3 Beds/ 2 Baths/ 2 Attached Garage/ 1772 Sq. Ft in Glenview Subdivision Coming Soon!

by marketing team 9, November 2016 07:03

·          Ashoka Lion’s Rental Property Management has a new rental property coming soon to the market in Glenview Subdivision in Dallas City in the zip code of 75241.

 If you are looking to rent this property in Houston, then you can reach out to our listing partner with Lion Group team at Carrington Real Estate to setup a preview before it hits the market. 

       Bedroom: 3 Beds                          Bathroom: 2 Baths

 Garage: 2 Attached Garage            Yard:  Yes

 Sq. Footage: 1772 Sq. Ft.              Stories: 1 Story               

 Lot Size: 16,592 Sq. Ft.                  

Amenities: 

This location is in the Glenview neighborhood in Dallas. Nearby parks include Glendale Park, Glendale Park and Oliver Park.

When choosing a home to rent, you may want to consider what kind of retail and restaurants are nearby.

Check out the Walk score: https://www.walkscore.com/score/5325-mystic-trail-dallas-tx-75241

 After tenant move out or the home is available, please let us know if there are any issues that we may need to take care for you to move in. You can include it with your application so we can make sure that our make ready and the prospective tenant’s expectation are met.

More about our Property Management Team:

Ashoka Lion’s rental property management teams have been in business since 2006. We have been assisting landlords find quality tenants and manage the home with our staff, processes, and technology. We have been accredited by the BBB in both the Houston and Dallas markets.

Our screening process involves reviewing credit, criminal, and eviction history. In addition, we are performing verifications of current and prior landlords.

In regards to tenants, we have a thorough process to insure tenants have as smooth a process as possible with our 10 point move in process:

1.  At time of application, we do have explanation of some of the common issues that you will be signing off that you understand

2.     We have a page on our website with our criteria and documents requested including a separate page as to why we are requesting those documents.

3.     We do have a FAQ included on the website to discuss policy and procedure

4.     When we approve your lease, you will be given a clear set of terms in regards to monies owed and time frame that we request you approve

5.     When we send the approval for a tenant, there is a checklist to discuss steps to be taken prior to moving in

6.     Our welcome email and checklist has links for items such as a. (TREC discussion of main body of leas) and ( b. Importance of having renters insurance for tenants 

7.     Our staff will do an orientation to discuss lease and make sure you understand how we operate with our portal, etc.

8.     Our management companies lease packet includes a tenant user guide and FAQ in lease packet

9.     We request that tenant pays a $125 fee to meet a photographer/assessment person to help photographically document move in condition. This is to protect dispute between landlords and tenants regards to condition and damages. This report will be shared on your tenant portal online.

10.  Our management company’s manager or team will swing by later on to pick up lockboxes and supra, and this gives you a chance to let them know how the transition into the home is going.

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

 

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4 Beds, 2 Baths, 2 Garage, 2150 Sq. Ft. in Wellington Park North Ph 2a Coming Soon!

by marketing team 31, October 2016 06:23

·         Ashoka Lion’s Rental Property Management has a new rental property coming soon to the market in Wellington Park North Ph 2a Subdivision in Lancaster City in the zip code of 75134 .

 If you are looking to rent this property in Houston, then you can reach out to our listing partner with Lion Group team at Carrington Real Estate to setup a preview before it hits the market. 

Bedroom:  4 Beds                          Bathroom: 2 Baths

 Garage: 2  Attached Garage            Yard:  Yes

 Sq. Footage: 2150 Sq. Ft.              Stories: 1 Story               

 Lot Size: 7,884.36 Sq. Ft.                  

Amenities: 

This is a Single-Family Home located at 1551 Kensington Place, Lancaster, TX. 1551 Kensington Pl has 4 beds, 2 baths, and approximately 2,150 square feet. The property was built in 2004. 1551 Kensington Pl is in the 75134 ZIP code in Lancaster, TX. 

When choosing a home to rent, you may want to consider what kind of retail and restaurants are nearby.

Check out the Walk score: https://www.walkscore.com/score/1551-kensington-pl-lancaster-tx-75134

 After tenant move out or the home is available, please let us know if there are any issues that we may need to take care for you to move in. You can include it with your application so we can make sure that our make ready and the prospective tenant’s expectation are met.

