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Interested in Renting a Property?

Typically speaking, we know you will have the most success finding a rental if you contact the listing agent directly for the rental you are interested in. Unfortunately our team does not service rental requests at this time.

However, as a courtesy to you, we would be more than happy to forward your information to the top rental property managers in the Central Florida Area. We will provide you with the names and contact information for the agencies as well and believe it may be in your best intrest for you to reach out personally.

CLICK HERE to complete a rental inquiry form

We wish you the best of luck in your search as we aim to connect you with those who truly can service your needs.

Review a complimentary copy of our Rental Guide

Getting Your Ducks In a Row

Renting a great home usually means you have to move fast, so it’s smart to assemble documentation that confirms who you are and shows you’re the best applicant. We recommend putting the following together:

  • Driver’s license, passport or another form of government-issued ID with a picture and date of birth
  • Social Security number
  • Month of pay stubs to verify income
  • A letter of employment
  • Rental History: 2-3 previous addresses, names, and contact information for previous landlords or property managers
  • A couple of additional references attesting to your good character and their contact info
  • Application fee (usually ranges between $50-$100)
  • Detailed paperwork if you have declared bankruptcy or are subject to leans on debt. These will help a landlord or property manager understand the circumstances.
  • Name and contact information for anyone co-signing your lease

Landlords and property managers will also run credit and background checks, so many sure nothing will trip up up by checking your credit score for free online.

Avoid Pitfalls Before Signing Your Lease

A lease commits you for an extended amount of time and money, before signing it’s smart to make a final check. Call the management office directly and beware of scams.

Below Market Rent

If the monthly rent for an apartment or single family home in your area averages $2000, be wary if the place you’ve found costs half that. This is especially true if you’re conducting a long-distance search and haven’t seen the home in person. While it would be nice to save a lot of money on rent, you don’t want to be snared by a scam.

Signs of Neglect

Take a careful look around the property. Is there damage to the roof or windows? Any sign of water damage or mold? Look past decor and charm and see if things are being cared for. If you see something that raises a question, talk to the landlord or property manager before you sign the lease. If they avoid the problem or dance around the subject, you may want to keep looking.

Inspect the condition of:

  • Structural components (walls, ceilings, windows, doors and floors)
  • Electrical (light fixtures and switches, security alarms)
  • Plumbing (bathtubs and showers, toilets and sinks)
  • Appliances (refrigerator, stove, oven, dishwasher, washer and dryer)
  • Mechanical systems (water heater, smoke detector, thermostat, heating and cooling systems)

Tenant Turnover

Noticed frequent and multiple online openings for the building? It could mean the building is more suited to short-term tenants. but high-turnover could also be a sign the tenants aren’t happy.

An Unreachable Landlord

If a prospective landlord or property manager is tough to contact before you sign a lease, it could be an indication that calls may be dodged after you’ve moved in. Of course, everyone gets so busy so if you have a chance, ask people who live there about how well the building is managed.

A Fishy Lease – or None At All

Take time to read through the rental lease and ask about anything you think might be unreasonable or excessive. And a landlord who doesn’t want a lease should be considered very suspect. A lease or rental agreement protects you as well as the property owner, so it’s best not to hand any more without one.