Rent Payment Information
PLEASE NOTE RENT IS DUE ON THE 1ST OF EACH MONTH
Rent Payment Options
Sign up for an account with Intuit Payment Network (IPN), a secure payment service from the makers of QuickBooks. You can then set up a recurring monthly payment. IPN is the best option because it makes an electronic withdrawal from your bank account. Plus, we can provide it at no cost to you if a Bank to Bank transaction is done. But if a credit card or debit card is used a 3.5% processing fee will be accessed to your account. This is the tenant-managed, automatic payment method.
Payments for rent, security deposits, and application fees can be made using the Rent Payment option on the Current Residents page. You will be taken to the Intuit website to complete your payment. If you do not have an Intuit account, just fill in the payment form using your bank account information. You do not need to sign up for anything. Use your bank account information to make an electronic debit (ACH). You decide when to make the payments. The standard deadline and late fees apply. This is the manual, electronic method.
Please mail your rental payment to:
Mackie Properties, LLC.
P.O. Box 236
Ellettsville, Indiana 47429
Rental payments must be in the form of one check or payment regardless of the number of tenants at the unit.
The payment must be from either a:
• person named on the lease
• parent of someone named on the lease
• financial assistance organization on behalf of a person named on the lease
• financial institution on behalf of a person named on the lease
Payments can be made at our office 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday and Saturdays 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
We are located at 811 N. Walnut St.
Please note the rental address on the payment.
Late fees are assessed on past due accounts.
What happens if my group can not pay rent in full by the first of the month?
It is important that you understand our policy at Mackie Properties, LLC. If we do not have your rent payment in full by the first of the month, you may be assessed a late fee. In addition, for each day thereafter that we do not have your full rent payment, we will charge you a daily fee until your account is paid IN FULL (as per your lease agreement). However, one simple email before the 1st can alleviate many of these problems and fees!! Situations can arise where all but 1 or 2 residents will have rent ready by the 1st. In this case you must notify us at least 4 days prior to the first to arrange an alternate debit. We can debit your account for the total collected, and initiate a separate debit once the remaining rent is ready. The earlier we know there is a problem, the sooner we will be able to work out an agreement that benefits both parties and avoids charging you fees! The important thing is not to ignore your financial responsibilities.
NOTE: If you simply ask us to delay your debit or debit less than your full rental amount, we will. We would rather work with our residents than initiate a debit that will bounce and cause more work and fees for all of us!!!
Be sure to set up your utilities BEFORE your move in date!
There is a $30 dollar fee for early disconnects!
Rental permits issued by the Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development are posted in all of the Bloomington rental units. The rental permit and the lease agreement state the occupancy for each unit. The Occupancy Limit states the maximum number of unrelated persons or a single family (single family as defined by the Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development) that can reside in the unit. Occupancy may be checked by confirming number of beds in unit, number of cars in parking area, names listed on the mailbox, etc. If there is a discrepancy in the occupancy limit and the number of persons living at the unit, then the tenants are responsible for any fines or penalties to bring the occupancy and lease agreement into immediate compliance.
For additional information:
Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development
Tenants and Owners Rights and Responsibilities
Most of our units have off-street parking available. Parking is not allowed on the lawns or sidewalks. Some neighborhoods do require permit parking on the streets.
For additional information:
City of Bloomington - Neighborhood Parking Permits
Tenants are allowed to paint the walls with written permission of the landlord. Tenants are not allowed to paint trim or woodwork or place wallpaper on the walls. A limited number of small picture nails are permitted. All units are painted with a particular brand and color of paint. This allows ease of touch up painting between tenants, and minimizes the costs to tenants. With written consent by the Landlord, Tenants may complete additional painting as long as the exact brand and color of paint is used. Please contact our office for paint information.
Scrape off big chunks of food before you put dishes in the dishwasher, but don't worry about rinsing them off. Most washers are designed to handle food particles. (Don't expect the dishwasher to remove burnt-on foods, though.) Position cookie sheets and large platters along the sides so they don't prevent the water from reaching the other dishes.
Reserve the top rack for plastic items, glasses and mugs. (Make sure that plastic items are dishwasher-safe.) Set plates and bowls in the bottom rack.
Be sure that glassware is put on the prongs. Loose glasses might break and make a dangerous mess.
Put pots and dishes with baked-on food in the bottom rack facing down toward the sprayer arm.
Set silverware handles down, except for knives, which should be handles up in the silverware basket.
Fill both dishwasher cups with dishwasher detergent.
Add rinse agent to rinse agent dispenser; replace top of dispenser.
Close door securely.
Choose a wash cycle appropriate to the load.
Choose a dry cycle.
Air drying saves energy, but may cause spotting.
How to video:
Disposal Troubleshooting Guide
Problem: Disposer hums, but won't start/run.
Problem Cause: Disposer jammed.
Solution: Turn unit off. Insert self-service wrench in bottom of motor shaft and turn back and forth to release jam.
Problem: Unusual Noise.
Problem Cause: Foeign object in grind chamber, such as knockout drain plug.
