Prior to move-in, all units are inspected by professional staff members to ensure university consistency, condition and cleanliness standards are met. Any damages are recorded by housing staff. Residents could be found responsible for damages that occur during the agreement period above and beyond what was noted by staff at the start of the year.
Residents who have questions or concerns about any damages at any time during the year should email email@example.com for information and instructions. Residents may incur individual damage billing fees during the school year for issues such as lock-outs, lock changes, room repairs (where the resident is at fault) or health and safety inspection failures. If you incur a fee, you will be notified via email to the preferred email address you provided to the university and the amount will appear on your student account under “housing damage fee.”
When damages occur in common areas, an investigation is launched by Residential Education and DePaul Housing. If the investigation is inconclusive and it is difficult to discern which residents and/or visitors are responsible, all damages will be split equally between residents on a floor or in a hall (community damage billing) or between roommates (or suitemates for bathroom charges) if damage occurs in a unit. Damage billing charges are shared unless written notification by the responsible party is provided to firstname.lastname@example.org from the email address on file with the university. If a resident, multiple residents or visitors of residents are found to be responsible for damage or vandalism, they may be subject to additional repair fees and the student conduct process. Residents who host visitors associated with a vandalism incident are responsible for the damage billing charge assessed.
More information about damage billing can be found in your Guide to Student Housing and in section 10 of the housing agreement terms and conditions.
Move-Out 2019 Timeline
When residents move out at the end of spring quarter, each room will be inspected by student and professional staff members for damages and cleaning charges. If damages or cleaning issues are found, a fee will be assessed and an email will be sent to the email address you have listed in Campus Connect. Below is the timeline for summer 2019:
Residents are held responsible for any changes in room condition (damages, missing items, etc.) that were not reported or did not exist at the time of move-in.
All damages will be split equally between roommates (and suitemates for bathroom charges), unless written notification by the responsible party is provided to email@example.com from the email address on file with the university by June 15, 2019 at the latest.
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Listed below are examples of the most common charges residents receive. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and prices may change year to year.
|Change lock for unreturned key (each core)
|Key cutting for damaged key (each)
|Change mailbox lock
|Key cutting for mailbox key
|Replace window screen
|Paint one bedroom, bathroom, closet, or hallway
|Paint one living room
|Paint typical door
|Repair wall/ceiling damage less than 1 square foot
|Repair wall/ceiling damage 1-4 square feet
|Repair wall/ceiling damage 4-32 square feet
|Strip and varnish wooden door
|Dirty tables, counters, shelves, or surfaces (each)
|Excess refrigerator cleaning
|Excess stove/microwave/dishwasher cleaning (each)
|Excess trash removal (per bag)
|Excess tub/shower cleaning
|Removal of heavy & abandoned furniture each
|Replace carpet section (per sq. yard)
|Shampoo couch or chair from excessive stains
Appliance and Furniture Replacement
||Up to $145|
|Bed end (replacement)
|Closet Works drawer
|Closet Works basket
|Couch, three seat
|Couch, two seat
||Up to $150|
|Trash/recycle can for room (per item)
|Damaged desk chair
|Desk chair (replacement)