ALL RESIDENTIAL RENTALS ARE FOR ONE YEAR
1. **You need to be sure you have enough money to get the power and gas cut on and be able to pay a months rent and the deposit. The power and gas company base your deposit on your credit score, so you should contact them and let them run your score to see how much they will charge. Sometimes they do not even charge a deposit, but a lot of people have to pay about $300 for gas and another $300 for electricity and water. Also the power company in Rock Hill might require you to pay someone else's bill if they find you are staying or have stayed in a home where the power bill was not paid. In other words, be sure your ID has an address where the bill is paid and not delinquent.**
PROCEDURE for RENTING
2. To qualify to get an application you must be 21, check out a key and view the rental. To look at one of our rentals there is a $25 Cash Key Deposit (REFUNDABLE as long as key is returned promptly), and we need to copy a driver's license. Keys can be checked out between 9:30 and 12 and 1:30 and 5 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. On Tuesday we check out keys between 9:30 and 11 A.M. Online court records are checked. If you have a bad record, we will not be able to help you.
3. Next, if you want to rent the unit we give you an application to fill out. The application fee is a non-refundable $25. We check your credit with Equifax Credit Services and court records. We also check police records and verify there is a job or other verifiable source of income that affords the applicant(s) the ability to pay the rent. Examples of what you need for this last item would be pay stubs, tax returns, retirement statements, social security statements, etc. Jobs that pay under the table can not be considered unless they are on your tax return. There are NO exceptions.
4. If you are accepted, we provide you with a letter of acceptance so the utilities can be connected.
5. After the utilities are connected, we collect the rent and deposit and sign the lease. We then change the locks and ask that a list of any problems be made and submitted to us. We complete all missed repairs that are reasonable or required by code.
Office hours are from 9:30 till 12:00 and 1:30 till 5:00 weekdays, except Tuesdays, when we close at Noon. We quit checking out keys at 3 and Tuesday we quit checking out keys at 11. It is possible for us to stay late certain days if prearranged.
Rental Lease Agreement
This RENTAL LEASE AGREEMENT is between ??? the TENANT and/or OCCUPANT and the OWNER and/or AGENT. Tenant understands that AGENT works for the OWNER. Tenant leases from the Owner or Agent the premises at ??? Rock Hill, York County, South Carolina to begin as of ??? and continue for a period until ??? _ and then shall renew for successive one month terms on the same covenants, notices and conditions as contained herein unless either party gives the other notice of intent not to renew at least 30 days prior to the end of the lease term or any successive renewal term. Notice must be delivered in person or by certified mail and must be in writing. Also, at anytime the owner and/or agent may give a written thirty-day notice to end this agreement and may deliver it by taping the notice to the front door of the rental. Tenant has checked and agrees the rent is 'fair-market rental value' and has made comparisons.
RENT: Tenant agrees to pay Landlord rent of $_$ ???_ per month, payable in advance, on or before the 1st day of each month (due date). The rent is payable to Owner and/or Agent at their office or other place specified by Owner and/or Agent. Tenant may pay with a check drawn on a local Rock Hill Bank, checks from out of town banks are acceptable if presented two weeks early. After the 3rd day of the month, a late charge of ten percent (10%) rounded up to the nearest dollar or ten dollars whichever is higher will be assessed. This will be considered additional rent. Late rent, or rent paid after the third, must be in CASH, Money Order or Cashier's Check. Tenant agrees to pay $30 for any dishonored check and is also in DEFAULT by failure to pay rent on time if check is returned. If the rent is not paid within five (5) days of due date, the 1st of the month, appropriate legal action will be taken. If it becomes necessary to use the magistrate for the collection or eviction of past due rent, the cost of which shall be considered additional rent and shall be paid by the Tenant. Tenant agrees to pay $20 for the preparation of an Application of Order and Rule to Show Cause. Tenant also agrees to pay $25 for the of Writ of Ejectment. Tenant agrees to pay all costs and a minimum of an additional $60 if it becomes necessary to actually schedule an eviction. Tenant further agrees to pay all other costs; the Magistrate's filing fee, costs to serve papers, etc. Tenant will also pay any other legal costs involved if in default, for example reasonable attorneys fees. Tenant will allow Agent to place a "for rent" and/or "for sale" sign on the property and to forward mail. It is our policy that the deposit is the same amount as the rent at the beginning of the agreement. Time Is Of The Essence Of This Contract, which means dates are observed precisely.
THIS IS YOUR NOTICE. IF YOU DO NOT PAY YOUR RENT WITHIN FIVE DAYS OF THE DUE DATE, THE LANDLORD CAN START TO HAVE YOU EVICTED. YOU WILL GET NO OTHER NOTICE AS LONG AS YOU LIVE IN THIS RENTAL UNIT. Tenant agrees any dishonored check is the same as failure to pay rent on time.
TENANT To Use and Occupy: This is your notice that if you fail to occupy the premises as a dwelling or conduct or permit any illegal activities thereon, eviction proceedings will begin without further notice.
"PERSONAL PROPERTY belonging to a tenant removed from a premises as a result of an eviction proceeding under the South Carolina Residential Landlord and Tenant Act which is placed on a public street or highway may be removed by the appropriate municipal or county officials after a period of forty-eight hours, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, and may also be removed by these officials in the normal course of debris or trash collection before or after a period of forty-eight hours."
USE: The premises will be a
residence for only the person(s) listed on the
application(s) as occupants, and used
for no other purpose, without the prior written consent of the Owner or Agent.
