Our office is now open! You can now come back to the office to sign leases, ask us questions, drop off keys, and find assistance with whatever else you may need.
Although we are open, we aren’t quite back to the way it was before. In order to continue slowing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting tenants and employees, we have set up precautionary measures. In accordance with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District’s rules and regulations, we have some requirements for those entering the office. Please read on for more information about what to do when you come in and to learn more about what we are doing to keep you safe.
Everyone in our office will be wearing a mask when a 6 foot distance cannot be maintained. We ask that everyone coming into the office please wear a mask.
To decrease the spread of germs, we regularly clean all office surfaces with disinfectant.
Please help stop the spread by following these guidelines while in the office and find Campus Property Management on the list of pledged businesses in Champaign-Urbana!
Moving Out: What you need to know
Move out dates are getting closer and closer and there’s a lot to get done before you move out of your CPM apartment. In your lease, it says that you are to “surrender the premises in good, clean condition” to avoid the “certain costs” it takes for us “to clean and repair the premises.” Please see paragraphs 3, 5, 12, and 22 under Lease Agreements and Covenants in your copy of the lease. (Feel free to reach out to your property manager if you have any questions or need a copy of your lease agreement). Find a sample lease here. In this post we will go over what should be cleaned, what we look for when we do premise checks, and how you can avoid extra charges. Please read these Move-Out Guidelines closely so you know what is expected from you upon moving out.*Note- these are NOT all of the items that can be deducted from a security deposit, but you should use this as a reference for what is expected. These are the most common ways you can avoid charges.
-Sweep and mop hardwood and vinyl floors and hire a carpet cleaner for all carpeted areas.
-Clean all baseboards. -Wash walls, remove any stickers or marks. There should be no holes in the walls.
-Clean balcony, removing all belongings and debris.
-Remove ALL garbage and personal items. We charge $25 per bag of garbage that we have to throw away.
-Replace all broken or non-working light bulbs.
-Replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
-Clean all windows and doors. Dust blinds, window screens, and window sills. Windows should be in good working order. Doors should be free of marks and holes.
-Dust all vents on floors, walls, and ceilings.
-Clean all light fixtures.
-Clean outlet covers and replace if broken.
-Remove all furniture NOT provided by CPM.
-Make sure there are no marks, rips, or tears in couches, beds, or boxsprings.
-All furniture must be in good working condition.
-Leave all vertical and horizontal blinds covering the windows. They should have no missing slats.
-Wipe down countertops. There should be no sticky or oily residue.
-Remove all food from the refrigerator, wipe down the interior and exterior so there are no stains or food residue. Handle and all drawers should be intact and unbroken.
-Clean stovetop (remove the coils if needed to clean well), range hood, oven, and oven drawer.
-Wipe down the microwave, inside and out, to remove food stains and residue.
-Clear out all food and trash from every cabinet.
-Clean cabinets inside and out.
-Wipe down the dishwasher and remove all dishes.
-Clean sink, sink drain, and make sure garbage disposal is working.
-Clear out and clean closets.
-Vacuum sofa and arm chairs.
-Light fixtures and lamps should be cleaned and unbroken.
-If applicable, sweep and dust the spiral staircase.
-Remove all items and debris from balcony.
-Make sure the balcony door is locked before you leave the apartment.
-Scrub toilets with toilet bowl cleaner. There should be no mildew in the bowl.
-Clean the toilet water tank, base, and seat.
-Clear out cabinets and drawers of all items and wipe them down inside and out.
-Wipe down the exhaust fan, clearing the groves of dust.
-Clean the mirror, sink, faucet, and countertop. There should be no toothpaste or soap residue.
-Clean bathtub, shower, and/or Jacuzzi tub, including the jets. Make sure the shower rod is in place.
-Floors need to be vacuumed and cleaned.-Dust windows and blinds.
-Remove all items from the closet, drawers, and under the bed.
-Make sure the mattress is set squarely on the metal frame and there are no rips, tears, or stains in the mattress fabric.
-Clean out and wipe down desks and desk chairs.
What We Check:
Our premise checkers are very thorough, so make sure you clean all of the items on the list. When going through an apartment, we check that everything is in working order, look for damages, and make sure everything has been cleaned properly. It should look like someone could move in right away, so aim to leave it like you would want it to look if you were going to move in.
