NO SMOKING OR FLAME
No smoking inside. There is a large flower pot filled with sand on the patio that you can use as an ash tray. No candles or open flames of any kind. If you violate these policies, you'll be in violation of the lease and charged a $250 fee.
The laundry area is free and available to all residents. The machines are high-efficienty front loaders purchased in 2012, and the laundry area was compleately rebuilt in 2015. We'll provide you with a key. Please provide your own soap and supplies. You can store them in the laundry room, but it is a good idea to put your name on it. Please be courteous of other tenants. Remove lint, do not leave trash, and clean up after yourself. Many of our guests work in the field. We welcome you as renters, but if your clothes are excessively dirty, please rinse them before putting them in the wash to avoid excessive wear on the machines. You can use the outdoor hoses for this.
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PETS AT BLAN'S HOUSE
We love pets, but sometimes, they cause unintented damage. Pets--cats and small dogs--are permitted in Blan's House, Salon and the Gallery. Our insurance does not cover large or aggressive breeds. Pets aren't permitted in the Cottage because it's too small. On the application, you must declare your intention to bring a pet and pay an additional pet deposit.
Dogs are permitted in the fenced back yard, but they must be on a leash if you are not there or if another tenant asks you to leash your dog. Never leave your dog unattended for more than 3 hours at a time, and always leave adequate water. The "real feel" heat index can go over 100 degrees F. within minutes in Victoria, TX. You are responsible for cleaning up your dog's feces every day. If you neglect to do this, we will charge a $10 fee every time we have to clean up after you.
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BUGS AND TEXAS
Insects are an issue everywhere in South Texas. They are unavoidable. At Blan's House, a professional exterminator sprays for bugs four times a year, which is usually adequate. If you find dead bugs in your apartment, that's good; it means the bug spray is working. Just throw them out, or call us and we'll clean them. If you find live bugs, don't fret; just call us and we'll call the exterminator. Bugs are often more numerous after it rains. Again, don't fret. Just call us and we'll deal with it.
The back yard, patio area and BBQ are available to all residents. Please keep all common areas neat.
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TRASH DAY IS TUESDAY
Blan's House has two extra-large trash bins and one recycling bin. They are located just inside the front gate to the left of the Cottage. You are responsible for taking your trash from the inside of your apartment to the outside bins. The manager is responsible for placing the bins on the street on trash days and replacing them after the trash has been collected by the city. Please don't over-stuff the trash cans; if the lids are open, the city will not collect the trash. Please take your trash out of your apartment frequently to diminish the possibility of bugs in your house.
Trash day is Tuesday, and the garbage cans need to be out by 9am. The city of Victoria is very strict; the garbage cans must be put out on the curb or they will not be collected. They must be at the edge of the sidewalk on Ben Jordan. They must not be within 5 feet of the telephone pole and they must be placed 5 feet apart. The opening of the lids must be facing the street. The lids must be completely closed. If anything is sticking out of the lids, the garbage will not be collected.
There is plenty of off-street parking. Please make a habit of entering and leaving the circular driveway on the right. During the hot months, feel free to park in the shade along the circular driveway, but please stay to the right and leave easy access for those entering and exiting.