Frequently Asked Questions
I would like to rent a property, what do I do?
First you must visit the property and see if it meets your needs. If you would like to rent the property an application must be completed by each person over the age of 18 years old and returned to Belvedere Properties, LLC along with a $48.00 application fee PER applicant. All potential applicants must provide a current Landlord reference and a twelve month payment history on two utilities (electrical, gas,water, sewer, trash, etc.)
What do I need to submit with my application?
**Valid government issued identification
**Your most recent pay stub, or other verification of your income
**Proof of proper immigration status, if not a US citizen
**$48 non-refundable application fee in the form of cash or money order
**No application will be processed until it is complete, including all documents and authorization forms. Additionally, no application is complete without payment in full of all application fees due.
When will I know if my application has been accepted?
Typically, we can fully process your application within 2-3 business days.
What if there is more than one application on a property that I am interested in?
All applications are accepted and processed on a first come-first served basis. Due to our fiduciary relationship to the owner, if more than one application is submitted before approval of an application we are required to select the highest rated application. Some owners request that they make the final decision. Application fees ARE NOT refundable. However, if you decide to go with another one of Belvedere Properties, you need not submit another application or fee unless 30 days have passed.
What happens when my application is approved?
We will contact you as soon as possible to let you know that you have been approved. Then you will have 2 business days to sign the lease and pay the security deposit to secure your new home. This payment must be made in the form of certified bank check or money order. No personal checks or cash are accepted.
What does the lease look like?
Belvedere Properties uses the North Carolina Association of REALTORS Residential Lease form for their lease document. For property specific issues, an addendum is used.
How long are your leases?
Our leases are yearly. Some owners will accept a shorter term lease.
Are pets allowed?
It depends – each Landlord/Property owner is different. If the property owner accepts animals, there is a onetime non-refundable pet fee of $300 per animal. All animals must be disclosed during the application process and listed in the Lease Agreement. Any damage done by the pet is the responsibility of the resident. All pets must be registered and immunized in accordance with local ordinances. No pets can be tied on the property. Several breeds of dogs will not be accepted under any circumstances. Among the breeds we do not permit are German Shepherds, Dobermans, Pit bulls, Rottweilers, mixed breeds of those mentioned above, or any other breed that may be deemed vicious in our sole discretion.
Do you accept college students?
It depends. All properties are created different, so please check with us if you are a college student to see if the property you are calling about accepts college students. If you are in college, a parental guarantor/co-signor will be required. Please have this additional guarantor complete an application.
Do I need Renters Insurance?
Yes, our residents are solely responsible for insuring their own personal property that is located or stored upon the property leased. Any loss from the risks of damage, destruction or loss resulting from theft, fire, storm and other hazards and casualties are your sole responsibility, so make sure you are covered!
What am I responsible for as a resident?
Typically, all residents are responsible for :
*Securing all utilities for home, unless otherwise provided
*Lawn care, unless otherwise provided
*Changing the furnace/air conditioning filters regularly
*Minor repairs to your home, including, but not limited to, to replacing light bulbs and clogged drains
*Changing the smoke detector batteries during tenancy (these are new when you move in)
*Complying with all Homeowner Association Rules.
What do I have to pay prior to moving in?
You are responsible for paying the security deposit by bank certified check within 2 days after being approved. The first month’s rent plus a one-time Leasing fee of $150.00 is due by bank certified check when you pick up the key. All utility services must be transferred into your name by the date of move in.
How can I pay rent after I move in?
You will receive a monthly invoice from Belvedere Properties 10 days prior to the first of the month. You will pay the rent online. Payment is between your bank and our bank. A convenience fee will be added to your invoice. You must schedule your payment so that it clears your bank by the 6th day of the month. It is best to schedule by the 1st day of the month. Late fees will be charged if not CLEARED by the 6th day of the month.
Cash will not be accepted.
How much security deposit is required?
Typically, the security deposit is equivalent to one months rent. However, the Landlord reserves the right to establish and/or change the amount of the security deposit. If a perspective tenant’s credit score is below 600, a larger security deposit may be required.
When is rent due?
Rent is due on the first (1st) of the month.