This year as every year we planned for months to be ready for Turn over day. We have 24 hours to clean, fix and usually paint about a third of our suites. This year a team of 35 people worked through the night to ready Varsity Properties for a whole new class of residents. Yet again our team pulled of this herculean feat with 2 hours to spear.
Our leasing mangers cut an untold number of new keys, and processed documents perfectly so as not to hold up any of our residents from getting their keys.
Our maintenance team did a remarkable job removing nearly 80 tones of garbage left by out going residents, rekeyed all of our buildings and found time to paint 7 units all in a matter of 24 hours.
A special thanks to house keeping manager, Teresa Gaganon, worked straight from 4:00 am Friday, April 30th to 11:00 AM Saturday, May 1st. Her team did an outstanding job, were very organized and provided a superior quality of work.
In a word AMAZING!
The result of all this hard work is a new class of Varsity Residents get to move into a clean rentals in good repair. That makes all the difference to our residents and their parents, and its the Varsity difference.
This was also the first year we ran Key Pickup and Drop off our of our new office at 335 Barrie Street. There is a picture below.
Exams are nearly all completed and many of our residents are about to depart for the summer. This brings our busiest 48 hours of the whole year. TURN OVER DAYS! This year Turn over days of April 30th and May 1st fall on a Friday and Saturday, which makes it extra busy as most of our residents who are ending their leases usually stay right up until the final moment.
All of our expiring leases end at 11:59 am, Friday, April 30th. Overholding a suite after this time is strictly forbidden and a violation of the lease agreement
A reminder to our residents who are ending their leases, all keys must be returned the noon deadline. If you return your keys early to our mailbox, just outside our office, be sure to put your keys in an envelope clearly marked with your name and rental address.
Don't be late returning your keys! This is very important!
We have an army of people already starting to tackle the task of cleaning all of our apartments from top to bottom. Most of our team will be working through the night on Friday readying suites and homes for their new occupants. Our maintenance team is making fixes this week and 8 suites are scheduled to be painting in 6 hours on Friday night!
New residents picking up their keys can do so any time at 12:00 PM Saturday, May 1st from our office at 335 Barrie Street. There is usually a bit of a line-up on turnover day as people seek to pickup their keys right at the stroke of noon. So if you are in a time sensitive situation, with a flight or train leaving at early Saturday afternoon, we recommend you line up early to be first. As we receive notice from our cleaning team that suites are ready we will be able to give early occupancy. However we won't know until the morning of May 1st which suites are ready.
When you arrive to pick up your keys you we will verify that all of your documents are in order. Please remember if you haven't provided proof of insurance to us we will not release keys, no exceptions. (Inevitably a few people are tripped up by this each year and have to wait a few days to get their keys. It is frustrating for all, but insurance is a condition of the lease.) When you arrive to get your keys we will also give you a quick tutorial on how our work order submission website works.
Our office will be open on Saturday May 1st, from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM. We are closed on Sunday May 2nd. So if you aren't arriving on Saturday, before 5:00 PM your next opportunity to pickup keys will be Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
If you have any questions just give us a call. 613-545-3322
For those that leaving for the summer, be safe and have fun!
Our amazing staff have done it again. Everyone of our properties has been fully leased for the 2010-11 rental season. Good work team!
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Last night a new resident was in our office to sign her lease along with her 3 other roommates. A questions her father posed prompted me to write this post.
"What happens when you don't get along with your roommates?"
His question lead us to do a little thinking on the topic. Usually things like rules for guests, shared duties and who will be the one to pay the utility bill are not questions we get involved with. These types of things are usually sorted out either just before or just after people take occupancy of one of our suites, not 4 months in advance. However this parent thought it might be a good idea to get all of these details organized before signing a lease.
Well... its not a bad idea to be prepared. So we did some digging and came across a great roommate agreement template. Have a look, it may be something worth considering asking your roommates to sign before you take occupancy. It's always good to set ground rules before you begin any partnership, roommates are no different.Tweet
Upon approving an application we email to the applicant a copy of their new lease agreement. For a period of 48 hours following our email the applicant has exclusive signing rights to sign a lease for the designated suite. We won't sign a lease with anyone else for that suite during that period. During this 48 hour period we consider the suite to be "Conditionally Leased". Conditional, because if they fail to deliver a signed lease, full deposit or a courier tracking code of a package being sent to us prior to the expiry of the 48 hour period the applicant shall loose exclusivty and we shall offer the suite to another party.