More about our Property Management Team:

Ashoka Lion’s rental property management teams have been in business since 2006. We have been assisting landlords find quality tenants and manage the home with our staff, processes, and technology. We have been accredited by the BBB in both the Houston and Dallas markets.

Our screening process involves reviewing credit, criminal, and eviction history. In addition, we are performing verifications of current and prior landlords.

In regards to tenants, we have a thorough process to insure tenants have as smooth a process as possible with our 10 point move in process:

1.  At time of application, we do have explanation of some of the common issues that you will be signing off that you understand

2.     We have a page on our website with our criteria and documents requested including a separate page as to why we are requesting those documents.

3.     We do have a FAQ included on the website to discuss policy and procedure

4.     When we approve your lease, you will be given a clear set of terms in regards to monies owed and time frame that we request you approve

5.     When we send the approval for a tenant, there is a checklist to discuss steps to be taken prior to moving in

6.     Our welcome email and checklist has links for items such as a. (TREC discussion of main body of leas) and ( b. Importance of having renters insurance for tenants 

7.     Our staff will do an orientation to discuss lease and make sure you understand how we operate with our portal, etc.

8.     Our management companies lease packet includes a tenant user guide and FAQ in lease packet

9.     We request that tenant pays a $125 fee to meet a photographer/assessment person to help photographically document move in condition. This is to protect dispute between landlords and tenants regards to condition and damages. This report will be shared on your tenant portal online.

10.  Our management company’s manager or team will swing by later on to pick up lockboxes and supra, and this gives you a chance to let them know how the transition into the home is going.

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

 

 

3 bed/ 2 Bath/ 2 Attached Garage/ 1228 Sq. Ft. in Hickory Creek Ph. 1 Subdivision Coming Soon

by marketing team 13, October 2016 05:11

Ashoka Lion’s Rental Property Management has a new rental property coming soon to the market in Hickory Creek Ph. 1 Subdivision in Dallas City in the zip code of 75253.

If you are looking to rent this property in Houston, then you can reach out to our listing partner with Lion Group team at Carrington Real Estate to setup a preview before it hits the market. 

 Bedroom: 3 Beds                          Bathroom: 2 Bath

 Garage: 2 Attached Garage              Yard:  Yes

 Sq. Footage: 1228 Sq. Ft.              Stories: 1 Story               

 Lot Size: 5,655 Sq. Ft.                  

Amenities: 

2069 Wild Creek Court has minimal transit which means it is possible to get on a bus and this location is a Car-Dependent neighborhood.

When choosing a home to rent, you may want to consider what kind of retail and restaurants are nearby.

Check out the Walk score: https://www.walkscore.com/score/2069-wild-creek-ct-dallas-tx-75253

 After tenant move out or the home is available, please let us know if there are any issues that we may need to take care for you to move in. You can include it with your application so we can make sure that our make ready and the prospective tenant’s expectation are met.

More about our Property Management Team:

Ashoka Lion’s rental property management teams have been in business since 2006. We have been assisting landlords find quality tenants and manage the home with our staff, processes, and technology. We have been accredited by the BBB in both the Houston and Dallas markets.

Our screening process involves reviewing credit, criminal, and eviction history. In addition, we are performing verifications of current and prior landlords.

In regards to tenants, we have a thorough process to insure tenants have as smooth a process as possible with our 10 point move in process:

1.  At time of application, we do have explanation of some of the common issues that you will be signing off that you understand

2.     We have a page on our website with our criteria and documents requested including a separate page as to why we are requesting those documents.

3.     We do have a FAQ included on the website to discuss policy and procedure

4.     When we approve your lease, you will be given a clear set of terms in regards to monies owed and time frame that we request you approve

5.     When we send the approval for a tenant, there is a checklist to discuss steps to be taken prior to moving in

6.     Our welcome email and checklist has links for items such as a. (TREC discussion of main body of leas) and ( b. Importance of having renters insurance for tenants 

7.     Our staff will do an orientation to discuss lease and make sure you understand how we operate with our portal, etc.

8.     Our management companies lease packet includes a tenant user guide and FAQ in lease packet

9.     We request that tenant pays a $125 fee to meet a photographer/assessment person to help photographically document move in condition. This is to protect dispute between landlords and tenants regards to condition and damages. This report will be shared on your tenant portal online.

