Rental Requirements and Policies

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ABOUT RENTING, REQUIREMENTS, AND POLICIES


What do I do if I am interested in a property I see on your website?

Call 803-779-6131 or fill out the form on the contact page for more information on a property or to schedule a time for one of our representatives to meet you at the property.
WE DO NOT RENT ANY PROPERTIES SIGHT UNSEEN UNLESS THERE ARE SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES OR YOU ARE MILITARY! 


What is your rental process?

Once the property has been viewed you can fill out an application. There is a $60.00 application fee per person. We require a security deposit equal to one month’s rent amount with the completed application and application fee. All other pertinent information regarding the application is found on the application before the final signature and date. If for some reason you are not approved your security deposit will be returned immediately**. Your step by step move-in instructions will be emailed to the email address given on your application. Upon the decided move-in date your first month’s rent will be prorated.

**The Shandon Group reserves the right to wait 10-14 business days to refund a security deposit if it is paid online or with noncertified funds in order to ensure that those funds clear and are available to be refunded

What do you check for on the application?
We check for satisfactory credit (just depends on what’s bringing your credit down), verifiable income (pay stubs or deposit record), national background check, number of occupants, rental references, pet(s), and we check for a minimum of 2.5 times the rent amount with net income.

The Shandon Group requires everyone over the age of 18 to fill out an application. The Shandon Group requires the following to be submitted with each application for it to be considered as accepted or applied: application fee, security deposit, proof of income, and a copy of your driver’s license, passport, or other photo ID. The Shandon Group will make the decision of approval based on the information we receive.

What are your payment policies?
Rent is due on the 1st of each month. It is considered late after 5:00 p.m. on the 5th of each month. If you are mailing it, it has to be postmarked before the 5th. After the 5th of each month, a 10% late fee is charged of the total rental amount. We have a dropslot in our front office door at our office for after-hours payments. Application fees are $60.00 per person over the age of 18. Security deposits are equal to one month’s rent amount. Pet fees/deposits are discussed on an individual basis. 

What forms of payment do you accept?
Check, Cashier’s Check, Money Order, CashPay, and rent can be accepted through our online payment option. Cash is not accepted unless it is for the application fee.

Can I change roommates during my lease agreement? 
Possibly, with our approval after they complete the application process and with the approval of any remaining roommates. However, changing roommates will require your new roommate to fill out the application, pay the application fee of $60, and the additional roommate switch paperwork fee of $25. The security deposit we have stays with the property and it is up to the incoming and outgoing/remaining residents to discuss and handle without office involvement. The new incoming roommate will have to sign the existing lease agreement and accept the property in the current condition and will take on the current pre-agreed upon responsibilities to include utilities, owed rent, maintenance, etc… SUB-LEASING IS NOT ALLOWED.

I am thinking about moving. What should I do?
Per your lease, you need to inform The Shandon Group a minimum of 30 days prior to the expiration of your lease in writing ask what else is needed. If you are breaking your lease, please remember you are responsible for rent until it is re-rented or your lease expires.

What fees are associated with having a pet?
Not every property, property owner, property insurance carrier, etc… allows a pet, so please do not assume! Generally, with permission, pets are allowed after a $75 pet fee due with application and a $200 non-refundable pet fee due upon move-in (per pet). Depending on the property, owner, breed, weight, and quantity of pets the fees are subjected to change in terms of price and refundable/nonrefundable.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT RENTING, REQUIREMENTS, AND POLICIES


What do I do if I am interested in a property I see on your website?

Call 803-779-6131 or fill out the form on the contact page for more information on a property or to schedule a time for one of our representatives to meet you at the property.
WE DO NOT RENT ANY PROPERTIES SIGHT UNSEEN UNLESS THERE ARE SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES OR YOU ARE MILITARY! 


What is your rental process?
Once the property has been viewed you can fill out an application. There is a $60.00 application fee per person. We require a security deposit equal to one month’s rent amount with the completed application and application fee. All other pertinent information regarding the application is found on the application before the final signature and date. If for some reason you are not approved your security deposit will be returned immediately**. Your step by step move-in instructions will be emailed to the email address given on your application. Upon the decided move-in date your first month’s rent will be prorated.

**The Shandon Group reserves the right to wait 10-14 business days to refund a security deposit if it is paid online or with noncertified funds in order to ensure that those funds clear and are available to be refunded

What do you check for on the application?
We check for satisfactory credit (just depends on what’s bringing your credit down), verifiable income (pay stubs or deposit record), national background check, number of occupants, rental references, pet(s), and we check for a minimum of 2.5 times the rent amount with net income.

The Shandon Group requires everyone over the age of 18 to fill out an application. The Shandon Group requires the following to be submitted with each application for it to be considered as accepted or applied: application fee, security deposit, proof of income, and a copy of your driver’s license, passport, or other photo ID. The Shandon Group will make the decision of approval based on the information we receive.

What are your payment policies?
Rent is due on the 1st of each month. It is considered late after 5:00 p.m. on the 5th of each month. If you are mailing it, it has to be postmarked before the 5th. After the 5th of each month, a 10% late fee is charged of the total rental amount. We have a dropslot in our front office door at our office for after-hours payments. Application fees are $60.00 per person over the age of 18. Security deposits are equal to one month’s rent amount. Pet fees/deposits are discussed on an individual basis. 

What forms of payment do you accept?
Check, Cashier’s Check, Money Order, CashPay, and rent can be accepted through our online payment option. Cash is not accepted unless it is for the application fee.

Can I change roommates during my lease agreement? 
Possibly, with our approval after they complete the application process and with the approval of any remaining roommates. However, changing roommates will require your new roommate to fill out the application, pay the application fee of $60, and the additional roommate switch paperwork fee of $25. The security deposit we have stays with the property and it is up to the incoming and outgoing/remaining residents to discuss and handle without office involvement. The new incoming roommate will have to sign the existing lease agreement and accept the property in the current condition and will take on the current pre-agreed upon responsibilities to include utilities, owed rent, maintenance, etc… SUB-LEASING IS NOT ALLOWED.

I am thinking about moving. What should I do?
Per your lease, you need to inform The Shandon Group a minimum of 30 days prior to the expiration of your lease in writing ask what else is needed. If you are breaking your lease, please remember you are responsible for rent until it is re-rented or your lease expires.

What fees are associated with having a pet?
Not every property, property owner, property insurance carrier, etc… allows a pet, so please do not assume! Generally, with permission, pets are allowed after a $75 pet fee due with application and a $200 non-refundable pet fee due upon move-in (per pet). Depending on the property, owner, breed, weight, and quantity of pets the fees are subjected to change in terms of price and refundable/nonrefundable.

 

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