|AVAILABLE FALL AND WINTER 2016|
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Lease to July 31, 2017; renewal possible
$980/mo (Includes City services but not natural gas or electricity. However, we've locked in a low gas rate for the property for the winter.)
If you are a student, staff, or
faculty at UW,
be especially glad to know that all of our units are closer to the
of Wyoming Classroom Building than any of the University's own
or apartment complexes. Being able to get to campus quickly without
is a key requirement, because the University has eliminated the
179 convenient parking spaces which once surrounded Prexy's
(the main quadrangle that contains most of the school's academic
buildings) and adjacent to the Classroom Building.
It has also eliminated parking to build a new Information Technology
facility near the Fine Arts building, to add space to buildings near
the Wyoming Union, and to build new buildings on the north side of
campus. This has created an acute shortage of parking on and near
parking garage hasn't materialized, and University officials have
defied public protest by lobbying the Legislature not to allocate
funds for one,
they are likely to renege altogether on their promises to build one.
driving to UW are forced to park in distant lots far
or south of the core campus, or to pay for the privilege of parking in
closer ones. "Express"
shuttle buses deliver passengers from the eastern lot (but, ironically,
the paid lots) to only two locations on campus: the Union and the
Classroom Building. (You may
wait as long as 15
minutes to catch the one that goes to the Classroom Building -- and
this doesn't include transit time.) There's
route that goes to more locations from the eastern lot, but it takes a
full 30 minutes to
campus. The southern lot has only one bus route, which runs only to the
Union and not to the Classroom Building. And the buses to the southern
lot stop running at 6 PM.
UW has also raised fees for parking permits to unprecedented levels. (Faculty and staff members asked the University for a reduced rate for employees with salaries less than $30,000 per year, but the University refused.) This means that many of these employees will contend with students for on-street parking near campus. Another surprise: Previously, parking permits weren't required during the summer when the campus is not crowded. But under its new policy, the University requires them all year long.
Finally, the lack of much needed on campus parking infrastructure has driven students, faculty, and staff to hunt for parking on the streets surrounding campus, causing problems for the residents of those neighborhoods. In response to this, the City of Laramie has enlarged the area where parking can be restricted to residents with permits. This means that commuters who try to park on the street near classes will have a difficult time finding a spot.
Bottom line: If you're at UW, it
truly pays to live
by and bike or walk to avoid the parking crunch... and that's where we
All of our units are a short walk to campus. In fact, every one is
closer to the UW Classroom Building, the
School, and many other UW academic buildings than UW's own dorms.
They're also easy walking distance from groceries, the Laramie post
downtown, video rental, and a wide variety of restaurants (burritos, bagels, pizza, coffeehouses, and more).
us, and you won't have to worry about the University's parking policies.
We believe that no one should
rent any apartment without physically seeing it. We prefer to meet
tenants in person, shake their hands, and get to know them before
sitting down to sign a lease. This also helps us
to avoid Internet rental scams, which are becoming increasingly common.
So, please have all
adults who are to live in the unit visit it with us, turn in
applications in person, and be available to meet with us and fill out
We pride ourselves on being attentive, tenant-friendly rental managers and taking good care of the properties we manage; after all, our tenants are our neighbors! We advocated the passage of the new Wyoming Landlord/Tenant Act when many landlords opposed it. We always require a lease, as this protects both you and us. Our leases are written in plain English with no "fine print." The security deposit is equal to the monthly rent. We ask that you pay the security deposit on or before the date when you sign the lease, and the first month's (or partial month's) rent upon occupancy. (Unlike some Laramie rental managers, we don't ask for the last month's rent until the beginning of the last month.)
Due to market conditions in Laramie, all lease terms must end between May 15th and August 15th. We regret that we cannot sign a lease that ends outside this period. All leases must have a fixed term; we cannot rent month-to-month.
Each of our units contains a
oven. If an apartment is rented "furnished," it contains a full
of furniture but not hotel-like amenities such as
and silverware. If you rent a furnished unit, please expect to use the
that's provided. Due to limited storage space and the difficulty of
furniture around, we can't remove furniture from a furnished unit.
We favor quiet, serious tenants
who do not create
disturbances or violate laws or ordinances. Wyoming law makes it a
crime for a rental manager or owner to allow underage drinking or use
of illegal drugs on the premises. Therefore, our lease does prohibit
large, noisy or open parties, gatherings at which minors consume
alcohol or illegal drugs, or illegal activity of any kind. The lease
also prohibits noise which can be heard outside the unit after 10 PM.
We reserve the right to limit the number of occupants per square foot,
per bath, and/or per unit, as per our occupancy
standard, to avoid overcrowding and to conform to
Laramie city ordinances.
For more information, or to
arrange to see a unit by
e-mail us from the mail
page. This is often even faster than calling on the phone!
check this page for the latest information on rental availability.
Due to problems with noise, damage and high maintentance costs, we have been forced to stop accepting uncaged pets such as cats and dogs -- even "visiting" ones -- in our units. Past problems have forced us to be very strict about this. Bona fide, trained service dogs used by blind and/or disabled individuals (e.g. Seeing Eye dogs) will be allowed on the premises unless the unit in question shares a ventilation system with other units (in which case allergens would spread throughout the building and could sicken a resident who was sensitive to them). Note that an "emotional support" animal, also called a "therapy animal," is not legally a service animal. It will not be accepted unless it is medically necessary and "peculiarly suited to ameliorate the unique problems of the mentally disabled" (as per Prindable). To accept such an animal, we must be presented with a Letter of Prescription from a Wyoming-licensed physician. (We will not accept certificates from one of the many Internet-based "certificate mills" which are not licensed medical practitioners and advertise themselves as a means of circumventing pet policies.) The doctor's Letter of Prescription must certify that the animal is an integral part of an ongoing program of therapy to assist in alleviating the symptoms of an individual's disability. As with service dogs, "emotional support" animals cannot be permitted in a building with a ventilation system that is shared between units, because allergens would spread to other units through the ventilation system.
We do allow some animals that are permanently confined to a cage or tank and do not generate airborne allergens, provided that we know that they'll be there, approve them, and note them on the lease. (We wouldn't want to turn off the power to do repairs, for example, without knowing that a tank of tropical fish depended upon the electricity to survive.) In some cases, we may require the floor around the cage or tank to be covered to prevent damage to floor coverings. However, we must know about all pets and grant written permission for a tenant to harbor them.
Unfortunately, if you have multiple uncaged pets, you will have difficulty finding a rental unit that is in good condition in Laramie and should probably consider buying instead. Housing prices are very reasonable in Laramie, so you will likely come out ahead financially -- especially if you expect to live here for two years or more. We're not licensed real estate brokers ourselves, but we know the local real estate community and can help you locate a reputable seller's or buyer's broker.
--Brett Glass, Laramie, WY
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