CVA is Pet Friendly – You MUST Have a Pet Lease!

The down-payment is $400: $200 is refundable if there are no pet-related damages at move-out; $200 is nonrefundable to deodorize & deflea the premises at move-out. The monthly pet rent is $25 or greater (amounts vary depending on breed, weight, etc.). If you would like to get a cat/dog, we’ll need written approval from all your roommates (a simple email to the Property Manager is perfect!) before a Pet Lease can be signed.  Please keep in mind that aggressive breeds (Rottweiler’s or Pit Bulls) are not allowed. German Sheppard’s & Bulldogs are considered on a case-by-case basis.  UNDISCLOSED PETS RESULT IN A $100/PERSON FINE PER OCCURRENCE!  Be sure to promptly sign a Pet Lease to ensure you (or your roommates!) aren’t subject to a fine.

Photograph of Campus View Apartments tenant Gabe and his dog Rue

Gabe & Rue

Photograph of tenant Chase, the Campus View Apartments Mascot

Chase, CVA’s Mascot

Photograph of Campus View Apartments tenant Jennifer & her dog Toby

Jennifer & Toby

How to Avoid Fines

At CVA we complete frequent, random exterior inspections to keep our community looking its’ best and to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents (monthly exterior light inspections, bi-weekly grounds pick-up & landscaping to name a few!).  Refer to the Rules & Regulations to ensure you are not found in violation of the lease (for example, having a grill on your patio or outdoor burning devices such as tiki torches).  These result in a $50/person fine per occurrence. Here’s the nitty gritty, although this list is not all-inclusive:

Utilities During Summer & Winter

Utilities must be kept ON for the duration of your lease term (per the Rules & Regulations). If, during your lease term, you shutoff water or electric, the services will automatically revert to Matchbox’s name, and our office will receive a bill – you and your roommates will each receive a $50 Utility Bill Processing Fee fine for each bill we receive, in addition to the cost of utility usage.  To avoid the possibility of a fine, please ensure you have water and electric ON and in your name(s) for the duration of your lease term!

You can definitely shut off the breaker for items that will be completely out of use when you’re gone for summer or winter break.  Flip open the breaker box (it is located in the hallway).  There will be a large white sticker on the inside of the door that shows what each switch goes to.

You must leave on A/C (5, 7), Water Heater (9, 11), Furnace (6, 8), Network Panel (14), Lighting (16) & Bedroom 1/Smoke Detector (18).

You may shutoff the remaining switches, which are: Dryer (1, 3), Washing Machine (13), Garbage Disposal (15), Microwave (17), Dining/Kitchen (19), Refrigerator, if empty (21), Bathroom (23), Range (2, 4), Living Room (10), Dishwasher (12), Bedroom 2 (20), Bedroom 3 (22) & Bedroom 4 (24).

The numbers may be slightly different in your apartment.  Please keep in mind that both Harrisonburg Water & Sewer and Harrisonburg Electric Commission charge a monthly minimum, but this should help with the cost no less!



We want you to receive a full security deposit refund!  Here are our top 3 tips for items that commonly result in a security deposit deduction.  Don’t forget to visit our Move-out Checklist for more helpful advice.

  1. Graphic of a piggy bank with money going in itPlace a waterproof pad on your mattress and box spring to avoid mattress and box spring replacement(s) due to stains.
  2. Place non-adhesive liners in dresser and nightstand drawers to avoid replacement(s) due to discoloration/stains from liquid spills or from clothing/fabric dyes (cabinetry liners work great).
  3. Do not use adhesives. Instead, decorate with small picture nail hooks, thumbtacks or pushpins.



Security Deposit Examples


    • Outdoor fire places, pits, chimneas and any outdoor burning device; candles, kegs, illegal drugs, illegal alcohol, hot tubs, water beds, propane cooking devices, indoor furniture outside of the unit and undomesticated animals are prohibited.

    • We further understand if the above items are found on the premises, they will be removed and disposed of at the tenant’s expense.

    • Outdoor parties are strictly prohibited.

    • No Smoking inside dwelling units. Any and all trash from smoking or other activity left outside of a unit shall be tenant responsibility and tenant will be subject to fines as laid out in "Maintenance" above.

    • If LANDLORD/AGENT determines that furniture outside the unit is improper, LANDLORD/AGENT will have it removed and TENANT will be charged according to the expense incurred. Each TENANT occupying the premises will be fined a minimum of $50 for improper disposal of trash (i.e. leaving trash in breezeways). No further notice will be given before trash is removed and the fine added to TENANTs account.

    • No grills are allowed on the premises. If a grill is found on the premises, tenant agrees Landlord/Agent may remove the grill immediately without notice. Tenant agrees to pay for the removal and disposal of the grill. Tenant agrees to hold Landlord/Agent harmless for any damage or loss of grill.

    • Any violation of this lease may, at LANDLORD discretion, result in a fine of $50 per person. Any repeat violation of this lease may, at LANDLORD discretion, result in a minimum fine of $100 per person.


    TENANT agrees to conduct himself, and require other persons on the premises with his consent, whether known by TENANT or not, to conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb his neighbors’ peaceful enjoyment of the premises. Landlord or its agent shall have the right to terminate this lease and evict TENANT if TENANT or any of his assigns, invitees, and/or guests has within a one (1) year period has been twice convicted of violating Section 15-3-2 of the Harrisonburg City Code for violations occurring at the premises or in the near vicinity of the premises. Tenant understands that if Tenant violates any applicable HOA covenants or restrictions tenant may be subject to fines.

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