Listing rental units with OCS is provided as a service to local landlords and University of Pennsylvania students, faculty and staff. OCS relies on the users of its services to report information fairly and accurately, but cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of such information. Mere inclusion of a landlord's properties on the OCS list does not constitute and shall not be construed or reported as an endorsement or approval of the landlord, its properties or its business practices. All prospective tenants are encouraged to exercise their own good judgment when evaluating a prospective rental unit or landlord.
The inclusion of any property or rental unit on a list maintained by the University of Pennsylvania does not, in any way, constitute a warranty or representation by the University as to the quality, safety or other features of such property and/or its owner(s) or management agent(s). The University expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for problems which may arise with regard to such properties or rental units or with regard to disputes between landlords and tenants concerning such properties or rental units.
OCS retains absolute discretion to refuse to accept or continue to accept a listing from any source. OCS has no duty to disclose to any applicant the reason for its refusal to accept such applicant for inclusion on its list. If OCS removes the listing(s) within 3 months of the date of subscribing by property owner/manager, OCS will refund 50% of the annual fee. No other refunds will be made.
The information on this site is available to users "as is", without any representation or warranties of any kind. OCS makes no representation that this website, or the server that makes it available, will be compatible with your equipment or free from defects, including, but not limited to, viruses or other harmful elements. OCS accepts no liability for any infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering or technical failure, or any unauthorized access, fraud, theft, defect or delay. OCS materials are intended for use only as consumer information and a general overview of issues and concerns related to rental housing. They are not exhaustive and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Landlord and tenant disputes are highly dependent on the exact facts of the case and no action should be taken on the basis of the information here provided. If you have a dispute we recommend that you seek legal advice.
The provision of information about companies that offer services related to living off-campus, such as utility services, insurance, storage, furniture, daycare and others, does not constitute an endorsement by Off-Campus Services or the University. OCS has the right to make available to its users the results of tenant satisfaction surveys and other information generated by students/residents of rental units. The Landlord Survey response data collected and presented through this website and/or in hard copy does not reflect the opinions, position or endorsement of either the University of Pennsylvania, the Office of Off-Campus Services or the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, which maintains, updates and publishes the survey. The responses and opinions presented are solely those of the survey respondents. OCS assumes no responsibility for users' interpretation or reaction to the data. The published survey results do not in any way constitute a warranty or representation by the University of Pennsylvania, OCS and GAPSA as to the quality, safety, or other features of a property or landlord. Users are reminded to check all available sources of information about landlords and properties prior to leasing.
(OCS POLICY R-2008)