Once applicants or their representatives have viewed the property they are interested in, they will be instructed to submit an application. We will not accept an application for a property unless the applicant or their designated representative has physically visited the property. Application fees are $60 per adult.
It is important to keep in mind that the application itself will not place a hold on the property. The ONLY way to secure the home and to have it taken off the market is to place a non-refundable monetary hold on the property, plus the application fees. The only fair way to do this is on a “first-in” basis. That is, the first person to contact the office and submit their application money and non-refundable hold will be put in first position on that property. That means someone who submitted an application without placing hold money will be bumped out of line in preference for the person who came in afterward and put non-refundable hold money down.
It is HIGHLY encouraged, if a property suits your needs, to put the hold money and application fees down immediately by contacting the office. Properties we list often go very fast; even waiting only several minutes to think it over can mean the difference of getting a property and not. The hold amount will vary based on the rent amount, as higher amounts of hold money will be required to secure homes that have higher rent amounts. The amounts are as follows:
For Rent amounts of:
- $651 to $900 – $450 minimum hold amount
- $901 to $1500 – $750 minimum hold amount
- $1500 and up – $1,000 minimum hold amount
Please note that these hold amounts do not include the application fees of $60 per adult applicant and will need to be sent in addition to the hold amount.
This amount will be non-refundable if the applicant walks away from the transaction after they have been approved. Once the applicant is approved, that money will hold the property for up to two weeks and will be applied to their account as a credit. Should the applicant not be approved, the hold money, minus the application fee, will be returned immediately. If the applicant fails to take possession after two weeks, additional hold money may be required and the existing hold money may be depleted on a per diem basis as liquidated damages.
Please note, the only way to secure a property is to place non-refundable hold money plus the application fees. The application itself does not need to accompany the hold money, but it must be submitted within one business day afterwards or the property may be opened back up on the market and the hold money and application fees will be returned.
The amount we require to move in is the first months rent, plus the amount of the security deposit due based on the Applicant’s qualifications. Should the Resident move in part of the way into the month, the prorated rent will be due on the first day of the month after he or she moved in. The remainder of the security deposit, if any, is due within 30 days of the move-in date.
Aspen Creek Homes, LLC has several “pet friendly” homes to choose from. Pets are generally limited to a maximum of two, and dogs and cats are both welcome in most cases. Caged birds and aquarium tank animals may also be allowed, on a case-by-case basis.
A pet fee of $250 for 1 pet plus $50 for each additional pet (up to $400) in addition to the security deposit will be non-refundable for any pet that is allowed, and there is a $30 monthly pet fee (per pet, per cage, or per aquarium tank) regardless of what type of pet is housed, if approved. There may also be additional one-time or recurring pet fees, depending on the property.
Residents with dogs and those who own aquarium tanks larger than 20 gallons will be required to have renters insurance with at least $500,000 of liability insurance and must list Aspen Creek Homes, LLC as “Additional Insured”. Basic policies start around $15 per month and are a great idea to ensure you are protected in case of not only an incident with your dog, or potential water damage from an aquarium, but for other perils such as fire, flood, and theft.
Unacceptable Dog Breeds include, but are not limited to: Akita, Chow, American Staffordshire, Terrier, Pit Bull, Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher, Wolf hybrids, Presa Canarios or a mix of any dog listed above. Also not allowed are dogs that has had a prior record of aggression.
We require all residents have renters insurance.
Residents with no pets are required to have renters insurance with at least $250,000 liability insurance.
Residents with dogs and those who own aquarium tanks larger than 20 gallons will be required to have renters insurance with at least $500,000 of liability insurance.
Please understand that Aspen Creek Homes does not own any of the properties under our care. However, we do all we can to secure the most favorable lease terms for everyone involved in the transaction. Regardless of what time of year the lease starts, with few exceptions, leases will end during leasing season, which would be on the last day of the month of either April, May, June or July.
Someone from the Office will normally be in touch with you to renew your lease as directed by the property Owner, which is usually no sooner than 90 days before your current lease expires. However, if you’d like to renew your lease and we have not been in touch, please feel free to reach out to our resident resource agent and let us know.
In some cases, you may have the option of using a buy-out option in your lease if the lease provides for it. Otherwise, it would be up to the Owner of the property if they would allow someone to break their lease, and under what terms they would be.