Q: Can I market my house for sale while it is under tenant occupancy?
A: No. Once you secure a lease agreement, you will need to take your property off the market during the term of the lease. Tenants do not want the burden of making the home available for showings and most buyers want possession at closing. Relisting your property after a lease term will also give your property the attention of a new listing.
Q: How do I prepare my home for a renter?
A: Remove all personal belongings & furniture, complete all maintenance projects, make sure all mechanicals such as heating/cooling, plumbing and appliances are working properly, steam clean carpets (if needed) and make sure the property is clean.
Q: Do I still need to pay my mortgage, insurance, property taxes & Condo/Association fees?
A: Yes. You must continue to pay them directly.
Q: Do I continue to pay for utilities and lawn care once my property is rented?
A: No. We require new tenants to transfer all utilities to their name prior to their scheduled move-in date. They are also responsible for basic lawn care during their occupancy. (Any additional lawn/landscape services must be at the request and expense of the homeowner.)
Q: What if my home needs a repair or maintenance during a tenants occupancy?
A: Tenants are required under their lease agreement to notify us of any repairs or necessary maintenance to your home. As the homeowner, you are financially responsible for all routine maintenance & repairs.
Q: What if a tenant causes damage to my property?
A: Any damage that exceeds the security deposit amount will be disclosed and billed to the tenant in their final move out letter. If the tenant does not respond with payment, a claim will be filed as necessary. Normal wear & tear is expected.
Q: Can I do my own maintenance or use my own service providers?
A: If you would like to use your own service providers, they must submit an application and send proof of insurance and certifications. If they do not qualify, you will need to hire and pay them directly.