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    Current Residents

  • When is rent due?

     
    • Rent is due on the 1st of the month, regardless of weekends of holidays.  Antelope Ridge provides a secure night drop box to be utilized for rent payments when the Welcome Center is closed.  Rent paid prior to 8 am on the 6th of every month will not be assessed a late fee.


  • What happens if my rent is late?

     
    • If your rent is late, you will be charged a late fee as stated in your lease; the late fee is a one-time charge for the amount due on the 6th. We only assess late fees once a month*, so you will not be charged additional late fees unless you don't pay by the 6th of the next month. 

      It is your responsibility to keep track of your rent payments.  We will send balance due notifications via email and/or USPS, and will not be held responsible for emails not received.

      Excessive delinquency is a violation of the lease, and may be cause for termination of residency.

      *In cases of checks returned for insufficient funds, additional late fees may apply.


  • Are Residents allowed to use fireworks?

     
    • Fireworks are not permitted at Antelope Ridge.  Not only can they be a fire hazzard in times of dry weather and are potentially banned by Meade County, but they also violate the Antelope Ridge noise policy.  In addition, keep in mind that loud noises such as fireworks can be a health hazzard to individuals with sensitivity issues such as PTSD.

      Use of fireworks on property is a violation of your lease and will be treated as such.


  • Who do we contact for an emergency?

     
    • If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1. For non-emergent calls, please contact the County Dispatch at (605) 394-2151. If your emergency is a maintenance item, please call our 24/7 maintenance number at 605-791-1954.


  • How do maintenance repairs work and do residents pay for the repairs?

     
    • Maintenance repairs are provided to all residents of Antelope Ridge. This service is at no cost, provided that the repair is deemed a routine maintenance item, or normal wear and tear. In the event service is required to repair damage caused by the resident, the cost of the repair will be the responsibility of the resident.


  • What lawn care does Antelope Ridge provide and what are my responsibilities for lawn care?

     
    • Lawn care service is provided to all residents of Antelope Ridge at no cost. The service includes mowing of the front and side yards, where applicable. Residents are responsible for mowing, trimming and weeding of their backyard and all flower bed maintenance


  • Why do I have to check with Property Management if I want an item replaced, i.e., light fixture?

     
    • If an item is not working properly, we will repair or replace it. The resident may be responsible for the cost of repairing or replacing the item if it was damaged by a resident or their guest and is not considered normal wear and tear.


  • Why can't I park on the grass?

     
    • We don't allow parking on the grass because doing so can kill the grass and create low spots in the landscape. As a community, we want to maintain the lawn at each residence so that the overall appearance of the community can be pleasant for all who live there. There may be instances when Antelope Ridge staff will ask residents to park on the grass for the purpose of snow removal. Residents will be notified should this be necessary. Vehicles must be removed from the lawn within 24 hours after the plowing of snow.


  • Why do I have to pick up after my dog in my backyard and when I am walking in the community?

     
    • You must pick up after your pet(s) in order to ensure a sanitary and aesthetically pleasing environment for all of our residents. Pet stations are located in the community, and you are welcome to use them to dispose of the pet's waste while you are walking your pet.


  • Will I be reimbursed for damage to my personal property due to leaks, fire, pipes backing up or food spoiling?

     
    • Antelope Ridge does not provide renter's insurance. Our residents must determine the amount of coverage needed and purchase renter's insurance based on their own needs. Antelope Ridge does not reimburse for damage to personal property.


  • Why do I have to secure my animals for maintenance to come in when I am not home?

     
    • We ask our residents to secure their animal when maintenance will be in the home because it can be a safety issue. Even a friendly animal can react negatively to a stranger in the home. Maintenance cannot be responsible for ensuring pets don't escape from the home during their visit.


  • Why do my children have to be 18 years or older for maintenance to enter my home even with a waiver?

     
    • Maintenance will not enter a home if no one in the home at the time is at least 18 years old. This policy is to protect both the minors in the home and our employees.


  • Why do I have to get permission from Property Management to get my locks changed on my home?

     
    • This is to ensure that Property Management has a key to your home in case of an emergency.


  • What is a PTE waiver?

     
    • This form is known as the Permission to Enter form. This is an access authorization form that is signed by the resident to allow maintenance permission to acquire a key to your home in order to complete a work order when you are not home. We do this as a convenience to the resident.


  • Who handles snow removal?

     
    • Antelope Ridge's snow removal contractor will plow the streets and courts within the Antelope Ridge Community. It is the resident's responsibility to clear driveways, parking spaces and sidewalks up to 50 feet in all directions from the home within 24 hours after a snowfall.


  • Can I park on the street during snow weather?

     
    • All vehicles must be removed from the street when directed by Antelope Ridge management. If leaving on an extended TDY or deployment, vehicles must be parked in the driveway or garage only. If snow or winter weather is forecast for late evening or early morning, move your vehicles before going to bed. Parking on the lawn is only permitted when instructed to do so by Antelope Ridge management. If snow removal vehicles encounter vehicles parked on streets during operations, these vehicles will be ticketed and towed at the vehicle owner’s expense. Antelope Ridge does not assume any risk, responsibility, or liability for any damage to vehicles occurring from snow removal or towing operations when vehicles are in violation of this policy.


  • Will Antelope Ridge remove the appliances so that I can use my personal appliances?

     
    • Residents must submit an Exception to Policy form for consideration by management.


