*WHEN YOUR APPLICATION IS APPROVED*
PAYMENT OF RESERVATION FEE:
Once your application is approved, you will be notified by our staff and will be required to pay your reservation fee within 24 hours. Your reservation fee is equal to your security deposit.
This fee is used to hold the property for you until you move in. Once your reservation fee and signed reservation fee form are received at our office, the property will be removed from the rental market. Once you sign the rental agreement, the reservation fee will become your security deposit (on the date of possession notated on your rental agreement). In the event you decide to not move into the property, for any reason, this fee is non-refundable.
TENANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SETTING UP UTILITY SERVICES:
Once your application has been approved and your possession (rental agreement signing) date is scheduled, you are responsible for contacting the utility companies to start service in your name on the date your tenancy begins.
At Leading Edge we require our tenants to hold Renters Insurance.
In the case of damage to the unit the owner has insurance to cover the structure. However, we require you to cover your belongings and guests for injuries. Click on the link to learn more about the great program our Tenant Portal offers once you become a Leading Edge tenant. When you choose to use the provided insurance of only $14.95 per month, you can pay it along with your rent and have peace of mind.
MOVE IN PROCEDURES
Once you have paid your reservation fee and signed the reservation form, our office will email you details for your rental agreement signing appointment. We sign our rental agreements through an E-Signature process. We will need email addresses for each new tenant, and most documents will be signed via E-Signature.
An appointment for your key pick up and signing of the move in report will be scheduled. Please be on time and completely prepared for your signing appointment. If you are late or do not have all monies or documents, your appointment may need to be rescheduled for a different date/time, however you will still be responsible for rent on the original agreed upon possession date. Please note personal checks will NOT be accepted as move in funds. Move in funds must be paid in either Cashier’s Check or Money Order only payable to Leading Edge Property Management and Real Estate. All rent funds must be paid separate from deposits.
At Leading Edge, we go above and beyond what is required by the WA State RLTA to memorialize the condition of the property at the time of move in. Not only do we provide a statement of condition and a move in condition checklist, as required by WA State, we also take the time to fully document the condition of the property with color photos labeled by room and fixture.
We find the move out process to be perhaps the most stressful part of a move for the tenants, and the opportunity for disputing damages and cleaning at the time of move out is high, when you depend on just a move in check list. The importance of the photos protects your security deposit deductions from pre-existing condition charges, it protects the owner's property so there is clear and convincing evidence of its original condition and it protects our reputation. It is a win win for all involved. However, it is time consuming.
We also utilize technology designed to streamline the lease signing process. Part of the leasing fees we charge help offset our costs in the subscription fees for our web based products.
Following is a breakdown of our leasing fees, this does not include the application fee or security deposit:
- $75.00 for Three and less Bedroom Units
- $100.00 for Four Bedroom Units
- $125.00 for Five and Six Bedroom Units
- We also assess a $25.00 pet acceptance and lease preparation fee per pet.
It is our goal to give all of our tenants every opportunity to maximize their security deposit refund and we believe the move in process plays a crucial role.
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