Moving at The Towers
A completed Move-In or Move-Out application, prepared by the person(s) requesting a move-in/out date, must be completed and signed by all owners and renters, and submitted to and co-signed by the Management Office at least seven (7) days prior to the requested date.
The only entrances to be used for moving are the East and West loading docks and the only elevators to be used are the freight elevators. Enforcement action, which may include appropriate fines, will be taken against anyone using any other entrance or elevators for moving.
Move In Check List (Choose Owner Occupied or Rental):
Complete Application (For Owners)
a. Main application (Including Resident Information Sheet)
b. HUD-1 Property Purchase Settlement Sheet
c. Move in fee ($200) non-refundable
d. Carpet Coverage Requirement/Inspection Scheduled/Padding Sufficiency
e. Complete opt-in Consent Form if you want to be in the Resident Directory
Complete Application (For Rentals)
a. Main application ($100) (Including Resident Information Sheet)
b. Lease Agreement and Addendum
c. Move in fee ($200) non-refundable
d. Tenant Liability Security Deposit ($500) refundable
e. Evidence of completed One Family Rental License from DC Government (owner)
f. Carpet Coverage Requirement/Inspection Scheduled/Padding Sufficiency
g. Complete opt-in Consent Form if you want to be in the Resident Directory
To Schedule a Move-In or Out
Each move-in/out must be approved in writing, in advance, by the Management Office based on the following criteria:
1. Residents moving in/out agree to be financially responsible for the repair or replacement of all damage to the common elements of the Condominium.
2. A completed Move-In or Move-Out application, prepared by the person(s) requesting a move-in/out date, must be completed and signed by all owners and renters, and submitted to and co-signed by the Management Office at least seven (7) days prior to the requested date.
3. The completed Move-In or Move-Out application must be accompanied by a non-refundable fee, in the form of a check or money order for $200 payable to the Towers Condominium Association, to cover costs. This fee covers the use of the freight elevators, floor covering, and staff support. All completed applications are processed on a first-come/first-served basis. A $200 payment is due and payable upon submission of each move-in/out permit application.
Moves shall be completed between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays and 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. No move-in/move-out may begin after 2:30 p.m., unless the General Manager approves an exception. No moving, in or out, is permitted on Sundays or legal holidays. Residents bringing in a single piece of furniture or other bulky item themselves shall coordinate access to the loading dock with security.
Leases (Renters Only)
A fully executed TCA Lease must be submitted to the management office in advance of your move. Only TCA leases are acceptable. Unit owners must provide evidence of having a One Family Rental License from the District of Columbia government. Renting – Important Information for Landlords.
Tenant Security and Liability Deposit $500 (Renters Only)
A refundable Tenant Liability Deposit is made payable to The Towers and is required in advance of move-ins to protect the Association’s common areas should damage by the renter occur in these areas during their occupancy. Either the owner or the renter may pay the fee. The fee is refundable, upon request, when the lease is terminated. These funds are paid back with interest.
Freight Elevators and Loading Docks Need to Be Reserved
Moves are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. A reservation is not final until the fee is paid.
All moves (deliveries, pick-ups, etc.) must be made through the appropriate loading dock and freight elevator. Other elevators may not be used for moving unless the freight elevator is out of service. Moves are not permitted using the lobby, breezeways, 6-West or B1-East. Note: The East loading dock cannot accommodate trucks over 35’ in length.
FOB Access Keys for Doors and Garage Access
FOB Door and Garage Access Keys are provided by the Management Office upon completion of approved move-in applications and payment of all fees. It is the responsibility of the seller and/or the landlord, or their representative, to provide all keys (unit and mailbox). Management does not provide unit keys.
HUD-1 Settlement Sheet (for owners only)
A settlement sheet must be submitted to the Management Office in advance of moving in.
Upon arrival, the driver of the vehicle used in moving must deposit his/her valid driver’s license with the Management Office in exchange for the key to the freight elevator. The mover must notify the Management Office when the move is complete.
After completion of a move-in/out, the General Manager or his/her appointee will then inspect all the appropriate common elements for damages.
Should there be damage to the common elements as a result of the move-in/out, the General Manager shall arrange for the necessary repairs. At the completion of the repairs, all costs will be billed to the owner. It shall be the responsibility of the unit owner of record to reimburse the Association for the costs incurred within thirty (30) days of notification from the Management Office. Failure on the part of any unit owner to reimburse the Association will be considered an unpaid assessment against the unit and will be subject to collection procedures adopted by the Board.
Furnished Rental: For renters of furnished apartments in The Towers who bring in only clothing and very small personal effects, the general rule will be that the move-in charge will not be reduced.
Boxes & Moving Containers
Boxes and moving containers are to be flattened and placed on the loading dock. Arrangements for the removal of bulk items are the responsibility of the resident (including the cost).
Leasing of Units (TCA Rules Section XVII, Edition 1-1-15):
A. Residential units shall not be leased for other than residential purposes. Residential units may be leased or rented only once in a 12-month period. Parking spaces may not be leased for a term of less than 1 month. The Towers Lease Addendum form must be used for all leases.
B. A unit owner must occupy a unit for a minimum of 1 year prior to leasing or renting the unit.
C. No leased residential unit or parking space may be sub-leased by the lessee.
D. Each owner who leases a unit must deposit at the Management Office a check payable to The Towers Tenants Liability Fund in the amount of $500.00, at the beginning of a unit’s occupancy by a tenant. This amount will be held by the Association and will be drawn on if and when the tenant is adjudged, according to the procedures established under Section XXV (Rules Enforcement), to have violated Association Rules and Regulations or caused damage in common areas. The money, less any deductions for actual costs to repair damages to common elements which the Board determined were caused by the tenant will be refunded to the owner within 30 days of the conclusion of the tenant’s occupancy unless a Board determination of tenant liability is pending.
For further information, please call the Management Office at 202-686-7306.