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In most cases, we do allow subleasing, however we leave it up to you and your roommates to make the arrangements. There are no contracts or paperwork to sign through the Carriage House leasing office, although you may want to write up a personal contract. Please be aware that we can't accept any personal checks from the person subleasing your rental. They would need to pay you, while you continue to submit your rental payment. Please be aware that you will remain the contact for the rental and will still be considered fully responsible for your lease terms, any late payments, damage, etc. that could occur.
Yes! You are more than welcome to paint the interior walls of your apartment or home, provided you prime the walls before you move out. You may paint whatever color you choose; however, when you move out, the walls must be primed to the extent that the paint color of choice has been completely covered, and the Carriage House painting team can repaint with just one coat of paint.
If your apartment or rental home needs maintenance attention, you simply need to call the Carriage House office and let us know! You may also place a maintenance request through your tenant portal. We take care of all regular maintenance issues free of charge. Please know that if you do place a maintenance request, there will be a maintenance technician in your home within approximately 24 to 72 hours of your call (regular maintenance issues may take slightly longer during peak times).
Most Carriage House communities allow pets with a payment of a non-refundable pet fee of $350 and a proper Pet Agreement. Individual rental homes and duplexes have their own pet policies, so if you live in a Carriage House rental home or duplex, please inquire about the pet policy before getting a pet. For the purposes of the Carriage House pet policy, pets include cats, dogs, and fish in tanks. Rodents and exotic pets are not permitted.
If you live in a Carriage House apartment community, the amount you pay in rent each month will not change. The rent amount you agree to on your original lease agreement will remain constant for any renewal agreements, regardless of whether the current leasing prices rise or fall. If you live in a rental home or duplex, your rent price may increase at renewal time, depending on the market rates on similar properties at that time. If your rent is scheduled to increase, you will be notified prior to your renewal and your renewed lease will indicate the new rental rate.
If we receive notice that your rent check has been returned unpaid, there will be a $30 insufficient funds fee applied to your rental account. Please be aware that if the check is returned to us after the 3rd day of the month, you will also incur a 10% late fee (because your rent was not paid on time). All balances resulting from returned checks must be paid in cash or money order. If we receive two returned checks from you during your time as a resident, we will no longer be able to accept personal checks from you.
YES--But please be aware of the fees charged by the third-party processor. Payment Options: 1. We are currently ONLY accept payment in the form of cash, check, or money order at our office. 2. You may also pay online through your tenant portal. If you go through your tenant portal, payments set up through your bank account are free but credit/debit card payments are not. Currently, a $17 fee is charged to process credit/debit card payments. Please call the office if you have any questions regarding setting up your tenant portal.
If we have not received your rent by midnight on the 3rd of the month, a 10% late fee will be applied to the unpaid balance on your rental account. For example, if your rent is $325, late charge will be $32.50. You will have access through your tenant portal to log-in for balance details at anytime. If you have any questions related to your individual late charge and/or total balance, you are always welcome to call the Carriage House office.
Rent is due on the 1st of each month and considered late if received after the 3rd. Your rent can be mailed, hand-delivered, paid through your tenant portal, or left in the Carriage House drop box anytime during these first 3 days of the month and it will be considered "on-time". Please be aware, even if you mail your payment prior to the 3rd, but it doesn't arrive at our office by the 3rd, it will be considered late.
We do require a holding fee in order to secure most properties. The holding fee required will become your security deposit once the lease term begins. Please call or email us if you have any questions or would like more information regarding the process.
We offer joint leases at Carriage House Realty.