10.  Our management company’s manager or team will swing by later on to pick up lockboxes and supra, and this gives you a chance to let them know how the transition into the home is going.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Bed/ 2 Bath/ 2 Garage/ 1,794 Sq. Ft in Keller W S Add Coming Soon

by marketing team 9, October 2016 08:18

Ashoka Lion’s Rental Property Management has a new rental property coming soon to the market in Keller W S Add Subdivision in Fort Worth City in the zip code of 76119.

If you are looking to rent this property in Houston, then you can reach out to our listing partner with Lion Group team at Carrington Real Estate to setup a preview before it hits the market. 

 Bedroom: 3 Beds                          Bathroom: 2 Bath

 Garage: 2 Garage                           Yard:  Yes

 Sq Footage: 1,794 Sq. Ft.               Stories: 1 Story               

 Lot Size: 7,560 Sq. Ft.                  

Amenities: 

This location is in the South East neighborhood in Fort Worth. Nearby parks include Fairfax Park, Prairie Dog Park and Village Creek Park.

When choosing a home to rent, you may want to consider what kind of retail and restaurants are nearby.

Check out the Walk score: https://www.walkscore.com/score/4021-martin-st-fort-worth-tx-76119

 After tenant move out or the home is available, please let us know if there are any issues that we may need to take care for you to move in. You can include it with your application so we can make sure that our make ready and the prospective tenant’s expectation are met.

More about our Property Management Team:

Ashoka Lion’s rental property management teams have been in business since 2006. We have been assisting landlords find quality tenants and manage the home with our staff, processes, and technology. We have been accredited by the BBB in both the Houston and Dallas markets.

Our screening process involves reviewing credit, criminal, and eviction history. In addition, we are performing verifications of current and prior landlords.

In regards to tenants, we have a thorough process to insure tenants have as smooth a process as possible with our 10 point move in process:

1.  At time of application, we do have explanation of some of the common issues that you will be signing off that you understand

2.     We have a page on our website with our criteria and documents requested including a separate page as to why we are requesting those documents.

3.     We do have a FAQ included on the website to discuss policy and procedure

4.     When we approve your lease, you will be given a clear set of terms in regards to monies owed and time frame that we request you approve

5.     When we send the approval for a tenant, there is a checklist to discuss steps to be taken prior to moving in

6.     Our welcome email and checklist has links for items such as a. (TREC discussion of main body of leas) and ( b. Importance of having renters insurance for tenants 

7.     Our staff will do an orientation to discuss lease and make sure you understand how we operate with our portal, etc.

8.     Our management companies lease packet includes a tenant user guide and FAQ in lease packet

9.     We request that tenant pays a $125 fee to meet a photographer/assessment person to help photographically document move in condition. This is to protect dispute between landlords and tenants regards to condition and damages. This report will be shared on your tenant portal online.

10.  Our management company’s manager or team will swing by later on to pick up lockboxes and supra, and this gives you a chance to let them know how the transition into the home is going.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Soon Home For Rent- 3 Bed/ 2 Bath/ 2 Attached Garage/ 1,888 Sq. Ft. in Poynter Crossing Add

by marketing team 7, October 2016 04:22

Ashoka Lion’s Rental Property Management  has a new rental property coming soon to the market in Poynter Crossing Add Subdivision in Dallas City in the zip code of 76123.

If you are looking to rent this property in Houston, then you can reach out to our listing partner with Lion Group team at Carrington Real Estate to setup a preview before it hits the market. 

 Bedroom: 3 Beds                           Bathroom: 2 Bath

 Garage: 1 Attached Garage             Yard:  Yes

 Sq Footage: 1888 Sq. Ft.                Stories: 1 Story               

 Lot Size: 6,720  Sq. Ft.                  

Amenities: 

It has a great floor plan with over 1800 square feet. The spacious living room has a wood burning fireplace. Enjoy entertaining in the formal dining room! The walk in closet to the master bedroom is the cherry topper on this home.

When choosing a home to rent, you may want to consider what kind of retail and restaurants are nearby.

Check out the Walk score: https://www.walkscore.com/score/4309-german-pointer-way-fort-worth-tx-76123

 After tenant move out or the home is available, please let us know if there are any issues that we may need to take care for you to move in. You can include it with your application so we can make sure that our make ready and the prospective tenant’s expectation are met.

More about our Property Management Team:

Ashoka Lion’s rental property management teams have been in business since 2006. We have been assisting landlords find quality tenants and manage the home with our staff, processes, and technology. We have been accredited by the BBB in both the Houston and Dallas markets.

