What types of properties do you manage?
Do you accept Section 8?
Do you allow pets?
Is there an application fee?
What do you look for when
reviewing an application?
Do you accept co-signors?
How much is the security
How much will it cost me to move
How much can I expect to pay in
How can I get a list of the
properties you have available?
Do you require a lease?
What is the application
What types of properties do you manage? We manage
everything from small studios to large single-family homes. Our properties
include duplex, triplexes and multiple-unit apartment complexes.
Do you accept Section 8? Many of our owners will
consider Section 8, but the final decision is based upon the application
as a whole.
Do you allow pets? As a general rule, the
apartments, duplexes and triplexes we manage do not take any pets. Many of
the houses will consider pets, but it depends on how many, what kind, what
size, etc. If an owner will accept a tenant with a pet, an additional pet
deposit is required (usually a minimum of $200.00) and the tenant is
required to have the carpets professionally cleaned and the unit defleaed
when they move out.
Is there an application fee? No. We are hired by
the property owners to find qualified tenants for their properties. We do
not charge the tenants a fee to submit an application. However, once you
have submitted an application and put down a security deposit on a
property, we will charge you for any expenses we incur while verifying
your information if we find any of the information on your application to
What do you look for when reviewing an application?
Our goal is to match tenants with a property that fits well with their
needs and lifestyle. We also have an obligation to the owner to place a
tenant who can pay the rent and be a responsible and respectful tenant and
neighbor. We need to be able to verify your income and/or means of paying
rent. In addition, it is to your advantage if we can verify your rental
history with a previous landlord.
Do you accept co-signors? Yes. We understand that
many prospective tenants, particularly students, depend on the financial
support of parents or other parties. We will need to be able to verify
that the co-signor has the means to support the monthly rent, so
co-signors need to complete the "Co-signor Form". (link) Please note:
Co-signors are only guaranteeing the rent. They are not parties to the
rental agreement itself.
How much is the security deposit? As a general
rule, the security deposit is $300-500 more than one month's rent. Your security deposit is NOT a last month's rent. When you move
out, your deposit will be refunded to you within three weeks. Any cleaning
expenses, damages, legal fees, unpaid rent or other expenses will be
itemized and deducted.
How much will it cost me to move in? In order to
secure a unit, you must put down the complete security deposit. When the
unit is available for move-in, you will need to pay a full first month's
rent. Your second month's rent will be pro-rated if you moved-in after the
first of the month.
How much can I expect to pay in rent? This is the
magic question!! Unfortunately, it's a very difficult one to answer. Each
unit is unique and they all vary in size, location, age, yard space and
amenities (fireplace, refrigerator, view, garage, storage, etc.) Also, the
owner may pay for some or all of the utilities. This will obviously affect
the amount of rent and the number of people they allow to live there. As a
general rule of thumb: one bedrooms may begin around $675-700 and go as
high as $900; two bedrooms can range from $800-1200 or higher; three
bedrooms start around $1200 and go up from there.
How can I get a list of the properties you have available?
The only two ways to find out our current listings are: 1.) call us during
office hours at 805-772-5657, or 2.) come into our office to view the
listings on the board. Our list can change as often as several times a
day, so it is best to speak with someone in person for current
Do you require a lease? No. All of our rentals are
month-to-month. This means you may give 30-days written notice to move at
any time. Likewise, the owner may give you 30-days written notice at any
What is the application procedure? You are welcome
to check our listings on this website or by calling our office. After you
submit an application, we will try to make arrangements for you to see the
interior of the unit. When you decide on a unit, you will need to put down
the complete security deposit in order to hold it. We will not process
your application until you have decided on a unit and placed a security
deposit. If your application is approved, you will need the first month's
rent in full on the day the unit is available. We will pro-rate the second
month's rent if you move in on a date other than the first. Because of
the volume of applications we receive, we are not able to call you when
new listings come available. You will need to check with our office for
new listings. If you fax your application to the office, please follow-up
with a phone call. We do not process any applications until we have spoken
with you in person and have received a security deposit.