Solution: Turn unit off. Look in grind chamber with flashlight and remove object with long handled pliers.
Problem: Disposer starts/runs, but trips overload protector.
Possible Cause: Excessive use/motor overheated.
Solution: Allow motor to cool, press red overload button on bottom of disposer, and restart.
Problem: Disposer will not start.
Possible Cause: No electrical power to motor or overload protector tripped or open.
Solution: Check and repair (if necessary), press red button on bottom of disposer (overload protector). Fuse/circut breaker, electrical outlet, wall switch. Here is a Quick Video: http://youtu.be/oS-tltoY3rs
Separate clothes. You've heard stories about that red sock being mixed in with that white shirt, and you wouldn't want that to be you, so separate lights from darks. If a shirt is light, but has darker designs on it, you should probably just keep it with the lights. The same goes for dark clothes with light designs.
Check the tags. Some clothes are made of thin fabrics or have delicate patterns woven into them;these clothes shouldÂ‚Â‚ not be washed in the washing machine. Most clothes are OK to machine wash, but if you are unsure, check the tag to see if it says hand wash only or dry clean only and set these clothes aside.
Set the water temperature. If you are washing cotton or very dirty clothes, you might want to use hot or warm water. If you are washing things like silk, then you should keep the water temperature lukewarm to cool.
Set the time. A lot of washing machines do this automatically, but you may have to do it by hand. You should set the time for about an hour to an hour and a half, depending on how dirty the clothes you are washing are.
Add the clothes This is pretty simple just dump your clothes in, but be careful not to add in any of those other clothes you separated earlier.
Pour in detergent. This is important, if you do this step wrong, you could ruin your clothes. You need to know if your washing machine uses high efficiency detergent, which is liquid, or normal detergent, which is a powder. Use the right kind of detergent and pour it into the right spot. This is usually either right on top of the clothes, or in a small hole on the top of your washing machines. The amount of detergent needed varies by brand of detergent and type of washer, so check the back of the detergent box and also look for any labels on your washing machine.
Turn on your washer. Ahhhh, sweet success, now all you have to do is hit that on button and you're ready to go.
Here is a video how it operates http://youtu.be/xY566ejblQw?t=2s
Clean the lint filter or screen before each load.
Inspect washed items before placing them in the dryer.
The dryer's heat will set in stains that have not been removed.
Shake each garment before transferring it from the washer to the dryer.
Choose a dryer cycle.
Opt for the regular cycle if most of the load is all-cotton fabrics, or set it on permanent-press cycle if the load consists mostly of synthetic or permanent-press fabrics (a cool-down period prevents wrinkling).
Add a fabric softener sheet.
Remove the clothes once they're dry and hang them immediately.
Here is how to clean your lint trap. http://youtu.be/OO0vYzFrJzw
Smoke Detector Issues
If it is chirping please watch this video.
Utilities & Fines
Vectren - Gas
Duke Energy - Electric
City Utilities - Water
Comcast - Digital TV / Internet / Phone
AT&T - Digital TV /Internet / Phone
Smithville Telephone - Digital TV / Internet / Phone
Direct TV - Satellite
Sanitation - Trash / Recycling / Yard Waste
Parking Enforcement - Parking Tickets
Indiana University Campus Bus Service
Indiana University Parking Enforcement
Disclaimer: The information contained within this website is for general purpose use only, subject to change without notice.
Do you have questions?
Review our frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Is there an application fee?
Yes, it is $30.00 per applicant and due when submitting the application.
What if I send my application electronically?
The application will come into the office and we will process accordingly, but the application fee will need to be paid prior to signing the lease.
How long does it take to process the application?
You can expect an approval (or denial) within 24 - 48 hours.
Is there a deposit on the rental?
Yes, it is equal to one full month''s rent and due when signing the lease.
Is there a pet deposit?
Yes, it is $200.00 per pet and is nonrefundable, due when signing the lease.
Is there a monthly pet rental fee?
Yes most properties require a $20.00 per month increase in rent.
Do you accept any kind of dog?
No. Pets are approved individually, depending on the rental. Some breeds of dogs, such as Pit Bull or Rottweiler, are not approved for any rental. Size limits also vary depending on the rental.
If I sign a lease and then change my mind, can I get out of the lease?
No. It is a legally binding document and you will be responsible for payment.
If I can not lease the rental, can I sublet it?
Yes, but you remain responsible for ultimately paying of the lease.
Is there a fee for subletting?
Yes, the tenant must pay $150.00 for administrative time per new tenant.
Moving In & Out
Moving In & Out
Move In Instructions
New tenants can begin to contact our office as early as August 1 to schedule your move in date and time. Early move ins are available on a limited first come, first served basis. In some cases, you can move in as early as August 1st. Any move ins set before August 1st require the signing of an "early move in release." Please note that your August rent is not pro-rated and is due the day you move in. If you choose to move in early, your unit may not be cleaned or turned over - this is due to extremely high demand to move in as close to August 1st as possible. The prior tenants' lease is through July 31st (as is yours) making it impossible to turn a unit over by August 1st. You are welcome to schedule an early move in, but you then take over the general cleaning of the unit. We will always take care of any maintenance needed, but you must allow our workers to work around you since you are already moved in! While it is our goal to get the cleaners through every one of our units, sometimes it is just not possible. If you can wait until August 2-14, you have a better chance of having your unit prepped!
