Renting

Tenant Screening

The Tenant Screening Process All applicants must be over the age of 18. Each occupant over the age of 18 must complete or be included the application. For married couples each person must fill out an application form. We will request information to verify employment and employment history. All applicants must provide at least two sources of identification including one piece of photo...

Tenant Responsibilities

As a tenant your responsibilities include: Reporting any maintenance issues with the property. Paying for all damages you cause. NOT making alterations to the property without due authorization from the landlord. Maintaining the landscaping as provided in your lease. Taking care not to cause damage to the property. Respecting your neighbors quiet enjoyment of their property. Adhering to the...

Starting a Tenancy

First: Sign a Tenancy Agreement. All new tenancies must have a written Tenancy Agreement. The landlord must provide a Tenancy Agreement that sets out the particular conditions that have been agreed to. Both landlord and tenant sign it and the landlord must give the tenant a copy before the tenancy begins. Care should be taken by both landlord and tenant in the discussions leading up to an agreement. If a...

Renting Property

When considering renting a property, you should call the agent to make a time to inspect the property. We recommend meeting at the office. This avoids confusion or waiting at the wrong house. When inspecting a property you will need to consider: Do you have certain pre-requisites? Number of rooms is an obvious one, but what about phone points, air-conditioning, hot and cold water, size of yard, fencing,...

Dividing a Studio Apartment

Studio-living is a unique experience. It offers the convenience of walking from one living space to another by simply moving around one or two rooms. Such easy access can, of course, be both a blessing and a headache. On one hand, tidying up and putting items away becomes a quick chore. And preparing a snack during your favorite television program is easily accomplished. On the other hand, living out of...

Essentials For Your 1st Apartment

Getting your first apartment is exhilarating. That empty space is full of promise and prospects for shopping. Let your imagination wander. Depending on your shopping personality, it is easy either to get carried away and blow your money on nonessential (but gratifying) items; or to tremble at the thought of spending your hard-earned income on expensive furniture. Below is a list of 12 essential purchases...

When Its Smarter to Rent than Buy

Renting gives you flexibility and freedom. Despite the bruising US housing market crash of 2008, home ownership still ranks up there with a successful career and happy family life as a key pillar of the American Dream. In fact, a recent survey found that 71% of adults say that purchasing a home is a top personal goal. Buying often makes financial sense, which is why phrases like “renting is just throwing...

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