Rules & Regulations Spotlight: Apartment Exterior

Leaving Items on Porches and Railings & Fire Code.

King & Queen Apartments is located in the City of Williamsburg’s Historic Preservation District.  As such, it is imperative that the property be kept up and free of trash, debris, and unsightly items in front of apartment exterior, or on the porches or landings.  Towels, rugs or other items are not to be hung on the railings, or shaken out on the porches or landings.  If you need to hang a towel or rug to dry, please hang it over the shower curtain rod in your bathroom.

Additionally, leaving furniture or other items on the porches and landings in front of the apartment exterior, as well as, securing bicycles to the poles or railings are fire code violations and fire hazards.

The following is noted in the Tenant Handbook & Rules and Regulations portion of the Lease Agreement:

  • Tenant shall not place or permit to be placed any items, articles or apparatus including, but not limited to, flower pots, clothing, blankets, sheets, towels, door mats, pumpkins, or furniture such as, but not limited to, sofas, chairs or futons on the windowsills, railings, porches, or landings.
  • Tenant shall not shake or clean dust mops, clothing, tablecloths, rugs, vacuum bags, or similar items from the windows, porches, or landing areas.
  • Per Section 110 of the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code, the means of egress, the stairways, porches, and landings must remain clear and unobstructed. Obstructing these means of egress is not permitted. Bicycles, trash, furniture, boxes, or other items may not be placed on porches, landings, or stairwells at any time.

For more information refer to the Tenant Handbook & Rules and Regulations section of the Lease Agreement.