Our screening process involves reviewing credit, criminal, and eviction history. In addition, we are performing verifications of current and prior landlords.

In regards to tenants, we have a thorough process to insure tenants have as smooth a process as possible with our 10 point move in process:

1.  At time of application, we do have explanation of some of the common issues that you will be signing off that you understand

2.     We have a page on our website with our criteria and documents requested including a separate page as to why we are requesting those documents.

3.     We do have a FAQ included on the website to discuss policy and procedure

4.     When we approve your lease, you will be given a clear set of terms in regards to monies owed and time frame that we request you approve

5.     When we send the approval for a tenant, there is a checklist to discuss steps to be taken prior to moving in

6.     Our welcome email and checklist has links for items such as a. (TREC discussion of main body of leas) and ( b. Importance of having renters insurance for tenants 

7.     Our staff will do an orientation to discuss lease and make sure you understand how we operate with our portal, etc.

8.     Our management companies lease packet includes a tenant user guide and FAQ in lease packet

9.     We request that tenant pays a $125 fee to meet a photographer/assessment person to help photographically document move in condition. This is to protect dispute between landlords and tenants regards to condition and damages. This report will be shared on your tenant portal online.

10.  Our management company’s manager or team will swing by later on to pick up lockboxes and supra, and this gives you a chance to let them know how the transition into the home is going.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

3 Bed/ 2 Bath/ 1 Garage/ 1,256 Sq. Ft. in Alameda Heights Subdivision Coming Soon

by marketing team 6, October 2016 08:00

Ashoka Lion’s Rental Property Management  has a new rental property coming soon to the market in Alameda Heights Subdivision in Dallas City in the zip code of 75241.

If you are looking to rent this property in Houston, then you can reach out to our listing partner with Lion Group team at Carrington Real Estate to setup a preview before it hits the market. 

 Bedroom: 3 Beds                           Bathroom: 2 Bath

 Garage: 1 Attached Garage             Yard:  Yes

 Sq Footage: 1256 Sq. Ft.                Stories: 1 Story               

 Lot Size: 7,148 Sq. Ft.                  

Amenities: 

Close to dining and 4KWAYH Shops

When choosing a home to rent, you may want to consider what kind of retail and restaurants are nearby.

Check out the Walk score: https://www.walkscore.com/score/2414-wilma-st-dallas-tx-75241

 After tenant move out or the home is available, please let us know if there are any issues that we may need to take care for you to move in. You can include it with your application so we can make sure that our make ready and the prospective tenant’s expectation are met.

More about our Property Management Team:

Ashoka Lion’s rental property management teams have been in business since 2006. We have been assisting landlords find quality tenants and manage the home with our staff, processes, and technology. We have been accredited by the BBB in both the Houston and Dallas markets.

Our screening process involves reviewing credit, criminal, and eviction history. In addition, we are performing verifications of current and prior landlords.

In regards to tenants, we have a thorough process to insure tenants have as smooth a process as possible with our 10 point move in process:

1.  At time of application, we do have explanation of some of the common issues that you will be signing off that you understand

2.     We have a page on our website with our criteria and documents requested including a separate page as to why we are requesting those documents.

3.     We do have a FAQ included on the website to discuss policy and procedure

4.     When we approve your lease, you will be given a clear set of terms in regards to monies owed and time frame that we request you approve

5.     When we send the approval for a tenant, there is a checklist to discuss steps to be taken prior to moving in

6.     Our welcome email and checklist has links for items such as a. (TREC discussion of main body of leas) and ( b. Importance of having renters insurance for tenants 

7.     Our staff will do an orientation to discuss lease and make sure you understand how we operate with our portal, etc.

8.     Our management companies lease packet includes a tenant user guide and FAQ in lease packet

9.     We request that tenant pays a $125 fee to meet a photographer/assessment person to help photographically document move in condition. This is to protect dispute between landlords and tenants regards to condition and damages. This report will be shared on your tenant portal online.

10.  Our management company’s manager or team will swing by later on to pick up lockboxes and supra, and this gives you a chance to let them know how the transition into the home is going.

 

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

 

 

 

 

2446 Rio Grande Dr Available for Rent in Grand Prairie

by Ankit.Mohan 25, March 2015 03:19

Ashoka Lion Rental Property Management Dallas has a new property available for rent at 2446 Rio Grande Dr.


