Roc Rooms Rooming Policies
The following is a list of our rooming policies that have been put in place to ensure everyone is able to fully enjoy the living space they occupy. These rules have been agreed upon by all tenants in their housing lease. It is important that these rules are fully understood before making the decision to rent with us. It is much more important that we get roommates who would prefer to live by these rules than those who are forced to. There is a variety of housing throughout the Rochester area without these rules.
Disruptive or loud noise is prohibited. All television sets, radios, computers, etc. must be turned down to a level that does not annoy or interfere with any other roommate.
It is expected that each roommate maintains the property in the same clean condition as when they moved in. The stove, counters, and dishes are to be washed within the same day they are used. Garbage must be sorted into recyclable, and non-recyclable, and placed into the proper receptacle.
Common areas include every area of the property, inside and outside the livable space that is shared by all roommates. Common areas are to be kept clear of personal possessions. This includes any supplies from the bathroom, and school books from the living room area. Items may be brought into the common areas for study, bathing, etc, but must be removed with tenant’s exit from that common area. If the common areas need to be cleaned to maintain a reasonable level of cleanliness the offending roommate(s) will be charged.
All overnight guest stays are contingent on the approval of all occupants of the property. An overnight guest may stay in a room up to four nights per month. No property should exceed more than 5 guests at any one time. Parties are strictly prohibited and will be taken as a very serious violation. The offending parties throwing a party can expect a $200 fine and probably termination of their lease.
Common Area Damages
Everyone in the home is also collectively responsible for the common area and the common area furnishings. If there is any damage or loss of property in the common areas then all known responsible parties will be charged. If there are no known responsible parties then the charges will be divided among all current roommates. It is important to remember this liability throughout your stay so you can remember to report the damage of others to prevent being charged for something you were not responsible for. It is a good idea to keep an eye on household supplies that can be removed such as pots, pans, and dishes to prevent items from getting stolen or lossed.
Roommates accept full responsibility for all furniture in your room. Any loss or damage to the furniture will be charged to your account.
Reporting a Problem
If one of your roommates is violating any rules or causing a disturbance to the household it is important
to bring the matter to management. We will be able to act as mediators and correct the behavior without
conflict between roommates. You may call us directly to report a problem or anonymously report a problem
with our complain form http://www.rocrooms.com/request.aspx
We will follow these guidelines for repeat offenses:
Review the violated rule with the student.
Review the rule again and document the problem.
Up to a $35 fine, or lease termination depending on the nature of the problem.