House Rules

RAINE & HORNE HOUSE RULES

General

  1. Pets or animals are NOT permitted.
  2. Do not interfere with the peace and quiet of housemates and neighbours.
  3. Under no circumstances is smoking permitted in your room, common areas or anywhere on the grounds of the property. If you wish to smoke you must do so away from the property.
  4. Only the tenant/s noted on the Residential Tenancy Agreement is/are permitted to stay in the room overnight.
  5. The tenant/s listed on the Residential Tenancy Agreement is/are responsible for the behaviour/actions of their visitors.
  6. No illegal drugs or illegal drug paraphernalia of any type is permitted on the premises.
  7. It is recommended that all students consider contents insurance for their own personal belongings that they bring to their room. Your personal belongings are not covered by the Landlords insurance.
  8. All cleaning equipment must be used correctly & stored back in the storage area provided. Any failure of appliances should be reported to the Property Manager immediately.
  9. Residents must not have or store combustible materials or liquids, firearms or knives anywhere on the premises. All weapons are strictly prohibited and any resident found to possess a weapon may be reported to the police and evicted from the residence.
  10. It is an offence to tamper, disarm or remove smoke alarm devices in the premises.
  11. Any damage to or breakdown of any facility, fixture, furniture or equipment in communal areas or rooms must be reported to the property manager. If after hours please contact property manager. The property manager has a messaging service if contact cannot be established.

Resident Rooms

  1. Rooms must be used for residential purposes only.
  2. The use of candles, incense or oils anywhere in the common areas or your private room are strictly prohibited.
  3. Rooms must be kept clean and tidy at all times.
  4. Mattress protectors have been provided; they are to be left on your bed at all times. The tenant will be required to cover the costs of cleaning and/or replacement of the mattress or protector if it is stained or damaged. This includes any provided linen if applicable.
  5. The use of electric blankets or fan heaters anywhere in the common areas or your private room are strictly prohibited.
  6. Hooks and stickers may not be affixed to any walls unless approved by the Landlord. Do not use sticky tape or blue tac on the walls. Tenants will be responsible for any damage caused to the premises.
  7. Fridge/freezers (if applicable) must be kept clean at all times.
  8. Kitchenettes (if applicable) must be kept clean and tidy at all times. No food items are to be left uncovered on benchtops or in cupboards.
  9. Ensuite must be kept clean and free from mould & scum. Residents can request ensuite cleaning from the Landlord/agent in writing. Check with agent for availability of this service and estimated cost.
  10. No cooking is allowed in your private room under any circumstances. Cooking is only permitted in the communal kitchen area.
  11. Air conditioner filters in your private room must be kept clean and dust free. Please keep you unit turned off if you are not home. (if applicable)
  12. Tenants must leave their room clean and tidy at the end of the lease (refer to your ingoing condition report). Professional cleaners will be hired at the tenant’s expense if the premises are not reasonably clean considering the age of the property.
  13. No furniture from rooms is not to be left in common areas.

Communal Areas

  1. Laundry
    Washing must not be left in the washing machine or sinks, or hung on hoists. The only drying permitted in the laundry area is by use of the clothes dryer.
  2. Toilets
    Do not flush foreign objects down the property’s toilets. Women’s sanitary items are to be disposed of properly in the available bins. If there are no available sanitary bins, please dispose of these items thoughtfully.
  3. Common lounge areas
    No valuable or personal items are to be left unattended in the common areas (example laptop, mobile) The Landlord or Agent will not be responsible for any personal items that have gone missing from the common areas. All personal items must be stored in your room.
    Common furniture must not be moved from its place (taken into a room or outside).
  4. Communal kitchen areas
  5. The kitchen should be left clean and tidy after each use. Dirty dishes, appliances/utensils and food scraps are not to be left in sinks or on benches overnight. Clean/wash up and pack your items away immediately after use. Food items are not to be left on benches or in bowls on benches, this will attract vermin.
  6. Fridge/Freezers
    Please label your food items in common fridges/freezers and dispose of any old or out of date food. The agent will conduct regular checks on common areas, fridge/freezers & will advise each facility of any issues found.
    No foods or items offered to other residents as free must be left in any common areas.
  7. Cooktops/ovens
    Do not leave food cooking on stovetops unattended.
  8. Bins
    Any bins in kitchens and bathrooms are to be emptied when full. Refer to bin roster if applicable.
  9. Lights, televisions, small appliances
    These items should be turned off when not in use.
  10. Damage or loss
    Any damage or loss of communal property by a tenant will incur the cost of this item.

Security

  1. There are some facilities that have CCTV monitoring/surveillance in place for all internal and external common areas of the property. These May be reviewed when required for security and safety purposes.
  2. External doors are to be kept closed at all times. If you lock yourself out of the building or your room please call the property manager or facilities contact noted on your tenancy agreement.
  3. Upon signing your lease we will ask you to acknowledge receipt of the keys and access fobs. Please note that at the end of the tenancy, rent will be payable until all keys and fobs are returned to our office. In the event that the keys and fobs are missing, lost or damaged the tenant will be required to pay for the cost of cutting new keys and for the replacement and reprogramming of any fob/swipe cards (if applicable).
  4. Keys are not to be copied or given/lent to non-residents.

Other

  1. All complaints from residents and neighbours must be directed to the property manager.
  2. Under no circumstances are tenants to leave shopping trolleys on the grounds of the property.
  3. No parking on grass areas, across footpaths or driveways that obstruct public areas.

Note: These house rules are a standard guide. You will be provided with a set of house rules that are specific to your facility.