Leasing an Atlanta apartment from JAMCO Properties, Inc. has never been easier or more affordable. While you search through our apartments for rent on Craigslist or our website, don’t forget your move-out procedure is just as important as your move-in day. Remember, when signing a lease it is important to understand what is required from both parties. Having good rental history is important when searching for an apartment home and definitely when you are ready to purchase a new home.
Inform your landlord of your intentions to move. Your lease may be ending, but it will specify how much notice the tenant is required to give the landlord prior to the lease going month to month or the apartment unit being vacated. Avoid being charged with additional fees or rent by checking your lease and giving your landlord the appropriate amount of time and written notice.
Clean the apartment rental from top to bottom. Consider painting the walls their original color and then renting a carpet cleaner from the grocery store. Often doing these two things will ensure a greater return on your security deposit, but check with your landlord first, as they may provide the services with a more reasonable deduction from your deposit. Remember, doing it yourself will only benefit you if you have permission and you do a quality job.
Do a final walk-through of the apartment with your landlord or leasing specialist. You may want to video record the walk-through. Make a list of damages and their severity for both your protection and the landlord’s. Once signed, the list will prevent the landlord from claiming additional damages after you move into a new Atlanta apartment home. This list will show your responsibility too.
Leave a forwarding address with your landlord or the leasing office. Without a forwarding-address there is no way to return your security deposit. No one is going to hunt you down to give you money. Also contact the post office to update your mailing information.
Finally return your keys. The property management may charge you fees for every day you keep the keys past the due date. Ending your current lease by following its terms and following these steps will make your move into a new Atlanta apartment go smoothly.
An important point to consider when hunting for the right Atlanta apartment is maintenance. First, you will need to find out how a possible apartment community deals with maintenance issues. Even fully equipped modern kitchens require repairs sometimes. And if the property management is not attentive to resident needs, time savers like a garbage disposal or dishwashers can become useless.
How do you determine the level of support a landlord will provide for maintenance issues? Ask the leasing specialist handling your inquiry. Good questions include, “Is there an on-site team trained to handle maintenance requests?”, “What hours are maintenance requests handled?” and “What is the estimated time for repairs to be completed?” Also, ask current residents. JAMCO Properties, Inc. is proud to have on-site 24 hour emergency maintenance teams at each of its Atlanta apartment communities.
After doing some leg work and asking the right questions, you can locate the perfect Atlanta apartment rental for you.
Why would you add a roommate to your Atlanta apartment rental? Maybe your current roommate is moving out or your other half is ready to move in. It could be that you just need help with the rent. How do you add a new tenant to the lease? Adding a roommate to your apartment lease requires some thought.
Talk with your property’s leasing specialist. If your landlord approves, your next roommate might have the same rights and responsibilities as you. Make sure the new tenant can pass the screening process. Have your new roommate complete a rental application and they will need a credit report to make sure your roommate is eligible.
You will need to sign a new apartment rental lease. Signing the agreement ensures each party knows their responsibility and rights. This makes sure your roommate is legally committed to paying rent. Be prepared, at this time the apartment community might increase your rent. While JAMCO Properties, Inc never raises the rent based on occupancy, this makes sense to some property managers because adding an additional occupant can mean additional wear and tear on the apartment unit. Usually, you can still come out ahead and save money.
JAMCO Properties, Inc. locally owns and manages 20 communities of apartments in Atlanta, GA. The spacious floor plans and updated amenities fit every budget and our resident service is second to none.
The apartment home you’ve been looking for is in one of DeKalb County’s most convenient locations. The Village at Wesley Chapel Apartments is ideally situated for quick accessibility to Interstates 20, 85 & 285, terrific shopping at Stonecrest and South DeKalb malls and surrounding area, as well as a variety of restaurants. For your convenience, MARTA service is available right in front of the community and DeKalb County schools are minutes away.
The total electric homes at The Village at Wesley Chapel come in 1, 2 & 3 bedroom floor plans that fit all budgets and include FREE monitored alarm systems. Formal dining areas and fully equipped kitchens, including dishwashers and garbage disposals, make the apartments here perfect for entertaining.
Get connected with The Village and be connected to free Wi-Fi in our award-winning clubhouse, fitness center, and pool areas. While select units have washer/dryer connections there is also a clothes care facility on site as well as a children’s playground in a park like setting. Pet’s are more than OK here, they’re family!