University of North Carolina Charlotte Off-Campus Housing Service

Safety Tips

  1. Keep your doors and at least your first floor and basement windows locked, especially if no one is home.
  2. Check to see who is knocking before telling them to "Come on in!"
  3. Be aware of all visitors in your home. Do not let anyone in your home you do not know. Even if you are having a party. try to limit your guest list to only close personal friends.
  4. Never give anyone, aside from your roommates, your schedule as to when you will or will not be home.
  5. If you have a large window on your front door, cover it with a curtain.
  6. Make sure you pick up all advertisements from the front yard or on the front porch. An accumulation of them can give the appearance that no one is home.
  7. Get to know your neighbors. Not only will you gain new friends. but you will also get the added bonus of additional people looking out for you and your property, especially when you are away.
  8. Do not leave ladders or other items someone could climb on laying around outside the house.
  9. If you have an alarm system, use it.
  10. Have security lights installed, and replace bad bulbs as needed.
  11. Have all broken doors and windows repaired.
  12. If a set of keys comes up missing have the lock replaced.
  13. Keep bushes. shrubs, and trees trimmed back so they do not block widows.
  14. Make every effort so it appears some-one is home, even when they are not. Leave a light and a radio or TV on in the house.
  15. Buy timers for lights in your house so you are not coming home to a dark house at the end of the day.
The listing of rental units on this site is a service to local rental property owners and UNC Charlotte students, faculty, and staff. Rental property owners are responsible for reporting information fairly and accurately, and UNC Charlotte and Off Campus Partners cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of such information. Inclusion of any property or rental unit on this website does not constitute, and shall not be construed or reported as (1) an endorsement or approval by UNC Charlotte or Off Campus Partners of the landlord, its properties, or its business practices, or (2) a warranty or representation by UNC Charlotte or Off Campus Partners as to the quality, safety or other features of such property and/or its owners or management agent(s). UNC Charlotte and Off Campus Partners expressly disclaim any and all responsibility for any problems that may arise with regard to such property or rental units or with regard to disputes between landlords and tenants concerning such property or rental units. All prospective tenants are encouraged to exercise their own good judgment when evaluating a prospective rental unit or landlord.

This disclaimer last updated 6/30/2009.