Each time a new lease is signed and upon every annual renewal, we send our tenants a Lease overview. We encourage all tenants, both old and new, to always read all Lease documents thoroughly, including any addenda and association rules. This overview gives a brief highlight of the most important parts of our Lease. In this post, we are going to cover the Lease overview in a little more depth and answer some common lease questions.
Rent is due on the first day of each month. If there is an outstanding balance for any other charges, funds received will be applied toward the outstanding balance first.
- There are no grace days for rental payment. Rent is due on the first day of the month, even if the first day of the month falls on a weekend or holiday. If rent is not received on or before the first, a late fee of 5% shall be due.
Security deposit is due at the time of lease signing (does not apply for renewals)
- Tenant cannot dictate that this deposit be used for any rent due. The security deposit is held in a separate non-interest bearing account with Premier Community Bank. The Landlord must mail you notice, within 30 days after you move out, of the Landlord’s intent to impose a claim against the deposit.
Only people listed on the lease may occupy the unit. All additional occupants must be approved by Ryntal Property Management before occupying the unit.
- All person’s eighteen (18) years of age or older must complete and sign an application and remit a $100 non-refundable application fee. All occupants in the unit must be listed, including those under the age of 18. Only those applicants and occupants listed on the approved Application will be permitted to occupy the property.
- Any guest, 18 years of age or older, who stays more than five (5) overnights per month, must be included on the lease. We always encourage all potential occupants to apply prior to the initial lease signing. If a new occupant moves in during the term of your lease, they will need to pay an application fee and go through our application process, including prior landlord verification, credit, criminal and background check. Ryntal performs routine property inspections, and if evidence of an authorized tenant is found during these inspections, you may receive a lease violation.
Utilities should be transferred into your name prior to you moving in.
- Your leasing agent will provide you with the contact information for any applicable utility services at the time of your lease signing. Please ensure all utilities have been transferred prior to your move-in date. All utilities must remain on and are your responsibility until your lease end date.
Your new residence may be in a homeowner or condominium association. You are required to abide by their rules so read them closely.
- A copy of any association rules and regulations or deed restrictions will be provided to you and must be followed. If you are found in violation of any association rules you may be subject to any fines levied by the association.
Smoking is prohibited in all our units.
- Smoking is not allowed in or around the premises. If you must smoke, please do so in a manner that does not allow smoke to enter your unit or those of your neighbors. Please dispose of cigarettes appropriately and do not leave them on the ground.
We do not allow any alterations to the property such as painting. All requests to paint or otherwise alter the property MUST be in writing and submitted for approval.
- Please submit any requests to your property manager or to firstname.lastname@example.org for approval. Any paint color changes must be approved by the owner and you may be required to return the unit to original color upon move out.
- You may not install a security system without prior written authorization.
Tenants are responsible for the minor repairs and ordinary maintenance of the premises unless otherwise stated in your lease. Stopped drains and toilets, locks, screens, pest control, lawn maintenance, light bulbs, batteries are some examples of tenant’s responsibilities.
- Refer to the Maintenance/Inspection section of your lease for additional information.
- You may not always know the best way to address the problem. To help you out, we’ve compiled a few tricks of the trade on our blog to try before creating a work order. Click here to view our Quick Fixes for Common Maintenance Issues blog post.
We have a 24-hour maintenance emergency line. Read your lease closely to determine what is considered an emergency and when to call.
- Emergencies must be reported immediately to our maintenance call center. Emergencies include, but are not limited to: (a) Electrical: sparking, smoking, no power, overheating fixtures, outlets or appliances; (b) Fire: must first notify fire department (c) Lack of heat: only if it poses a health risk; (d) Lack of Air Conditioning: only if it poses a health risk; (e) Heavy Structural Damage: roof, foundation and walls; (f) Plumbing: Flooding or stoppage of drains due to roots or breakdown of fixture not caused by Tenant; (g) Theft: must first notify police immediately; (h) Broken locks and windows; only if Tenant is unable to temporarily secure property; (i) No power, only after confirming with the power company that there isn’t an interruption of service matter.
- The phone number for our 24-hour maintenance emergency line is (866)995-5772.
Unless you have signed a pet addendum and paid a pet fee, pets are not allowed on the property. Guests visiting you are not allowed to bring pets in the residence.
- Domestic dogs and cats are accepted at many, but not all, of our properties. Each property owner and each Association may differ on the type, size and breed of pet permitted. Dangerous breed dogs, including mixed breeds containing dangerous breed dogs, are never accepted at any of our properties. Fish and exotic pets such as snakes, lizards and birds are not accepted. If pets are accepted at a property our listing will disclose the criteria. If your pet is allowed, they will be listed in the lease agreement, a photo of the pet must be supplied, a non-refundable pet fee will be assessed, and all applicable ordinances, laws, rules and regulations regarding pets will be strictly enforced. The non-refundable pet fee is not for damages to the property caused by your pet. Damages to the property caused by your pet are your responsibility.
Tenants are not permitted to change locks.
- Tenant shall not alter or add locks without prior written consent. If consent is given, Tenant must provide Landlord with a key to all locks.
We routinely inspect the property to ensure there are no issues. You will be notified in advance of the scheduled inspection date.
- For more information on inspections, please click here to read our What’s the Deal with These Inspections? blog post.
- RIGHT OF ENTRY: Landlord, upon reasonable notice to Tenant by telephone, hand-delivery, electronically OR posting at the premises, has the right of entry to the premises for showing, repairs, appraisals, inspections, or any other reason. Landlord has immediate right of entry in cases of emergency, or to protect or preserve the premises.
- Per Florida Statute 83.53, Landlord’s access to dwelling unit – The landlord may enter the dwelling unit at any time for the protection or preservation of the premises. The landlord may enter the dwelling unit upon reasonable notice to the tenant and at a reasonable time for the purpose of repair of the premises. “Reasonable notice” for the purpose of repair is notice given at least 12 hours prior to the entry, and reasonable time for the purpose of repair shall be between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Your lease does not automatically renew. We will send you a renewal letter approximately 10 weeks prior to your lease expiration.
- If you are eligible for lease renewal, a Lease Renewal Letter will be sent to your Tenant Portal via DocuSign, approximately 10 weeks prior to your lease expiration. You must respond with your renewal decision no less than 60 days prior to the end of your current lease.
If you ever have any questions, or need further clarification, please give us a call and we’d be happy to help!