Leasing & Property Management Services
Explaining Tenant Placement Service
50% of the First Month’s Rent
Birmingham Home Leasing provides Tenant Placement Service for 50% of the first month’s rent for Non-MLS Service Rental Listing Agreements. We will not list your rental property in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) or offer a reciprocating commission to Cooperating REALTORS for this Tenant Placement Service. Rental Customers will view your property without being escorted by an Agent of Birmingham Home Leasing and will be given access to the property by an electronic lock box. All Rental Customers will have to provide information to the Broker before being given remote access to the property which includes, but is not limited to: Drivers License, Credit Report, Social Security Number, Declaration of Employment, etc. MLS Rental Listing Service is available for an additional charge. Please contact an Agent for details.
Fees for Property Management Service
The Monthly Management Fee is determined by the age of the house as follows:
- $88 per month – 1 to 30 years old
- $150 per month – 31 to 40 years old
- $200 per month – 41 to 50 years old
Management Fees for properties 51+ years or older are to be determined by the Broker on a case by case basis.
Policy Against “Add-On” Property Management Services
Birmingham Home Leasing reserves the right to “screen” Tenants that they lease to and/or manage. Birmingham Home Leasing also reserves the right to conduct a Move In Condition Report for properties that they manage. Therefore, Birmingham Home Leasing will not agree to process a Lease for a Tenant found by the Owner or agree to manage a Tenant placed by another Broker.
The Property Owner is Responsible for Preparing the Premises for the Market
For legal and practical reasons, the Broker requires the Tenant to “approve the condition of the premises” before they are presented with a Lease to sign. Therefore, the Landlord must remove all personal property from the premises and clean the premises before the Broker will list the property.
The following is a list of things that the Landlord’s Agent will inspect for before listing the property for rent:
- Condition of the carpets – Unless new carpets have just been installed, the carpet must be cleaned by a professional carpet cleaning vendor, after the property is vacant. The carpets must be cleaned using the “hot water extraction” or steam cleaning method. The Broker will request a receipt for proof that the carpets were cleaned.
- Remove All Personal Property & Garbage
- Appliance Cleaning
- Clean Kitchen Cabinets & Drawers, including underneath sink
- Clean Bathroom Cabinets & Drawers, including underneath sinks
- Clean Toilets & Tubs
- Clean Kitchen & Bathroom Countertops & Sinks
- Clean Ceiling Fans
- Sweep & Mop Hard Surface Flooring
- Replace Interior Burned Out Light Bulbs
- Replace Exterior Burned Out Light Bulbs
- Replace HVAC Filters
- Replace Refrigerator Water Filter
- Replace Dead Smoke Detector Batteries