- Norfolk Water 757-664-6700 (call 3 days before)
- Dominion Power 888-667-3000 (3 days before)
- VA Natural Gas 866-229-3578
- Cox Cable 757-389-5080 for TV/internet
- Post Office 757-624-9472 to change mailing address
- Simple Bills – “No Hassle, Billing Managment”
- Trash Day is Thursday morning, pull back by evening (Store cans under stairs or side of house)
- Recycling is every other week.
- Request extra trash can
- Keep Yard Clean to avoid fines
- Free Bulk Pick Up
- -Call 757-664-6510 by Wednesday for Thursday pickup
- -City fines if left out more than 2 days!
- Report Norfolk neighborhood issues
Parking & Transportation:
- Don’t park on grass or block sidewalks to avoid fines
- Street Sweeping is every 2nd Tuesday.
- (2nd Wednesday for 800/1000 blk for odd #’s)
- ODU Parking Maps or Parking permits
- ODU Shuttle Map
- ODU Escort Service/Safe Ride 757-683-3477
- City Shuttles
- Residential Parking Permit
Don’t trust your valuables with just anyone – store with Colley Self Storage in Norfolk, owned and operated by ODU Alumni.
- Unbeatable storage room pricing.
- Wide range of Norfolk storage unit sizes
- Climate controlled storage facilities
- Proximity to ODU, Ghent, Norfolk Naval Base.
- 24 hour tenant Access.
- Security Cameras for your safety
ODUrent strives to make all of our properties a welcoming and safe environment for all of our residents.
ODUrent has been working to aggressively to make your home a safe place so you can feel at ease. For added safety at our properties we have installed automatic door locks. There are peep holes in front and back doors, alarms in many of our properties, as well as dusk to dawn exterior lighting at the properties. We go the extra mile and hired off duty Norfolk Police to drive by all of our properties over the weekends and over breaks.
NEWS! Crime against our properties drops to all time low! Last 5 years – Zero forced entry or break-ins.
Our Preemptive actions towards a safer community :
- ODUrent is going keyless, just type in your code and hit unlock. Auto locks behind you or hit the lock button.
- Added peep holes to front, side & back doors.
- Automatic dusk to dawn night lights!
- Installed door latch guards to prevent tampering of door locks.
- Cleared debris, old fences & excess shrubs for better visibility.
- Attended the ODU Safety 2004 Task Force & 2008 Task Force.
- Hired TopGuard Security to patrol off Campus during breaks.
- Installed many alarm systems with motion detection.
- (To add police monitoring call Beacon Security $39/month and no contract/ phone line is required)
- Note: ODU escort service or Safe ride till 2:30pm 683-3477.
- Note: ODU shuttle Routes to get around campus safely and fast.
- Emergency 911 for Norfolk Police Dept (non-emergency 441-5610)
or 683-4000 ODU Police Dept (non-emergency 683-5665)
- 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) No testifying req. Rewards to $1000.
- Community Resource Officer Josh White Josh.firstname.lastname@example.org
Avoid break-ins during Holidays:
- Lock your doors and windows and close blinds!
- Take valuables (use tracking software for laptops)
- Leave a light on and/or a radio in back ground. (NPR 89.5 FM)
- Be aware of who you invite over.
- Use burglar alarm, if equipped.
- Never leave valuables in your car!
- We recommend renters insurance, covers theft and property damage
- Norfolk Crime Map
- ODU Crime LOG
- VA Sex Offender List
- Factoid: ODU is one of the safer campuses in the Nation:
US Department of Education Web Site(on campus stats only)
- The Clery Act: US Dept. of Education must publish all college crime statistics!
Know the people at your party
The more people you don’t know at your party, the greater potential for bad things to happen. Fights, theft and people getting in trouble happen more often when you don’t know who’s at your party. Keeping the size of your party small cuts down on the number of randoms who will come and scope your place out.
Call the ODU Police and let them know
They will let you know the rules such as having a host who lives there stay in contact with police. And always cooperate with the police if things get out of hand. Know the VA Alcohol Laws.
Respect your neighbors and know your lease regulations.
There are at least two reasons why you do not want to be the inconsiderate neighbor. First, people like to get that guy in trouble. Second, if you’re not home and your neighbor sees someone hit your car or walk out of your house with your TV, they are more likely to help you if they know you and like you.
Clean up any trash, and keep the noise level reasonable.
Have at least one person there who is not drinking
If you and your friends are set on having a crazy night, it only makes sense to have someone there with their wits about them. Let this person be the one who drives you to Taco Bell at 2:00 a.m., or calls the police if something happens, and makes sure that no one is getting dangerously drunk.
