Residential Home Rentals | saintpeterentals (2022)

What is the deposit required?

The security deposit is equal to one month’s rent.

Do you allow pets?

Yes, however we do have size and breed restrictions. (Please contact us directly for the restrictions.) There is a $250 non-refundable pet fee.

What is required to move in?

We require first and last month’s rent and security deposit.

How long is the lease?

The leases are for a 12-month period.

What is the application process?

You can complete an online application at www.saintpeterentals.com

How long will it be until I know if I am approved?

Our typical response time is 1-2 business days.

What do you look for?

We verify rental history, credit, employment, income (3x rent), and criminal background.

What is included in the rent?

Water, sewer, trash, and monthly pest service are all included in the rent.

Can I break my lease?

To break a lease, we require 30-day notice in writing, along with a lease termination fee equal to two month’s rent.

How do I make a maintenance request? Are there charges for service?

All service requests must be submitted online as a work order. You may be charged if the malfunction was caused by negligence.

What amenities does the property have?

The property has a shared patio area, reserved parking, and on-site laundry.

Is there an application fee?

A $50, non-refundable application fee is required to process your application.

Can I sublet?

Subletting is not permitted.

I want make some changes to my apartment decor. How far can I go?

Any changes to the apartment itself — like painting or mounting shelves on the wall — require written permission from the property manager.

What kind of exterior maintenance will I be responsible for?

Your level of responsibility for the exterior of the house depends on what kind of rental you have and the terms dictated in the lease. If you live in an apartment, the courtyard will be cared for by the building’s maintenance team. If you live in a house, you are responsible for the yard maintenance.

How do I pay my rent?

Cash is NOT ACCEPTED.

ACTIVATE YOUR ONLINE PORTAL:When you become a resident, you will receive an email to setup and activate your online portal. (Please check your junk/spam mail folder if you believe you have not received the email.) You can also send an email topsmanager@saintpeterentals.com to request access. Please include your name and unit number in the email. We will email or text you with a login link to your secure tenant portal. You will create a password and can start paying your rent online right away with no fee.

Alternately,

  • You can mail/drop off your rent in to our P.O. Box. Put your property name and unit # on the memo line of your money order or check.
  • Electronic Cash Payments – We can provide you a reusable payslip that you take to 7-Eleven in order to pay rent in cash. Pay up to $1,500 in cash for a $3.99 transaction fee.
When is my rent due?

Your rent is ALWAYS due on the first day of the month. Rent is late as of 12:00 AM on the second, but our grace period lasts until the third. If your rent is not received by 5:00 PM on the third day of the month, your account will automatically be charged the late fee stated in your lease.

What happens if I don’t pay my rent?

If you miss a rent payment, notify the property manager IMMEDIATELY by calling our office at 727-459-6496. Failure to communicate with our office will usually cause your name to be forwarded to our attorney’s office for an Unlawful Detainer case.

How do I make a maintenance request?

All service requests must be submitted through our online portal.

If you have an after-hours emergency, submit it through the portal and then call/text our on-call maintenance crew at 727-688-6029. This number is for PROPERTY-THREATENING EMERGENCIES ONLY, not for regular maintenance calls.

Please submit an online request rather than repairing a maintenance problem yourself. Except for specific circumstances provided for by law, you will not be allowed to deduct costs of repair from your rent. If the problem was caused by you or your guests, such as an inappropriate item flushed down the toilet causing a plumbing issue, you will be charged for the repair.

What is considered an emergency?

An emergency is defined as a maintenance problem that will cause a safety hazard to residents or that poses an imminent danger to the property. Fixing an emergency problem cannot wait until the next business day.

An overflowing toilet, a broken pipe, or a sudden electrical short are all examples of maintenance emergencies. If there is a gas leak, call and notify the gas company in your area first. If there is a power outage, call the electric company in your area first to see if there is a general power outage in the area (links to the gas and electric company websites can be found in our online directory).

If you have an after-hours emergency, submit it through the portal and then call/text our on-call maintenance crew at 727-688-6029. This number is for PROPERTY-THREATENING EMERGENCIES ONLY, not for regular maintenance calls.

