Lease: All tenants are required to sign leases for University apartments.
Lease Term: The initial term of the University lease begins with the assignment date and runs through June 30; thereafter, the leases are for a full twelve (12) months running through June 30 of each year. Goler House is an exception: lease terms are for twelve (12) months commencing with the assignment date and renewing on the anniversary date.
Automatic Lease Renewal:Leases are automatically renewed on June 30 of each year for up to five (5) one-year periods with the exception of Goler House. Residents may choose to terminate their lease at the end of any yearlong lease term, provided that the tenant notifies the University at least thirty (30) days prior to the June 30 lease renewal date. In the case of Goler House, the tenant must give notice at least thirty (30) days prior to the anniversary date of the lease. When these conditions are met, the tenant is eligible to receive the security deposit back, provided the apartment is returned to the University in appropriate condition.
Binding: Leases are binding, and tenants may be excused from them prior to the lease expiration/renewal date only in the event a leaseholder leaves the University and has complied with all lease terms or in cases where the tenant transfers to another University apartment requiring a new lease to be signed (six-year cumulative eligibility rule remains in effect).
Giving Notice: In all circumstances, tenants are required to give the complex office a minimum of thirty (30) days written notice (forms available at complex offices).
Lease Termination Date: When tenants request to end a lease, the leases terminate on either the 11th or 26th of each month. This allows RMI time for apartment preparation prior to the arrival of a new tenant. Exceptions are made in June, July, and August to accommodate graduation dates (11th, 15th, 26th, and last day of the month). A tenant’s rent is prorated for this time.
Minimum Lease Period: The lease must remain in effect for at least four (4) months before an early termination is granted or before a transfer can be processed.
- University terminates lease. When tenants lose eligibility for housing (no longer a student, six-year maximum reached, appointment changes/ends, etc.), the University will terminate the lease. If a tenant is no longer eligible, he or she will receive a termination letter from the University Apartments Office. The lease is terminated 90 days from notification. Tenants must still give 30 days written notice to their complex office. The security deposit is returned provided 30 days’ notice is given and the apartment is returned to the University in appropriate condition.
- Tenant terminates lease due to graduation. The tenant must submit a letter from his or her department stating that the degree is complete. The tenant must give 30 days’ written notice. The security deposit is returned, provided 30 days’ notice is given to the complex office and the apartment is returned to the University in appropriate condition.
- Tenant decides to terminate lease—not at end of lease term. The tenant must give 30 days’ notice in writing at the complex office. The security deposit is not returned, and the tenant is responsible for paying for any damages in the apartment.
- Tenant chooses not to renew lease. A tenant may choose to terminate the lease at the end of any yearlong lease term provided that the tenant notifies the University at least thirty (30) days prior to the June 30 lease renewal date (failure to give written notice results in automatic renewal of the lease). The security deposit is returned provided the apartment is returned to the University in appropriate condition.
If a student is considering an internship opportunity, options include subletting the apartment (summer months only) or terminating a lease at the end of a lease term. Breaking a lease at any other time results in loss of security deposit. Please contact the University Apartments Office for more information.
Property Insurance: The University is not responsible for tenants’ personal property. Tenants are strongly advised to obtain renter’s insurance to cover any damage or loss to their furniture or personal effects.
False Information: Applicants who falsify information will be subject to termination of the lease, loss of application fee and security deposit, and a loss of future University graduate housing privileges.
Roommate Determination: Roommates are not assigned. Leaseholders must locate, identify, and register identified roommates (IRM) with the complex office.