• Off Campus Housing Program Policy

Previously known as the Off Campus Listing Service Policy

Introduction

Area Property Managers/Property Owners and the University of Minnesota share the common goal of making affordable, quality housing opportunities available to University students. To promote this goal, the University and Property Managers/Property Owners agree to the conditions outlined below for participation in University programs including but not limited to the Off Campus Listing Service and the Off Campus Housing Fair.

 

Off Campus Housing Program Policy Statement

By housing University of Minnesota Students, a landlord/property owner represents that the properties they lease comply with applicable local, state, and federal law, including municipal housing maintenance codes, all local rental registration or licensing requirements and manager screening requirements. The University may refuse to allow participation in programs, or may de-list, any properties when the University becomes aware of chronic code violations or repeated unresolved tenant complaints involving the Property Manager/Property Owner.

The University offers several programs to anyone who has a property in the seven-county metro area, including but not limited to the Off Campus Listing Service and Off Campus Housing Fairs. The University reserves the right to refuse to allow Property Managers/Property Owners and their properties to take part in such University programs, or to de-list already participating properties, in any of the circumstances outlined below.

  1. The University reserves the right to refuse to allow participation in University programs or to de-list all of the Property Manager’s/Property Owner’s properties when that Property Manager/Property Owner has had three or more substantiated or unresolved tenant complaints filed with the University Student Legal Services (USLS) within the previous twelve-month period. A complaint is considered substantiated if it results in a court decision granting a remedy to the tenant, and is considered unresolved if the Property Manager/Property Owner has not made a good faith effort to respond to and or settle the complaint with USLS or tenant.
  2. The University reserves the right to refuse to allow participation in University Programs or to de-list any or all of the Property Manager’s/Property Owner’s properties when the University is aware that the Property Manager/Property Owner has been included on the City of Minneapolis’ “Good Cause List” provided by the City of Minneapolis Department of Regulatory Services.
  3. The University reserves the right to refuse to allow participation in University Programs or to de-list any property based on misrepresentation(s) by the Property Manager/Property Owner to the University or University Program.

A Property Manager/Property Owner who is refused participation in University Programs or is de-listed under the provisions of this program policy shall not be permitted to participate in any University Programs for a period of 12 months, and then only if the Property Manager/Property Owner satisfies the University that the problems with tenant complaints and regulatory services issues have been resolved and the relationship with the University and University Students has improved.