Our team works hard to make sure apartments are move-in ready for the next tenants. This means cleaning, painting, and making repairs. You can avoid the charges that come with CPM having to do extra work on your apartment by following the above cleaning procedures and making minor repairs yourself. Fixing nail holes, replacing light bulbs, and removing all personal items and trash from the apartment before you leave will help us get the apartment ready for the next tenant. Just think of how you’d like your apartment to look when you move in! As you prepare to move out, please reference back to this list and the Move Out Checklist. If you have any questions about what is expected of you during your move, please feel free to contact us.
How to Make Your Own Face Mask
The CDC has recommended that everyone wear a face mask in public to help stop the spread of COVID-19. In Illinois, it is a requirement that you wear a mask when you are out in places where there are other people nearby like at a park, grocery store, or pharmacy. Masks are very important because they stop you from spreading germs to others, and if worn by another, they stop them from spreading germs to you. It’s an extra precaution that will help stop the spread and keep those around us protected a little bit more.
Face masks can be hard to find and buy right now due to the high demand. Everyone needs at least one, so it is understandable that stores and online retailers are sold out of masks.
So, what can you do if you can’t buy something? Do it yourself! Today, we will be learning how to make face masks at home with items we already own. I chose these two videos because they are easy to follow and don’t require advanced sewing skills. There are a few different ways to make your mask at different difficulty levels, so there will be something for everyone! Let’s get started.
This first video shows you how to make three different kinds of masks. They all are perfectly acceptable to wear in public and are effective to stop the spread of germs. (Just make sure the mask covers your nose and mouth). As she says in the video, the CDC recommends using “tightly-knit cottons” for masks. This could be a bandanna or cotton tee shirt.
The first face mask she shows how to make requires no sewing, and the other two just require a line or two of simple stitches. You can totally make all these if you have a needle and thread! Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect. It just has to cover your nose and mouth without slipping around your head.
This second video shows you how to make a face mask that will fit over your nose better, giving you more room to breathe. Though it requires a bit more time and sewing, it’s a good option for comfort and breathability.
Stay safe out there, and remember to always wear your mask!
(Although all of the restaurants are closed for dine-in eating, many have continued (or started) delivery and carry-out services. You can still support your favorite local eateries by ordering online or over the phone and purchasing food or drinks from them. It's a great way to support local business and treat yourself to a delicious meal you didn't have to cook yourself! Some you may have to cross town to pick up, but let's be honest, we have the time.
Here are some of the local restaurants still taking orders!
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We just wanted to give you an update on what we are doing during this confusing time. The Victoria Point office will be open regular hours until further notice. To reduce contact as is suggested by the state government, please feel free to call our email us with any questions you may have.
What you can do online
The late winter/early spring time in Illinois can be pretty miserable. The wind, cold temperatures, and rainy weather make it very uncomfortable to be outside for more than a few minutes some days.
Champaign is a city full of culture, which can surprise a lot of people who have never been here. Although surrounded by cornfields and known primarily for its agricultural roots, Champaign is home to a variety of museums and cultural centers that enrich the community. From performing arts to history museums, there is something to draw anyone's interest.
Krannert Art Museum
Orpheum Children's Science Museum
Champaign County History Museum
It is 2020, and with a new year comes new resolutions. The majority of people have "get healthier" as their main resolution. Easier said than done, if you ask me. If you're goal is to make health more of a priority in 2020 but don't know where to start, try a group fitness class! For those who haven't been to the gym in awhile, it can be a little intimating to go again. In a group class, you can learn new ways to move and have fun while working out. Luckily, you have a huge selection of group classes right next door!
Every apartment at Victoria Point comes with a free membership to the Refinery Gym, rated one of the best gyms in Champaign-Urbana. The Refinery offers many different types of group fitness classes for all fitness levels and abilities. Do you prefer dancing to lifting weights? Try Zumba! Want something that will really push you to get stronger? Join a boot camp class. With so many options, you can have fun sticking to your resolution!
Click here to see the group fitness schedule for the week.
Holiday Events in Champaign
Now that Thanksgiving is over, it seems Champaign-Urbana is in full holiday swing. There are so many events coming up, it's difficult to choose what to do! Each weekend can be as packed full of holiday events as you want with all of the the different options. Here are our picks for events not to miss in CU!
A Magical Cirque Christmas
Holiday Tasting at Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery
Breakfast with Santa
Looking for Great BBQ place? This fast and casual BBQ joint is sure to hit the spot. Focused on hickory smoked BBQ, Lil Porgy's offers great food at a great price. Their homemade sauce is made fresh daily, adding delicious flavor to every dish. It is conveniently located on Springfield, so it's an easy place to either dine in or carry out. Check out their mouthwatering daily specials if you need more convincing.
Origninal Pancake house
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