Rules & Regulations
1. RENT: Is due the 1st of each month. Rent checks are to be made payable to: Sampson Morris Group. Rents are considered late if received after the 5th of any month.
2. RESERVATION FEE: $50.00 is required to hold an apartment and will be applied to the Security Deposit once the application is approved. If the application is not approved the fee will be refunded. Application cancellations must be made within 3 days of leaving the Reservation Fee to receive a refund. If you cancel within 3 days but after we have obtained your credit reports(s), you will be charged for the report(s) and refunded any balance, if applicable. (If you leave a Reservation Fee without a completed application, then the application must be returned within 3 days or the apartment will no longer be held.)
3. SECURITY DEPOSIT: The balance of approximately $ TO BE DETERMINED is due upon move-in or within 7 days of submitting the Reservation Fee, whichever comes first. The Security Deposit is non-refundable in the event you cancel your application after the 7 day period. All move-in fees, including the first month’s rent, must be paid using a money or cashier’s check.
4. MOVE-IN DATE: Is to be no later than 30 days from the date of this signed application. Failure to move in on this date will result in the cancellation of the reservation and forfeiture of all fees & deposits.
5. SECURITY DEPOSIT REFUND: Will be made within 30 days after you vacate. The Security Deposit cannot be used as the last month’s rent.
6. PET POLICY: No pets are permitted without prior management approval in writing. If approved, the Pet Deposit will be $200.00 ($100.00 of which is refundable). Only two pets are permitted in the apartment homes. Monthly pet rent will apply as determined by Management. A photo of your dog is due within 7 days of approval of the application. Breed restrictions apply.
7. RENTERS INSURANCE: It is recommended that all residents purchase renters insurance. Lessor is not responsible for damage to or theft of tenant’s belongings. Canine owners are required to carry renters insurance.
8. KEYS: All parties must sign the lease before receiving keys. A fee of $50.00 will be charged to anyone locking themselves out of the building or apartment and needing assistance from the leasing office after office hours.
9. LEASE TERMS: You are responsible for the full term of your lease. Residents moving before the lease expires will be responsible for the rent until the expiration date of the lease or until the apartment is re-rented. A lease break fee will be charged for early termination of the lease, based upon the number of months the apartment was occupied.
10. TRANSFERS: A fee of $200.00 will be charged to anyone transferring from one apartment to another, during the first year of the lease.
11. PARKING: All vehicles must be currently licensed, inspected, operational and attractive. No vehicle repairs may be performed on the property, such as, oil changes. No campers, boats, trailers, recreational or commercial vehicles may be parked on the property without management approval. Parking spaces are limited to 2 per apartment.
12. GARBAGE: All household garbage is to be promptly placed in the dumpsters provided. Do not under any circumstances leave garbage in the hallways outside your door, on balcony/patio, or in common areas.
13. UTILITIES: It is your responsibility to call the electric and gas company (if applicable) at least 3 days prior to your move-in to arrange to have the service put into your name as of your move-in date. Future residents are required to provide proof of utility transfer, prior to move in. When vacating, the resident is responsible for contacting the utility companies and having service turned back over to our name.
Duquesne Light Co.: 1-888-393-7100
Comcast Cable Co.: 412-660-7451
MOVE IN PAYMENTS AND SECURITY DEPOSITS MUST BE IN THE FORM OF A MONEY ORDER OR BANK CERTIFIED CHECK.
Consumer Notice Applicable to Leasing
Section 608(b) of the Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act, 63 P.S. §455.608(b), requires that brokers, associate brokers, salespersons or rental listing referral agents to provide the following written statement at the time of the initial interview* or when the rental application is taken: CONSUMER NOTICE - THIS IS NOT A CONTRACT
IMPORTANT NOTICE REQUIRED BY LAW
The rules set forth below govern the terms of your lease or occupancy agreement with this manufactured home community. The law requires all of these rules to be fair and reasonable.
As a lessee, you may continue to stay in this community as long as you pay your rent and other reasonable fees, service charges and assessments hereinafter set forth and abide by the rules of the community. Entrance and exit fees may not be charged. Installation and removal fees may not be charged in excess of the actual cost to the manufactured home community owner or operator for providing such service for the installation or removal of a manufactured home in a manufactured home space.
As a lessee, you may be evicted for any of the following reasons: (1) Nonpayment of rent; (2) A second or subsequent violation of the rules of the manufactured home community occurring within a six-month period; (3) If there is a change in use of the community land or parts thereof; (4) Termination of the manufactured home community.
As a lessee, you shall only be evicted in accordance with the following procedure: (1) A lessee shall not be evicted by any self-help measure; (2) Prior to the commencement of any eviction proceeding, the manufactured home community owner shall notify the lessee in writing of the particular breach or violation of the lease or community rules by certified or registered mail.
