Winter Storage in Cottages

Marine Biological Laboratory
Policy No. F.1.3


Initiated by:Director of Housing and Conference Services
Approved by:MBL Director/CEO
Date:January 1, 1987
Revision:#1, February 7, 2005
Distribution:MBL Cottage occupants

1.0Policy Statement:
The Marine Biological Laboratory cannot be responsible for personal items left in the cottages. The reasons are as follows:

  • MBL is uncertain of subsequent assignments.
  • MBL cannot maintain environmental conditions adequate for storage.
  • MBL cannot ensure the security of the material of the items left in storage.
  • In 2005, the MBL will be piloting a storage program for long term cottage residents


2.1At the end of the contracted rental period, all items not belonging to the MBL must be removed by the occupants of the cottage at their expense.
2.2Items left behind will be handled by the MBL, at its discretion, through one of the following methods:

2.2.1Items will be packed and shipped COD to the former occupants, with all MBL costs charged to that occupant.
2.2.2Items will be placed in commercial storage with all costs billed to the former occupants.
2.2.3Items will be removed and discarded with all costs billed to the former occupants.

3.0Policy Clarification and Updates:
Policy clarification and updates are available from the Housing office.