never be set outside your door as the smell and appearance of garbage can be offensive to neighbors. 

The trash receptacles located near playgrounds are not for personal apartment garbage but for incidental trash that may occur while playing outside.

Residents must arrange with CSCC’s trash hauler, Aspen Waste at 612-884-8000, to dispose of large bulky items such as furniture or mattresses at the resident’s cost.

RECYCLING

Residents are encouraged to make use of the recycling bins located by the garbage dumpsters in each parking lot.  Metal food cans, glass or aluminum containers, plastic jugs with a handle, flattened/broken down cardboard boxes, food boxes, and paper are recyclable.

Plastic bags, foam or plastic trays, medicine bottles or supplies are NOT recyclable.  Please do not bag your recyclables in plastic bags – as it will contaminate the entire container.

ORGANIC RECYCLING

There is one organic recycling bin in the northeast end of Parking Lot D.  Only place organic materials such as food scraps, napkins, paper towels, tissues, plants, and flowers in this bin. 

Garbage and plastic bags should NOT be placed in the organics recycling bin.

FIREARMS

The University of Minnesota has issued an exemption to the Possession and Carry of Weapons Policy to CSCC. Firearms must be unloaded at all times when in the complex. Firearms must be encased during transit through CSCC and must be transported directly to the resident’s apartment during transit (or, conversely, directly off of CSCC grounds during transit). Firearms must be securely maintained in locked storage inside the resident’s apartment and not in the storage room. A violation of this firearms policy will result in immediate eviction.

SOLICIT-FREE COMMUNITY

Soliciting, proselytizing, door-to-door selling, or asking for money for any reason is not allowed anywhere at CSCC.  One exception is individuals acting on behalf of candidates for public office.  Residents are expected to abide by this policy as well.

UTILITIES

All utilities (water, heat, electricity, internet, and garbage) are included in the rent. There is an energy surcharge for additional appliances (air-conditioner, dishwasher, freezer) brought into the apartment.

ANIMALS AT CSCC

PETS AT CSCC

CSCC has a Pet Policy limited to two (2) caged pets (rabbit, hamster, bird, etc.) or aquarium animals in ten (10) gallons or less of water. No animals are allowed that are venomous, biting, or pose a threat for infestation. Dogs, cats, and ferrets are not allowed as pets.

The policies pertaining to pet ownership at CSCC are available upon request.

Prior to bringing in a pet to CSCC a resident must receive approval by first submitting the Caged Pet form from the website and the General Manager’s consent. The violation for having an unregistered pet is $250.

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS (ESA)

To have an ESA at CSCC, residents first must receive approval and registration from the University Disability Resource Center.  ESAs are not subject to a limitation on breed and animal type. 

Any ESA outside of the apartment must be on a leash, no longer than six feet long, at all times.  CSCC requests that the outside toileting of an ESA be done outside of the greenspaces of CSCC – never on the playgrounds, near benches or picnic tables – and the feces must be picked up immediately and disposed of in the parking lot dumpsters, never in the playground trash cans.

ANIMALS ON CSCC GROUNDS

Any animal (dog, cat, rabbit, etc.) brought outside to CSCC grounds must be on a leash or in a cage and attended to at all times. The animal is not allowed on the playgrounds, volleyball court, or in the Community Garden. All feces must be picked up immediately and disposed of in the parking lot dumpsters. The fine for not picking up or disposing the animal waste is $50 per time. 

VEHICLE AND PARKING POLICIES

VEHICLES

A maximum of two vehicles per apartment is allowed to park in the CSCC parking lots.  The vehicles must be owned by the current resident.  If an apartment has more than two vehicles the additional vehicle must park off CSCC grounds.  Vehicles can be registered at the CSCC office or by submitting the online registration form in exchange for a parking sticker. The CSCC parking sticker must be placed in the rear side window on the driver’s side of the vehicle.  CSCC is not responsible for towing a vehicle where the parking sticker is not correctly displayed.

PARKING LOT

Multiple buildings use each parking lot so space in the lot closest to one’s apartment is not guaranteed.

PARKING CRITERIA

A vehicle will be subject to towing and/or the owner fined if the vehicle is:

  • blocking (partially or completely) an entrance, aisle or fire lane
  • parked in front of a garbage dumpster
  • parked in a “no parking” area which is indicated by a “no parking” sign
  • deemed dangerous by CSCC management, i.e. a fire hazard
  • not in working condition (i.e.: missing bumpers, nonfunctional lights, or has any flat tires).  Additionally, “parts” cars cannot be parked on CSCC grounds
  • not displaying current license plates and tabs
  • Illegally parked in a handicapped parking space
  • not parked within the lines of a parking space
  • not removed from the parking lot per instruction from CSCC management

ACCESSIBLE PARKING

Accessible parking is available in each parking lot.  To use these spaces the vehicle must have a state-issued disability parking plate or placard.  Unlawful use, parking for any amount of time, carries a $100 fine and is subject to towing.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR VEHICLE

Residents are responsible for their vehicles at all times. Those who leave CSCC for an extended period of time should make arrangements with a neighbor to have the vehicle moved should CSCC need access to the lot for any reason, including the need to sweep, repair, or remove snow. When away during winter months it is advisable to park the vehicle in the snowbird lanes (see section 12.12). Residents who do not move their vehicle when there is a request to clear the lots risk being fined and/or having the vehicle towed.

VISITOR PASS

One Visitor Pass is given to each apartment during the move-in process and should be used by your visitors who are visiting you (not to store their vehicle while they are out-of-town). Visitor parking privileges are revoked during winter months. A $10 fee is incurred if a replacement is needed or if it is not returned when moving out.

VEHICLE PLUG-INS

Vehicle electrical plug-ins are not allowed at CSCC.

VEHICLE REPAIRS

Vehicle repairs that involve the use of jacks or other tools to lift cars are not allowed to be used in CSCC’s parking lots.

OPERATING VEHICLES ON CSCC GROUNDS

No motorized vehicles are to be operated or parked in the interior of the complex, this includes fire lanes, sidewalks, and lawns. An exception for fire lane use is made for residents moving in or out of the complex or for emergency purposes. A fine of $250 is imposed for any violation of these rules.

In order to receive authorization to use the fire lane during move-in or -out, residents must check out a fire lane gate key from CSCC during regular office hours.   A large sign is included on the key check-out that should be placed in the dashboard of the vehicle. Vehicles should be driven on the fire lanes, never on the sidewalks. There is a $50 charge if the sign or key is not returned or if the fire lane gate lock is found to be missing. 

MOPEDS AND MOTORCYCLES

Mopeds and motorcycles are to be parked in the CSCC parking lot and never at a bicycle rack or outside a coreway. As with all other vehicles, mopeds and motorcycles must be registered as a vehicle with CSCC, have its license current and be in working condition. 

PARKING LOT SNOW REMOVAL AND SWEEPING

Parking lots are plowed at the discretion of the General Manager, depending on temperature, amount and/or type of snow. Upon the decision to have the lots plowed, CSCC will send a community-wide email notifying residents of the specifics.

When lots are to be cleared for snow plowing, vehicles must be out of the lots at the designated times in the email notification.  Vehicles not moved by the specified time –for whatever reason– will be fined $250. Failure to move a vehicle by the time indicated may also result in towing the vehicle at the owner’s expense.

When a CSCC parking lot is cleared for snow removal, sweeping, or any other maintenance reason, all CSCC Visitor Passes are voided for all CSCC parking lots.

Parking lots are usually swept in the spring for excess sand and salt, and repaired during the summer months. The same protocol for moving vehicles for snow removal is used for sweeping and repairing the lots. 

