Inspections are done on every property twice a year. We are looking:
- to make sure filters are being changed on the HVAC system
- no one is smoking in the property
- the number of people living in the property match the number of people on the lease
- the number of animals living in the property match the number of animals on the lease
- that there is no unusual damage to the property.
During the inspection, it is a great time to bring to our attention any miscellaneous items that are not an emergency but that may need to be fixed.
If you decide you want to have a pet after the rental contract is completed, it needs to be approved by the landlord, and all necessary paperwork needs to be completed, before the pet moves in. Some of our properties are “pet-free.” Pet fees will apply. If you decide to get a new pet or add a pet, it must be approved with the homeowner in advance.
Rental insurance is a good thing and inexpensive. it can save you a lot of money if something happens to the property you are living in. Get some!! We have had refrigerators break and all the food contents were lost. The owner will pay to replace the refrigerator, but they are not contractually obligated to replace your food.
If you are locked out, you are welcome to come by our office and pick up a spare key at no charge. We have office staff available Monday thru Friday from 8:30am to 5pm. If it is after hours or on the weekends, please call a lock smith.
You are legally and financially responsible for all of the terms of the Rental contract. If you need to break the lease, most homeowners will allow you to do so if it doesn’t cost them financially. You will need to pay the re-marketing fee, the rent, and all utilities until the next resident moves in. Your need to break the lease should not affect the landlord’s finances.