Frequently Asked Questions
How do I start the rental process?
Go to www.C-U-AT-HOME.com and select 'rental application'. Enter all requested data. Ensure that email addresses are valid and that birth dates are accurate. Pay an application fee for each adult 18 years and over using PayPal (Our site provides the link)
What happens then?
Some property owners will allow pets, but they must be approved by the owner. If approved for pets, we will require a refundable pet deposit. You must have evidence of shots. Indoor pest control is your responsibility. Some breeds, such as Pit Bulls, will not be allowed.
Yes, you must sign a lease. The term of the lease will depend on the property, but normally will be over six months.
Security Liability deposits, Pet Liability deposits, first month's or first full month's rent and any advanced rent are paid at lease signing. For a short term (six months or less) rental, Florida Sales Tax will also be due. Monthly rents are due on the 1st of each month.
What if I am late?
You will be charged a late fee on the fifth day and thereafter until the rent and all fees are paid.
You may if the owner will accept and approve your pet. You need to sign a pet addendum to the lease and pay a refundable pet security liability deposit. You must have evidence of shots. Indoor pest control is your responsibility.
When you move in, you are given an inspection checklist so that you may note any problems in the home. This must be returned to us within a week of you moving in. This protects you if there is prior damage.
You are given online access to our system, where you may create a maintenance task. We will respond as soon as possible. If it is an emergency, such as a broken water pipe, call our office at 386-447-HOME (4663). If you are directed to voice mail, leave a message and we will receive immediate notification of that message. We will respond quickly. If it is a water emergency, turn off the main water supply valve until we can correct the situation.
You may be charged if the damage is a result of abuse or negligence by residents or visitors. You will also be charged if you miss an appointment with one of our maintenance vendors. (See section 12 in the lease agreement.)
Yes, with written notice to the property manager (Email is okay). If it requires putting bolts etc. in the house, you need permission before you install or remove it. You are responsible for any damage to the property that is caused by the removal.
We will contact you 90 days prior to the end of the lease to ask you your intentions. If you elect not to renew, during the last 60 days of the lease period, we may display a 'For Rent' sign on the premises, and show the property to prospective tenants with 24 hours notice to you.
You may not legally leave before the lease ends. If you vacate before the lease ends, you are still responsible to pay the rent and utilities on the home until the lease ends. If you cancel utilities before the lease ends, you will be billed the charges to the owner through the lease end, and you will be billed for carpet cleaning and any repairs that may be necessary.