Tenant may end the lease if unit is not ready for occupancy within 15 days of
lease date. Occupancy by guests will be in violation of this provision. No pets
allowed unless permission is given in writing. Having a pet without written
permission will result in $500 damages in addition to other costs. If home is a
portion of a multi-unit building, Tenant will abide by house rules in force. No
stick up products, such as air fresheners, are to be stuck to sheet rock or
cabinets. Tenant shall not assign or sublet any portion of the premises without
prior written consent of the Owner or Agent. TENANT UNDERSTANDS that to
sublet or assign will result in $500 damages in addition to other costs.
Any such persons, roommates or others that wish to live in the unit must be
cleared though our application process. Failure to do this will result in
termination of lease and $500 damages in addition to other costs. If Owner
or Agent is unable to deliver possession, Owner or Agent shall not be liable for
any damages caused; but Tenant shall not be liable for any rent until given
possession. Tenant acknowledges that the premises are in good order and repair.
At Tenants own expense, Tenant will maintain the premises and will take care of
minor repairs such as replacing smoke and/or fire detectors and/or batteries,
furnace filters, replace trash containers, light furnace and water heater
pilots, broken windows, resetting power switches, torn screen, stopper for sink
drain, using plunger in commode etc.
If written notice of a Missing Smoke and/or Carbon Monoxide detector is provided to the Agent, Agent will take corrective action within a reasonable time. In the event Agent is not notified of missing or malfunctioning Fire and/or Smoke and/or Carbon Monoxide Detector, then Agent and/or Landlord assumes no responsibility for damages or injuries that would have been prevented by use of a functioning Carbon Monoxide and/or Fire and/or Smoke detector. An example of a major repair would be replacement of a toilet seat, roof leak. Notice of the need for major repairs must be in writing and delivered by certified mail or in person to Agent. Tenant shall be responsible for damages caused by his negligence and that of his family or invitees and guests. Tenant shall not paint, paper, or otherwise redecorate or make alterations without written consent from Agent. Tenant shall maintain any surrounding grounds, including lawns and shrubbery, and keep cut and clear of rubbish. Tenant will take precautions against freezing weather; that is, let water run, properly heat home with primary heating system and close crawlspace door. Tenant will not use Electric Space heaters or kerosene heaters. Tenant will put utilities in their name and keep them paid on time, and when vacating return key and leave light bulbs, clean and leave unit in same or better condition. Tenant will not put up any signs in the yard, Example for political candidates.
MULTIPLE OCCUPANCY: This agreement is between the Owner and each undersigned Tenant individually and severally. This means the Owner may at his discretion go against any one or all of the tenants and/or residents. In the event of default by any one signatory, each remaining signatory shall be responsible for payment of rent and all provisions of this contract.
DEFAULT: If Tenant shall fail to perform any term of this agreement, Tenant shall be judged to be in default and all of Tenants rights ended. If Tenant abandons or vacates the property while in default of the payment of rent, Owner or Agent may dispose of Tenant's remaining property. The Owner is entitled to all expenses to enforce these terms including a reasonable attorney's fee and lost rent. Failure of Owner or Agent to enforce any term will not be a waiver of any rights. Acceptance of partial payment of rent will not be a waiver of Owner's or Agent's right to the full amount. Tenant shall be in default if Tenant declares Bankruptcy. Tenant shall be in default if information on application is false. Being habitually past due on rent (more than four times) is further grounds for ejectment. TENANT SHALL NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPLY THE SECURITY DEPOSIT FOR RENT PARTICULARLY THE LAST MONTH'S RENT. The security deposit shall secure the performance of the Tenant. Agent may apply all or a portion of the deposit toward Tenant's obligations including rent. By failing to provide a forwarding address within two months after vacating premises, Tenant relinquishes any claim on deposit and gives it to Agent or Owner.
WAIVER: TENANT AGREES TO HOLD AGENT HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES NO MATTER HOW CAUSED. TENANT ALSO AGREES TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE SUSTAINED BY ANY MEMBER OF HIS FAMILY AND/OR VISITORS. TENANT WILL OBTAIN INSURANCE TO PROTECT FAMILY AND/OR VISITORS ON THE PREMISES. ADDITIONAL TERMS:
Roommates or others that wish to live in the unit must be cleared though our application process. Failure to do this will result in termination of lease and $500 damages in addition to other costs.
Tenant will be responsible for getting a roll out trash container or taking trash to county collection site or to Green Boxes with Apartments. Tenant will have until ??? to make a list of any problems they find to avoid responsibility when moving.
Prorated rent of $ ??? for ??? days in January will be due ???. foregoing, any terms on the back, and the interest on deposit agreement constitute the entire contract between the parties. The undersigned acknowledge that they have read and do understand the above mentioned agreements and that they have received copies of these agreements.
_________________________ Owner or Agent
ROCK HILL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
222 South Cherry Road
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29732
Robert K. Marshall, Jr., Broker-In-Charge
INTEREST ON DEPOSIT AGREEMENT
This agreement is on a separate form from the
lease-Rental Contract according to regulations of the SOUTH CAROLINA REAL ESTATE
I, the undersigned, understand that the rental deposit
placed with Rock Hill Property Management belongs to me, and as owner of the
deposit, any interest earned shall accrue to my benefit. Nevertheless, I, the
undersigned, agree that all interest income from this deposit shall accrue to
Rock Hill Property Management.
APPLICATION FEE IS $25, CLICK HERE FOR FORM
ANYONE WANTING TO APPLY TO RENT A UNIT MUST LOOK AT THE HOME BEFORE WE WILL PROCESS THE APPLICATION
CLICK FOR COPY OF CONTRACT AND THE LAW THE CITY CREATED FOR THE COLLECTION OF UTILITY BILLS