SNOWBIRD / WINTER PARKING

Resident vehicles that meet the criteria to park in CSCC lots (working condition, etc.)  can be parked in the northernmost row of Lot C (off Hennepin Avenue) or the easternmost row of Lot D (off 29th Avenue) while a resident is away from CSCC or not in use during the winter months.  These parking rows are not plowed during winter so there is no need to move vehicles for parking lot plowing. 

CITY STREET PARKING

Residents need to be aware of the City of Minneapolis street parking policies, especially snow plowing regulations (http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/snow/index.htm).

BICYCLES

There are multiple bike racks at each coreway to lock up one’s bicycles.  The vertical racks located in the outer coreway are for adult bicycles only, with preference given to those bicycles used for commuting. All bicycles, including children’s, should be locked tightly with a u-shaped lock. If your bike has quick-release hubs, lock your wheels and seatpost.  Unlocked bicycles or locks using cable or chains are an invitation to thieves in our community.

 

APPLIANCES AT CSCC

APPLIANCES

There is a stove and refrigerator in all apartments. Any additional appliances, in use or not, that are brought into the apartment (additional refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher) must be registered with the office as they carry a usage fee. Appliances can be registered at the CSCC office or by submitting the online registration form. The penalty for an unreported appliance is $250.

NO WASHERS OR DRYERS

Clothes washing machines and dryers are not allowed in apartments at CSCC, even if they are not used. The penalty for being in possession of a washer or dryer is $250.

AIR-CONDITIONERS

Apartments are designed with one or two sleeves for air-conditioners (a/c) to be used during the April 1 – October 31 season. There is a monthly fee per a/c unit that will be assessed once the a/c is registered (online or in the office). A decal will be issued for each a/c that is to be placed in the window closest to the a/c.  Each a/c needs its own decal. CSCC has monthly community-wide a/c checks.

Once an a/c is registered the energy surcharge will be applied to the apartment each month until the decal is returned. Residents have up to the close of business on the 5th day of the month to turn in the sticker decal to remove the a/c charge for the month. When the decal is removed, the a/c must be out of the sleeve or window.

There is no pro-rating, no matter how long or how much one uses the a/c.  An unreported a/c carries a $50 charge.

In an effort to build a support system for an a/c unit placed outside the sleeve, bolts or nails can not be driven through outer walls or window frames. Any costs incurred from damages caused by improper placement/installation will be assessed to the resident.

Once an a/c is removed from the sleeve, the cover and insulation (available at the CSCC Office) must be placed back properly to prevent heat loss. All air-conditioners must be removed by November 1 or a $25 fee will be assessed. 

AMENITIES

INTERNET

The U of M internet is provided via the Ethernet port located on the living room wall. Users need a U of M username and password login to access the secure internet.  Non-student residents can obtain an account through the CSCC Office.  Contact the OIT Help Desk, 612-301-4357 or https://it.umn.edu/technology-help-our-staff for help addressing technology issues in your apartment. 

Additionally, the U of M wi-fi signal is available at CSCC though it is not part of CSCC’s services, it is considered “for the public good” by the University.

CSCC does not provide support for the wifi or ethernet. If you are having difficulties connecting your Xbox, printer, or similar to the wifi signal, a good resource is the residents who live here and have been successful! A note asking for help via the CSCC Swap and Shop FB page will typically produce a response!

STORAGE ROOM

Each apartment building has a common storage room where each apartment has about three cubic feet of space. Items placed in storage must be labeled with name and apartment clearly displayed.  The storage room policies are dictated by the Fire Marshall – no items can be stored in the aisles; gasoline, motorized vehicles, toxic or flammable materials, and firearms are not allowed in the storage room – with the exception of the storage of charcoal lighter fluid on a designated community shelf.

LAUNDRY ROOM

Laundry rooms are located in each building with card-reader operated washers and dryers. The equipment is leased through BDS who should be contacted, 651-688-7000, if a machine is malfunctioning or for a refund if your cycle was not completed.

Many residents store their laundry detergent in their laundry room. All stored laundry detergents must be labeled with the resident’s apartment number. 

FITNESS ROOMS

There are two fitness rooms located on the lower level of 1058 that include several cardio machines, weights, strength training equipment, and suspension trainers. Please change from your outdoor shoes into clean-soled athletic shoes when using fitness rooms.

In order to be authorized to use this amenity residents must sign the Fitness Room Waiver and Release form on our website. 

*This amenity is currently not available.

GAME ROOM

The Game Room is located on the lower level of 1060 and includes table tennis, paddles and balls. There are also board games available for resident play. The Game Room cannot be reserved and the Fitness Room Waiver must be on file before residents can use this space.

*This amenity is currently not available.

THE LOFT

The large open room on the second floor of the CSCC Community Center is known as the Loft and is available to rent for private use at $10/hour plus a $250 deposit. The rental includes seven tables and approximately 50 chairs and the use of the kitchen. Loft rentals can be made up to 60 days in advance and should include set-up and clean-up time as parties are booked back to back. To view Loft availability please check out the Community Calendar on our website.

*This amenity is currently not available.

COMMUNITY GARDEN

Our 45-plot organic community garden is open to all residents on a lottery basis with the season running late April – mid-October.  There is an application process late winter and participants are required to participate in the opening and closing of the garden along with occasional general clean-ups. 

SOCCER FIELD

The soccer field is on the northside of the complex and is for resident play only, no outside organized play. The field will be closed in the early spring when the grass shoots are young and tender and when it has rained considerably. All play should be stopped when the field is closed. The use of soccer cleats on the field is not allowed.

BASKETBALL COURT

There is a full basketball court east of the CSCC Community Center that is actively used until the snow sticks on the ground! Court hours are 9am-9pm.

VOLLEYBALL COURT

A volleyball court is located west of the soccer field and is available first-come, first-serve unless there is a community-sponsored event. A net is installed each spring, please communicate to the CSCC Office if it needs to be replaced. 

CHARCOAL GRILLS

Propane tanks are not allowed at CSCC so there are five picnic areas that each have two charcoal grills and picnic tables, located between the building areas for your cook-out needs.  We ask that residents not use the small trash cans in the playground area but to take their picnic trash to the dumpsters in the parking lot.

PLAYGROUNDS

There are five (5) playground areas with a variety of play equipment on CSCC grounds for the little ones to enjoy.

OUTDOOR WORKOUT EQUIPMENT

There are five (5) different adult workout stations near 1015.

TETHERBALL

A playground favorite, the tetherball pole is located between 1021 and 1029. Please communicate to the CSCC Office if the tetherball needs to be replaced.

TOOL LENDING LIBRARY (TLL)

The TLL closet contains tools or equipment to be used for home maintenance, bike or car repairs, or other DIY activities. Access to the TLL closet is through the CSCC Office.

*This amenity is currently not available.

CARPET CLEANER

A carpet cleaner machine plus soap is available to use on apartment carpets for $10/day.

*This amenity is currently not available.

BATTERY JUMPER

If your battery is in need of a jump to start your car during the winter months (or anytime), one is available in the CSCC Office.

*This amenity is currently not available.

DOLLY / CART

There is a dolly (cart with 4-wheels) to assist when transporting heavy items and is very helpful when you are moving in or out of your apartment. The dolly is available from the CSCC Office.   

*This amenity is currently not available.

COMMUNITY GROUPS

Community Groups (CG) is a way for residents with common interests to engage with each other, ultimately fostering friendships and connections. They can be one time get-togethers or on-going. Bring your neighbors together to do something you all enjoy. Activities can be anything from a foreign movie showing to a cooking class. The possibilities are endless! 