Please submit an online request rather than repairing a maintenance problem yourself. Except for specific circumstances provided for by law, you will not be allowed to deduct costs of repair from your rent. If the problem was caused by you or your guests, such as an inappropriate item flushed down the toilet causing a plumbing issue, you will be charged for the repair.

How do I get my deposit back?

You are entitled to an accounting of your security deposit, as well as the appropriate refund, within 21 days of your move-out date.

Security deposits are not a replacement for paying rent. The purpose of a security deposit is to pay for any damage caused by the tenant or their guests. If you do not pay your rent, including the last month of your lease, you will be subject to eviction proceedings.

I’ve lost my keys or locked myself out. What do I do?

You can call a locksmith at your own expense or you can call our office during business hours to pick up a spare.

My roommate wants to move out, but I want to stay. What can I do?

You can replace your current roommate with a new one. Your new roommate will need to complete an application (including the $50 application fee), send in their most recent month of paystubs, and submit two forms of ID to be screened. If they are approved, a change is made.

You may keep the unit by yourself. You will need to send in your most recent month of paystubs showing that you can afford that unit by yourself (income equal to at least 3x monthly rent). If you qualify, your roommate will be removed from the lease.

In both cases, the matter of the security deposit is handled between the residents. The office will not release any deposit unless all residents move out of the unit.

Why is there no specific availability date?

Many factors can affect the availability of a unit. The suggested availability approximates when we expect the unit may be ready for viewing. Precise dates are difficult to predict accurately due to factors including:

  • Current tenants sometimes having to extend their stay
  • Unexpected maintenance or repairs
  • Completion of the make-ready process taking longer than expected.

Please contact the office at 727-459-6496 for more information about the specific availability of a home.

How do I view a property?

Call our property manager at 727-459-6496 or send an email to psmanager@saintpeterentals.comto set up a private showing for you.

Who must complete an application? What are the requirements for approval?

All residents over the age of 18 must present photo identification and complete an application.

The income requirement is 3x the monthly rent.You must also have minimum of 2 years employment history.

We will contact your landlord and employment references to determine your ability to pay the rent on time and your ability to take care of the property.

Can I hold the home while my application is processing?

You can pay a $250.00 home-holding deposit to keep the home out of the hands of competitors while your application is reviewed.

Is my home-holding deposit refundable?

If your application for residency is not approved, or if the residence is not ready for occupancy by the agreed upon move-in date, the home-holding deposit will be returned to the applicant.

If the applicant is approved, agrees to a move-in date, and the property is removed from the market, but the applicant then fails to sign the rental agreement, fails to provide the additional funds required for occupancy, or does not take occupancy on the agreed upon move-in date, the home-holding deposit will be forfeited.

If the applicant is approved, the home-holding deposit will be applied toward the security deposit or rent when the rental agreement is signed.

What if my application is denied?

Any home-holding deposit will be returned to you in full. The application fee is spent on the background check and will not be refunded.

Is a personal check acceptable for my first month's rent and the security deposit?

No. The first month’s rent (including any prorated days) and all deposits (security and pet) must be presented in certified funds.

After the first month, you may pay your rent online via our secure tenant portal.

What about bankruptcy?

If you are currently in bankruptcy, we cannot rent to you.

If you have a previous bankruptcy, but have since firmly re-established your good credit, we can be flexible. Please call us for further consultation.

Is smoking allowed?

We do not allow smoking inside of any property that we manage. Smoking is allowed outside of the units.

Smoking can damage sensitive building materials and become an allergen to the tenants that occupy homes after the smoking party has left. By smoking inside of the property, you run the risk of property damage charges, eviction and lawsuit.

This policy is in force for any tenant that allows any smoking inside their residence, including friends, family, guests, etc. If you do not wish to pay for property damages that come from smoking, do not allow smoking in your residence.

What about roommates and sub-leasing?

Roommates will be subject to the same move-in procedures, background checks and rental requirements as our primary tenants.

Roommates may not move in without prior written permission. A thorough check must be completed and accepted by Property Works.

Sub-leasing is never allowed for any reason.

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