1. Who can purchase homes on the Stanford
Contact Stanford's Faculty/Staff Housing Office for information on eligibility for purchases of campus homes: (650) 725-6893. The Faculty/Staff Housing Office website also summarizes eligibility criteria.
What are Stanford's policies regarding surviving spouses and domestic partners
of campus leaseholders (e.g., a widower of a deceased leaseholder)?
Surviving spouses and domestic partners can remain in their existing campus home. The surviving spouse/domestic partner is permitted to retain the leasehold interest until his/her death. (Our "Ground Leases" provide that: "the Surviving Spouse/Domestic Partner of said Eligible Person shall be a permitted assignee of the Ground Lease from Lessee or the estate of Lessee, and Lessor hereby consents to any such assignment.")Surviving spouses/domestic partners also can purchase a leasehold interest in a campus condominium at any time following the death of that person's spouse/partner and the sale of the existing leasehold interest. For example, a surviving spouse can sell her leasehold interest in a single-family campus home and purchase a leasehold interest in a Peter Coutts or Pearce Mitchell condominium.These policies were summarized in a letter to SCRL from Stanford's Faculty/Staff Housing Office in January 1999.
Do I need permission to cut down or remove a tree on my leasehold?
Yes, Stanford University must approve all tree removals on campus. Contact the Faculty/Staff Housing Office for more information and to obtain a tree removal application: (650) 725-6893.