We review the applicant’s FICO Score, their full credit history, verify rental payment history, how they cared for former properties, verify employment duration and income as well as eviction history and criminal background.
Our screening service allows us to quickly fill vacancies with the best possible applicants. The goal with our rigorous screening process and strict rental criteria is to weed out potential issues leaving us with the best renter for you!
Chapter 92 of Texas Property Code addresses residential tenancies and can updated every two years when Texas Legislature meets. Property Managers and landlords are responsible for understanding and complying by this state code which consists of 9 subchapters and about 96 sections governing items from required security devices (i.e. rekeying, locks, door viewers or “peep holes”), Smoke Alarms & Fire Extinguishers, Occupancy Limits, Security Deposits and tenant’s Rights to Vacate.
At Hallmark Residential Property Management we do understand and fully comply with Texas Property Code (and local ordinances) which reduces risks homeowners could potentially face.
Many times, if a home has never been a rental with a professional management company, it is not going to be up to code. Homeowners living in the homes they own do not have to comply with Texas Property Code until it becomes a rental, that is!
Upon your departure from the home and after a tenant’s departure as well, we use only one vendor to assists us with Subchapter D. (Security Devices) of Texas Property Code compliance and that vendor is Mr. Rekey. Mr.Rekey has a strong reputation in our industry for their knowledge and expertise. Once we have a signed lease and prior to your tenant’s move in date we will send Mr. Rekey to not only rekey the property but to review and install anything necessary for your property to be up to code. Mr. Rekey’s invoice for their services will include an itemized list of anything that needed to be added to your property. Chances are there will be many additions to prepare for the first tenant however each tenancy thereafter should only need a rekey, smoke alarm battery change or other updates in property code.
It is all so important for the safety of your tenant, mitigating liability for you, the homeowner and if that isn't enough, it is the law!