Community Groups must be open to all residents to attend, the group cannot be exclusive to a particular group of people except in the case of a coreway or building party. The use of the Loft is free for groups, reservations are required. CSCC also has paper goods (plates, napkins, cups, utensils) available as well as beverages (water and/or soda).

Funding for each group depends on what is required and the attendance expected. Forming a group can easily be done by filling out a Community Group Application on our website. 

 

LIVING SPACE

YOUR COREWAY

A coreway is the shared space with the 5 or 6 apartments that have the same address. The inner coreway is a shared space where no items can be left out or stored except for entry rugs per the Fire Marshall. The outer coreway is for bicycles and seasonal items only, such as sleds in winter or lawn chairs in the summer.  One side of the outer coreway has a vertical bike rack where priority is for bicycles used on a daily basis over those that are used less frequently.  Children’s bicycles should not be stored on vertical racks.  There are additional bike racks outside the outer coreway.

The mailbox is located on the lowest level of the coreway. There is a slot inside the mailbox where the name of each adult in the apartment must be posted or the mail carrier will not deliver the mail.  Please make sure to empty your mailbox on a weekly basis.

The corway lighting was designed to be energy efficient so not all lights are on during the daylight hours but will be on during the nighttime hours.

The bulletin board above the mailbox is for CSCC sponsored information only such as the coreway cleaning schedule and community events.

YOUR APARTMENT

Your apartment consists of a living room, kitchen, dining area, bathroom, and 2-3 bedrooms. In the living room you will find the ethernet port for the U of M internet, a cable wall outlet and a sleeve that can hold an air-conditioner.  The radiator for the heat runs along the outer wall with the controls located at one end.  A landline jack is located on the dining area wall. 

In the flat apartments everything is on one level, while in the townhouses the bedrooms and bathroom are upstairs. The radiator for the heat runs along the outer wall with the thermostat located in the largest bedroom. 

Residents should be conservative if using a humidifier in the apartment. Winter is the time of year when the air can feel dry and can cause dry skin, dry sinuses and other similar effects on your body. Putting moisture in the air can ease the situation however, it does not take much moisture to raise the humidity in the apartment space where mold can (and will) grow easily. Running a humidifier each night is too much moisture for the square footage of a CSCC apartment. Remediation of mold in an apartment is the responsibility of the tenant. 

KITCHEN

This is the most used room in the apartment! 

Care needs to be given to what goes down the kitchen drain as we do not have garbage disposals. Pretty much anything you drink that is solid-liquid can go down, but food and grease should never go down the kitchen drain. We ask that while washing dishes or running water that you use the strainer provided to catch or trap any debris. 

BATHROOM

This small space demands a lot of attention to keep it clean. Water can do damage on its own so it’s important to use a bath mat for getting out of the tub or shower, to use either a shower curtain or liner inside the tub when showering, to immediately wipe away standing water, and the bathroom light/fan should be left on 20 minutes after a shower is taken to draw up any remaining moisture. 

Please use the provided hair catcher whenever taking a shower or bath as that is the usual cause of slow drains. The hair catcher will also stop small washcloths or toys from going down the drain. If your tub or sink becomes slow please put a maintenance request in sooner than later.  Never attempt to clear the clog using chemicals such as Draino or Mr. Plummer.

What’s okay to flush down the toilet? Only human waste and toilet paper should be flushed, everything else (hair, feminine products, food, dental floss, wipes of any kind, condoms, kitty litter, grease, gum, food, etc) needs to be thrown away in your trash can.  Never flush “wipes” even though they are marketed as flushable.

No plumbing alterations are allowed under the CSCC Lease and that includes installing bidets.

WINDOWS

Residents should be aware of open windows and the placement of furniture. Any piece of furniture that a child can easily climb on top of (sofas, chairs, beds, etc) should not be placed in front of a window. Such placement makes it possible for a child to potentially reach and push out the screen and fall out of the window. When a window is open the window screens are there to prevent insects from entering the apartments; they are not strong enough to stop a human from falling out of if it is leaned into. 

HEATING

CSCC’s boiler heat system responds to the outdoor temperature and will initially kick on when the temperature is 55F. As the outdoor temperature becomes lower the boiler temperature rises to heat your apartment. When there is fluctuating weather, the boiler will not fire up during the day when the temperature is above 55 but will fire up in the evening when the temperature is cooler. Each apartment can regulate the amount of heat for their space.  The regulator is on the radiator nearest the apartment door: a higher number asks for more heat, a lower number asks for less.  This type of system takes time to adjust the heat, so please be mindful that if your windows are left open during the day it will take a few hours to warm up an apartment once the windows are closed. 

Once winter brings consistently low temperatures, the boilers will be working throughout both the day and evening to meet the demand for heat. Though the boiler is producing heat, the entire length of the radiator in your apartment will not be warm to the touch, only the areas that give off heat, which are underneath the windows. All furniture and large objects should be moved away from heat sources for the most efficient heating, as furniture placed in front of the warm spots of the radiators will block the heat to your apartment.

HYGIENE OF APARTMENT

Living in multi-housing, close quarters, it is important to maintain good hygiene within the apartment. What does that mean? Daily cleaning of the kitchen, including washing dishes, wiping clean any oil residue on kitchen cupboards, cleaning off food residue on the stove and countertops, removing garbage, and sweeping the floor. These measures will deter the presence of mice and roaches.

Attention needs to be given to the bathroom, wiping up excess water, running the fan for an extended period after a shower to deter the growth of mold, and a periodic cleaning of the tub and tiles.

ANNUAL APARTMENT INSPECTION

Because the standard of hygiene can impact one’s neighbors and the health of the apartments, there is an annual inspection of all apartments. During these inspections, drains and plumbing are tested, the general condition of the apartment (drawers, doors, stairs, carpet) as well as the care given in keeping the apartment clean.  In the event improvement is necessary, an email notification will be sent to the apartment and a re-inspection will be required.

If an apartment is not kept clean, and reinspections are needed two years in a row, roommates will not be allowed to move into the apartment in the future.

PAINTING

With the approval of CSCC residents may paint their own apartment walls a different color with the understanding that the painted surfaces will be restored to the original color before move-out at the resident’s expense. Painting is not allowed on the ceiling, woodwork, cupboards, window sills, or the fire suppression system deco shields.

FIRE SAFETY

There are fire safety measures throughout your apartment and building. In case of fire every apartment and coreway has a fire suppression system (sprinklers). It is important to not inhibit fire protection by placing furniture in front of sprinkler heads or hanging anything (coats, decorations, etc) from the sprinkler devices

There are also smoke detectors in each apartment that should not be tampered with in any way as it is a life-saving device. If the detector goes off while you are cooking, you can fan it to encourage the alarm to stop. The batteries are replaced by CSCC each fall, but if you hear a steady intermittent beep it means the battery is low and needs to be replaced (please put in a maintenance request). 

There is a fire extinguisher in each coreway to be used to stop a small fire in the kitchen or similar. If you use the extinguisher please put in a maintenance ticket so it can be recharged.  

If there is a fire or a fire alarm sounding you should leave your apartment at once and call 911 once outside. 

MAINTENANCE IN YOUR APARTMENT

CSCC’s philosophy is to take care of maintenance issues in the apartment as they happen. It is easier and less expensive to take care of maintenance issues than if we allow them to compound into a larger problem. A maintenance request should be reported through your Resident Web Access Portal. You also will be able to track the status of your maintenance request through the portal.

