Accommodation Fee Regulations: Clayton Urban Community and Peninsula - Gillies Hall
1. Contract period and accommodation fees
Please follow the link to the Contract Period and Accommodation Fees table.
The dates listed and used by Monash Residential Services (MRS) on this Residency Agreement are NOT the same as those used by Monash University and have absolutely no relation or bearing to the University’s lecture and/or examination timetables.
2. Residency agreement
It should be noted that residents are only required to stay in residence for the duration of their contract period (please refer to the Contract Period and Accommodation Fees table for details). MRS does not follow rental policies such as those used in the private rental market. Most importantly, MRS does not require its residents to stay in accommodation for a full year. Generally, most private rental accommodation is fixed for a period of one-year (52 weeks). Further, MRS residents are not required to pay a month’s rental as bond. Residents are responsible for the rental payment for the room allocated to them for the whole period of their Residency Agreement or until such time as a suitable replacement is found (whichever comes first).
Residents who withdraw their application or change their mind after signing the Residency Agreement for accommodation, must note that they are liable for the rental payment of the room allocated to them until a suitable replacement is found.
Residents wishing to move into their accommodation in advance of the standard contract period dates listed above should advise MRS by updating their expected arrival at the time of offer acceptance through the MRS Resident Portal. Applicable fees, charges and Residency Terms and Conditions will apply.
3. Residency acceptance
Residents are required to pay an initial non-refundable and non-transferable rental deposit of $500.00 (Deposit) two weeks prior to admission to Clayton Urban Community Halls or Peninsula Gillies Hall. The date by which this payment is due is advised in the offer email (Due Date). The deposit will be credited against the rental invoice issued in March for semester 1 and August for semester 2.
The offer of residency will be revoked if the resident does not pay the Deposit by the Due Date. In such circumstances, MRS will be under no obligation to reserve accommodation for the resident.
4. Internet and phone
Residents are advised that Internet use (including usage limits) is regulated by the university via the Monash University Internet Acceptable Usage Policy. The policy is subject to regular review by Monash University, and may change at any time without notice. More information about Internet access at Monash University.
Residents are responsible for the care of the phone installed in their bedroom. A $385.00 charge is applicable for loss or damage.
Those residents wishing to transfer to another studio apartment or hall may apply to do so by completing a Room/Hall Transfer request.
Please note that students wishing to transfer to another studio apartment will be liable for the rental of their newly vacated studio apartment until a replacement is found.
Transfer requests are subject to availability, approval by the College Head or Deputy College Head and the requirement to maintain a diverse residential community.
Study Abroad/Exchange students staying for one semester only are required to stay in their allocated studio apartment for the entire duration of their contract period.
6. Debts to Monash Residential Services
MRS will issue monthly invoices to all residents via their Monash student email account in or about the 1st week of each month.
MRS will not issue invoices to a third party. The invoice is for the current month’s rental period and must be paid by the last day of that month. Invoices not paid by the last day of the month will automatically incur a $50.00 surcharge and residents’ access to services within the university may be blocked. This charge of $50.00 will apply on all outstanding debts. The surcharge reflects the costs and loss caused to MRS by defaulting residents and is required to protect MRS’ legitimate interests.
Example: Invoices for accommodation in July will be issued to residents at the beginning of July and must be paid by the end of July. Invoices for July not paid by the end of July will incur the $50.00 outstanding debt surcharge.
MRS will advise the parent/guardian/caregiver when a resident under the age of 18 has not paid their invoice by the due date.
7. Non-payment of accounts
Any resident who has outstanding accounts will NOT be allowed to continue their residency without the full payment of overdue accounts. If a resident is required to vacate their studio apartment as a result of overdue accounts, misconduct, etc., the resident will remain responsible for the rental payment for the studio apartment allocated to them for the whole period of their Residency Agreement or until such time that a suitable replacement is found (whichever comes first).
