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Understanding your Lease Agreement.
The resident, their family, and guests shall have due regard for comfort, and enjoyment of the other residents, their families, and guests in the building: No musical instruments, radio, television, or compact disc/tape playing are to be played at any time in such a manner as to create an annoyance or disturbance. Lee County Noise Ordinance is from 10:00 PM until 8:00 AM. While the Lee County Police Department will enforce noise violations during these hours, we will enforce noise violations at any time.
No materials, bicycles, motorcycles, garbage, trash, or other paraphernalia shall be allowed outside the building. Combustible substances are not to be stored inside or outside of the apartment. If trash or other debris (including cigarette butts) is left outside, maintenance will dispose of it and you will be fined $25 per bag/item. Additionally, if you fail to place your trash inside the dumpster you will be fined $25 per bag.
Unfortunately our insurance forbids use of the following on property: Skateboards, scooters, skates.
No pets shall be allowed to occupy premises unless provided for in the lease agreement and pet fee paid.
Pets are not allowed in the laundry rooms, fitness center, pool or playground areas (where applicable). Residents are responsible for cleaning up pet waste and for keeping their pet on a leash at all times they are outside. Violators will be fined $50 per occurrence and may lose their right to keep pet on property.
No clothing or other materials are to be washed or dried in such a manner so as to be conspicuous to other residents or other persons in the area. Clothing is not to be left on balconies, patios, lanais, or common areas.
Management reserves the right to enter any apartment to protect or inspect the property upon notifying the resident if at home; otherwise, without notice.
Management shall not be liable for any damages to resident’s property, arising from leaking or overflowing of plumbing installed in the buildings or resulting from acts of negligence of other occupants of the buildings nor for any personal property stolen from the apartment or any other part of the building, pool area, automobiles, etc.
Waterbeds are NOT allowed without proper insurance.
No painting shall be done, alterations made, nor outside television or radio antennas be installed without the consent of management. Small nails may be used to hang pictures. Adhesive stickers cannot be used under any circumstances.
Large decorations, including plants, shall NOT be permitted outside in front of the apartment. Small seasonal decorations are permitted.
Additional locks shall not be put upon any door without the prior written consent of management. If permission is granted, resident shall provide management with an additional key for the right of entry when necessary.
Anyone who locks themselves out of their apartment shall contact the Property Manager or Maintenance Supervisor. After office hours, there is a $35.00 charge for lockouts.
Temporary visiting guests of the resident shall be allowed. However, no resident shall have guests for a period of time exceeding ten (10) consecutive days or 14 days within a 60-day period without the specific written consent of the management. Management reserves the right to make charges for said additional guests, as the management may feel reasonable under the circumstances.
Washing of vehicles or repairing of vehicles is not permitted on apartment grounds/parking lot. No unlicensed or inoperable vehicles are permitted on the grounds/parking lot. Neither residents nor their guests shall park on the grass or landscaped areas, nor shall anyone block in another vehicle on property. There is a $50 fine per occurrence and vehicle is subject to be towed at owner’s expense.
The swimming pool is provided for the use and pleasure of the residents and is not a right but a privilege, subject to the pool rules provided.
There will be a fee of three hundred dollars ($300.00) to transfer within the complex and management reserves the right to refuse a transfer for any reason.
Management reserves the right to make such other rules and regulations from time to time as may be deemed necessary for safety, care and cleanliness of the premises and for securing the comfort and convenience of all the tenants.
No personal checks accepted after the 5th day of the month for rental payments. You will need to get a money order to pay rent.
SUMMARY OF FINES ASSOCIATED WITH RULES
Pet Violations (items 4 & 5) $50 per occurrence
After hours lockout (item 13) $35 per occurrence
Illegal vehicles (item 15) $50 per occurrence – subject to towing at owner’s expense
Illegal parking (item 15) $50 per occurrence
Improper trash disposal (item 2) $25 per bag or item
With the holidays upon us and all the relatives coming to enjoy the season with our residents, we thought this would be the perfect time to review our vehicle and parking policies with you.
Parking is on a first come first served basis. Each household is allowed one (1) vehicle per licensed resident. Residents are allowed to park up front by the building, however, guests must park along the fence line. Residents are provided with parking permits for authorized vehicles upon move-in. If you get a new vehicle you are responsible for registering it and obtaining parking permits from the leasing office. All vehicles parked in front of the buildings must have a parking permit that is easily visible from the exterior. Any vehicles parked illegally or without the parking permits are subject to towing at the owners expense.
Washing or repairing vehicles is not permitted on property or in the parking lot. Any unlicensed or inoperable vehicles are not permitted on the property or in the parking lot. Residents and their guests are not allowed to park on the grass or landscaped areas, block in another vehicle, and/or park in front of the dumpsters, mailboxes or in an exit. If a vehicle is found to be unlicensed, inoperable, unauthorized or illegally parked there will be a $50.00 fine assessed to the owner’s account and the vehicle is subject to be towed at owner’s expense.