MAINTENANCE CHARGES

There is no service charge for repairs that are the result of ordinary wear and tear, but if negligence is involved (i.e. allowing food to go down the kitchen drain) then the maintenance hourly rate will be charged. 

MAINTENANCE EMERGENCY SERVICE

While CSCC does provide emergency maintenance service, it costs extra for the cooperative to do so. An emergency maintenance request call should only be made when property or people may be endangered (i.e. a plugged toilet is an emergency) if action is not taken at once. In the event that there is an emergency a telephone call is necessary instead of a maintenance ticket. For after-hours emergency maintenance service, call (612) 378-0219.

ENTRY BY MAINTENANCE STAFF

When entering an apartment, maintenance personnel are not allowed to remove their shoes. Residents can provide boot covers for maintenance personnel.

PEST CONTROL

All sightings of rodents or bugs in apartments should be reported immediately, and if possible a sample brought to the CSCC Office, so efforts to stop an infestation to neighboring apartments can begin.  CSCC has a contract with a pest control provider that visits the complex twice a month, treating when necessary.  There is no cost to the resident and often neighboring apartments may be treated as well.

Pests, especially roaches, multiply and spread rapidly. Residents must be proactive in reporting and complying with treatment. Willful failure to report pests, failure to comply with the notice, or failure to keep the apartment in a manner that is clean and sanitary will result in eviction.

The best prevention against pests is a clean and sanitary apartment. The following measures should help reduce the opportunity that pests will infest an apartment:

  • Dispose of food scraps in the garbage after use
  • Wipe down counters after cooking is completed
  • Dispose of household garbage daily
  • Remove grease build-up on stove, countertops and/or cupboards
  • Store grains and other bulk food items in air-tight containers
  • Make sure the tops of paper boxes or plastic bags are closed tightly

LIGHT BULBS

CSCC will initially furnish light bulbs for the apartment. Thereafter, light bulbs of the proper wattage must be supplied and replaced by the Resident. 

MAINTENANCE IN YOUR APARTMENT

CSCC’s philosophy is to take care of maintenance issues in the apartment as they happen. It is easier and less expensive to take care of maintenance issues than if we allow them to compound into a larger problem. A maintenance request should be reported through your Resident Web Access Portal. You also will be able to track the status of your maintenance request through the portal.

MAINTENANCE CHARGES

There is no service charge for repairs that are the result of ordinary wear and tear, but if negligence is involved (i.e. allowing food to go down the kitchen drain) then the maintenance hourly rate will be charged. 

MAINTENANCE EMERGENCY SERVICE

While CSCC does provide emergency maintenance service, it costs extra for the cooperative to do so. An emergency maintenance request call should only be made when property or people may be endangered (i.e. a plugged toilet is an emergency) if action is not taken at once. In the event that there is an emergency a telephone call is necessary instead of a maintenance ticket. For after-hours emergency maintenance service, call (612) 378-0219.

ENTRY BY MAINTENANCE STAFF

When entering an apartment, maintenance personnel are not allowed to remove their shoes. Residents can provide boot covers for maintenance personnel.

PEST CONTROL

All sightings of rodents or bugs in apartments should be reported immediately, and if possible a sample brought to the CSCC Office, so efforts to stop an infestation to neighboring apartments can begin.  CSCC has a contract with a pest control provider that visits the complex twice a month, treating when necessary.  There is no cost to the resident and often neighboring apartments may be treated as well.

Pests, especially roaches, multiply and spread rapidly. Residents must be proactive in reporting and complying with treatment. Willful failure to report pests, failure to comply with the notice, or failure to keep the apartment in a manner that is clean and sanitary will result in eviction.

The best prevention against pests is a clean and sanitary apartment. The following measures should help reduce the opportunity that pests will infest an apartment:

  • Dispose of food scraps in the garbage after use
  • Wipe down counters after cooking is completed
  • Dispose of household garbage daily
  • Remove grease build-up on stove, countertops and/or cupboards
  • Store grains and other bulk food items in air-tight containers
  • Make sure the tops of paper boxes or plastic bags are closed tightly

LIGHT BULBS

CSCC will initially furnish light bulbs for the apartment. Thereafter, light bulbs of the proper wattage must be supplied and replaced by the Resident. 

SECURITY AND SAFETY

All community members should report any unusual, suspicious, or harmful behavior and occurrences to the University Police Department (UMPD) by calling 911 as well as to the CSCC management.

Ways to keep the community a safer place to live include:

  • Always call 911 if you see something suspicious
  • know your neighbors!
  • lock bicycles tightly with u-locks
  • remove valuables from vehicles or, at the very least, hide them from view
  • lock vehicle doors
  • lock apartment windows and doors even when inside or going to the laundry room
  • clear coreways and stairwells of fire hazards
  • keep an eye out for unusual events such as strangers loitering in the parking lot, the entryway of buildings or windows, or near the playgrounds. Definitely call 911

If you are a victim of a crime (bicycle theft, car break-in, personal) committed on CSCC property, contact the University of Minnesota Police Department at (612) 624-3550 to report the crime. If you are in need of immediate assistance, call 911. It is important to file a report with the University Police as resources are determined by crime reporting data.

The Board of Directors keeps a record of all crimes committed on CSCC property in order to better understand the scope of crimes within the community. Please fill out a Crime Report at the CSCC Office or online through the website.

POWER OUTAGES

Power outages can happen at any time for a multitude of reasons (equipment malfunction, severed power lines from inclement weather events). There is emergency lighting in each coreway that lasts about 15 minutes. Residents are encouraged to own a flashlight as when the power goes out the apartment and coreways can be very dark.  Please contact Xcel Energy, 1-800-895-1999 to report the outage, giving them the address of the laundry-room coreway of the affected building: 1004, 1016, 1028, 1040, 1052, 1062, or 1068 27th Avenue SE; 1005, 1021, 1029, 1037, or 1049 29th Avenue SE. 

Xcel Energy, the power company, is the only entity that can correct the problem. CSCC Maintenance Technicians have no ability or access to correct a blackout.

SERVICE FEES AND APPLIANCE CHARGES

SERVICE FEES

Reconditioning Fee (<12 month stay) $250
Extra Key $30
Lock Change $175
Lock-out before 9:00PM $50
Lock-out after 9:00PM, before 8:00AM $75
Visitor Vehicle Tag Replacement $10

APPLIANCE CHARGES

Air-conditioner $20 per A/C per month
Dishwasher $8 per month
Large freezer/refrigerator (5+ cubic feet) $6 per month
Small freezer/refrigerator $4 per month

CSCC POLICIES WITH LISTED EXEMPTIONS

Policy Fee Exemptions
Late Rent Fee $25 none
Unpaid Balance Fee $25-$50 per month none
non-cleaning of coreway $30 medical emergency, death in the family; documentation required
non-shoveling of snow $30 medical emergency, death in the family; documentation required
unreported appliance $250 per appliance none
clothes washer/dryer in apartment $250 none
unreported air-conditioner $50 none
smoking/E-cigarettes on CSCC property $100 first offense; $200 second offense; eviction, third offense none
unauthorized sublease $250 none
non-registration of guest $100 none
items in coreway $30 none
littering $15 none
unlawful use of an accessible parking space $100 none
unauthorized driving on firelane $250 none
non-removal of car from parking lot as required (sweeping, repair, snow removal) $250 medical emergency, death in the family; documentation required
garbage in recycling bin $250 none

To ensure that Fair Housing Laws are abided by, stated policies are upheld in the cooperative for all residents without bias. There are stated exemptions for specific policies. If a resident has been fined but s/he has a listed exemption, documentation must be brought to the CSCC Office.

