Rules and Regulations

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Alcohol and Illegal Drugs

The use of alcoholic beverages by members of the Prairie View A&M University community is at all times subject to the alcoholic beverage laws of the State of Texas. Student organization events involving alcohol are not permitted on University property.

Students wishing to have alcohol at a social activity are advised to hold the activity at a licensed liquor establishment where participants may purchase their beverages by the drink directly from the establishment with their own personal funds. It is understood that in this situation responsibility will rest entirely with the license holder.

Courtesy and Quiet Hours

All tenants shall comply with QUIET HOURS as posted, and shall comply with all rules and regulations as posted from time to time for use of the recreational areas. No guest or visitors shall be authorized in the recreational areas except when accompanied by Tenant.

(Quiet Hours: 11 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.)

Fire Safety

Fire warning devices and safety equipment are to be used only in care of emergency. The sounding of a fire alarm should be taken seriously. In the event of an alarm, tenants should proceed in accordance with the instructions posted in and about UNIVERSITY COLLEGE. The intentional sounding of an alarm outside of an emergency situation is a criminal offense and a material breach of the Lease Agreement. At lease commencement Landlord will test the smoke detectors in premises (room) for proper operation and working batteries. Upon notification by residents owner will replace battery. Tampering or altering the smoke detector will result in a $250.00 fine. Any violation is a default under the Lease which would entitle Landlord to declare a default and pursue all remedies provided to Landlord.

Fire code prohibits storage or use of barbecue grills in or on any building, walkway, stairway or balcony. Grills found on the premises will be disposed of by landlord. Microwaves, refrigerators, hot plates and other heat producing appliances are specifically prohibited, except those provided in the room.

The use of candles on the premises is not permitted.

Room Condition & Damage

DAMAGE, CONDEMNATION OR DESTRUCTION OF PREMISES. If, in the opinion of the Landlord, the Premises or UNIVERSITY COLLEGE should become untenantable during the term hereof because of damage, condemnation or destruction by fire or other casualty, Landlord shall have the right to terminate this Lease, or move Tenant to similar accommodations within UNIVERSITY or other casualty, Landlord shall have the right to terminate this LEASE, or move Tenant to similar accommodations within UNIVERSITY COLLEGE and repair and restore the Premises. In the event of such damage, condemnation or destruction to the Premises or UNIVERSITY College without the fault of Tenant, his agents or guests, Tenant’s obligation to pay Rent shall be abated only if Landlord terminates this Lease or does not furnish Tenant with similar accommodations at UNIVERSITY COLLEGE.

Pet Policy

Pets or any animals are absolutely prohibited from being brought into the premises of UNIVERSITY COLLEGE at any and all times. Pet prohibitions apply to all mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and insects. Not withstanding the foregoing, nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit seeing-eye dogs in UNIVERSITY COLLEGE for the visually impaired. In the event of a violation of this rule, a $100 fine will be assessed against the Tenant, and Landlord, at its discretion, may declare the Lessee in Default. In the event of a subsequent violation, a $200 fine will be assessed against Tenant and the Landlord will declare the Lease to be in default. Pets must be removed from the premises immediately. Owner may remove any unauthorized pet if one day’s written notice of intent to remove the pet is left in a conspicuous place in the apartments. Owner may turn the pet over to a humane society or local authority.

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