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Decorating for Semi Temporary Living

How to best decorate your apartment with today’s trends


Know your space


      Make sure that your furniture matches the size of your aImage result for sitting in tiny apartmentpartment or house. There’s nothing worse than living in a space with no room for living because your furniture has taken over!


Measure the spaces where you think you’d like to decorate with your favorite pieces to make sure they fit in the space.




Consider Alternatives to nails


Nail holes can cause damage to walls that leads to less of your security deposit coming back to you. There are many alternatives to nails that you can pick up at your local hardware stores or even major retailers you go to every day! Image result for command strips

     Be certain that when you decide what to use when hanging pictures or shelving units that you use the appropriate weight limit for your hangers; if for example, you use a hanger that can’t handle the weight of your photo you can potentially damage the wall and your picture.

There’s many alternatives to nails so don’t be afraid to get creative on what you’re using!





Use Color Where you can


     Although your lease does not allow for painting walls, there are so many optioImage result for colorful throw pillows couchns that you can still add your personal color preferences to your new space! Throw pillows, lamp shades, area rugs, wall art, furniture, and plants are just some of the many ways that you can personalize your new space with a semi-permanent idea in mind! Get creative with your decorating ideas to bring your personality out in your space.











Late Fee Policy

Rent is due on the 1st and late after 5 p.m. on the 5th of every month.

Dover Management Company will work with residents on the late payment of rent in certain situations, but residents need to notify us that rent is going to be late. Take the time to call or email us, and we will make a notation on your account. If we don’t hear from you, it will result in the eviction process being started and our goal is to avoid that as best we can. Late fees can add up, so it’s important to pay your rent on time.

If you need help with your rent, here are some steps you can take if you live in Norfolk or the surrounding area:

1. Call our office and let us know you will be late.
2. Give us a date and time as to when your rent will be paid or who you have contacted for help.
3. There are several entities that help residents with their rent when hardship hits.
a. Housing Choice Voucher Program – 402-844-2080
b. Region IV Mental Health Services – 402-370-3100
c. Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership – 402-371-0377
d. Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services – 402-370-3120
e. Salvation Army – 402-379-4663

We appreciate our residents and will help when possible. Communication is the key!

Getting the Most of Your Security Deposit Back


How to get your security deposit back

1. Give proper notice to vacate per the terms of your Lease Agreement.
Your Lease Agreement will contain the terms required to end your lease. DMC requires a “30 Day Written Notice” expressing your intent to move out. You can stop into the office and fill one out, or email your notice to Make sure to include your name, address, and unit number, and date of lease termination. Include a forwarding address to send your deposit refund to.

2. Pay any unpaid fees and charges prior to move out.
Contact Dover Management Company before you move out to see if you have any overdue or past due monies owed to the property. You will want to pay these in full before you move out because your deposit may not cover all fees, and you could end up owing more.

3. Clean the entire residence.
Dover Management Company has a copy of the move out guidelines you signed at time of move in help get you ready for move out. To ensure your deposit will be returned to you, you will want to make sure to clean the unit thoroughly. Follow our guideline closely as we will inspect and assess a fee if our Janitorial staff has to clean the rental. If you have a garage or a storage unit, ensure you have cleaned those spaces as well. Any cleaning not done when you move out will result in charges to you.

4. Schedule a move out walk-through.
When all your belongings are removed from the premises, the unit has been cleaned, and you are ready to hand over the keys to the unit, contact the Dover Management Company office and schedule a move out walk-through. You can choose, and we recommend, to be present for this. At this time, any deficiencies that are found should be pointed out and we will inform you of any charges you will receive. These costs are likely to come out of your deposit, so it is important to ask if you have any questions.


Things to Keep in Mind


1. Know the difference between ordinary ‘wear and tear’ and tenant charges.
When you move out of a residence, understand the difference between ordinary ‘wear and tear’ and what you will be charged for. Ordinary ‘wear and tear’ includes things like fading, peeling, or cracked paint, doors sticking form humidity, carpet faded or worn from walking, etc. Items that are not considered ordinary wear and tear, and would be tenant charges, are things like gaping holes in the wall or plaster, drawings, crayon markings or paint not approved by owner, broken blinds, missing fixtures, etc. Items that are not ordinary wear and tear can and will be charged to you.

2. Consider the additional charges for above ordinary “Wear and Tear”.
Repair cost can add up. You might not only be charged for the cost of labor to fix the above ordinary ‘wear and tears’ costs, you could also be charged for materials.

When should you receive your deposit?
Nebraska requires that within 14 days after termination of tenancy and the receipt of the tenant’s mailing address or delivery instructions, a written statement from Dover Management Company showing the specific reason for the withholding of the deposit must be furnished to the tenant. Rent will be charged until the keys are returned to the office, unless other arrangements are authorized in writing by Dover Management Company.

It is of the upmost importance when a tenant moves out that you provide your forwarding address on you written notice to vacate. If you do not have a forwarding address at that time, notify Dover Management Company as soon as it is available to you.

If you have questions about the charges you receive when you obtain a copy of your itemized statement, call Dover Management Company. If you believe any amounts withheld were wrongly deducted from your deposit, ask questions.

We want your experience to be a good one with us. Ask questions about your deposit before you move in, before you move out, and during the move out walk-through. This is your money and you should want all or most of it back.

*Disclaimer: This information is provided for general informational purposes only. Nothing contained herein should be construed as legal advice of any sort and is not intended for that purpose regarding any subject matter.