CSCC LEASE

The parties agree as follows:

  • Parties and Authorized Occupants:

Owner: Regents of the University of Minnesota (referred to herein as University).

Owner’s Agent/Agent/Management: Minnesota Statutes, Section 504.B.181, requires us to identify to you the name of an agent authorized to accept service of process and receive and give receipts for notices and demands. The name and address of such Agent is: Como Student Community Cooperative, Management Office, 1024 27th Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (referred to herein as CSCC).

Resident: All persons named above are authorized occupants under the Lease and are referred to herein as Resident(s). Each adult occupant must sign this Lease and one Resident must meet the academic eligibility requirements set forth in the Resident Handbook, as established by University. Children who are born to, or legally adopted by, or are wards through legal guardianship of Resident and who are under age 18 and living with Resident, may be added to this Lease as authorized occupants under the Lease (subject to the occupancy standards set forth in the Resident Handbook). No other person may live at, use, or regularly stay at the Apartment without CSCC’s written consent and compliance with the policies in the Resident Handbook.

Eligibility: Occupancy at Como Student Community Cooperative is subject to eligibility requirements set by University and set forth in the CSCC Resident Handbook. This Lease will terminate at such time as a Resident household no longer meets the eligibility requirements, including but not limited to the academic eligibility requirements, set forth in the Resident Handbook. Any request for an extension of occupancy, or other appeal from the enforcement of the eligibility requirements, must be made in writing as soon as possible after the circumstances giving rise to the request for an extension and/or appeal are known, and submitted to the Management Office. All determinations regarding eligibility, extensions or appeals, will be made by University and will be handled by the Management Office. Resident occupancy, whether in one or more units of Como Student Community Cooperative, and/or Commonwealth Terrace Cooperative, Inc., shall not exceed seven (7) years total from the first day of occupancy in such cooperative housing.

Complex: The buildings and grounds constituting Como Student Community Cooperative.

Apartment: The rental premises identified at the address and unit above that is leased hereunder to Resident. In the case of a Resident household transfer, Apartment may include the prior or future unit to be occupied by Resident.

  • Term and Notice PeriodThe term of this Lease is month-to-month. Either party may terminate this Lease any time by giving 60 days’ written notice. The notice shall specify a vacate date that is any working day of the month on or after the 60th day the notice is given. Resident must fill out and deliver to CSCC the CSCC provided Intent to Vacate Form (Vacate Notice Form) to give proper notice. CSCC may change any term of this Lease, or give notice of a change in rent or other terms, by 60 days’ notice, which notice may be given by an individual letter to Resident or any other manner permitted in this Lease. Notice of a change in rent may also be given in a communication given to announce a General Co-op Members’ meeting at which time financial and business records demonstrating the need for a rent increase may be presented.

The parties acknowledge that Agent has established its rent charges based on the assumption that Residents will remain in an apartment for at least 12 months. The parties agree that if this lease is terminated at the request or breach of the Resident within the first 12 months of occupancy, the Resident agrees to pay a turn over fee of $250.

  • Move-In: CSCC agrees to deliver the Apartment to Resident on the Move-in Date. If CSCC cannot deliver the Apartment to Resident on the Move-in Date, CSCC shall not be responsible for or liable to Resident for any damages, but rent shall be abated until CSCC can deliver possession. If CSCC is able to make the Apartment available to Resident within 72 hours from the Move-in Date, or CSCC can, at CSCC’s sole option, provide Resident with alternative lodging at CSCC’s expense, then this Lease shall remain in full force and effect. If the Apartment cannot be delivered within 72 hours, and CSCC does not provide Resident with alternative lodging, Resident shall have the option to terminate this Lease at any time until possession of the Apartment is delivered to Resident.
  • Condition of Apartment: Resident acknowledges that the Apartment has been inspected by Resident prior to signing this Lease and that Resident has accepted the Apartment leased hereunder and is satisfied with the state of repair and condition, including all present decorating, fixtures, and appliances in the Apartment. Resident has been provided a Move-In Inspection form for purposes of noting any damages or deficiencies to the Apartment including but not limited to any nicks, scratches, holes, burn marks, fraying, staining, matting, or other defect in any flooring, cabinetry, wall, fixture, appliance, woodwork, molding, blinds, screens, tile, vinyl, corner bead, and glass. Failure by Resident to specifically note any deficiencies, or failure to return the Move-In form to CSCC within seventy-two (72) hours of taking possession, shall be conclusive evidence that the Apartment was received in good condition with no damages or deficiencies. The approval by any one Resident as to condition of the Apartment at move-in or move-out will be relied upon by CSCC as constituting the approval of all Residents who sign this Lease. No representations have been made by CSCC about replacing any item in the Apartment or redecorating. CSCC will initially furnish light bulbs for the Apartment. Thereafter, light bulbs of the proper wattage must be replaced by Resident at Resident’s expense.
  • Agent Promises: CSCC represents and covenants (1) that the Apartment and all common areas are fit for use as a residential premises; (2) to keep the Apartment in reasonable repair and make repairs within a reasonable time after written notice by Resident except when damage is caused by the intentional or negligent conduct of Resident or Resident’s guests; (3) to maintain the Apartment in compliance with applicable health and safety codes except when a violation of the health and safety codes has been caused by the intentional or negligent conduct of the Resident or Resident’s guests; and (4) to keep the common areas clean and in good condition. It shall not be a breach of this paragraph if portions of the common areas are closed from time to time for repair or reconditioning. Resident shall not be entitled to any reduction or abatement in Rent due to interruption or use of the common areas or change in the hours of use, or other terms and condition for use, of the common areas.

CSCC may turn off equipment and interrupt utilities, including the closing or interruption of use of any common area rooms, amenities or equipment, as needed to avoid or repair damage or for maintenance and repair and such interruption or closing shall not be grounds for any Rent abatement.