  • Can I change my car oil at my home?

     
    • Oil changes are not permitted on Antelope Ridge property.


  • How do I start the move out process?

     
    • The lease includes a clause requiring that residents notify the Antelope Ridge Welcome Center in writing, giving 60 days notice of their intent to vacate.  This is done in the office and includes scheduling of move-out inspections and a review of all final amounts due.  Please contact the Welcome Center for further information.


  • What are my cleaning options when I'm ready to move out?

     
    • Residents have three cleaning options:

      1. Residents may clean the house following the Antelope Ridge Cleaning Guidelines sheet provided to residents when scheduling an intent to vacate. Carpets must be professionally cleaned no more than 48 hours prior to the final move-out inspection and a receipt provided to Antelope Ridge at the final move-out inspection.

      2. Residents may hire a contractor to clean the house prior to the final move out inspection. All negotiations will be strictly between the resident and the cleaning team. Carpets must be professionally cleaned no more than 48 hours prior to the final move-out inspection and a receipt provided to Antelope Ridge at the final move-out inspection.

      3. Residents may utilize the Antelope Ridge Pay & Go service, which handles all necessary cleaning, including the carpets, once the home has been vacated.  Price is based on home size and can be obtained by contacting the Welcome Center.



  • Military

  • What is the leasing process for military households?

     
    • The leasing process begins with contacting Antelope Ridge at 605-791-3181 or anteloperidgeleasing@huntcompanies.com, or by visiting the Welcome Center at 321 Hunt Drive in Box Elder. If you are in the area, we would be more than happy to show you a home and all that our community has to offer. If you are PCSing from another base, we will work with you throughout your transition to Ellsworth. Once you have decided that Antelope Ridge is where you would like to live, each applicant who is 18 or older must complete an application. Before you move into your new home, a lease must be signed, all deposits and rent/pro-rated rent must be paid, and you will receive keys to your new home! Welcome Home!


  • Is a security deposit required?

     
    • Yes, security deposits are required for all Antelope Ridge homes.  The current security deposit rate for military lessees can be obtained by contacting the Welcome Center at anteloperidgeleasing@huntcompanies.com, or by calling 605-791-3181.


  • Can my spouse apply for housing and sign a lease for me while I'm deployed or on TDY?

     
    • Yes your spouse can act on your behalf as long as there is a Power of Attorney in place. We require a copy of the POA in order to process the information.


  • Is my rent based on my BAH?

     
    • No. We have a set rental rate for all of our homes.


  • Under what circumstances can I terminate my lease?

     
    • Under the military clause, you can terminate your lease if you receive orders for deployment, PCS, or TDY for more than 60 days. However, we still require 30 days' written notice and also require a copy of your orders.



  • Future Residents

  • What is the leasing process for traditional households?

     
    • The leasing process begins by contacting Antelope Ridge at 605-791-3181 or anteloperidgeleasing@huntcompanies.com, or by visiting the Welcome Center at 321 Hunt Drive in Box Elder. We are more than happy to show you a home and all that our community has to offer. Once you have decided that Antelope Ridge is where you would like to live, each applicant who is 18 or older must complete an application and pass a background screening that includes a criminal, sex offender and credit check. Once the background screening is completed and passed, a lease must be signed, all deposits and rent/pro-rated rent must be paid, and you will receive keys to your new home! Welcome Home!


  • Is a security deposit required?

     
    • Yes, security deposits are required for all Antelope Ridge homes.  The security deposit rate is based on credit score for civilian lessees and can be up to a full month's rent; the current rate range can be obtained by contacting the Welcome Center at anteloperidgeleasing@huntcompanies.com, or by calling 605-791-3181.


  • Can my spouse apply for me?

     
    • We can accept an application for a spouse only if we are provided with a Power of Attorney giving permission for the application. A copy of the POA must remain on file at Antelope Ridge.


  • Can we select a home or is one assigned?

     
    • You can let your leasing agent know the style of home in which you are interested. They will do their best to find a home that fits your needs.


  • I am on the waiting list, but in a lease elsewhere. Will you hold a house for me?

     
    • We will hold your position on the waiting list until you are ready for a home once your application has been approved with receipt of a home hold deposit. You must contact us 60 days prior to your current lease expiration to ensure we will have housing available for you. Contact the Welcome Center at 605.791.3181 or anteloperidgeleasing@huntcompanies.com for the current home hold deposit rate.


  • When is rent due?

     
    • Rent is due on the 1st of the month, regardless of weekends of holidays.  Antelope Ridge provides a secure night drop box to be utilized for rent payments when the Welcome Center is closed.  Rent paid prior to 8 am on the 6th of every month will not be assessed a late fee.



  • General Questions

  • In which county is Antelope Ridge located?

     
    • Antelope Ridge is located in Meade County.


  • Are solicitors allowed at Antelope Ridge?

     
    • For the purpose of each resident's peace and enjoyment, solicitation is not allowed at Antelope Ridge.  This includes all forms of solicitation, including fundraising, proselytizing and campaigning.


  • Do you take cash payments? What other forms of payment do you accept?

     
    • No, we do not take cash payments.  We can accept personal checks, money orders and cashiers checks. Credit card payments can only be accepted through the third-party payment system, www.rentpayment.com. We cannot take credit card payments in the office or over the phone.  Rentpayment.com charges a service fee based on the amount of your payment; this fee structure is not set by us, nor is it money we receive.