FINDING THE RIGHT HOUSE
We will work with you to find a house that has the right features, the right location and a price you can afford. When we identify houses that look like a match, we will schedule time for you to tour those properties. We show houses until dark on weekdays and weekends. Please be aware that Kansas City does not have a Mulitple Listing Service for rentals like the for-sale market, so we can only show you houses that we have listed for lease.
Each person 18 years or older living in the home must submit a separate application and be a party to the lease. Please use the Rental Application page to submit your applications. Just complete and submit the application and pay a non-refundable $35/per adult fee for a credit and background check. All of the information on the application form must be complete and accurate and will be verified. Please be aware that falsified or misleading information on the application will cause the application to be denied or, if discovered after the lease signing, constitutes a breach of the lease.
Upon meeting the landlord's criteria, you are on your way to moving into your new home! Each landlord sets their own criteria but, in general, you must show clean rental, credit, and criminal history. Most owners require evidence of sufficient income to afford the rent, acceptable credit scores, no undischarged bankruptcies, and no prior evictions.
FEES, DEPOSITS AND RENT
Whether the application is accepted or not, any application fees paid are non-refundable. We'll discuss your situation with you before you pay the fee to avoid wasting your money.
A detailed Inspection is done at move-in to verify the condition of the property and the same type of inspection will happen at move-out.
•The renter is to notify all utilities at move-in and move-out. The utilities are the responsibility of the renter and are to be transferred by the renter into their name as of the first day of the lease. Utilities are not to be disconnected at move-out, simply transferred back to the owner’s name on the move-out date. For your convenience, RentalHomeKC will provide a list of utility companies.
•It is the renter’s responsibility to mow and maintain the lawn and landscaping unless otherwise stated in your lease agreement.
•Renters are responsible for cleanliness and routine care of the property
•Renters must report any needed repairs to the property promptly.
•REFER TO THE LEASE for specific responsibilities of the renter.
The renter is responsible for Renters Insurance to cover the contents of the home. The owner's insurance on the property does NOT cover your personal belongings or liablity.