Rent Smart Property Management has engaged with technology to go beyond what is required by the MRLTA and compile a move in report that allows us to include unlimited photos to document the condition of the property. By using a combination of the written report and photos, we are providing the highest level of transparency. You can be assured that we are doing everything possible to protect your security deposit refund by fully documenting pre-existing conditions. We are also doing everything possible to protect the owner's best interest so we can accurately assess new damages. We are also protecting our own reputation against illegitimate disputes. It is a win-win for all parties. To date, the only security deposit disputes we have encountered are those from residents we did not place and did not go through our move-in process. Our system works!
We also engage technology designed to streamline the lease signing process. Part of the leasing fees we charge help offset our costs in labor and subscription fees for our web-based products.
Following is a breakdown of our leasing fees, this does not include the application fee, or deposit. For the purpose of the fee schedule, a bonus room shall be counted as a bedroom:
Our standard pet fees are as follows:
It is the obligation of the applicant to review our pet acceptance policies prior to submitting their applications. Non-approvable pets may result in denial of the residential rental application. Application fees are non-refundable.
Resident Benefits Package (RBP) is $12.00 per month + $3.00 for each additional lease holder.
Tenant Liability Insurance (TLI) is optional, coverage for up to 4 household members at $12.95 per month + $3.00 monthly processing fee.
We spend a great deal of time working with property owners to accept pets. And we also spend a great deal of time marketing our pet-friendliness to attract quality residents, which in turn attracts quality rental properties. We have created a brand which takes time, effort and money to stay relevant. Each pet we accept allows us to continue our efforts in working with owners and taking them from the mindset of no pets to becoming pet-friendly. Our jobs as property managers would be far easier if we did not accept pets, as is more commonplace in the Missoula rental market, but that doesn't set well with us. We are pet lovers, too! Rent Smart is Missoula's pet-friendly property management company.
Missoula is a competitive rental market, for both renters and property managers. We want to attract the highest quality renters in Missoula. Rent Smart Property Management strives to be your property manager of choice.
We have designed this package with convenience, transparency and value in mind.
A: The application screening process is one of the most important activities we conduct in the management of our rental properties. We pride ourselves in our thoroughness and in keeping you informed of the status every step of the way. The first step in streamlining the process is to submit a complete application.
Two things will cause a delay in processing your application.
To expedite the application process, please turn in all of the supporting documents as outlined here:
We have approved applications in less than two hours, it can be that quick and easy.
A: You asked, and we listened. We have recently changed our application process. We have increased our minimum required credit score to 650. If your credit score falls below 650 and above 600, we will require a copy of your most recent bank statement, and we may require an additional deposit or cosigner. Because a low credit score indicates a greater financial risk, we believe an added layer of scrutiny and security is required.
The bank statement is an additional screening tool. It is another measure to verify income, it can be used to track on time, or late rent payments, it is another document to verify the current residence, it can show a history of NSFs, and the running balance is an indicator of ability to manage finances. These are all important factors in measuring risk.
A: The lease is sent to your email via Adobe Echosign to collect your electronic signature. If there is more than one party to the lease, each signer on the lease receives a copy to electronically sign. When all copies have been electronically signed, we each get a copy of the fully executed leasing documents sent to our inbox.
You can sign the lease from your desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone. No driving across town coordinating schedules or faxing needed. We try to make the transaction as convenient as possible.
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