Our goal is to provide comfortable, functional and well-maintained homes for our tenants. We want you to enjoy the lifestyle of home ownership, without the responsibilities or expense.
• Tenant Selection Process
We lease properties to highly qualified applicants who will treat their new homes—and their new neighbors—with respect and consideration.
• Evaluation Process
To expedite your application, we'll take a look at several factors, including your credit score, income, employment and residence history.
• Lease Preconditions
All prospective tenants must fill out our two-page lease application and complete an online credit evaluation at www.tenantverification.com. Your credit report will immediately be sent to you and to Groveton Properties, and will help us evaluate your application.
• Move-In Costs
Once we've approved your application, we'll collect the first month's rent plus an equal amount to be held as security and cleaning deposits.
• Lease Term
Your lease will run for at least 12 months. Thirty days prior to expiration, your lease can renewed for another year (or longer), or extended on a month-to-month basis.
• Pet Policy
We're happy for you to own pets, as long as they can be kept clean, safe and under control. Additional rent of $25.00 per month will be charged for each pet that resides at your rental home (including "pet sitting").
• No Smoking, Please
To avoid safety issues, property damage and cleaning costs associated with tobacco products, all of our properties are smoke-free.
Why should I rent a home?
Renting gives you all the benefits of home ownership—privacy, a desirable location and plenty of space—without the obligation and expense of repairs, insurance and taxes. Here are some other basic renting guidelines to consider:
Besides the rent, which expenses are my responsibility?
Since we maintain your home's physical structure, grounds and appliances, we only require that you carry renter's insurance to cover any damage or loss to your personal property.
Who pays for utilities?
Electric, water, heat, trash, phone, cable and satellite TV services will be placed in your name, and will be your responsibility. In addition, we expect you to provide for the general upkeep of the home (that is, for supplies, maintenance or repairs of less than $50.00).
What about my yard?
Also, you'll need to mow the lawn in the summer, rake leaves in the fall and remove snow from the driveway in winter (or hire a service to do it for you).
So, what does Groveton Properties pay for?
We're responsible for the upkeep and repairs to the building itself, including the roof, gutters, foundation, plumbing, electrical, windows, appliances, heating and cooling, plus the general maintenance of the grounds and driveway. And of course, we'll pay all the taxes and hazard insurance on the property. You will be required to carry renters insurance to cover your personal property.
Can I customize the house to suit my taste?
Yes. Materials for pre-authorized permanent improvements that will add value to the home (such as installing a ceiling fan) will be reimbursed. For any cosmetic or functional improvements you make (such as hanging curtains or moving in your own washer and dryer), you'll be asked to supply the labor and materials and return the property to the condition in which it was found before you move out. Any damages to the interior, exterior or landscaping will be reimbursed by the tenant or deducted from your security deposit. Repair of any damages will need to be deemed acceptable by Groveton Properties.
May I paint a room?
Not a problem! We're okay with any color. But here are the rules: First, tell us that you plan to paint. At the end of your lease term, you must re-paint the same color, finish and standard of quality as when you moved in. Otherwise, you will be charged for labor and materials (plus any repairs to drywall, trim or plaster). If you have any questions about customizing your rental home, please consult your lease or give us a call.
Who do I call in case of an emergency?
If you have a life- or property-threatening emergency or experience a power outage, call 911 or the appropriate service provider, such as Duke Energy or the Cincinnati Water Works.
What if I need service or a repair?
If something needs repair, give us a call, and we’ll schedule a service call with a qualified contractor as soon as possible. If you have an urgent situation (such as a power failure, furnace, water or electrical shutoff) and we can’t be reached or can’t respond within a reasonable period of time, please call our network of authorized service providers (please click on the "Services" tab above). They're familiar with our properties and will take care of any problems.