A vehicle is unauthorized or illegally parked on property if it:
- Has a flat tire or other condition rendering it inoperable; or
- Is on jacks, blocks or has wheel(s) missing; or
- Has no current license or no current parking permit; or
Takes up more than one parking space; or
- Belongs to a resident or occupant who has surrendered or abandoned the apartment; or
- Is parked in a marked handicap space without the legally required handicap insignia; or
- Blocks another vehicle from exiting; or
- Is parked in fire lane or designated “no parking” area; or
- Is parked on the grass, sidewalk, or patio; or
- Blocks garbage trucks from access to a dumpster.
We know and understand that there will be more vehicles on property during this time as we join to celebrate the holidays and we are excited to see so many people gathered this time of year. In an effort to make it a time that everyone can enjoy, please make sure that you and your guests remain courteous with everyone else who resides on property. We thank all of you for calling Country View Garden Homes your home and look forward to ringing in a new year with you!
We have been fortunate enough to be almost fully occupied for quite some time. With a full community comes full parking lots. We would like to take this opportunity to go over some of the rules on parking that are covered in your lease. You can find this information on page 3 of your Lease Agreement, under Paragraph 21: Parking and on the Community Policies, Rules and Regulations Addendum. There are additional community rules outlined on page 11 of the Welcome Home Packet. You can view copies of both of these documents here.
¨ There is no assigned parking, however, vehicles without permits must be parked in the parallel parking spaces located on the north and east sides of the property.
¨ We allow one vehicle per licensed, authorized resident in the apartment.
¨ All vehicles must be registered with the office and have a parking permit displayed so it is easily visible.
¨ You are allowed to repair or replace flat tires, but any other repairs cannot be made on property.
¨ All vehicles must have valid license and registration or will be subject to towing.
¨ Any vehicle blocking an exit, dumpster, drive way, or that is parked illegally will immediately be towed without notice at the owner’s expense.
¨ Washing vehicles on property is not permitted.
¨ Parking is on a first come first serve basis.
¨ Each household is allowed two (2) vehicles that may be parked up front next to the buildings.
¨ All vehicles parked in front of the buildings MUST have a parking permit on the rear driver side window bottom corner (if windows are tinted then permit must be placed front driver side window bottom corner).
¨ Any vehicles parked illegally or without the parking permits are subject to towing at the owners expense.
Resident(s) are responsible for obtaining parking permits from the leasing office. We will be placing orange tags on any vehicles that do not have a parking permit. If you see one on your vehicle, please contact the office and we will be happy to provide you with a permit if the vehicle belongs to you, a resident, and you have not exceeded the allotted number of vehicles for your apartment.
If you have any questions regarding this topic, please don’t hesitate to contact the office at 239.995.1008.
The rules and regulations listed below are for the protection and benefit of all to assure safe and sanitary operation of the pool and bathing facilities. Keep in mind, most of these rules are due to health code ordinance and the swimming pool could be closed down temporarily or permanently if we were inspected and rules were not being followed. Parents are requested to caution their children to observe rules.
- POOL IS OPEN FROM DAWN TO DUSK. Absolutely no admittance any other time.
- SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK. All persons using the pool or pool area do so at their own risk, as management does not assume responsibility for any accident or injury in connection with such use.
- NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY!
- NO DIVING ALLOWED!
- NO GLASS OF ANY KIND allowed in pool area.
- DO NOT TAMPER WITH OR TAKE DOWN THE ROPE AND BUOYS. (Required by law)
- OBEY ALL POSTED POOL RULES. (In addition to the rules stated here.)
- Guests must be accompanied by a resident at all times.
- Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult resident (over 18 years old).
- LITTERING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AT THE POOL.
- NO PETS ALLOWED INSIDE POOL AREA.
- ALCOHOL WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE POOL AREA. NO EXCEPTIONS. DON’T ASK.
- NO DIAPERS ALLOWED IN THE POOL.
- No running, pushing or wrestling.
- NO CUTOFFS OR STREET CLOTHES ALLOWED IN THE POOL! Proper pool attire is to be worn at all times. Nudity and thongs are not allowed.
- No abusive or vulgar language will be tolerated.
- NO FOOD, CANDY OR GUM AT THE POOL. Small snacks and can soda are an exception. For your safety, do not swim for at least 20 minutes after eating.
- NO TOYS IN THE POOL. Floatation devices are an exception until they become a problem for others.
If you or your guests are disrupting the other residents, you will be asked to leave and your pool privileges may be suspended indefinitely. If you refuse to leave when asked, or return without permission, you will be trespassing.
The pool is a “privilege” we want all our residents to enjoy. The management reserves the right to refuse entry or deny pool privileges at its sole discretion.