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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why is it important to have a 3rd party inspection service for move in and move out inspections?

By having an unbiased 3rd party company to perform the move in and move out inspections, the risk of security deposit disputes are minimized.

Security deposit disputes are the largest reason Landlords are threatened with lawsuits.

Leasing Texas performs mid-lease inspections with a full report and photos at no cost.

 

Do I have to rekey after each Tenant?

The Texas Property Code requires each rental property to be rekeyed after each tenant turnover, including complying with certain requirements for keyless locking devices. Details of Texas Property Code, can be found here: TX Landlord Property Code Section92

Security Device details can be found in Sec. 92.151 – Sec 92.170

You can also find details about the lock requirements here TX lock requirements

 

How do you screen applicants?

We screen applicants 18+ years of age by the following methods:

  • Nationwide criminal background check
  • Eviction history
  • Credit bureau screening
  • Employment/income verification
  • Rental history verification

Once we have all of the information, we compile it into an easy to understand format and present it to the Landlord with our recommendation of approval or decline.

 

Do you charge the tenant a security deposit? What about a pet deposit?

Yes. Security deposits are typically equal to one month’s rent. Pets are not allowed without owner permission. When pets are allowed, an additional pet deposit is required per pet. We also require the tenant to register their animal/pet with Pet Screening Service.

Any damage above and beyond the security deposit remains the tenant’s responsibility.

 

How do you advertise properties?

We advertise in many ways including on our website as a featured rental, in the local MLS and on many other sites such as: