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Lease a Classic 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Older Home located in Druid Hills Historic District within walking distance to Emory University.
Features include a spacious Living Room with Fireplace and built-in Bookshelves, large formal Dining Room, cozy Den with French Doors to covered patio; Custom Kitchen with glass-front cabinets, ample pot drawers, stainless steel appliances, pull-out Pantry and Granite Counters.
The property has a main floor Bedroom and Full Bath. The upper level addition includes a Master Bedroom with Sitting Area and French Doors to Deck, Master Bath with Double Sinks, separate Tub and Shower, Walk-in Closet plus additional Bedroom/Office and Full Bath with Washer/Dryer.
Other features include Hardwood Floors throughout, High Ceilings, Screened Porch, Large Lot, Patio, Offstreet Parking with easy turnaround for 2-3 cars.
Contact Atlanta Decatur Homes for availability and further details.
If you plan to lease a property in the Emory Area or in Decatur, you should know what may be expected before you complete an application to rent a home.
Finding the right home in the Emory Area where you want to live is an obvious first step, but prospective tenants often have to pass stringent credit and background checks. In popular neighborhoods where rental properties are at a premium, there may be tough competition for a desirable home. It's best to be prepared in advance:
Emory Decatur Property Management always recommends that prospective tenants be thoroughly screened through credit, criminal and prior landlord reference checks.
It's easier to prevent a potential problem from occurring when considering a new tenant than it is to try to evict them later. Because property managers represent investors who trust them to obtain qualified tenants for their properties, extreme care must be utilized during the screening process.
Screening begins with an Application completed by the applicant, giving written permission to obtain a credit report, criminal background, and former landlord reference information. Here are a few good policies to follow when dealing with applicants:
While many applicants look promising on paper, a thorough check might show previous late rent payments, bad credit, eviction proceedings, or criminal activity. It's important to evaluate every aspect of the appliant's ability to pay the rent and to be a viable tenant, without violating any provision of the Fair Housing Act.
In fact, a recent U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidance policy recommends exercising caution when considering criminal history for prospective applicants. According to a National Association of Realtors (NAR) publication, the guidance suggests "housing providers should create thoughtful policies and practices that are tailored to serve a substantial, legitimate and nondiscrimatory interest of the housing provider, such as resident safety and the protection of property".
Careful review of the prospective tenant's credit, ability to pay, criminal history, and past landlord references should be made in every case.
With appropriate due diligence during the screening process, the ultimate goal will be achieved - a new tenant who pays their rent on time and maintains the property.
Property managers who have worked with tenants for a number of years have quite a few interesting stories about evicting tenants!
Managing your own Decatur investment property is often difficult, especially if you need time for a demanding full-time job, a busy family life, and want some precious down time.