Lease Terms & Qualifications
The following terms and conditions are not all-inclusive and are provided
to answer basic questions a regarding my lease agreements. Tenants
should carefully read any lease agreement before signing. All
tenants are provided with my phone number and email alias. I
ask tenants to call me anytime to discuss any issue regarding their
apartment.. My view is
that my tenants are my customer, and I want my customers to be happy
customers. As such, I respond Monday through Friday during regular
The safely of my tenants is very important to me. All apartments are
equipped with the requisite safety features, such as deadbolts, smoke
detectors, and a kitchen fire extinguisher. Tenants are asked to
contact me regarding any issue which may compromise the your safety, or
the safety of
your family or guests. I will make every effort to resolve the issue
in a timely manner.
Safety issues include items such as broken deadbolts, dying, diseased or dead
trees, and malfunction of smoke detectors.
I use standard apartment lease agreements provided by
Texas Apartment Association.
Leases are written for one year.
Utilities, such as
electric power, water, and phone are not included in the lease and are the tenant's responsibility.
Tenants are strongly encouraged to purchase rental
insurance in order to insure and protect their personal property located on
Sub-leasing is not allowed.
Please read carefully!
A complete credit and criminal history is
reviewed for each applicant and all occupants 18 years or older.
Monthly gross income must be 3 times the
monthly rent. For example, if the rent is $800, an applicant must
have at least $2400 in monthly gross income.
With respect to criminal histories..... Leases are not written to anyone with
felony convictions, any convictions for violence, any conviction of a
sexual nature, any drug convictions
since age 21 or older,
and not more than one DWI/DUI. We do not rent to registered sex
Small pets are accepted on a case by case basis.
We welcome dogs and cats only.
No more than two pets per apartment.
No pets of any kind other than dogs and cats.
This includes gerbils, hamsters, turtles, snakes, and fish. No aquariums
of any size or kind.
All damage caused by a pet is the tenant's
When accepted, a $300 non-refundable per pet pet fee
This pet fee is in lieu of monthly pet
rent, and does NOT cover any damages, such as but not limited to, carpet
stains and smells, caused by the pet(s). Tenant remain financial
responsible for all damages caused by the pet(s).
We do not rent to anyone with certain breeds
considered viscous such as but not limited to German Shephard, Pit Bull,
Rottweiler, Husky-type, Malamute, Doberman Pinscher, Pug, Shar Pei, and
Chow. If you have an uncommon breed pet which may be considered viscous,
please let us know when you first contact us regarding an available home
- Deposits are used to secure (a) the
performance of the lease, and (b) the property
after the conclusion of the lease.
- Deposits are not applied to the final
Tenants are expected to vacate the
apartment in the same condition as when they moved-in, so that the next
tenant may immediately move-in.
- As required by law, deposits are returned
within 30-days of move-out, minus the cost of
any repairs and cleaning the
- The amount of security deposit is
dependent upon the applicant's TransUnion FICO credit score.
Deposit is based upon
your FICO Credit
- Between 680 and 850 – Deposit of $450.
- Between 620 and 679 –
Deposit equal to one month's rent.
- Between 570 and 619 –
Deposit equal to one and one-half month's rent.
- Between 520 and 569 –
Deposit equal to two month's rent.
- Between 300 and 519 – Deposit equal to three month's rent.
- Regardless of FICO credit score, anyone that has been previously evicted or has
financial judgments against them from previous landlords immediately
qualify for a 15% rental premium, a deposit equal to three month's rent, and first and last months rent paid up-front
at lease inception.
When unexpected situations arise, I ask
tenants to promptly contact me in order to discuss and develop an action
plan to correct the issue.
Tenants are asked to respect the property
and care for the apartment as
if it were theirs. As such, tenants should regularly address the
typical issues that come with living in a home, such as the following
items. When in doubt, tenants should call me to discuss the issue.
I'm here to help.
- replace light bulbs
- spray for pests as needed - I
provide a 1-gallon jug of home pest control to each tenant
- maintain batteries in smoke
Tenants do not replace the HVAC
filters. This is handled quarterly by Budde Gardens maintenance
The US Postal Service provides mailbox keys.
is the USPS mover's guide.
Satellite antennas are accepted but I ask
tenants to contact me before contacting the satellite company.
Activation of an alarm requires a permit from Montgomery County.
here for details.
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