We are happy you are interested in leasing a home from Specialized Property Management in Orlando. We know that the process of moving can be stressful, and as you’re moving into your new home, we want to help you have a smooth and pleasant transition.
Today, we want to review our application and leasing process at Specialized Property Management in Orlando, so you know what to expect.
Finding the Right Orlando Rental Property
As you search for a rental home, you are likely looking for something that fits your budget and your lifestyle. You should seek out a home that makes you feel comfortable, and that could be a single-family home, a new apartment, or a condo that offers low-maintenance living. Whatever you want to rent, our available properties cover a wide range of neighborhoods and styles.
Please start your search by looking at our properties online. You can sort your results and search by price, size, or location. Once you have found some potential homes that match, go ahead and read the descriptions, look at the pictures, and check out whether pets are permitted. You will note how much rent is, when move-in will be available, and how much the security deposit will be. Most tenants appreciate being able to compare the available properties to what they want. You should think about why you’re moving, and make sure the home you love will meet your needs. You might be looking for something in a great school district or a downtown apartment that includes a parking space. Maybe you need a large yard or an easy commute to work.
Once you find a home or a few homes that may meet your needs, schedule a time to see the properties. Showings are convenient, and we will be here to answer any questions you might have before or after the showing. We want to know what you think about our properties as well, so please provide feedback after you’ve seen a prospective home.
Applying for an Orlando Home
The Orlando rental market is always changing, and the properties come on and off the market quickly. So, we encourage you to act right away. Once you find a home that you like, fill out an application right away. You can easily apply online through our website. Click on the property listing and find the button that says apply online. You will be sent to the online application, which you will need to complete according to the instructions. Then, you can upload any of the supporting documents needed to complete the screening process.
Make sure all occupants 18 years of age or older complete an application on our website and then be sure the application fees are paid. Each application requires the payment of an application fee. This cost covers the expense involved in processing your application materials and conducting a background check.
The questions you encounter while working through the application are self-explanatory. When you have finished most of them, you’ll have to include additional items to help us complete the screening of your application. These are the same requirements you’ll find with any rental application. On our website, you can upload the documents while you’re completing the application.
The documents we need from you will include:
- A photocopy of your driver’s license or other government-issued identification. This helps us to confirm your identity and match the information to the other documents you provide. It also allows us to complete the necessary criminal checks, background checks, and credit checks.
- Next, we’ll request your most recent paystub. We need this information to verify the combined gross income of all the adult tenants who will live in the property. We require that the total income is at least three times the amount of your monthly rent. If you’re self-employed or retired and you don’t have a pay stub, you may also submit tax forms and bank statements.
- Finally, we will need the correct contact information for your current landlord. This is an important part of verifying the last two years of your rental history. We will talk to your current and former landlords about whether you paid rent on time, left any property damage and followed the terms of your lease agreement.
Most tenants want to know how long the screening process takes. Allow two full business day for us to complete the screening process. At Specialized Property Management, we are thorough and consistent, and we follow all federal, state, and local fair housing laws.
Lease Signing and Security Deposits in Orlando
As soon as your application is approved, we’ll get in touch to let you know and to schedule a review of your lease in our office. You’ll be able to ask us any questions you have about the lease before you sign it. During this meeting, you can expect us to go over our expectations, answer your questions, and discuss the responsibilities of tenants and property managers. You can ask us to clarify anything that doesn’t make sense, and we’ll go over the policies for collecting rent, reporting maintenance, and conducting inspections. We’ll also prepare you for the move-in process and even the move-out process.
Please bring the full security deposit as well as any applicable pet deposits to this meeting. You need to submit these payments in the form of a cashier’s check or money order. We will also require a separate cashier’s check or money order to pay the administration fee. This fee covers the account set up and provides you with access to an online tenant portal, where you’ll find a lot of valuable information. Tenants use their online portal to pay rent and access any lease documents. It’s also a good way to stay connected to your management team.
You’ll want the checks or money order to be made out to Specialized Property Management, and we will be sure to give you a receipt. You also have the option of paying your first rent’s month at this time.
Please be sure you come to the lease signing and pay your deposit as soon as possible after you’re approved for the property you want. We keep the property active on the rental market until the lease is fully executed, so don’t delay this meeting. We want you to sign the lease and begin making preparations for your new home.
After you have signed your lease and paid the move-in funds, we can talk about the date you’d like to move into your new home. Before you move in, you’ll have to pay the first full month’s rental payment; this is due between the time that you sign the lease and the date that you move into the property. Pay at any time with your online tenant portal. It’s a safe and convenient way to make rental payments, sign up for reminders, or schedule advanced payments. Our tenants love the efficiency of paying rent this way.
Moving into Your New Orlando Rental Home
Now you’re ready to move! We can’t help you pack, but your property managers at Specialized Property Management are available to answer all of your questions during the move-in process. We want to help you make a smooth transition into your new home, and we are ready to offer any tips and advice and to help you with things like utilities, schools, and other local information.
Our process is simple and consistent. The first step is to carefully document the condition of the home before you move in. We will do a full inspection to ensure everything is clean, functional, and ready for you. If, after you move in, you notice that something is not quite right, be sure to let us know right away. Submit your report with pictures so we can take care of it. After you move in, you’ll receive all of our contact information, including our emergency telephone number in case you need help after hours.
There’s no reason for the application and leasing process to be difficult and overwhelming. When you follow our instructions, ask for help when you need it, and make a smart decision about which property is going to make the perfect home for you and your family, we can help you by taking care of the rest. Our goal will always be to provide outstanding rental properties to wonderful tenants like you.
For more on your responsibilities and expectations during the lease period, we invite you to talk to one of our property managers or check your tenant portal for important announcements. We believe communication is critical, and we know that it’s a big part of providing an outstanding rental experience for everyone.
Thank you for choosing a home with Specialized Property Management. We look forward to welcoming you to your new home. Enjoy getting to know your neighbors and your new community, and let us know if there is anything we can do to help make it better. If you have any questions or any concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us at Specialized Property Management in Orlando.