Q ~ If the tenant fails to pay rent, how long will the eviction take, and do you collect any unpaid rent or unpaid invoices from the Tenants after they vacate?
A ~ First, Production Realty Rental Property Management takes pride in finding quality Tenants for the Landlord, using a thorough screening process, so evictions are seldom and even rare. If there is an eviction, the process takes about 45 days, to physically put the Tenant out, if necessary. We handle that entire eviction process for you. At this time, our services do not include collection for unpaid rents or other unpaid invoices.
Q ~ What is your “screening” process, what do you check?
A ~ Overall, Production Realty Property Management is looking for responsible people, who will maintain the rental property in a clean and sanitary condition, and who will pay the rent. Usually, a single blemish found in the screening, will not preclude a person from renting, but our system uses the following checks to accept/reject applications:
- EMPLOYMENT / INCOME VERIFICATION
- MONTHLY INCOME TO RENT %
- CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
- JACKSON DISTRICT COURT CHECK
- MICHIGAN SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY
- JACKSON COUNTY COURT WARRANT LIST
- LANDLORD ASSOCIATION TENANT REFFERAL GUIDE CHECK
- PAST LANDLORD REFERENCES ~ RENTAL HISTORY
- a) Did the person pay rent on time?
- b) Was the person behind in rent?
- c) Did the person give adequate notice before vacating?
- d) Did you ever have to issue Notice to Quit, or start eviction process?
- e) Was the house/apt damaged, following this person vacating?
- PERSONAL REFERENCES
- a) What can you say about person’s character?
- b) Is the person responsible, in your view?
- c) Would you expect that this person would pay rent on time?
- d) Do you think this person would take care of the house/apt, how would they maintain it, in your view?
- e) How long have you known the person?
- f) If you had a house/apt to rent, would you rent to this person?
- CREDIT CHECK
- CO-SIGNER REQUIRED?
- ILLEGAL ACTIVITY EXPECTATION
Q ~ How do I get paid monthly?
A ~ Production Realty Property Management will send your portion of the rent, less our fee and if there are any other expenses, by the 10th of each month. Typically, Landlords provide us with an account and routing number so we can then make a direct deposit into your bank. We can also generate a check being sent to you, but that takes longer to reach you, direct deposit is in your account the next day.
Q ~ Will I get a statement?
A ~ Yes! You’ll be emailed or mailed a monthly statement, and then a year-end statement, listing the rent paid, our fee deductions, and showing any other expenses. The statement will arrive sometime after you are paid, but within that same month.
Q ~ If there’s a repair, who does it, and do you make money on repairs and maintenance?
A ~ Production Realty Property Management has a crew of handymen, and licensed service repair personnel, and a 24/7 Maintenance Supervisor who works with us continually. We also have a 24/7 automated system which will connect Tenants directly with the appropriate 24/7 repair staff in case an emergency or urgent repair needs to be completed at your property. These contractors invoice us when work is completed, we then pay the contractor by usually deducting from the rent collected. We do not add any charge to your monthly statement for using the contractors who work with us.
Q ~ Can I use my own repair people to do maintenance?
A ~ Yes, but Production Realty Property Management needs to have your contractor work through us, as we’ll communicate directly with the Tenants, to arrange the repair or maintenance. If your contractor is without a license or insurance, then we also complete a background check on the contractor. Once the background check is approved, your contractor will need to complete any repairs assigned in a timely fashion.
Q ~ How much monthly rent do you think you can get for my property?
A ~ We will normally be able to get more monthly rent for you, than you can by advertising & managing the property yourself. And, we’ll save you time!
We collect the rent, you get paid.