We allow pets in select properties under 25 pounds. Each approved pet will require a $250 pet deposit and will add $25 per month to your rental amount. Service animals are permitted with proper certification and written letter from your health care provider.
After an application is approved, we will set an appointment with you to sign the lease. At that time, your deposit and first month’s pro-rated rent will be due. We are not able to hold properties without a signed lease and first month’s rent (i.e., we cannot hold them with just a deposit).
Rent is always due on the first of the month. In the event that the first of the month falls on a weekend or a holiday, your rent is due the last day of business prior to the first. Rent not paid on the first will be assessed a $25 late fee, plus $5 per day. Renters who have not paid their rent by the third day of the month will be served with an eviction notice.
If your rent check is returned for insufficient funds, you will be charged a $35 fee. Late fees will also be occurred for each day until you have made proper payment. Going forward, you will be required to pay in cash, cashiers check, or credit card for 6 months.
Yes, we do require Renter’s Insurance. People often assume that the landlord’s insurance would cover their belongings in the event of damage, however that is not true. For the protection of our tenants, we require them to show proof of a current insurance policy and to maintain it during the course of their lease.
Cowden Real Estate does not typically provide appliances. If appliances happen to be in the property you are renting, and you do not have appliances of your own, we will guarantee that they are in working condition upon your move in. However, if they break or need maintenance during the term of your lease, you will be responsible for repairs or replacement. If a replacement appliance is purchased by you, it is yours to take with you when you move.
Changing Air Filters
Dirty air filters are the leading cause of a/c or heat issues- restriction of air flow puts increase strain on these systems, which in turn increases your utility bills and breaks parts. Make sure you change your air filters at least every 30 days. Even window a/c units have filters that need removal and regularly cleaning. Failure to properly maintain your unit can result in costly repairs that may be your financial responsibility.
You are responsible for maintaining the yard, including keeping the grass cut, trees trimmed and leaves raked.