Thank you for enquiring about leasing (renting) a property.
The purpose of this page is to help you through the various steps in the process of leasing a property.
The first step is to complete the lease application. The lease market is extremely busy at the moment and this ensures that you are prepared when we need to make an offer. Being prepared can be the difference between being first in line or tenth in line for consideration. Dallas is a very popular destination so we need to do all we can to be best prepared.
Set up a search if you have not already done so and save the properties that best match your requirements.
Call, text or email to inform us that you are now ready to view the homes chosen.
I recommend that you have at least 5 homes to view should your first choice no longer be available.
On finding a home and submitting an application, you will be required to provide the application fee. (Typically a fee of up to $50 per adult, who will live in the home, will be required).
If your credit is below 620, it is better that we know this up-front so that I can advise you of your options and see if corrective action may be required to be able to lease a particular property.
Although a lease is considered on a case-to-case basis, knowing a lower than average credit score will help me when it comes to negotiating should another agent be involved in the transaction. Note: A double deposit is sometimes needed when an applicant’s credit or rental history shows recent derogatory information. For example, pending foreclosure, petitioned bankruptcy, apartment collection debt, etc.
(A credit check is normally always done.)
If your application is successful, you will be required to complete the Residential Lease Agreement, which I will send to you.
On securing the Lease Agreement you will need to be prepared to pay a security deposit and in addition also to pay the first months rent. (Deposits are typically equal to 1 months rent. A double deposit is sometimes needed when an applicant’s credit or rental history shows recent derogatory information, for example, pending foreclosure, petitioned bankruptcy, apartment collection debt, etc. If you have pets there is also typically an additional Pet Deposit charged.)
After you have moved in, you will need to fill out the Residential Inventory Condition Form.