Minimum / Light Covenant

 

Solace Beach Estates: Minimum (Light) Covenant

Welcome to the Solace Beach continent, and thank you for your interest in our land for rent. We are a vibrant island community with lovely beaches and friendly staff, residents, and visitors. If you choose to join our community, you can count on excellent customer service and personal attention. Whether you’re a first time land renter or a longtime SL veteran, we are here for you. Please read and agree to our covenant BEFORE renting land. Thank you.

Fees and Payments:

Rental Fees are due at the time of purchase and at or before the time your rent expires. To reserve your plot, buy it for the set price of 99L$, then immediately pay the rental box. Rental boxes are located at a small station on your island; click the sign on your land for a landmark. If you have questions or cannot find your box, please file a support ticket promptly so that we know you are intending to pay. If the box is not paid within 30 min, or we have not been contacted by you with a question regarding how to pay rent, we will reclaim the land without refund. To pay monthly, simply pay your box with the 4 weeks price button. You may pay up to 12 weeks in advance.

Refund Policy
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Rental/tier fees are non-refundable. If you choose to move out before your rent expires, the remaining time will not be refunded. However, rental time can be transfered from one property to another. Simply choose any new Solace Beach Estates property, and file a support ticket to transfer the tier balance. Please read our detailed refund policy for more information.

In the event that Solace Beach Estates must close or re-theme a sim, residents will be offered one free week of tier at a new lot of their choice, in addition to transfering the tier balance. If the resident does not find an acceptable lot, the remaining balance will be refunded in full.

 

Transfer Policy:

Want to move? Rental time can be transfered from one property to another. Simply choose any new Solace Beach Estates property, and file a support ticket to transfer the tier balance. Transfers are intended for those who want to move from one long-term rental space to another. While we do not have a set limit on transfers, we do expect that you keep them reasonable, and reserve the right to say “no more” if we feel this service is being misused.


Eviction Policy:

Residents are expected to keep tier boxes paid. If a box is two days in arrears, your land will be reclaimed with no refund of the deposit. We reserve the right to reclaim land at less than two days in arrears if a lot is empty or there is other clear evidence that you are no longer occupying the parcel. If you are having difficulty paying, we will work with you, and may grant an extension at our discretion.

Solace Beach Estates is not responsible for inventory loss that may occur when items are returned. To avoid having items returned, please keep your rent up to date, and remove your items when you move out. 

Reselling Policy:

Generally speaking, we discourage the resale of Solace Beach Estates land. That is why we refer to our land as “rented.” You may not set your land for sale to the general public, place any signs or other materials on the land stating that it is for sale, or advertise it for sale on SL Forums etc. However, we will allow private transfers of land and tier, such as from one friend to another. If you wish to transfer land to another party you MUST file a support ticket to arrange the transfer. The new tenant will be asked to verify that you did not charge him/her more than the value of the tier on the box. Failure to do so may result in both you and the new tenant forfeiting the land and any rent on the box. 
If we discover “for sale” signs or see a lot set for sale to the general public, we will assume you no longer want the property, and we will reclaim the land and clear the tier box. Any attempts to “flip” land or profit from “selling” Solace Beach Estates Land will not be tolerated.

Facilities and Benefits:

Please join the group “Solace Beachcombers” upon renting land. You do not need the group tag to build, but all important continent announcements go through this group. As a renter on our continent, we will gladly advertise your business’ new products, events, etc. for free on the Solace Beachcombers group (6000+ members) a maximum of once per week. Renting a parcel gives you the ability to hold your events at Club Pele, San Diego, or any of our other venues at no charge. Please file a support ticket to reserve a time, and we will contact you.

 

Zoning

This is a minimum covenant sim. It has fewer rules than our typical sims.

Land and Style

There are no visual rules for this sim. Build anything, anywhere, so long as it does not cross your neighbor’s property line. Please note that by choosing this low-covenant land, you are opening yourself up to the possibility of ugly buildings nearby, low hanging skyboxes, etc. If this will bother you, please choose one of our more strictly managed sims.

Usage

You may use your property for any purpose permitted in the SL TOS, except as follows:

-If the sim is zoned Mature, you may not have an adult business, per Linden Lab rules.

-Sexually explicit images may not be placed outdoors or in such a way that they are easily visible from neighboring parcels (unless the sim is zoned Adult).


Property Settings

Unless you are the sole renter of a full sim, ban lines are not permitted – you MUST leave “Allow Public Access” checked in your land settings at all times, and may not require payment info on file to enter. We check daily for ban lines and will temporarily reclaim lots to remove them if you do not respond promptly to IMs from management.

Security orbs are allowed, however, you must follow our rules regarding orb usage. Orbs must be set with a minimum 15 sec. warning and to eject only, NOT teleport home. All individuals listed on our Staff page must be added to the safe list for your orb.

 

Resource Usage

Please keep in mind that you share the sim with others, and respect the following rules.

*Temp rezzers designed to exceed prim limits are not permitted. Holo rezzer vendors and house display vendors are fine. 
*Campers/bots are limited to 2 per land holder. They cause lag and are a blight on the sims. You MAY use lucky chairs, prize camping, or Xploders – any reward that does not lead to unfair use of sim resources. What we do not want is dozens of bots or AFK avatars clogging the sim for other users.
*We will require you to remove any scripts that are found to be causing excessive lag on the sim. 

Due to lag caused by walking scripted pets (including but not limited to, Sion Chickens), we have instituted limitations to ensure that no user exceeds his/her fair use of script time.
Light Covenant Full Sims: 4 pets per 512 sq.m. held.

 

Behavior

Griefing, shooting people without consent and/or on others’ property, spy scripts, and harassment of other residents, visitors, or staff will not be tolerated. If you have an unwanted avatar on your parcel, you may remove him/her ONLY by ejecting, teleporting home, and/or banning. You may not shoot, deform, or attack any avatar by other means, whether on or off your property, UNLESS s/he has consented to being attacked.

Covenant Violations

We will work with you to resolve covenant violations and neighbor disputes. We are here to help! In the case of serious violations involving harassment, we reserve the right to reclaim your land without refund. 

Need help?

We use a support ticket system to ensure that all requests are seen and addressed promptly. To file a ticket, go to our support section – or you can IM the avatar SolaceBeach Serenity which will create a ticket in the system. All tickets will receive a response within 24 hours. In the event of griefing, please visit the land office to check the staff board, and IM any online manager for help. Someone is almost always online, and security issues will be handled in a timely manner. Please do not IM the Estate Owner unless there are griefers or unless you have been asked to do so by another staff member. Thank you.

Thanks for your interest, and we hope you will join us here on the Solace Beach Continent!

Staff List (please click and add all staff  to security orb)