STEP 1: Review our website.
On our website, you will find the most current and up-to-date information on the home, community and process. You can preview our rental homes by clicking the VIEW RENTALS tab on our website. There you will find an entire inventory of well-kept homes located throughout the Central Florida area, available from a variety of price ranges and space options.
STEP 2: Drive by the homes.
It is important to drive by locations and communities that spark your interest first. By getting a feel for the area, size, style, and condition of the property, you can determine if you really like the area or not. Directions to our rental homes are also available on our website.
STEP 3: Print and review our application and Tenant Selection Form (below).
To review the Tenant Selection Form, CLICK HERE. If you have reviewed our processes, requirements, and property information, and feel you meet the minimum requirements, you can proceed to schedule a walk-through.
STEP 4: Schedule a walk through of the property.
Once you researched the home, understand the requirements and feel your interest for the home is confirmed, you may schedule an appointment through our AUTOMATED SCHEDULING SYSTEM, or by calling (407) 456-8499. Showings are coordinated with the existing occupants, around a showing assistants’ availabilities, and posted on our website. Throughout the showing process, you will receive emails and/or text reminders to confirm. At the home, you will meet with a showing assistant to unlock the home. Our assistants are not sales agents, and all information available is as presented to potential renters.
IMPORTANT: If you have important questions, please research those questions before moving forward in our process. All information presented is as received and our professional managers’ times are limited. Therefore, call volume and rental processes limit the availability of callbacks to answer property or process questions. However, applications received, processed, and pre-approved will obtain appointments to meet in person with a property manager.
STEP 5: Finalize the rental application and reserve the property.
APPLICATION: Once you have selected a property, reviewed our process, and researched the home and area, you can complete an online application (on VIEW RENTALS). All adults living on the property will need to complete and sign a separate rental application and pay the NON-REFUNDABLE application processing fee. The processing fee is $55 per application (as of February 2018), per adult, which is due at the time of submission. Only the selected applicants will be contacted back within 48 to 72 hours after submission. There are many reasons why an applicant is not selected. To name a few: the information was incomplete; not all parties made application; another applicant was selected; the application is on hold; the information was not verifiable; the information did not meet minimum requirements. All information must be verifiable, complete, and accurate at the time of submission. For many reasons, we DO NOT give application status updates. Again, THERE ARE NO APPLICATION STATUS UPDATES..Only the selected and best applications will be contacted to move forward in the leasing processes to secure the home. You may withdraw an application at any point; however, application fees are non-refundable.
Every application will be minimally confirmed in the following ways:
- Standard credit check
- Past rental and payment history
- Employment verification
- Criminal background check
HOLDING DEPOSIT: The only payment methods acceptable for a holding deposit are money orders and certified checks made out to Estate Brokers, LLC. You must also deliver your payment to us in person, along with supporting documentation. A typical holding deposit is like a security deposit; it is due any time a prospective tenant is ready to reserve a property. This reservation takes the property off the market, so that our managers refrain from showing it to other prospective tenants. Upon accepting all required documentation, every tenant must sign the lease. From here, the collected holding deposit will be converted into a security deposit.
However, if your application is pre-approved and a holding deposit was not received, the property is not being held for you. Certified funds must be received in order to take the property off the market. If you later decide to withdraw your application, or fail to provide supporting documentation, your holding deposit will be used as liquidated damages for the benefit of the property owner. This will be used as compensation to the property owner for taking the home off the rental market.
STEP 6: Move In
Once you have provided all supporting documentation, and all signatures and payments are accepted, you are ready for the lease signing. At the lease signing, you will need to pay any balance due with certified funds. All future rent payments can be made by check, money order, certified funds, or a credit card, just as long as they are received on time. Late payments are only accepted through certified funds and will include a late fee. Before lease signing, you will also need to contact and turn on the utilities. PROOF OF UTILITY TURN-ON is required for lease signing. You can find a list of utility companies on our RESOURCES PAGE.
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