UniLodge @ Curtin University - Erica Underwood | FAQ | UniLodge Student Accommodation
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FAQs For Residents and Parents

How do I reserve a room?

Complete the application via https://www.unilodge.com.au/unilodge-curtin-erica-house.
Once we have received your application, we will contact you within 72 hours by email to offer you an available apartment/room. If you receive an offer of accommodation with UniLodge you will be required to pay an application fee of $116, a security deposit equivalent to 4 weeks’ rent, a semester fee ($105 Community Spirit Program, $63 Facilities Fund) and a $105 Departure Clean Fund to secure your accommodation.
 

What additional fees need to be paid once a room is booked?

The following fees are applicable upon a successful booking application:

  • Application/Processing fee of $116 per application
  • Facility fee of $63 per person, per semester
  • Activity fee of $105 per person, per semester 
  • Departure clean of $105 per person to be paid in your final week of rent

A four-week security deposit will also be required to secure your room. All prices are correct as at 26.04.2019. 

What happens when I vacate my room?

You need to leave your apartment clean and tidy, and ensure all personal items have been removed, report any damage that may have been caused during your tenancy.

What is a Condition Report?

We must prepare a ‘Condition Report’, which records the property’s general condition, including fittings and fixtures, and present you with a paper copies of this Report when you come to collect your keys. Review and, if necessary, add your comments to the ‘Condition Report’. You must return the report to UniLodge within three business days of moving in and you should keep a copy of the ‘Condition Report’ until the end of the tenancy. The ‘Condition Report’ is a very important document, as it can be used as evidence if there is a dispute about who should pay for cleaning, damage, or replacement of missing items, particularly at the end of a tenancy. You may want to take photos of your apartment at the start of your tenancy to further show the condition. You may be liable for cleaning, damage, or replacement of missing items at the end of your tenancy if it is not recorded on the condition report. 

Can I move out at anytime?

When you move into your apartment, you sign a Residential Agreement. This is a legally binding document that means you have committed to paying rent from the start date on your contract until the end date of your contract. However, if you have no choice but to move out, you can break your lease. This means that you will need to give a minimum of 28 notice in writing, pay an early termination fee equivalent of 4 weeks rent, and continue to pay rent until someone else takes over your contract or until your contract expires, whichever comes first.

What do I do if I want to change rooms after I move in?

Once you have signed a contract for your room, there is a $100 room move administration fee plus a departure clean fee should you decide to move to a different room within on-campus housing. Room moves are subject to availability.

What do I do if I have a visitor?

As this is a secure student accommodation building, all residents are required to meet their guests at the entrance door as this door is only accessible by a resident swipe card/key.

What do I need before I move in?

Your apartment is furnished with a bed, study desk and chair, wardrobe, TV, fridge, microwave and oven. You will need to supply all your own linen & kitchen equipment – these items are available online via our convenient UniLodge online shop, Your Shop.

Do you have car park facilities?

Limited reserved car parking is provided for UniLodge @ Curtin residents. Permits are compulsory and available from UniLodge reception.

What kind of contracts does the property offer?

Our standard contract period is an Academic Year (45 weeks), however our Study Abroad/Exchange (SAEX) students have the option to apply for a Semester Lease (22 weeks). Please note all SAEX contracts must provide proof of exchange for a maximum of 6 months.  

What is included in the Activities Fee?

The activity fee of $105 per semester covers all your weekly activities through our Community Spirit Program.

Further Resident Information

The Resident Handbook is designed to help you to get to know the building and familiarise yourself with your rights and responsibilities as a resident. We hope that this Handbook will prove useful to you in answering any questions you have, and in assisting you with the most common concerns that you may have.