8. Termination of agreement
If the Resident wishes to vacate their MRS accommodation prior to the termination date of Residency Agreement, the Resident agrees:
(a) to immediately (and, in any case, no later than 1 month prior to departure) inform MRS in writing of the intention to vacate the accommodation by completing the Departure Form. Giving prior notice may assist the Admissions Office in finding a suitable replacement for your studio apartment;
(b) to pay all Rent due and payable to MRS in accordance with the Residency Agreement unless and until a new Residency Agreement for the accommodation has commenced;
(c) the vacancy can only be filled from MRS’ official waiting list;
(d) MRS is under no responsibility to fill the vacancy if a suitable resident is not available;
(e) MRS will fill already vacant studio apartments before newly departed studio apartments can be filled;
(f) to pay all costs associated with the cleaning of your studio apartment that may apply on departure; and
(g) to reimburse MRS of any costs associated with the Residency ending;
9. Return of studio apartment keys
On the day of departure studio apartment keys are to be returned to the Administration Office prior to 10.00 am. Keys returned after 10.00 am will incur additional charges unless prior arrangements have been made with the Admissions Office.
10. Staying over summer but not continuing residency in 2023
Residents wishing to stay over for part of the summer period (between 19 December 2022 and 25 January 2023) must complete an online Summer Application.
- Residents who are staying over summer are advised that rates will change from 1 January 2023.
- Residents who wish to stay for the entire summer period as indicated above and who have not submitted a re-admission form for 2023 may be required to relocate to the Residential Village on 19 December 2022 so that studio apartments in the Urban Community and Peninsula Gillies Hall can be prepared for new incoming residents. Residents who have not vacated their room by 10.00am on 25 January 2023 will not be allowed access to their room.
- Residents who wish to stay only for part of summer from 19 December 2022 up to 7 January 2023 may continue to stay in their current studio apartment until departure. Residents who have not vacated their studio apartment by 10.00am on 7 January 2023 will not be allowed access to their studio apartment.
11. Staying over summer and continuing residency in 2023
Residents wishing to stay in the Clayton Urban Community Halls or Peninsula Gillies Hall over the summer (December 2022 - January 2023) and continuing residency in 2023 will be permitted to stay on in the hall of their preference (subject to College Head approval) provided they have completed an online re-admission form for 2023.
Those residents who receive a letter of offer and continue their residency in 2023 are advised that the rates could change from 1 January 2023
12. Obligatory residential period
As mentioned earlier in this document, residents must remain in residence for the duration of their contract period (please refer to the Contract Period Dates and Accommodation Fees table. Any accommodation taken outside the dates specified does not count towards calculation of the obligatory residential period.
13. Additional charges
Where it is deemed that a resident is individually or jointly responsible for additional charges (refer to Conditions of Residency), they will be invoiced accordingly. Additional invoices will also be issued for damage to a resident’s studio apartment on their departure. To determine damage and/or loss, the Operations Office personnel refer to the Room Condition Report completed by all residents on their arrival. Failure to send in your Room Condition Report does not absolve you of any responsibility.
Residents wishing to bring their own furniture and remove existing furniture from the studio apartment are requested to seek approval in writing from the Deputy Director Operations. Approval is only granted under special and extreme circumstances. Residents must note that removal of furniture if approved by the Deputy Director Operations will be at the cost of the resident and by resident arrangement to a secure off-campus storage location.
14. Goods left behind
Monash Residential Services will immediately dispose of any item found in a vacated resident studio apartment. Additional charges may be incurred by the departing resident for the removal and disposal of such items.
Monash Residential Services is not responsible for any items left by residents in communal areas.
15. Enrolment status
Monash Residential Services has offered residents accommodation on the condition that they remain a full-time student throughout the year and that if residents discontinue their enrolment or change from full-time to part-time study or transfer to distance education or complete their studies and are waiting to graduate or are waiting to re-enrol, the resident may be required to vacate their studio apartment. Residents will remain responsible for the rental payment of the studio apartment allocated to them for the whole period of their Residency Agreement or until such time that a suitable replacement is found (whichever comes first).
16. Studio apartment keys
Residents will incur additional costs for lost keys.
17. Parking permits
Residents who have been issued with a virtual parking permit are reminded that on departure the parking permit is no longer valid.
18. Residential developments
Please make yourself aware of the developments that are taking place in and around the campus
19. Currency of Monash Residential Services policies
Monash Residential Services reserves the right to change the Accommodation Fee Regulations and Conditions of Residency at any time. MRS website for the current Accommodation Fee Regulations and Conditions of Residency.
15 October 2021