FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A money order is a prepaid check. You can obtain a money order at Food Lion, 7-11, Wal-Mart, the post office, or your local bank. Simply take your cash in, and they will give you a prepaid check (money order). The money order can be submitted to our office or drop box. (Money order vendors may charge a small fee.)
Our leases are not a full 12-month term. Each lease is just a few weeks shy of a full year, usually around 345 days. As a convenience to our tenants we take the total amount of rent due for the entire term of the lease and divide it into 12 equal installments. For example, if your lease begins August 17, your first installment will be due August 1st, and your final installment will be due July 1st of the following year.
To execute your lease agreement, all prospective tenants must be present to sign it. If there are scheduling issues, the individuals present may sign the lease agreement but will be required to sign a missing roommate form.
Each tenant will need:
- Exact cash, check or money order to pay a dumpster fee
- Security deposit equal to one month’s rent (if paying by check, the dumpster fee and security deposit must be separate checks)
- Government-issued photo ID
No. If you would like to sign a lease agreement, you may stop by our leasing office located at 306 Tyler Avenue during business hours to do so. All prospective tenants must be present. If signing your lease agreement during business hours is not convenient, we now offer document signing online through Pandadoc. Please speak with a leasing agent about your options.
Whether or not you can move in early depends on the condition of the apartment and our maintenance schedule. We reserve a few weeks between the previous tenants moving out and new tenants moving in. We do this so we can go through and fix any issues that are present, so it is ready for move-in. This usually takes until the day before move-in.
A guarantor statement ensures that there is someone else who is financially responsible for paying fees on the account in the event that we have not received payment from the tenant. Each individual tenant is required to provide a guarantor. The guarantor will complete the form, which must be notarized.
A notary public is someone appointed by the state, typically by the Secretary of State, to serve the public as an impartial witness in performing a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts related to the signing of important documents.
A notary's duty is to screen the signers of important documents for their true identity, their willingness to sign without duress or intimidation, and their awareness of the contents of the document or transaction.
To notarize your document, the notary must witness it being signed. You must also provide a photo ID.
You can usually find a notary at your bank, most photocopy or parcel shipping stores, and libraries.
No. Although they are the same amount, the security deposit is held until the end of the lease term to account for any reconditioning, damages, and cleaning in the apartment.