  • Utilities, Electronic Services, and Waste Collection: CSCC shall furnish utilities for cooking, normal household electric (subject to additional fees and charges for appliances, car heaters, etc. as set forth in the Resident Handbook or otherwise promulgated by CSCC), sewer/water, and trash pick-up in reasonable quantities subject to such terms and conditions, and additional charges as CSCC may set from time to time or as set forth in the Resident Handbook. Resident is responsible for all charges for phone, Internet, and any other charges, such as cable TV, that may or may not be included in rent in the future as determined by CSCC and the members in the annual budget process. Resident shall not waste any utilities. Any waste or failure to report conditions that result in waste or damage from water drips or leaks, lack of or excess heat, windows or doors not properly shutting or closing may be charged to Resident. Resident shall immediately notify CSCC of any drip or leak or running water in any toilets. During months where the heat is on, Residents shall not leave any windows or doors open other than for very brief periods to allow fresh air exchange. CSCC will monitor the building exterior during heat months and may send Resident notices, or assess charges for windows or doors left open. In addition to the extra utility costs and waste due to open windows or doors during heat months, open doors or windows can result in damage to pipes and heat systems. Resident will be responsible for any damages or repairs due to open doors, windows, or failure to report any water leak, running water, or signs of leaks or moisture.
  • Rent and Amounts Owed to AgentEach Resident is individually responsible for paying the full amount of Rent and any other monthly or seasonal charges due under this Lease. Rent is due and payable by the 1st day of each month in the Management Office. Acceptance of partial payment of rent does not waive CSCC’s right to start an eviction action or to continue one that has been started. Residents should check with the Management Office and the Resident Handbook to inquire about a rent extension or payment plan. If Resident fails to pay rent or any other fee or charge on time, CSCC has the right to pursue all available legal remedies including termination of Lease and eviction.
  • Stockholder Rent and Service Charge: Resident acknowledges that CSCC is a membership cooperative. Residents at CSCC are given the opportunity to purchase stock and to participate in cooperative activities. Residents that are not cooperative stockholders agree to pay an additional amount each month as a service charge. The service charge may be adjusted as determined by the cooperative from time-to-time, which amount will be due with the monthly rent.
  • Late Fee and Returned Check ChargeRent payments made after the fifth day of the month shall include a late fee charge of $25.00. If the 5th day of the month falls on a weekend or legal holiday, the rent may be paid on the next business day but will be late if not received by the close of business on that date. A returned or dishonored check shall bear a $30.00 NSF fee. The NSF charge shall be in addition to the late fee charge. When rent is late, or after receipt of a returned or dishonored check, CSCC may require Resident to make payment in the form of cashier’s check or money order. Residents carrying forward an unpaid balance from a prior month are subject to an additional $25.00 unpaid balance fee.
  • Security DepositResident will pay the security deposit stated on page 1 on or before the Move-In Date. When the Resident moves out, the deposit(s) will be returned by CSCC with interest as specified by Minnesota Statutes providing Resident has:
  1. Given the proper written notice and has performed all the terms of this Lease, including the payment of all amounts due.
  2. Vacated by no later than 1:00 p.m. on the date specified in Intent to Vacate Notice.
  3. Left the Apartment and common areas in a clean and undamaged condition, ordinary wear and tear accepted. Resident must leave the Apartment in the conditions required by the Resident Handbook or any move-out instructions. Extra cleaning, painting or treatments to remove stains or to treat stubborn odors from smoke, cooking odors, or other odors are not considered normal wear and tear and these charges will be deducted from the deposit.
  4. Removed all personal property and garbage from the Apartment and any storage area.
  5. Returned all keys and parking permits to the Management Office.
  6. Left Resident’s forwarding address in writing.
  7. Paid all outstanding amounts due to the CSCC through the date for which Resident is responsible.

Minnesota law provides CSCC may keep all or part of deposits for damage to the Apartment beyond ordinary wear and tear and for other amounts owed to CSCC. CSCC will send to Resident the deposit, or a written notice explaining amounts deducted from the deposit, along with the remaining balance of the deposit, if any, within twenty-one (21) days after the end of Resident’s tenancy provided CSCC has received Resident’s mailing address or delivery instructions. Resident’s liability for full compliance with this Lease, and for payment of damages to person or property, is not limited to the amount of the Deposit. Failure to promptly pay any rents or charges owed to CSCC after deduction of the deposit plus interest will result in CSCC causing a hold to be placed on the Resident’s records at University.

  • Resident Handbook and Community PoliciesOccupancy at the Complex, and participation as a stockholder in the Cooperative is subject to rules, regulations and policies that are contained in the Resident Handbook, Bylaws of CSCC and community policies and notices that may be communicated to Residents from time to time by notices published in any CSCC newsletter, or otherwise posted in the Management Office and/or distributed to Residents. These rules and policies govern Resident’s use, occupancy and care of the Apartment, common areas, and amenities, Resident’s rights and opportunities to be a stockholder and participate in CSCC activities and programs and obligations of stockholders. Failure to comply with any rule, regulation, or Apartment care requirement will constitute a breach of this Lease. CSCC may make changes in its rules, regulations, Resident Handbook and other policies and such changes shall be effective immediately upon publication, posting or other distribution of notice of such change.
  • Resident’s Care and Use of Apartment, Complex and PremisesResident promises and agrees: (a) to use the Apartment only for residential purposes and not for any business or commercial purpose; (b) to keep the Apartment clean and sanitary; (c) to read and follow any Apartment care rules or guidelines in the Resident Handbook or other CSCC policies; (d) to notify CSCC in writing of any conditions that may cause injury, require repair, or affect the habitability of the Apartment; (e) for Resident and Resident’s guests to refrain from smoking any substance anywhere in the Apartment or any area on the Complex, including parking areas, within the perimeter public sidewalks, and to report to CSCC any violation of the no smoking policy; (f) to make no alterations, changes in decoration, painting or other modifications to the Apartment or common area without CSCC’s prior written consent; (g) Resident shall not add any additional appliances to the Apartment without CSCC’s written consent (washing machines are never allowed) and paying any applicable energy use fee and not to store or keep any additional appliance at the Apartment without CSCC’s written consent; (h) Resident may not keep a waterbed or other water filled furniture without the prior written consent of CSCC. Such consent may be conditioned upon Resident procuring appropriate insurance coverage. Resident will be responsible for any and all damages caused by a waterbed or water filled furniture whether or not consent has been obtained and will be responsible for any applicable deductibles under insurance coverage; (i) except as may be expressly permitted by law, no signs, signals, advertising notices or other lettering may be affixed to or exposed at the window or any part or inside the building; (j) no awning, antenna, wire, or satellite dish may be affixed to or protrude from the building. No satellite dish may be installed in or outside the Apartment without CSCC’s prior written consent; (k) electric cords may not be stretched between units or to equipment or appliances located outside the Apartment (car heaters are not allowed); (l) no patio, decking, or any gardening, structure, or other alteration or improvement may be constructed anywhere on the Complex grounds without CSCC’s consent or otherwise in accordance with CSCC programs or activities for members that may include grounds or common areas; (m) entryways, hallways, stairways and landings may not be used for play or storage area. For fire and safety reasons, they must be kept clear of all personal property at all times; (n) laundry rooms and facilities, and any other common areas, may be used only at times set by CSCC, as such times may be changed from time to time; (o) no rugs, lines or other items may be hung or shaken from the windows, stairways or landings; (p) all trash and garbage must be removed from the Apartment on a regular basis for sanitation and cleanliness purposes and must be placed inside the dumpsters provided. All boxes should be flattened before disposal and any other recycling requirements that may be set forth in the Resident Handbook followed. Large items or any items subject to environmental restrictions or guidelines may not be disposed of in the regular garbage area but must be handled in accordance with any rules that may be set by CSCC or are otherwise provided in the Resident Handbook.
  • Mold and Mildew Prevention and PrecautionsMold, mildew, and fungi are common elements found throughout the indoor and outdoor environment. The presence of these substances in indoor and outdoor air, on the ground, and in soil is common and is not a source of problem or injury to most healthy people. However, certain conditions can permit mold, mildew, and fungi to grow in a way that could be injurious to individuals or to building materials. It is the responsibility of every Resident to maintain the unit so as to provide appropriate climate control, and cleanliness standards, so as to retard and prevent mold and mildew from accumulating in the unit. Undesirable mold, mildew, and fungi growth is associated with excess water accumulation, dampness, humidity, and impediment to airflow. Resident agrees to clean and dust the Apartment on a regular basis and to remove visible moisture accumulation on windows, walls, and other surfaces as soon as reasonably possible. Resident agrees not to block or cover any of the heating, ventilation, or air conditioning ducts in the Apartment. Window coverings should permit ample airflow between the glass and air. Resident agrees to immediately report to CSCC (i) any evidence of a water leak or excessive moisture in the Apartment, as well as in any storage room, garage, or other common area; (ii) any evidence of mold or mildew-like growth that cannot be removed by simply applying a common household cleaner and wiping the area; (iii) any failure or malfunction in the heating, ventilation, or air conditioning system in the Apartment; and (iv) any inoperable doors or windows. Resident will be responsible for any damage to the Apartment or Resident’s property, as well as injury to Resident and members of Resident’s household, resulting from a failure to comply with this paragraph.
  • Pest Control: All Residents are required to assist CSCC in pest control procedures. Your participation in our pest control treatment program is MANDATORY. If your Apartment is not ready when our pest control vendor is treating units, you may be required to pay a retreatment or second visit fee. You are required to comply with all requests for readying your Apartment for pest control treatments which may include emptying cupboards, removing materials from under sinks or vanities, and other requests. Residents are also required to follow any recommendations or treatment control requests of our pest control vendor. Some pests, such as bedbugs, may require Residents to dispose of or professionally clean (at high temperatures or with chemical treatments) personal property and fabrics. Residents are responsible for all costs of treating or removing personal property, furniture, mattresses, and fabrics needed to achieve effective pest control. CSCC will not reimburse or replace personal property that must be treated or eliminated. Failure to follow the requirements of our pest control vendor is a breach of this Lease. Cleanliness and vigilance are the best preventative medicine in controlling pests. Dispose of all garbage and waste. Do not leave food, dirty dishes, or soft drink bottles/cans lying around. Do not bring cardboard boxes, crates, or other materials that may have been accessible to pests into your Apartment. Storage of foodstuffs, grains, or like materials should only be in plastic or metal sealed containers. Be careful bringing luggage and used furniture or property into your Apartment. Some pests, like bedbugs, can hitchhike on you or your belongings. Even the “cleanest” housekeeper may pick-up a bedbug from clothes at a laundry, luggage and travel. Please notify CSCC if you see signs of pests in your apartment or any other place in the building. Failure to promptly notify CSCC of pests in your Apartment is a serious violation of this Lease. Prompt notification to CSCC is necessary to prevent pest infestation and to keep pests from spreading. If CSCC learns that an apartment has had an ongoing pest problem that is not reported, this may be grounds for termination of this Lease, nonrenewal or charging Resident for pest treatments and damages in other units or common areas or lost rents when your Apartment is vacated by you and cannot be immediately occupied by a future tenant. Where it is determined by CSCC based on the professional opinion of its professional pest control provider, or otherwise established by communication with Resident, that the source and cause of a pest problem or infestation was the Resident, or Resident’s guests, then Resident may be charged for all or part of the pest control treatments.
  • Smoke Alarms and Fire ProtectionResident acknowledges that the Apartment is equipped with one or more smoke detectors. State and federal law, local regulations, and codes require that these detectors be installed in specific locations and be functioning at all times. The alarms/detectors in your Apartment may operate on a battery, may require being plugged into an outlet, or may be hard wired into building systems. For alarms/detectors that require a battery, CSCC shall be responsible for providing the functioning battery at the commencement of Resident’s tenancy. As part of the initial inspection and acceptance of the Apartment, and periodically thereafter, Resident shall test the working operation and existence of all alarms/detectors provided to Resident in the Apartment and replace any inoperable or weak battery, which is available from the CSCC in the Management Office. If after replacing any battery, or otherwise testing the alarm/detector, the device will not operate, Resident will immediately inform CSCC in writing of any deficiencies.

