Tips for Winter Break
Don't Turn Off The Heat!!
Turning off the heat or setting it too low can cause frozen pipes and MAJOR destruction. Check your lease for what temperature to maintain and leave the thermostat at least TWO degrees higher. Tenants have been billed as much as $14,000 for frozen pipes and resulting damage!
Lock All Doors And Windows.
A common means of breaking into apartments is the use of the pass key, but locked doors keep some honest.
Make Sure You Have Renter's Insurance.
Winter break is a prime time for burglars. If you don’t have insurance, take your
valuables with you!
Inventory Your Personal Items That Have A Quick Sale Value.
Keep a written list of serial numbers of TVs, stereos, i-pods, mp3 players, Wii, Xbox, DVDs, etc. If you are robbed, this information can help police investigate.
Don't Leave Your Car Parked On The Street While You're On Break.
Your car will be towed/ticketed and unavailable when you return to campus. Expect a minimum charge of $200 to rescue your vehicle, PLUS daily storage charges.
Pre-Pay January Rent Before You Leave.
If you return after January 1st (classes begin) you may accumulate 21 days of late charges!
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