(i) In the case of nonpayment of rent, the notice shall state that an eviction proceeding may be commenced if the manufactured home lessee does not pay the overdue rent within 20 days from the date of service if the notice is given on or after April 1 and before September 1, and 30 days if given on or after September 1 and before April 1 or an additional nonpayment of rent occurring within six months of the giving of the notice may result in immediate eviction proceedings.
(ii) In the case of a breach of the lease or violation of the community rules, other than nonpayment of rent, the notice shall describe the particular breach or violation. No eviction action shall be commenced unless the lessee has been notified as required by this section, and upon a second or subsequent violation or breach occurring within PMHA Act 80 – Important Notice Required by Law dated 12-13-2010 Page 2 of 2
six months, the manufactured home community owner may commence eviction proceedings at any time within 60 days of the last violation or breach.
As a lessee, you shall not be evicted when there is proof that the rules you as the lessee are accused of violating are not enforced with respect to the other manufactured home residents or nonresidents on the community premises.
In addition, no eviction proceeding for nonpayment of rent may be commenced against you as the lessee until you have received notice by certified or registered mail of the nonpayment and have been given to pay the overdue rent 20 days from the date of service if the notice is given on or after April 1 and before September 1, and 30 days if given on or after September 1 and before April 1. However, only one notice of overdue rent is required to be sent to you as the lessee during any six-month period. If a second or additional violation occurs within six months from the date of the first notice then eviction proceedings may be immediately started against you.
You are entitled to purchase goods or services from a seller of your choice and the community owner shall not restrict your right to do so.
If you desire to sell your manufactured home, the manufactured home community owner may not prevent the sale and may not claim any fee in connection therewith, unless there exists a separate written fee agreement. However, the manufactured home community owner may reserve the right to approve the purchaser as a resident in the manufactured home community.
Enforcement of the Manufactured Home Community Rights Act is by the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the District Attorney of the county in which the manufactured home community is located. As a lessee, you may also bring a private cause of action. If your rights are violated you may contact the State Bureau of Consumer Protection or your local District Attorney.
SELLER DISCLOSURE COVER SHEET
Be advised that this manufactured home offered for sale is subject to the Manufactured Home Community Rights Act and a written lease required under that law. You are advised that the community in which this home is now placed requires an approved application for lessees and occupants and a fully executed lease prior to your right to reside in the community.
You shall have a minimum of 5 CALENDAR DAYS after receiving this disclosure required under the Manufactured Home Community Rights Act to void the transaction with the operator, if any, and, if terminated, you shall be returned any deposits and rents paid to the operator of the community.
DISCLOSURE OF FEES
This document contains important information regarding your legal rights and your financial obligations in leasing or renewing or signing a new lease for a manufactured home space. Make sure that you read the entire document and seek legal advice if you have any questions regarding the information stated in this document.
The statements contained in this disclosure are only summary in nature. A prospective lessee should refer to all references, including all lease or rental agreement documents as well as any rules and regulations that have been established for the manufactured home community. Oral representations should not be relied on as correctly stating the representations of the manufactured home community owner or operator. Instead, you should refer to the lease or rental agreement and required disclosure documents for correct representations. You should also refer to the act of November 24, 1976 (P.L.1176, No.261), known as the Manufactured Home Community Rights Act (the “Act”), to become familiar with your obligations and rights as a manufactured home resident.
You have FIVE CALENDAR DAYS from the date you received this documentation to cancel your agreement in writing to the manufactured home community owner or operator.
In accordance with the Act, you are hereby notified of the following rent, fees, service charges, assessments and utility charges that are/may be applicable to your tenancy in the Community, whether provided by the Landlord or a third party:
1. Rent Per Month
2. Fees/Service Charges
- Application Fee: Single: $30.00, Married Couple $45.00
- Credit Check: Included in Application Fee
- Criminal Background Check: Included in Application Fee
3. Violations at Management Discretion
- Lawn Care: $50.00
- Shrub Cutting/ Trimming: $100.00
- Illegal parking $50.00
- Clean-up of Lawn, Leaves, and Debris: $100.00
- Returned (NSF) Check Fee: $35.00
- Rental Late Fee: $35.00
- Vehicle/Property Storage (if applicable): N/A
- Abandoned Home Storage Fee: $1,000.00 per Month
- Violation of Pet Agreement Fee: $50.00
4. Utility Charges
- Water: Is billed quarterly at the same rate as local water authority.
- Sewer: Is billed quarterly/monthly* at the same rate as the local authority.
- Trash: Is included in the land rent.
*Depending on community circle which payment schedule applies.
Internet Service: Internet service is not provided by the Community, and there are no fees charged by the Landlord for internet service.
Cable/Satellite Television: Cable/satellite television is not provided by the Community, and there are no fees charged by the Landlord for cable/satellite television.
Electricity: Electricity is not provided by the Community, and there are no fees charged by the Landlord for electricity.
Fuel: Fuel is not provided by the Community, and there are no fees charged by the Community Owner/Landlord for fuel.
718 Cloverleaf Circle
Delmont, PA 15626