Moving into a rental home and need a little guidance? Take some advice from us at Real Property Management Select, one of the leading Sacramento property management companies. Here are a few tips we’ve picked up from our experience in Sacramento property management:
What You’ll Get At Move In
When you move into your rental property, look for the resident’s manual provided by your leasing agent. This will contain important information about your new home. You will also find an Inventory and Condition form that you will need to fill out and return to your leasing agent. Be sure add photos of your home to help document condition of the unit when you move in. If you notice something that needs repair in this process, submit a maintenance request separately.
Know Your Responsibilities
As a tenant, it’s important to know exactly what is your responsibility when it comes to the maintenance of the home. You will be responsible for routine maintenance like keeping the property clean and tidy as well as seasonal maintenance like changing light bulbs and furnace or water filters. You’ll also be responsible for payment of the utilities and for keeping the property in compliance with property codes and regulations. The owner will be responsible for the locks on the outside doors, as well as compliance with state and federal safety laws on detectors.
Real Property Management Select makes paying your rent on time easy through its online resident portal. You can pay monthly using your checking, debit, or credit accounts. If you’re busy and want to be sure you are paying on time every month, you can even set up automatic payments. You have the opportunity to establish a positive rental history with our easy payment options. When it is time to move out, take advantage of a positive letter of recommendation to help secure a new rental home wherever you are moving. Property management companies don’t always offer services like this – be sure to take advantage.
Trust us; we’ve learned a thing or two from our experience in Sacramento property management. Start your time in your new house or apartment off right. We at Select know you want your move to go smoothly, and we do, too.