Ten Things You Need To Know Before You Begin Renting

  1. All applications must be done online. The application fee is not refundable. If you do not get the home that you applied for, you do not get the application fee back.
  2. The pet fee is not a deposit. It is a non- refundable fee for having a pet.
  3. All of the properties we manage are smoke free. There is no smoking at anytime allowed in any of our properties.
  4. If your credit score is under 600, you may still be able to rent a property.  The landlord will most likely require you to pay the last month’s rent upfront, as well as the first month’s rent, and security deposit.
  5. The property is considered your residence and off the market for other prospective tenants when all documents are signed by all parties and you have paid your security deposit and any pet fees.
  6. In order to get the keys, all paperwork must be signed. The security deposit, pet fee, and first month’s rent must be paid. And, if it is a condition of the contract, the last month’s rent must be paid.
  7. All tenants, 18 and over, must complete an application…. even if they are not financially responsible for the lease  i.e. College student living with parents, elderly parent living with family. We do a credit check, rental history check, and criminal history check on everyone over 18 that will be living in the property.
  8. We don’t accept cash ever. It is dangerous to have it at our premises and it doesn’t leave a “paper” trail of documentation for you.
  9.  All utilities need to be in your name before you move in.
  10. Within 10 days, you need to turn back in the inspection report. This protects you from being charged for damages to the property that were there before you moved in when you move out.


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