Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do you allow pets?
A: Generally yes, though it depends on the property.
Q: Do you have a pet deposit / pet fee?
A: There is no pet deposit, but we do charge pet rent. $50 per pet. There is also a one-time $100 pet acceptance fee.
Q: How much is the security deposit?
A: An amount equal to one or two month's rent, depending on credit.
Q: Do you accept section 8 (AKA housing assistance, AKA vouchers)
A: Yes, at select properties.
Q: How much do I need to move in?
A: Security deposit, plus first full month's rent & prorated, plus lease-signing administrative fee equal to 10% of the rent.
Q: Can I drive by and take a look?
A: Yes, we encourage this before scheduling a showing.
Q: Is rent pro-rated if I move in mid-month?
Q: What utilities do I have to pay?
A: The resident is responsible for all utilities (electric, water and gas) unless otherwise specified.
Q: What's the application fee?
A: $40.00 per person. All adults 18+ must apply.
Q: Can I apply online?
A: Yes, you can apply on our website.
Q: Can I pay rent online?
A: Yes, you can pay rent online for free.
Q: Are you licensed?
A: Yes. Our brokerage is registered with the state of Ohio and has licensed brokers and agents on staff.
Q: Can I view my financial statements online?
A: Yes. We set up a custom account for each owner.
Q: Will you provide a rent estimate?
A: Yes. Please inquire and we can work up an estimate.
Q: Do you manage HOA's and COA's?
A: No. We are completely focused on residential property management.
Q: What services do you provide as part of your Property Management Agreement?
A: We are a full-service property management company. All items involved in managing property are handled by us. This provides a "hands off" experience for the owner.
Q: How do you screen potential residents and what is your application procedure?
A: We use a time-tested custom rental application and AmRent background check services.
Q: How long does it take to rent out my property?
A: We prefer to have about 3 weeks to rent out a property. It may take longer or shorter than this depending on the pricing used and market conditions.
Q: Do you charge a leasing fee?
A: We charge a one-time start-up fee but do not charge a leasing fee.
Q: What are typical costs for maintenance and repair work?
A: General maintenance and repairs are completed at an hourly rate. Specialized repairs are completed at competitive industry rates.
Q: How do you handle evictions?
A: We use professional local attorneys to complete the court eviction process.
Q: Do you provide a standard lease?
A: Yes, RLPMG uses a custom lease prepared by us and reviewed by our legal counsel.