6214 El Granate Dr for Rent in Houston

by Ankit.Mohan 20, November 2015 18:13

Ashoka Lion property management office in Houston has a new property available to lease located at 6214 El Granate Dr, Houston, TX, 77048, and it is a Wonderful 4 bed/2.5 bath house for rent in newly built El Tesoro subdivision.

Wonderful 4 bed/2.5 bath house for rent in newly built El Tesoro subdivision (2014). This home offers great curb appeal, a great layout, beautiful dark laminate flooring and meticulous landscaping. (Sprinkler system included) Don't miss out on this deal! Schedule a showing today.

For a more detailed look of 6214 El Granate Dr, Houston, TX, 77048 here is a YouTube video of the property:

When choosing a home to live in, you may want to consider what kind of features including retail and restaurants are nearby.  Here is a link to the Walk Score of the property:

If you are looking to apply to this property, visit our prospective tenant page here:

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Tips to Resolve Landlord -Tenant Dispute

by jay.raman@ashokalion.com 29, July 2012 21:19

Landlord-tenant disputes are a common phenomenon in a renting process.  Being a landlord is not an easy task and your duty and responsibility does not start and end at collecting rent from your tenants every month. Similarly, the duty and responsibility of a tenant is not limited to paying rent on time. Both landlords and tenants should be accustomed to landlord and tenant laws so as to avoid future disputes.

Renting out your property to an eligible tenant who will take proper care of your property is the most challenging task for you as a landlord. Using land lord tools and resources are not always sufficient to trace out a responsible tenant. There are several landlords and property management companies in Dallas and Houston who are successful in their business because they know the skill of keeping great tenants to make the most out of their rental property.

The basic reasons behind landlord-tenant disputes are as follows:

  • Hike in rent
  • Ignoring repairs
  • Non-payment of security deposit and
  • Violation of the rental agreement

There can be several reasons behind a landlord-tenant dispute but such disputes can be resolved promptly through mutual discussion and understanding rather than approaching the law. In fact, litigation should be your last choice when the circumstances are escalating beyond your control. Both landlords and tenants should follow certain common guidelines to stay away from legal tribulations.

  • Be aware of your rights as well as responsibilities.
  • Abide by the federal, state and local law.
  • Ensure that the terms and conditions are precisely stated in the rental agreement.
  • Make sure that you read all the terms and conditions mentioned in the rental agreement before signing it.
  • Both landlord and tenant should keep a copy of the rental agreement with them for future reference.
  • Always maintain written record of repairs request and keep copies of receipts of payments

As a responsible landlord or property management company, you should abide by the following guidelines:

  • Utilize a strong, legally compliant rental agreement.
  • Conduct a background check of the prospective tenant.
  • Do a reference check by calling up the previous landlords.
  • Insure the property is up to property code
  • Be prepared to do preventative maintenance and periodic maintenance on the property and appliances.
  • Document payments and conversations to provide accurate notes of issues
  • Understand your obligations as a landlord under the Texas Property Code and local ordinances

Legal obligations are quite daunting that can lead you to pay a substantial amount of money in court fees, legal cost, and time. Therefore, knowing the law and abiding by it helps both landlords and tenants to steer clear of unpleasant conflicts thus avoiding costly landlord-tenant conflicts.

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Importance of Screening Tenants

by Mirania 31, May 2012 19:52

Proper screening of your tenants is the most important factor for renting out your house as it helps eliminate tenant problems significantly. As a landlord, you should always ensure that you are renting out your property to an eligible and responsible tenant.

We often come across various landlords in Dallas and Houston who have been facing tenant problems because of their ignorance about the tenant screening process. As investment property managers, we always advise our clients to do proper screening of the prospective tenants before leasing the property to them. Screening tenants is important as it saves you from imminent troubles by reducing the threat of possible loss of income from nonpaying tenants and tenants who may not care for yoru property. Moreover, it also protects you from all legal hassles. as the eviction process in Houston and Dallas for example can take up to a month and have additional court fees.  

If you are starting out in property investment and planning to rent out your property, we hope that these tips would help you conduct careful screening of your tenants to eliminate all potential tenant related risks.

  1. Rental Application: The first step is to make your potential tenant fill out a rental application so that you have complete information about the tenant for verification. Rental applications help you to make the right decision for renting out your property. Once you get the rental application from the potential tenant, you should review it properly and trace out if there is any inconsistency in the application.

  2. Ask for Identification:  The prospective tenant should also provide you with valid identification details such as a copy of a Social Security card or drivers license. These details should be provided along with the rental application. Please, remember that when you take these documents that you have obligations to safeguard these documents as a property manager or a landlord. You should have proper storage and document retention policies in place.

  3. Do background checks: The next important step is to conduct a background check. As a landlord or property management company, you should take all possible measures to perform a background check of your tenants. This helps you to ascertain that you are renting out your property to a qualified tenant. While doing a background check keep the following factors in your mind:
    • Call the present landlord to know about the potential tenants.  You can find out if tenants have a habit of paying late, have a balance, or take care of the property
    • Do a proper analysis of their employment details. Make sure you figure out if their take home pay is enough to cover rent and other obligations.
    • You should also ensure that the prospective tenant does not have any criminal history that will put the property or community at risk.
    • You should verify with employers to make sure that the tenants are presently employed.

  4. Check the credit history of the prospective tenant: Credit checks of potential tenants are equally essential to safeguard your interests as a landlord.  Credit reports can help you determine if the prospective tenants will pay on time.  Please note that tenants in today’s economic situations do have issues, so you may have to do a further analysis including putting more weight on rental history. 
  5. Get an eviction check done:  This is another important stage of tenant screening process. Past records of an eviction indicate that the tenant has the habit of skipping rent-payment. It also indicates that he or she might not leave your rental property if you experience any issue related to rent payment and other relevant issues.

  6. Utilize a strong rental agreement: It is imperative for you to create a rental agreement that should lucidly explain the terms and conditions of renting out a property along with the code of conduct. The rental agreement should be properly read to understand the duties as well as the responsibilities of the tenant as well as the landlord. The lease agreement should be duly signed by both parties  (or a duly appointed property management representative). If you used license realtors or licensed property management firms, then they should have access to well drafted and legally binding leases that are consistent with the landlord and tenant laws of your state. Your prospective tenants should know exactly what is expected of them. If they balk at a well drafted lease or terms, then this could be warning signs that you could have issues in the future.

These tips will help you ward off difficult tenants, and help to ensure that landlords and property management companies get the best tenant for a rental property.