If you are looking to rent a property in Grand Prairie, then you should definitely check this Lion Real Estate Group house available for rent.


Grand Prairie Property for rent

 

This beautiful and spacious home features high ceilings, custom lighting, and hand scraped flooring! There is a 5th bedroom that would make a great office/den/library.

This beautiful home is coming soon and is located in Cimmaron Estates, near I20,360 & 121, close to the outlet mall, and other major shopping. 

The backyard features a covered patio and a storage room that would make a great workshop.


When choosing a home to rent, you may want to consider what kind of retail and restaurants are nearby.  Check out the Walkscore for 2446 Rio Grande Dr.


Ashoka Lion Rental Property Management Dallas has been in business since 2006. We assist rental property seekers move in, search for a suitable property and get all the documents processed.


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


Ashoka Lion and The Lion Real Estate Group look forward to helping you find a home to rent for in Dallas area.

Landlords in Columbia facing scrutiny for not providing safe places to live for tenants

by Mirania 27, November 2012 16:09

Recently, we came across a write-up on The Maneater.com about maintenance issues in Columbia that are seriously affecting the relationship between tenants and landlords. The dilapidated condition of the rental units have left the renters in a condition that has violates the minimum health norms set by housing law. The article states that in the Dumas apartment building, located towards north of campus, a tenant used to sleep every night for over two months in a bedroom that had the windows removed, and due to the lack of a window rain and animals  entered the room.

In another East Campus house, there was an animal carcass had rotted in the house of a student. Moreover in  another rental apartment, the tenants were compelled to sleep in the dining room as the wed bedroom carpet used to smell like mold.

We often explain to our landlords both the investor and the “accidental” landlord (a person who is renting his home till the market gets better) that there are minimal standards. If you do not think that you can maintain minimal health and safety standards, then you will be violating Texas property code standards, which outline that a landlord should provide a home free of things that would affect the health and safety of a normal resident. Unfortunately, some landlords will not or cannot understand that, and they could face legal issues as well difficulty maintaining quality tenants in their properties.

As a property management company who operates in both the Houston and Dallas markets, we know it is important to make a healthy profit for our landlords and investors, but our property managers cannot do so at the expense of legal and moral obligations to our tenants to provide a healthy environment.  Therefore, if we feel that a client will not make the appropriate repairs in a safe and proper manner, then we are prepared to walk away from that client.

For the full story about the issues facing these Columbia tenants, click here.

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Landlord & Tenant Disputes in Dallas and Tampa

by Mirania 8, November 2012 15:25

Several landlord and tenant disputes make news every week with incidents covering a broad variety of strong conflicts taking place between landlords and renters. We will discuss some of the most notable incidents of landlord-tenant disputes.

1)  In February 2012, Dallas police had arrested a landlord who had shot a tenant at a condominium in the 5200 block of Bent Tree Forest Drive off the Dallas North Tollway in far north Dallas. According to Dallas police, the landlord Gabriel Abraham, was trying to evict Daniel Sipes, his tenant when there was some sort of argument. Finally, Abraham shot his tenant multiple times leaving the victim in a critical condition. Abraham was arrested by police on the spot. (Click here for the story)

2)   Another incident took place in Florida in September this year when a Tampa resident was stabbed several times following a tussle with his landlord. The landlord was taken into custody by police and the investigation is underway. (Click here for the story)

How to avoid Landlord and Tenant Disputes?

Such incidents of landlord and tenant dispute generally arise due to disagreement over a rent increase, return of security deposit and responsibility for repairs. To avoid such disputes both landlords and tenants should know their rights and responsibilities under federal, state, and local law. Also, the landlord and tenant should ensure that the terms are precisely mentioned in the rental agreement. It is also important to keep copies of each and every correspondence that takes place between the landlord and tenant and make notes of conversations about problems, if any.

A responsible landlord and a good tenant should always follow these tips in order to avoid conflicts with each other and to co-exist better with each other. If a landlord is having a problem with a tenant for nonpayment of rent, then they should refrain from engaging in personal attacks and focus on following the eviction procedures as outlined by the letter of the law in their state and local area.