Drink water in between alcoholic drinks, and down more water before you go to bed. It re-hydrates your body and cuts back on the risk of a hangover so you’re not miserable during the game, or class, or work, etc.
Limit alcohol, and serve non-alcoholic beverages in addition to any alcohol. Additionally, provide food, and use cans or plastic bottles, but not glass bottles.
Special note to women
The reality is that women end up with higher levels of alcohol in their blood causing higher rates of impairment than guys after drinking the same amount of alcohol. The more a woman drinks, the higher her risk of sexual assault. Have a plan to keep yourself sober and/or safe.
- Bring inside all loose items from porch/decks! Secure & tape close trash cans or put in garage.
- WINDOWS may break and let rain in, if winds are >90 mph
- Note: Past Category 1 storms < 90mph did not break our windows.
- Myth: Taping windows will not keep them from shattering.
- FLOODING may occur in the ODU area with a category 2 or a storm tidal surge above 8 feet.
- Note: Past Category 1 storms (5-7.9 ft storm surge w/ tide) did not flood our properties.
- Note: Properties with possible Flood risk at 8ft+ are:
1550 42nd, 1524 42nd, 1508 41st, 819 43rd, 812 43rd, 813 46th, 814 46th, 1015 50th(cars only), 782 49th
- If your house is flooding or you evacuate, Turn OFF POWER at the Main Breaker Panel
- Watch news and have plans for shelter or leaving the area. Keep batteries/radio for broadcasts!
- Avoid damaging refrigerator by removing spoiled food if power is off 2+days.
- Park your car in available Norfolk Downtown or ODU garages and not under/near trees.
- Polizos Properties is not liable for your belongings or auto damage.
Refer to your auto or renters insurance.
New Tenant Documents :
- NEW LEASE for 2018 – REVIEW BEFORE SIGNING!
- PARENTAL ASSISTANCE- Submit If income isn’t 3X rent
- Addendum for THE Mill – BYLAWS & Parking rules
- Addendum – For units with Security ALARM
- Addendum – WELCOME, Move In INFO and Phone #’s
- Addendum – Move In Inspection Form (return 5 days of lease start)
- SUBLETS – Roommate Change Addendum
Additional Documents :
FINDING REPLACEMENT ROOMMATES :
Use the below links to post a roommate needed or sublet request
- ODU HOUSING SERVICES (use ODU login)
- Craigslist housing rooms & shares to list rooms
- RentLINX.com to list rooms for rent
- Search “Old Dominion U” on Facebook
- Our Roommate Matching Form
- Check out this article on solving Roommate Issues
MOVING OUT CHECKLIST:
- Water and Electricity must stay on to last day of Lease for inspection.
- Schedule free bulk pickup (441-5813) by Wednesday for Thursday curbside pickup on move out week to remove large items curbside and to avoid disposal costs. Pull trash cans out Wed too.
- Clean bathrooms, kitchen, appliances, floors, yard, vacuum and remove trash to get max deposit. Professional cleaning fees will be deducted from your security deposit as stated in the lease for a final cleaning, but you still have to perform a light cleaning, vacum, trash removal, etc.
- Landlord inspects Premises day after Lease ends. Call the morning of to join, if you prefer. Damages to individual rooms will be charged to that tenant. Common area damages will be split unless we are notified by Move Out Date.
- Cancel recurring rent payments!
- 10 second Survey so we can be better!
- Leave KEYS on counter. Email your new address to receive remaining deposit within 45 days.
- Have Post office forward your mail.
ROOMMATE REPLACEMENT / SUBLETTING TERMS:
Tenant/s may not sublet without Landlord’s written consent and these conditions: (Note: If remaining tenants do not cooperate or assist in finding a new tenant and Subletor is evicted, they will be responsible for full rent)
- Tenant(s) shall give Landlord and remaining Tenants 30 days written notice, (Such notice serves only as a notification; it does not release Tenant after 30 days).
- Replace yourself with a Tenant whom all Tenants & Landlord approve of by signing a ROOMMATE CHANGE form
- Pay all monies due through date of replacement (if a Tenant moves out and a replacement has not been found, Tenants are still legally responsible for paying all rent).
- New Tenant has applied signed a LEASE.
- Return Premises clean & vacuumed and Pay $150.00 transfer fee.
Renewing Your Lease
- Review lease with new rent rate and lease dates
- Sign & initial all pages, return by March 1 deadline
- Tenant Renewal Form
- Approved by office & current tenants
Want to move to a new unit?
- You must apply again and pay new deposit
- If your leases overlap, you will get a new welcome email and after 2nd login attempt, you will see both accounts.