Hi there! We’re so excited to be welcoming you as a new resident here at Avec on H Street. There are a few things we’d like to share with you to ensure that the days leading up to your move through your first few days here are as stress-free and seamless as possible.

The first few steps:

 

1) SIGN YOUR LEASE

By now, whether you filled out your application online or in person, you should have received your lease via email.  Please either login to or create a login for the Resident Portal. From there, you’ll be able to sign and submit your lease.  This is also where you’ll make payments, submit maintenance requests, and more.

2) SCHEDULE YOUR MOVE

In order to provide a smooth moving experience for everyone, we will be reaching out to you to book a date and time for your move. This time-slot will be your opportunity to use the loading dock and freight elevator. Certain dates and days of the week are more popular than others, so if you do not hear from us soon, please reach out to confirm that your desired move date is available.

Currently, move-in times are limited to 4-time slots a day: (8 am – 11 am) ; (11 am – 2 pm) ; (2 pm – 5 pm) ; (5 pm – 8 pm) 

3) RESERVE YOUR PARKING & STORAGE

If you have not already reserved parking space in the garage but would like to do so now, please let us know. Parking is $200/month with each space being individually assigned residents. We will also have bike storage. Each resident will be given one complimentary bike space.

PLEASE NOTE: Bikes are not allowed in the common areas or corridors so if you have one (or more), please let us know and we will assign you a space in the garage. Use of the hanging bike racks in our secure bike room is free (though you’ll still need to be assigned space) and private bike lockers will be available. Extra storage space is available to residents for $100/month.

 PRE-MOVE SET UP

Now that you’ve taken care of signing your lease, booking the loading dock for moving day and reserving any desired parking and storage space, there are a few more things you’ll want to have checked off the list well before your move date.

1) UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS

Now is the best time to head over to USPS.com to schedule your change of address.  As your move date approaches, it is easy to let tasks like this get lost in the shuffle. Don’t wait until after your move to do this or some of your mail delivery could be missed or delayed.  Your new address is:
901 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

*Don’t forget to include your apartment number

2) SET UP UTILITIES

For Electric service: 
PEPCO at (202) 833-7500.

For Water service:
DC Water at (202) 787-2000

For Cable and Internet providers, you have 2 options:

Comcast
Our Comcast rep is Bradley Wible. He can be reached at
240-904-4011 or
Bradley_Wible@comcast.com

Verizon Fios
Our Verizon rep is Tony Akintude. He can be reached at
301-789-8443 or
Takintude@vec-agent.com

3) RESERVE LOADING DOCK

If you have not yet heard from us to schedule your move-in date and time-slot, please email or call the leasing center at (202) 465-7090 before you book your moving company.  As we mentioned above, certain dates and days of the week are more heavily booked, so the sooner we schedule your time slot, the better.

4) Move-in Orientation

By now you should have scheduled a move-in orientation to go over moving rules/regulations and any final questions you may have about your upcoming move.

If you haven’t already, please reach out to your leasing consultant to schedule a move-in orientation to be held 1-3 days prior to your move!

RULES FOR MOVE-IN DAY


1) KEY PICK-UP

Provided that your balance is paid in full, your keys may be picked up after 5 PM the day before your move. If you’d prefer to pick up your keys on the same day as your move, be sure to make time prior to your loading dock reservation to do so.

PLEASE NOTE: Your renters’ Insurance policy MUST be in place before you are eligible to pick-up keys.

2) LOADING DOCK

You have a dedicated time slot in which you’ll have access to the loading dock and freight elevator. Please be mindful of the fact that there may be multiple other move-in on the same day as your move, so arriving promptly at the beginning of your time slot will help ensure the loading dock is cleared and ready in time for the next move-in. If you are running behind or anticipate missing your time slot, please notify us immediately by calling the Leasing Center at (202) 465-7090. While we do our best to make accommodations, we are not responsible for additional costs incurred if your movers go over their allotted time or have to reschedule.

The loading dock is located on the alley behind the building (Future residents must enter off of 8th Street). This is where you will unload all of your furniture and boxes.

The best address to plug into your GPS or to give your movers is: 719 8th St NE. (See graphic above)

Furniture Deliveries

 

A new apartment often means new furniture! If you plan to have furniture delivered to the building, please note that we cannot accept any deliveries prior to your move-in date.

Furniture deliveries will also need to be scheduled with the Front Desk/Office and follow the same time restrictions as the loading dock/freight elevator.

Bulk Trash

With new furniture comes the disposing of old furniture. Please understand that we cannot accommodate any bulk trash so be sure to dispose of anything you do not want to keep prior to your move. Goodwill will pick up your unwanted furniture and other donations from your current location but demand is high so be sure to call a couple of weeks in advance. If at any point you need to dispose of large items or furniture please coordinate the removal with the front desk and management office – there may be fees associated with this service.

Cardboard Boxes

Once you’re all moved in, we’re sure you’ll have plenty of cardboard boxes to dispose of. Please DO NOT use the chute in trash and recycling room on your floor to dispose of the boxes. They will get stuck and clog the chute!  There is a dedicated bin in the loading dock and we ask that you use this for large boxes both while you’re unpacking and down the line when you have large boxes delivered.  For smaller delivery box disposal, you will find a bin in the refuse room on each floor for your convenience.

 

OTHER THINGS TO KNOW FOR MOVE-IN DAY

Come as prepared as possible for your move, but know that we will have some extra hand trucks available in the loading dock for your convenience.

Upon move-in, if you have any immediate maintenance issues that need addressing, please alert the concierge immediately by calling (202) 465-7090