How much grace period must I be given before my rent is considered late and what are the late charges?
I am an excellent resident and take good care of the home. Can you waive my late charges?
Do you offer direct debit to pay the rent?
Can I pay the rent in cash?
Do you have an emergency repair line?
What is considered an emergency?
How do I request maintenance for a repair?
Can I be charged for maintenance at the property?
Can I stop paying rent until a repair is made?
What if I have a problem that I can't seem to get resolved?
We understand that from time to time tenants have financial difficulties, health problems or other emergencies. Although we sympathize with the situation, we are legally bound to follow the lease agreement. Please do not place us in the difficult position of denying a request for an exception to the lease agreement because we cannot grant an exception. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Can the management or management representatives, such as repair and or maintenance people enter my home when I am not at home?
Additionally, Landlord or anyone authorized by Landlord may peacefully enter the Property at reasonable times without first attempting to contact Tenant and without notice to:
- survey or review the Property’s condition and take photographs to document the condition
- emergency repairs
- exercise a contractual or statutory lien
- leave written notices
- seize nonexempt property if Tenant is in default.
Whose responsibility is it to take care of the lawn?
I am renting a home where the landlord supplied the refrigerator and the refrigerator broke down who is the responsible for the lost food is the landlord or the tenants?
Refrigerators break down, regardless of who owns them. If it was your refrigerator, you’d have to pay for the spoiled food. If the unit stops working, it is your responsibility to find an alternative to store your food.
If you know your neighbors well enough, ask to borrow some fridge/freezer space. Refrigerators make excellent ice chests, buy some freezer-pack inserts and keep them frozen. Plan where you can buy some Dry Ice. Dry Ice is particularly usefully for freezing and keeping things frozen because of its very cold temperature of -109.3 F. Be sure to take an ice chest to pick up the Dry Ice and use insulated gloves when handling Dry Ice.
Not only will taking these steps help when your refrigerator breaks down, it will help when we have power outages due to storms or other natural disasters.
If you have renters insurance you may want to check with your insurance company to see if food spoilage is covered.
Do I need to get renters insurance?
Can I install extra telephone lines?
Can I paint the walls another color?
Also you will need to let us know which wall or rooms and we will require an additional deposit which is refundable if the wall or rooms are restored to the original color unless you have approval from the office that you do not need to restore the paint.
How do I obtain mailbox keys?
What if I lose my keys or I am locked out of the property?
What if I want a garage door opener and the property doesn't currently have one?
Can I change the locks?
All notices or requests by Tenant for rekeying, changing, installing, repairing, or replacing security devices must be in writing. Installation of additional security devices or additional rekeying or replacement of security devices desired by Tenant will be paid by the Tenant in advance and must be installed only by contractors authorized by our office.
Guests and Roommates
How long can my guests stay?
Can I get a roommate later on?
What happens if my roommate moves out before the end of the lease?
What happens to the disposition of a roommate's security deposit after move-out?
Can I get a pet after move-in?
Can I get an additional pet?
What if I need to get out of my lease? Can I sublet?
Can I still be held liable for my lease if I am being transferred by my job?
Is there a military clause?
- entrance into military service;
- military orders for a permanent change of station (PCS); or
- military orders to deploy with a military unit for not less than 90 days.
Termination is effective on the 30th day after the first date on which the next rental payment is due after the date on which the notice is delivered. Section 92.017, Property Code governs the rights and obligations of the parties under this paragraph.
Does my lease automatically renew on a month to month basis when it is up?
Do I have to give a written notice to vacate even if it is at the end of my lease?
Do I have to give a written notice to vacate if I am on a month to month basis?
What if I need a few extra days to move out when the lease is up?
If I renew my lease, does the rent go up automatically?
When do I get my security deposit back?
Is my pet deposit refundable?
Can I get my pet deposit back when my pet runs away or I no longer have it?
What if I do not see the answer to my question here?
Please submit you question to us in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org.