Resident will be responsible for the repair, replacement or restoration of any alarm/detector that is missing, damaged or disconnected during the term of Resident’s occupancy or at the end of Resident’s tenancy. Any interference with, disconnecting, removal of batteries, unplugging, covering, transfer, relocation or otherwise tampering with the operation of any smoke detector or carbon monoxide alarm/detector is a breach of this Lease, and could jeopardize the safety of Residents, the buildings, or other persons.

Your Apartment and the building are equipped with fire safety devices including fire extinguishers. Any Resident misuse, damage or destruction to any fire safety device is a breach of this Lease. Resident shall immediately report to CSCC in writing any observations of damage or missing fire safety equipment. Residents are responsible for fire safety in their Apartment and throughout the Complex. Residents shall never leave candles or any luminary object/equipment unattended. Resident should be attentive and at home whenever ovens or stoves are in use. Kitchen fires and smoke damage, including false alarms due to smoke calls, can occur when Residents are not actively monitoring cooking activities. Residents will be responsible for all costs and charges related to any false alarms or smoke calls caused by Resident or Resident’s Apartment use. Residents are responsible/liable for any damage to your Apartment or common areas as a result of fire or smoke caused by negligence, misuse or inattention and for occupancy or housekeeping habits that pose fire safety risks. Keeping flammables, explosives, or other non-household combustible units in your Apartment or any storage area, careless smoking, failure to remove grease and materials from cook-top, oven and exhaust fans, use of worn or overloaded electrical cords and outlets, ownership or storage of excessive amounts of personal property or furnishings that could block access or impede fire safety and rescue efforts, or leaving paper and flammable near any stove, oven, or other heating unit is prohibited.

