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31
Oct

Departure Process: Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Tenant

Before you depart the unit, you should fill out the departure side of the “unit condition form” or if one wasn’t provided, add to the list you created at the beginning of your stay. To be the most thorough, you should schedule a walk-through with your landlord and/or leasing agent to review the “unit condition report” with you and have them and you sign off on the written form/list and date it. This way, when it comes to getting your security deposit back, you will already be prepared about what to expect.

Avoid a battle over your security deposit by scheduling a walk-through with your landlord prior to departing. This will give both of you more peace of mind.

  • Research the amount of days your landlord/community has to refund your full or remaining security deposit. This varies by state. In CA for example, the landlord only has a 21 day window to get these refunded. Most other states are 30 days unless otherwise specified.
  • If any damages were deducted from the security deposit, the landlord/community/leasing agent must send over a detailed statement showing what was deducted from the security deposit. If you have all of your ducks in a row including before and after photos with a time date stamp and your copy of the unit’s condition upon arrival and departure, you should be able to fight any damages that have been taken out if you didn’t do them.
  • The landlord/agents are entitled to do their own inspection report once you have moved out of the unit. During this inspection, damages that might not have been identified on the unit condition form may be found once the unit is free of the tenant’s possessions. If applicable, these items will be deducted from the security deposit.
  • If a cleaning fee wasn’t charged up front, then cleaning charges may be deducted from the security deposit. If there are any damages to the carpets, the tenant can be charged for the useful life of the carpet or the remaining life. For example, the carpet is 8 years old but it was expected to last for 10 years. The initial cost of the carpet was $1,000. The tenant cannot be charged the full amount but they can be charged for $200 which would add up to be the remaining 2 years left on the carpet.

Taking photos and recording details of any damages in the unit no matter how small prior to moving in and out can be huge when it comes down to getting your full security deposit back once you move out.

Record any and all damages right when you move in and prior to your departure so you can get all or most of your security deposit back.

Be sure you submit any correspondence between you and the landlord/leasing agent in writing. As always, before signing any contract, be sure to do all your research ahead of time so you know what you are getting yourself into.

We hope this series of posts was helpful for all current and future renters. 🙂

24
Oct

Maintenance Issues: Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Tenant

Last week, we covered rental agreements and security deposits. This week, we will be discussing a unit maintenance that may arise while you are leasing a property. As a renter, you must take responsibility for any unit damages that were the fault of yourself, anyone staying in the property, your guests, family members, and/or pets. If you company is the lease holder, you will still be fiscally responsible for any damages you may cause during your stay.

A toilet repair is a perfect example of either the tenant or the landlord being responsible – if the damages were found to be caused by the tenant, then additional charges may be assessed. Otherwise, it would be the landlord’s responsibility.

  • The lease agreement that you or your company signs will outline in detail what the landlord’s responsibility would be in terms of any maintenance issues. If any damage can be deemed a defect in the unit not caused by tenant negligence or fault, then the landlord would be required to fix these issues. Some of the items that might be the landlord’s responsibility might include: Faulty wiring; Structural damage; leaking plumbing; mold; rust, etc.
  • If ever there are any issues that the tenant feels are the landlord’s responsibility, the landlord needs to be notified immediately.
  • The landlord also needs to be notified ASAP if there are any major maintenance issues such as a burst pipe; broken furnace/heater; backed up sewage, etc.
  • It is best to submit any requests to the landlord by phone and in writing.

Landlord’s or Tenant’s Responsibility? Be sure you understand what the landlord is responsible for and what you would be responsible for in regards to any unit maintenance.

Again, be sure you know the real-estate laws regarding any maintenance issues in the state you are residing in and be sure that you go over this section in the lease in detail with your landlord.

Stick around for our final post next week regarding a renter’s rights and responsibilities regarding the departure process.

22
Oct

How’d You Like to Stay in an Exclusive Fully Furnished Dallas, TX Property? Here are Some Available Options.

If you are going to be traveling to Dallas, Texas in the near future, try staying in a fully furnished corporate rental. All properties listed below include all furnishings, linens, towels, bedding, housewares, parking, capped utilities, expanded basic cable, wireless high speed internet, and domestic long distance all for one great price.

Stay in a home away from home while traveling for business or leisure, relocating, insurance claims, etc. The possibilities are endless for fully furnished rentals and much more comfortable for long term stays than hotels!

  • 1BD/1BA Fully Furnished North Dallas Williamsburg Condo

    1BD/1BA North Dallas Williamsburg Condo. Our unique 176 unit gated community offers a one of a kind Dallas lifestyle where you can own or lease. Walk to Churchill Park out our back gates, shop moments away at North Park Mall, Preston Forest, Valley View Mall and the Galleria or relax by our award winning swimming pools and hot tubs. We are also walking distance to the Hillcrest Green I, II and III office complexes as well as the Brinker International Corporate headquarters. We are also centrally located to some of Dallas’ great private schools and within walking distance to several churches and synagogues. To view more photos, maps, and information about this lovely condo, please click here.

