Helpful Hints While Living at the Urban Exchange
We want to help you save money throughout your time at the Urban Exchange. We have come up a list of issues that can cost a tenant money, like resetting a garbage disposal or cleaning the seal on your washer. This is not an all-inclusive list, but it will help!
We love animals and we know that YOU love yours, but please understand that having an animal at the Urban Exchange and any of our communities is a privilege and not a right. You must be able to take the ownership of your animal very seriously just as you would when taking on having a child of your own. Your animal deserves your time, your love, your attention and your leadership. Please know the rules of animal ownership before you decide to bring one into your life.
The down-payment is $400: $200 is refundable if there are no animal-related damages at move-out; $200 is nonrefundable to deodorize & deflea the premises at move-out. The monthly animal rent is $35 or greater (amounts vary depending on breed, weight, etc.). If you would like to bring a cat/dog, you will need to contact the Property Manager to obtain the appropriate paperwork. Please remember, all roommates will need to approve of your request. No more than two (2) animals are allowed per unit.
A picture of the animal must be obtained, as well as, a copy of the Vet immunization records. UNDISCLOSED ANIMALS RESULT IN A $100/PERSON FINE PER OCCURRENCE! Be sure to promptly sign an Animal Lease to ensure you (or your roommates!) aren’t subject to a fine. Service and Emotional Support animals are allowed at all properties, by law.
- If you have a larger breed, you will be asked to use the stairwell instead of the elevator when taking your pet out of the building. Even though you love your animal, others may not be quite so fond of them in a confined space.
- Your animal must be on a leash at all times; inside and outside of the building with the exception of your apartment.
- The Courtyard area between the two buildings is off-limits to any and all animals. The flora and fauna in the courtyard can be damaged by urine and animal “gifts”.
- Please always have a bag in your hand when walking your animal outside. There is a Doggie Doo Station at the corner of the 242 building on Water Street. You can certainly drop your doggie bag in there so you don’t have to carry it back in the building.
- A crate is your animal’s best friend. You chose your apartment for you but it is unfamiliar territory to your animal. A crate is a familiar home and they will be very comfortable in this space when you are gone. Please also remember that if you are expecting maintenance to stop by your apartment, you will need to have your animal in a crate/enclosure so that maintenance can enter and get their work completed.
- During a snow, please do not let your animal run freely outside of the building and then leave us “special gifts” in the snow so that when the snow melts it is in the pathway for everyone to step on. It is still your responsibility to walk your animal and pick up after them.
- When taking kitty litter to the trash chutes, please double bag the litter so that you don’t have a breaking bag incident in the hallway. If there is an accident between the times you leave your apartment and get it to the chute, please be sure to clean it up.
- If your animal has an accident in the building, please clean it up thoroughly.