Your entire group does not need to be present for move in, however when you email to set your move in appointment, you will need to provide a contact person and contact cell phone number for your move in day. Your contact person will also receive all of your keys. Be sure to set up your utilities BEFORE your move in date!
Move Out Instructions
Your lease ends on July 31 and you must leave your home no later than midnight on July 31 (although we do not recommend waiting until the last moment!) Any holdovers will be charged in accordance with the lease. Your home MUST be left SPOTLESS...which means not a single personal item or piece of trash! Any items left inside or around the home will be charged against your Security Deposit.
Information on Your Security Deposit Return
Your Security Deposit Return (SDR) will be sent to you within forty-five (45) days after the expiration of your lease agreement pursuant to Indiana Lease Law. We will mail the SDR to the forwarding address you provide to us IN WRITING on the lease contract. If we are not given a forwarding address, the SDR will be held until we are contacted in writing and given a forwarding address to send it to.
Enclosed with the check will be a detailed itemization of any and all deductions against your Security Deposit. Once again, due to the extreme workload we face during this time of year and because we are unable to determine which residents caused damage to the unit, we issue only one check per apartment or house and we do not write individual checks.
In order to receive credit for your door and mailbox keys, you must return them to the property management company. Please contact Mackie Properties to schedule key(s) drop off or pick up. The keys must be enclosed in an envelope with your full apartment address on it. The failure to return all of your keys will result in a door lock re-key charge of $100.00. We realize this policy is very strict but it is the result of problems that have occurred over the years.
You must vacate your unit no later than 12:00 Midnight July 31. No holdovers will be tolerated! Failure to vacate your unit on time will result in a $100.00 per day charge that must be enforced.
Please make sure that you pay your last months rent . Your Security Deposit cannot and will not take the place of your last months rent. Anyone who tries to do this will be charged late fees. Please pay your rent on time and closely communicate with our office.
There is a $30 dollar fee for early utility disconnects!
A fish aquarium and up to two birds are permitted with no additional cost to the resident(s). Aquariums must not leak and must be cleaned regularly to prevent foul water and/or odors. Birds must be properly caged. Seeds and droppings must be shielded to prevent accumulation and/or damage to carpeting or floors. In addition, one cat or one dog is permitted when the required deposit/fees have been paid, and the rules/regulations outlined in this document have been followed. No other pets are permitted without first obtaining management approval.
• PET SECURITY DEPOSIT (adult dog or cat): $200.00 (non-refundable)
• MONTHLY PET RENT: $ 20.00
• ABSOLUTELY NO PUPPIES PERMITTED
• RESTRICTED BREEDS: Doberman, Pit-Bull, Rottweiler
Pet owners must abide by all Bloomington laws and regulations for pets, including leash laws. Monroe County animal law requires all pets be on a leash when outside. If your pet is found without a leash, you will be fined a $30.00 fee.
• No pet may be left outside unattended leashed or otherwise. All pets must wear identification tags and collars when outside of the dwelling.
• A barking dog can be an annoyance to the other residents. Dog owners agree to be responsible for solving any complaints from other residents/neighbors related to this nuisance by their pet.
• A pooper-scooper or bag is required while your pet is outside. Failure to clean up after your pet will result in a $30.00 fine. Repeat offenses will result in the revocation of your pet lease.
• Pet owners also agree to have a professional flea treatment performed at the end of the lease. The treatment must be administered no earlier than one week prior to move-out, and proof of treatment (receipt) must be supplied to management at the move-out inspection.
• Cleanliness of the pet and pet's shelter is essential;the area must be kept free of odors, insect infestation, waste and litter.
• If carpet stains or odor are found as a result of pet urine or excrement, the carpet is subject to steam cleaning, repair or replacement at the pet owner's expense.
• "Pet sitting"of someone else's pet is strictly prohibited. Violators will be fined $30.00. Furthermore, resident's guests who have pets are NOT permitted to bring those pets into the dwelling. Again, violators will be fined $30.00.
In order to be fair to those residents who register their pets, residents who are found to have a pet without having first signed a pet agreement and paid the required pet deposit and fees will be charged the $25.00 per month fee from the first day of their lease regardless of the date the pet was acquired. In cases where an unregistered pet is discovered that do not meet our pet guidelines, the pet will need to be removed from the premises within seven (7) days of discovery.
Resident(s) acknowledge(s) and agrees that management may revoke this consent if any or all of the guidelines of the pet policy are not met. Any and all damages to the house caused by the presence of the pet will be the responsibility of the resident(s).
The resident(s) further agree(s) to indemnify and hold harmless Mackie Properties, LLC for any personal injury or illness resulting from the actions or presence of the resident's pet to any other residents or guests.
IMPORTANT: All renters with pets should purchase renter's insurance with an attached pet liability clause.
811 N. Walnut St.