  • 1BD/1BA Fully Furnished East Dallas Vintage Apartment on a tree-lined property

    1BD/1BA Fully Furnished East Dallas Vintage Apartment on a tree-lined property and street. Each unit has been updated with modern furnishings including an HDTV 32″ Flatscreen, WiFi, a TV in bedroom, a DVD player, and a queen bed. Covered parking is available for an additional fee. There is a washer/dryer facility for building. All parking is located behind a security gate. This complex is perfect for medical staff needing to be close to Medical City, Baylor, Texas Presbyterian, Children’s Medical, and UT Southwestern, or professionals commuting to downtown. This property is located in the Dallas Independent School District. To view more photos, maps, and information, please click here.

  • 2BD/2BA Downtown Dallas Fully Furnished Condo

    2BD/2BA Downtown Dallas Fully Furnished Condo. This is a great unit, minutes from downtown Dallas.
    Warm and spacious, just like home. To view more photos, maps, and information about this gorgeous rental, please click here.

To view all the fully furnished apartments, condos, lofts, and town homes that AvenueWest Dallas has to offer, please visit us at http://Dallas.AvenueWest.com or give us a call directly at 214-754-7171.

We look forward to servicing your fully furnished rental needs; unfurnished rental needs; and all real-estate sales and services. We love our customers and appreciate referrals! 🙂

13
Jul

Downtown Boulder, CO – Executive 1500 Sq Ft Top Floor Loft – Available NOW Reserve Today!

If you are going to be traveling to Boulder, CO, we have the PERFECT fully furnished corporate rental just for you!

All of our properties include all furnishings, linens, towels, bedding, housewares, parking, capped utilities, expanded basic cable, wireless high speed internet, and domestic long distance all for one great price. Stay in a home away from home while traveling for business or leisure, relocating, insurance claims, etc. The possibilities are endless for fully furnished rentals and much more comfortable for long term stays than hotels!

This fully furnished executive loft located in the heart of downtown Boulder, CO within walking distance to Pearl Street Mall includes all of the above plus so much more! Property features include:

  • 7 Flat Screen TVs;
  • A Fabulous Modern Kitchen;
  • Office Area;
  • King Size Bed;
  • Private Patio Area
  • Customized Controlled Window Treatments
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Secured Entry
  • Washer/Dryer in Unit
  • Secured and Covered Parking
  • Granite Counter-tops
  • Stainless Steel Appliances

To view this property online, please click here – you will be able to view more photos, maps, and information about this property. You can also submit a reservation request directly from the website

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To reserve this unit today, please give us a call directly at 303-825-0000 and our leasing agent will be able to assist you through the process.

To view all of the amazing properties that AvenueWest Denver has to offer, please visit us at http://Denver.AvenueWest.com

We look forward to servicing all of your fully furnished rental needs, unfurnished rental needs, and real-estate sales now and in the future! We are a licensed Real-Estate Brokerage and can assist you through the entire process.

12
Jul

Fully Furnished Executive Corporate Rentals in Dallas, TX – AVAILABLE NOW

If you are going to be traveling to Dallas in the near future, try staying in a fully furnished corporate rental. All properties listed below include all furnishings, linens, towels, bedding, housewares, parking, capped utilities, expanded basic cable, wireless high speed internet, and domestic long distance all for one great price.

Stay in a home away from home while traveling for business or leisure, relocating, insurance claims, etc. The possibilities are endless for fully furnished rentals and much more comfortable for long term stays than hotels!

  • 2 Bedroom/1.5 Bathroom Uptown/Oak Lawn/Mansion Park Neighborhood Town Home. Beautiful condominium in Oak Lawn’s prestigious Mansion Park neighborhood. The home has just been remodeled and updated. All new kitchen with new appliances and granite counter tops. French doors lead to a serene patio to enjoy ready, eating and relaxing. The brick floors on the first level add a warm feeling to enjoy the 42″ HDTV flat screen and all new furnishings in the living room. A full eat in dining room looks out through the french doors onto the patio. Two newly furnished bedrooms upstairs are done nicely and comfortably . The condo is nearby Downtown, The Hospital Complexes, Uptown, SMU, shopping, Arts District and great entertainment and restaurants. This one is sure to please. To view more information, photos, and maps about this gorgeous home, please click here.
  •  along a tree-lined property and street. This unit has been updated with modern furnishings: an HDTV 32″ Flatscreen, WiFi, DVD player, and queen bed. Covered parking  is available upon request and there is washer/dryer facility for the entire building. Uncovered parking is located behind a security gate. This complex is perfect for medical staff needing to be close to Medical City, Baylor, Texas Presbyterian, Children’s Medical, and UT Southwestern, or professionals commuting to downtown. This complex is located in the Dallas Independent School District. To view more information, photos, and maps about this cozy studio, please click here.

To view all of the fully furnished properties that AvenueWest Dallas has to offer, please visit us at http://Dallas.AvenueWest.com or give us a call directly at 214-754-7171.

We look forward to servicing all of your fully furnished and unfurnished rental needs now and in the future!

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