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What is normal wear and tear? 6 techniques to reduce down issues with tenants

by jay.raman@ashokalion.com 15, March 2011 11:28

I came across a article on the AshokaLion Twitter account, and it got me thinking about "wear and tear" clauses in leases. Every lease has a "wear and tear" clause in it, but it always remains a vague concept. I decided to research what other investors and real estate sights came across, and I found most had the vague notion of the wear and tear clause. I did find one article by Rental Housing Online (http://bit.ly/gklzFl) and they had a pretty good list. It definitely was not exhaustive, but either is our addendum that we provide to tenants at their walk through with our property managers upon moving in.  We have tried to provide a list of common types of damages, explainations what we consider to be "normal", and we try to explain to them what potential charges may be upon them moving out (at least some minimums that we have come across). We know this is not a complete list, but it is impossible to have a complete list due to all the circumstances at the property (including condition of the property at the time of  tenant moving in and age of the items).

I know it is impossible, but we do try to explain that "normal" is based on reasonable standards. For example, we state that scuffing a wall and it needing to be repainted is not "normal".  However, it is "normal" to have a rug steam cleaned with a rug doctor machine. However, if I have to get a commercial cleaner to take out damages to a carpet, then this should be considered "excess" of normal wear and tear".  As a kid growing up in the Houston area, my family lived in a home for over 10 years as kids, and when we moved from that home; our family was able to cleaned our carpet  to make it presentable.  It is not a huge leap of faith to think that our care was not extraoridinary, and this is why our property managers in Houston or Dallas do not understand tenant's claims that it is normal to have punch stains in the floor or bleach on the floor. 

Typical things that we would deduct from the security deposit for include:

  1. Scuff Marks on walls requiring us to paint
  2. Nail Holes in Walls
  3. Damages to windows
  4. Broken Knobs on ovens or stoves
  5. Unreported leaks that cause damage to cabinets or floors
  6. Carpets requiring commercial carpet cleaning
  7. Smoking in the house and it sticking to walls and carpet (we request all tenants if they smoke to smoke outside the house).
  8. Pet Urine requires us to get  a professional cleaning
  9. Lost Keys
  10. Unreturned Garage Remotes
  11. Food left in the refridgerator (if mold is in the refridgerator, then we may just replace refridgerator)
  12. Broken door knobs
  13. Missing Smoke Detectors after it was installed
  14. Blinds damaged
  15. Carpet that burn marks or bleach stains (replacing room carpet)

I know that there are horror stories for tenants about items being charged that they would not consider normal wear and tear. To reduce these confrontations between tenants and landlords or tenants and property management companies in the Houston and Dallas area, I would suggest doing the following:

  1. Fill out the Inventory and Condition Form within the requested time and keeping a copy. Many real estate agents and property managers will give you this form to fill out, so I would strongly urge you to do.
  2. Take Pictures and/or Video.  You, your property manager  and/or real estate agent should take pictures and/or video of the property at the time of the move in. I would make sure to have the correct time stamp on videos and pictures, so you can demonstrate what condition the property is at move in.  As you usually are given a few days to finish documenting this form, it is not hard for tenants to document with video and cameras damages.   I would suggest sharing this with landlords and managers as soon as possible to make them aware of these damages that you find subsequent to the move in walk through, if you want to claim it on your inventory and condition form.
  3. Report damages quickly. Landlords can charge tenants for damages that they fail to report on a timely manner that get worse. For example, if you see a leaking pipe under a kitchen report it, as it may lead to damaging the wood in the cabinets.
  4. Know how to shutoff toliets and cut off water at the main water cutoff. If you see water flowing, know how to cutoff the water at the main water cutoff. This will reduce down damages that remain that could have been prevented.
  5. Do not use items that you know are possibly damaged. If your AC is having problem, shut the AC off to prevent further damage because you used it after it was having problem. The same could go for appliance, disposals, and anything else that you fear may not be working. You should report these items and take the appropriate precautions. These kinds of damages could be grounds to deduct part or all of a repair cost for the matter.
  6. Keep up your preventitive maintenance. If your home has a AC unit, then I would suggest changing the filters to avoid damaging the system. Unpaid repair costs in our leases can be deducted from the security deposit.

I know that some of our real estate investors probably have more examples, so if you do not mind sharing on our Facebook page (http://on.fb.me/dQDvrM) that would be great. We will post a discussion under that tab to collect feedback and input regarding example of what is and is not considered "normal wear and tear", and while you are there; please do not hesitate to "Like" our facebook page.

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