Terms and Conditions

READ THIS PAGE COMPLETELY. ITS EFFECT IS TO RELEASE COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, ITS GOVERNING BOARD, AND THE STATE OF COLORADO FROM ANY LIABILITY RESULTING FROM YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE HOUSING INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SERVICE DATABASE, AND TO WAIVE ALL CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES OR LOSSES AGAINST THE UNIVERSITY WHICH MAY ARISE FROM SUCH ACTIVITIES EVEN IF THEY RESULT FROM NEGLIGENCE.

In consideration for the voluntary use of the Off-Campus Life RentalSearch Service, and promising to take due care during such use, user agrees to save and hold harmless Colorado State University (“CSU”) and Off-Campus Life (“OCL”), CSU’s Governing Board, and the State of Colorado from any and all liability, claims, losses, demands, actions, debts and attorney's fees arising out of, claimed on account of, or in any manner predicted upon such use, including but not limited to loss or damage to the property of, injuries to, and/or death of user, which may or may not occur in connection to the performance or non-performance of any contract or conditions created thereby; or based upon any violation of any statute, ordinance, or regulation by user or by a third party against the interests of user. User understands that he or she is solely responsible for any costs arising out of any injury or damage that user may sustain through user’s participation in normal or unusual acts associated with use of the Housing Information and Service database, regardless of whose fault may be the cause of user’s injuries or damages, EVEN IF CAUSED BY CARELESSNESS OR NEGLIGENCE, so long as the conduct which caused the injuries or damages was not grossly negligent, or willful and wanton.

User acknowledges and agrees that the inclusion in the RentalSearch Service of any available property or unit for rent or “roommate(s) needed” does not in any way constitute a warranty, endorsement, or representation as to the quality, safety, security or other features and characteristics of such property, its tenants, neighbors and/or its owner(s) or management agent(s). User understands and agrees that CSU, OCL, CSU’s Governing Board, and the State of Colorado disclaim any and all liability or responsibility for problems which may arise or losses which may occur with regard to such properties, rental units or with regard to disputes or altercations between 1) landlords/agents and their tenants 2) co-tenants 3) tenants and their neighbors and/or 4) the City of Fort Collins and either landlords or their tenants.

User acknowledges and accepts that Off-Campus Life office does not inspect, review, recommend or endorse any of the facilities or tenants advertised nor does it interview or screen landlords, tenants, or roommates before allowing the posting of a listing. Nor does it investigate the history of the past tenancies of properties that are advertised on its database. Both Students and Landlords are strongly advised to adequately screen prospective co-tenants and parties with whom they may contract, and make a physical inspection of the premise prior to entering a contract. Agreements for housing should be made in writing. Both parties are advised to consult an attorney before entering into a binding legal agreement.

Further, user hereby indemnifies and holds harmless The Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System and CSU, and their members, officers, agents, employees, and any other persons or entities acting on their behalf, and the successors and assigns for any and all of the aforementioned persons and entities, against any and all claims, demands, and causes of action whatsoever, whether presently known or unknown, of any person who suffers any injury, disability, death or other harm, to person or property or both, as a result of user’s participation in the RentalSearch Service.

User acknowledges that he or she has had sufficient time to review and seek explanation of the provisions contained above, have carefully read them, understand them fully, and agree to be bound by them.

To assist students in locating potential off-campus options, Off-Campus Life operates the RentalSearch Service. The RentalSearch Service is a two-part "advertising" service that benefits both tenants and landlords.

LANDLORDS:

Landlords who are trying to fill their vacancies may contact Off-Campus Life via phone or by registering through the website. There is no fee for landlords to advertise through Off-Campus Life.

TENANTS:

Students may visit Off-Campus Life via the Web, or in person and view potential options for their personal consideration. Review of materials and participation in the program does not guarantee placement, but may help in facilitating housing prospects that conform to an individual's requirements.

The Off-Campus Life office does not inspect, approve or disapprove nor warrant accuracy of listings. The information listed is subject to change without notice, and has been voluntarily provided. Know your rights and responsibilities before signing any kind of lease. In case of questions and advice, please come and see us at Off-Campus Life, Rm. 195, Lory Student Center, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, (970) 491-2248 ph., (970) 491-6196 fax.