1. What does the deposit cover?
The deposit is held until the end of the lease to guarantee damage is not caused to the unit. The only fees automatically charged to the deposit are cleaning fees. Cleaning fees include: standard cleaning, removal of furniture/items left, and carpet cleaning. If the tenant has unpaid fines (example: trash fines), damages, etc. those items will also be deducted from the deposit. Each deposit refund will be accompanied with a statement that itemizes deductions.
2. Can I move in before my lease begins?
No. We are on a tight schedule to turnover a large volume of units. Each unit has several crews to perform items in preparation for the new tenant to take possession. Furniture and other personal items cannot be stored in the unit prior to taking possession. Please do not call and ask. The answer is always no. Moving without permission is considered trespassing. If your unit becomes available before your lease begins we will contact you. Please do not contact our office to see if your unit is ready early. We will contact you.
3. Where do I store my belongings during the residency overlap?
We understand there is an overlap in your previous move-out date and the new move-in date. Unfortunately, the only solution in town is to rent a storage space for that time or enlist the help of a company like Move Tuscaloosa to assist in the transition.
4. Are utilities included?
Generally, no. We have a few properties that have utilities included. Check your lease on page 2 to see which utilities you are responsible for. Keep in mind some utility companies will require a deposit.
5. Do you allow pets?
No. We are very strict about our no pets policy. This policy is extended to guests of our tenants as well. We do not allow them on the premises – period. The first time an animal is spotted you and your cosigner will receive a warning notice. If the animal is not removed or is spotted again, the next step is forfeiture of your deposit. If the tenant continues to disregard our policy a $500 fine will be charged and eviction proceedings will be initiated. Please adhered to our no pets policy!
6. I am 23 and entering Graduate school, do I still need a cosigner?
Yes. I have not had a tenant under the age of 25 meet our leasing criteria without the need for a cosigner.
7. Do you allow guest parking?
No. Most of our properties are near campus and parking is tight. Tenants are given a parking decal that is registered to their vehicle. Vehicles without a decal are considered in violation and will be towed at the owner’s expense.
8. If I am graduation in December or studying abroad, can I sublease my unit?
Yes. You are allowed to sublease but the new tenant must be approved by our office (credit check/cosigner). We do this to protect Weaver Rentals as well as you since the new person will sign on your existing lease. As a condition for subleasing, you will forfeit the deposit and the new tenant will be required to post his/her own deposit. The new tenants deposit is refundable less the normal cleaning fees and any damages that are incurred as long as the lease terms are fulfilled.