Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there any pet fees?

    The pet addendum, and any related fee is negotiated on a case by case basis but usually starts at $300 per animal. Our pet addendum requires that the Resident have the property professionally treated for fleas and the carpet professionally cleaned once they move out. Please review our Pet Policy concerning breed restrictions.
  • How do I apply to rent a home?

    Please call our office or the agent listed in the ad to set an appointment to view the property you are interested in. Upon viewing the property, you can complete an application with the Leasing Agent. The Agent will also collect the application fee and a “Holding fee” at this time. You are asked to pay a “Holding Fee” at the time you apply equal to one half of one month’s rent to hold the property for you. If the application is denied, or if you change your mind within 24 hours of the application being approved, the Holding Fee is refunded.
  • How much is the application fee?

    All individuals completing an application must pay a $40 ($60 Student with Guarantor) non-refundable fee with the application.
  • How much is the security deposit?

    Usually the security deposit total to one month’s rent. From time to time, some owners may offer special promotions to help lease their property more quickly. The security deposit is paid when you move in and must be paid by certified funds (cashier’s check or money order).
  • What are the penalties for early termination of a lease?

    If you decide to move out prior to the end of the lease term then you will be required to give us 30 days written notice, pay a penalty, and leave the property in a clean and “rent ready” condition. The early termination fee is equal to one month’s rent or 25% of the remaining lease payments, whichever is greater. There will also be a $300 administrative fee.
  • What are the standard lease periods?

    Generally our leases are for a period of 12 Months.
  • What do the application and reservation fees cover?

    The application fee will cover the processing of credit, employment and residential history. The Holding Fee holds the property for you until your scheduled move in date at which time it is applied to the first month’s rent charge.
  • What if my application is denied?

    The application fee is spent when we process the background check. The “Holding Fee” will be returned to you in full.
  • What will I owe at move in?

    The balance of the one month’s rent and the security deposit are due at move-in regardless of the day of the month. If you move in during the middle of a month the prorated rent charge will be due on the first day of the second month you are in the property.
  • When is the rent due?

    Rent is due on the first of each month. A 10% late fee is assessed if we have not received your rent by the 5th day of the month.
  • When will the application and reservation fees be deposited?

    The application fee will be deposited as soon as processing starts. The “Holding Fee” will be deposited 24-hours after notification of an approved application and becomes non-refundable at that time. We tell any other interested parties that the property is rented and we are holding it for you until the scheduled move in date.
  • Who must complete an application and what are the requirements?

    All adults age 18 and over must present photo identification and complete an application. The income requirement is 3 times the monthly rent. We will check your landlord and employment references to determine your ability to pay the rent on time and to take care of the property.