Most mistakes can be corrected, but the wrong tenant can not only cost you lots of money, but also endless frustration.
Our selection process is as thorough and complete as the law allows. It starts with a complete credit report on each adult applicant at no cost to you. We then verify employment and/or source and stability of income. We talk personally to their current and past landlords, either the owners or property managers. We go one step further and verify (through county records) that their "landlord" reference given is really the owner of the property listed on their application. This is just one of the ways we alleviate fraud in the application process. When possible we make an attempt to view the tenants current residence. Our years of experience enable us to better detect fraudulent applicants.
All information regarding the applicant is discussed and thoroughly evaluated by our leasing committee, which has final authority to accept or reject applications, unless the owner has also requested to review the information. If we receive an application that does not thoroughly meet our overall criteria, we may contact you to discuss the final approval or require a higher deposit.
After the applicant has qualified, we collect a security deposit and a full months rent, conduct a detailed move in inspection and have the tenant sign a complete legal rental contract that details tenant and landlord responsibilities. In addition to standard items found in most rental agreements, SLPM addresses in detail such things as late rents, repairs, broken windows, landscaping maintenance, carpet cleaning, plumbing and drain problems, insurance, and so forth. Our rental agreements include attachments, which cover any items mandated by State law and local City ordinances, which include but are not limited to Rent Control, Lead Based Paint, Asbestos and Sex Offender disclosures.
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