Frequently Asked Questions
What Tenants Need to Know
The team at Barsky Property Management is available to answer your questions during business hours, and we love to hear from you! For your convenience, we have compiled this list of common questions and answers that you can refer back to at any time.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Each property has its own rental application, consisting of a credit and background check and a fee. Contact us for more information.
We prefer all applicants to see the property in person before submitting an application. We understand that you may not have time to view the property yourself, but we believe it is essential to see the property instead of only looking at the photos. In this case, you could arrange for a friend or family member to view the property on your behalf. If it is impossible to view the property before applying, you will need to ask our team about leasing details before submitting an application.
Either call the number on the listing directly or click here (hyperlink to contact page) to contact us through the contact page.
After receiving a request, we will quickly arrange for a property viewing. Please note that we are required to provide current tenants at occupied properties at least 24 hours’ notice before scheduled showings.
Yes, you will have to sign a lease either online or offline by appointment.
The majority of our properties are 12-month leases. Each lease states the responsibilities of both the tenant and landlord during the lease term.
The security deposit equals one and one-half months’ rent. The total amount must be paid before moving in.
Rent is usually due on the first (1st) day of every month unless the lease agreement specifies otherwise. We offer a payment system that allows for rent to be paid online and viewing of account balances.
Please note that cash payments are not accepted due to security reasons.
Rent increases usually happen after the lease term expiration.
Of course, it is not always increased. Our analysis accounts for the property owner’s requests and relevant market conditions.
Tenants have a grace period of five (5) days. However, if we are notified before the monthly rent is due and there are no other outstanding fees due, we offer a one (1) time courtesy waiving of late fees for payments that come in after the five (5) day grace period. Beyond this, we are not able to waive any late rent fees.
Our late charge policy complies with Fair Housing Laws. That means we must treat all tenants equally.
Immediately contact us. Failure to contact us will lead to late fees and possible eviction.
Yes, but every roommate needs to be approved. They must fill out a rental application form and pay the application fee. Once both are received, we will process the application and advise of the screening results.
Skipping any of these steps violates the lease and could lead to termination.
Emergencies threaten human lives and/or cause property damage. For example, a burst pipe flooding the home and a broken heater during winter are emergencies.
The pet policy depends on the terms in each specific lease agreement. You must notify our team of any pets before move-in.
When you already have a pet, please contact our office first if you want to add another one. We will process every request separately, depending on the lease terms.
No, installing new locks on your own would violate the lease agreement terms. It may be possible to install a new lock upon request and landlord approval; there may be a tenant charge depending on the situation.
If there is a need to enter the property, we will notify you beforehand.
There are many possible reasons for the entrance of managers or staff. For example, landlords may enter the home for emergency repairs. Also, they might allow insurance agents or inspectors to enter the property. But regular maintenance is preferably conducted when you are home.
Yes, all the tenants need to have renters’ insurance before moving in. You are required to provide proof of renters’ insurance before the start of the lease term.
You need to give written notice at least 60 days before terminating the lease. Our office must receive the notice by the 60-day mark; ask us for the correct date if you’re unsure.
Depending on the terms in each specific lease agreement, you may still be responsible for the remainder of your lease term rent until, whichever may come first, a new tenant is found or your lease term ends.