  • Motorized Vehicles/Equipment: Resident may not store motorized vehicles or equipment using gasoline, kerosene, or other like fuels or oils in the Apartment including but not limited to mopeds, motorcycles, motorized bicycles, lawn mowers, or portable camp stoves, gas grills, or other cooking devices.
  • Animals and Pets: Dogs and cats are not allowed to visit or stay at CSCC. Small caged pets may be allowed subject to the CSCC Pet Policy and the consent of CSCC. Service animals and medically required support animals that are registered with the University’s Office of Disabilities Services will not be subject to limitation on breed and animal type. Residents with Service animals or medically required support animals are expected to follow the provisions of the CSCC Pet Policy as it relates to health and safety issues, animal behavior, cleaning up pet waste, and any damages caused by an animal.
  • Resident PromisesResident agrees: 1) not to act in a loud, boisterous, unruly or thoughtless manner or disturb the rights of other residents to peace and quiet, or allow his/her guests to do so; 2) to use the Apartment only as a private residence for normal residential purposes, and not in any way that is illegal or dangerous or which would cause a cancellation, restriction or increase in premium in CSCC’s insurance. All commercial and business uses (including daycare) are strictly prohibited without CSCC’s prior written consent; 3) not to lease the Apartment to other persons (sublet), assign this Lease or sell this Lease without prior written consent of CSCC; 4) not to interfere in the management and operation of the Complex; 5) that the Apartment, common areas, or area surrounding the Complex will not be used by the Resident, any member of the Resident’s household, any guest of the Resident, or by anyone acting under his/her control to manufacture, sell, give away, barter, deliver, exchange, distribute, possess or use any illegal drugs; or other controlled substance; or to engage in prostitution or any prostitution related activity; or to unlawfully use or possess any firearm; or to allow any stolen property on the premises; and 6) to refrain from smoking in any internal space, including your Apartment and all other indoor and outdoor common areas of the Complex within the perimeter of the public sidewalk and to make sure your guests and household members refrain from smoking.
  • Agent’s Right To EnterCSCC and its authorized agents may enter the Apartment at any reasonable time to inspect, maintain or repair the Apartment, or do other necessary work, or to show the Apartment to inspectors, insurance companies, or potential new residents or representatives of University. CSCC acknowledges Resident’s rights under the Tenant’s Right to Privacy Statute which provides CSCC shall make a good faith effort to give Resident reasonable advance notice under the circumstances of CSCC’s intent to enter, subject to the exceptions set forth in the statute. If CSCC enters without prior notice and when the Resident is not present, CSCC shall disclose the entry by placing a written disclosure of the entry in a conspicuous place on the premises. A request by Resident for work, repairs, or service at the Apartment shall constitute notice to Resident that CSCC intends to enter the property for purposes of responding to such request.
  • ParkingResident and Resident’s guests agree to comply with all of CSCC’s parking rules and registration procedures as stated in the Resident Handbook, as posted, or as otherwise modified from time-to-time. Residents are responsible for moving their vehicles, or arranging their vehicles to be moved, to assist with any parking lot maintenance and snow removal. Unless CSCC’s prior written consent is obtained, only general transportation vehicles such as cars, SUVs, and light duty vehicles are permitted in the Complex parking areas. Parking commercial vehicles, campers, trailers or large trucks or vans is not permitted. CSCC may require proof of ownership of a vehicle as part of its efforts to restrict parking lot use to authorized Residents. All vehicles must have current license plates. Non-operational vehicles are not permitted. Vehicle storage is not permitted. Residents who will be leaving town should make arrangements for their vehicles to be moved should the need arise. Residents that fail to comply with this Lease, or any other parking rules or policies in the Resident Handbook, as posted in the parking area, or that may be adopted by CSCC from time-to-time, are subject to having their vehicles towed and will be responsible for all costs of towing and vehicle retrieval. Residents are responsible for the safety of their vehicles and their contents. CSCC is not responsible for theft, vandalism, or any other type of damage to a vehicle or its contents occurring on the premises.
  • Destroyed or Unlivable ApartmentIf the Apartment is destroyed or damaged so it is unfit to live in due to any cause, CSCC may, at its sole option, terminate this Lease with no obligation to transfer or relocate Resident. If the destruction or damage was not Resident’s fault, and CSCC terminates this Lease, rent will be pro-rated as of the date of the destruction or damage and any balance will be refunded to Resident. If destruction or damage to the Apartment is Resident’s fault, then Resident shall be responsible for rent as well as other damages through the date this Lease terminates. If, in CSCC’s discretion, it believes the Apartment can be rebuilt or restored within a reasonable period of time (generally 60 days or less), CSCC may choose to continue this Lease and prorate the rent for the period of time where Resident may not occupy the Apartment. Resident shall be responsible for Resident’s relocation and temporary living costs during such period of rebuilding or restoration.
  • Damage or Injury to Resident or His/Her PropertyCSCC shall not be liable for any damage or losses to Resident or Resident’s property unless caused by the willful misconduct of CSCC or CSCC’s agent. CSCC shall not be liable for personal injury to Resident or Resident’s guests or for damage to Resident’s personal property caused by action of third parties or other accidents or casualties, including but not limited to criminal acts, acts of nature, fire, bursting pipes, water, sewer or sewage back-ups, water leaks, seepage, explosions, any casualty or other like causes. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF RESIDENT TO OBTAIN “RENTER’S INSURANCE” TO COVER PERSONAL PROPERTY, PERSONAL LIABLITY, ACCIDENT AND OTHER INSURANCE AND MEDICAL COVERAGE TO PROTECT RESIDENT(S) AND RESIDENT’S GUEST(S), RESIDENT’S PERSONAL PROPERTY AND IMPROVEMENTS INSTALLED BY RESIDENT AND TO COVER LIVING AND MOVING EXPENSES IN THE EVENT RESIDENT IS UNABLE TO LIVE IN THE PRESMISES ON A TEMPORARY BASIS OR MUST VACATE DUE TO CASUALTY OR DAMAGE. INSURANCE CARRIED BY CSCC DOES NOT COVER ANY PROPERTY OF RESIDENT OR RESIDENT’S LOST USE OF THE APARTMENT.
  • Acts of Third PartiesCSCC is not responsible for the actions, or for any damages, injury or harm caused by third parties (such as other residents, guests, intruders or trespassers) who are not under CSCC’s control.
  • ReimbursementsResident shall reimburse CSCC for: 1) any loss, property damage, or cost of repair or service (including plumbing problems) caused by negligence, accident or improper use by Resident, family or guests; 2) any loss or damage caused by doors or windows being left open; 3) all costs CSCC has because of abandonment or extended absence from the Apartment or other violations of the Lease by Resident, such as costs for advertising the Apartment; 4) any amounts owed under any provision of this Lease, such as reimbursement for pest control costs, damages for not reporting water leaks or moisture, etc.; and 5) all court costs and attorney’s fees CSCC has in any suit for eviction, unpaid rent, or any other debt or charge.
  • When Payments Are DueRent is due as set forth in paragraph 7. Any other amount owed by Resident is due when CSCC asks for it. CSCC does not give up its right to any money owed by Resident because of CSCC’s failure or delay in asking for any payment. CSCC can ask for any money owed by Resident before or after Resident moves out of the Apartment.
  • EvictionUnder state law, Resident’s right to possession is voided by any activity prohibited in paragraph 18 (5), and CSCC may immediately bring an eviction action against Resident. If Resident violates any other terms of this Lease, CSCC may terminate this Lease and/or demand that Resident immediately gives up possession of the Apartment. If Resident does not move out voluntarily, CSCC shall be entitled to all rights available to it under state law, including without limitation the right to bring an eviction action. If Resident violates a term of this Lease but CSCC does not sue or evict Resident, CSCC may still sue or evict Resident for any other violation of any term of this Lease.
  • Eviction After Partial Payment of RentIt is expressly agreed to between CSCC and Resident that, pursuant to Minn. Stat. §504B.291, subd.1(c), acceptance by CSCC of less than the full amount of rent due from Resident does not waive CSCC’s right to recover possession of the Apartment for nonpayment by Resident to CSCC.
  • Attorney’s Fees and Enforcement CostsIf CSCC brings any legal action against Resident, Resident must pay CSCC’s actual attorneys’ fees, or other legal fees and expenses including fees paid to a collection agency, expenses, and court costs even if rent is paid after the legal action is started.
  • Agent’s Legal Rights and RemediesCSCC may use its legal rights and remedies in any combination. By using one or more of these rights or remedies CSCC does not give up any other rights or remedies it may have. Acceptance of rent does not waive CSCC’s right to evict Resident for any past or existing violation of any term of this Lease.
  • False or Misleading Rental ApplicationIf CSCC determines that any oral or written statements made by Resident in the rental application or otherwise, in connection with establishing continued compliance with University’s eligibility requirements are not true or complete in any way, then Resident has violated this Lease and may be evicted.
  • NoticesAll Residents agree that notices and demands delivered by CSCC to the Apartment either personally, via United States mail or via recognized overnight courier service are proper notice to all Residents, and are effective as soon as delivered to the Apartment.
  • Lead DisclosureCSCC hereby discloses that the Complex was built before 1978. Housing built before 1978 may contain lead based paint. Lead from paint, paint chips and dust can pose health hazards if not taken care of properly. Lead exposure is especially harmful to young children and pregnant woman. CSCC has no records or reports pertaining to lead base paint and/or lead base paint hazards in the Complex. CSCC has a duty to provide to Residents a copy of a pamphlet entitled “Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home” that is published by the Environmental Protection Agency. By signing this Lease Resident acknowledges that the pamphlet has been provided to Resident.
  • Fair HousingCSCC is an equal opportunity, fair housing provider. CSCC believes all Residents, potential residents, and applicants should be protected from discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, ancestry, sex, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, familial status, status with regard to receipt of public assistance, disability, and affectional preference. Any act or practice believed to constitute discrimination should be reported to CSCC. CSCC will promptly investigate such reports and will take immediate action to eliminate any act or practice that violates the fair housing laws.
  • Attorney General’s NoticeUpon request, the attorney General’s Office will provide you with a statement and disclosure of the significant legal rights of owners and tenants of rental dwelling units. For further information, call or write: Attorney General’s Office–State Capitol–St. Paul, MN 55155–(651) 296-6196.
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