- Performing all management and rental functions, including tenant screening .
- Ensuring that the property meets basic health and safety standards, including paying for any owner-supplied utilities.
- Collecting a security deposit, tenant monthly rent portion, and charges for damages caused by the tenant
- Paying the security deposit
- Paying rent on time
- Maintaining the property, including paying utilities in their name
- Allowing the owner and Housing Authority reasonable access for inspections
- Paying for any tenant-caused damage to the property
- Using the residence solely as a residence for approved household members
- Giving proper written notice (20 days) when choosing to vacate
Only two, a Lease Agreement and Housing Assistance Payments Contract (HAP).
After the rental unit passes an initial inspection, a HAP is prepared and mailed to the property owner along with a courtesy Lease Agreement.
An owner may chose to use his or her own Lease but must attach the Section 8 program Tenancy Addendum that addresses the family's and owner's responsibilities.
When the signed Housing Assistance Contract (HAP) and Lease Agreement are returned, the Housing Authority begins payments on behalf of the tenant.
- The prospective tenant submits the completed Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA)
- You will be contacted by a Inspector to schedule an inspection of the unit.
- Once the unit is approved, lease and HAP are signed, the tenant pays the security deposit and their portion of the rent the tenant moves in.
- Shortly thereafter, you will receive your first payment from the housing authority.
1. Smoke detector inoperable or missing
2. Light switch cover is cracked
3. Windows are either broken or won't lock
4. Leak under bathroom or kitchen sink
5. Lead based paint
6. Vinyl pulling up
7. Refrigerator handle and/or kick-plate missing
8. Must have working stove and refrigerator (all burners on stove must work properly).
9. Carpet seam bad
10. All outlets must have plate covers
If you have decided to end the tenancy without cause at the end of the lease term, newly passed state legislation (SB1098) has been interpreted by some housing advocates as requiring ninety days notice to subsidized families. You should consult your attorney for guidance on this issue.