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Welcome to Rigsby Rentals, an apartment rental business located in Lake City, Florida. We rent apartments, mobile homes, and houses. Below is a listing of available units. Please call if you have any questions.
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To qualify for a move-in special you will need to make times the rent in gross monthly income. You should be free of evictions and major felonies. You should have a good rental history. Lack of prior rent experience is a disqualification for a move-in special but is not a disqualification to rent. We may still rent to you if you do not meet our normal qualifications.
A background check is involved in the application process. If you lie on your application you will be denied and no amount of additional money will allow us to rent to you. The background check will look for evictions and criminal record throughout the United States.
The first thing you will do is fill out an application. This application will ask about your rental and income history. It will take up to 24 hours to process. The application fee of is due up front and is not refundable. Some things we need for the application process:
How much do I need to move in?
Qualifying renters will pay a move-in special which covers your first month rent. In addition, there will be a security deposit of , application fee of , and pet fee (if applicable).
In the event that the requirements are not met, the renter will not be eligible for a move-in special and may be required to pay an additional security deposit.
What is a move-in special?
A move-in special is a reduced first months rent. In the event you move in during a partial month you will pay a prorated rent on your second month. The move-in special is reserved for tenants that fully qualify based on the requirements above. In the event of early termination of the lease, the renter will pay a penalty that is the difference between this move-in special and the normal monthly rent.
Is there a pet fee?
For those units that allow pets, there is a non-refundable pet fee of . No pet may exceed 25 pounds as an adult. A pet fee is required whether you are baby sitting a pet for a family member for a day or keeping it for yourself for the entire term of your lease. Certain breeds of dogs are not allowed such as Pit Bull, Doberman, Rottweiler, German Shepard and others, regardless of weight. All pets must be approved by management. If a pet is found that is not allowed or the pet fee is not paid you will be given a notice to remove the animal. Failure to remove the animal will result in eviction and a civil record.
Can I hold an apartment?
We will hold an apartment for up to two weeks for a non refundable deposit of . This deposit will be applied towards your move-in costs should you rent the property, otherwise it is forfeit.
The minimum lease term we will do is 7 months due to local sales tax laws. The maximum lease term we will do is 12 months. We do not do month to month leases. When the original 7 or 12 month lease runs out and you still pay rent at the beginning of the month, we will extend the lease duration by one month, at which point it may be considered a month to month lease. In reality it is an extension of the original lease.
What are the age requirements?
A lease is a contract, an obligation for the renter to pay the rent for the entire duration of a lease whether or not the renter actually resides in the rental unit unless an agreement is made to terminate a lease early. Since a lease is a contract, and only adults 18 years of age and older may sign contracts, the minimum age to rent is 18 years old. We are not required to allow you to terminate your lease and walk away just as we are not allowed to throw you out without cause. In the event of an early termination there may be a termination fee. In the event a move-in special was paid for the first month rent, the difference between the move-in special and one months rent will be paid as a termination fee in addition to any other applicable charges.
The following will be a blunt assessment of what it takes to rent from us when you have an eviction or a questionable rental history or show a potential to be unable to pay the rent.
We work with people that are honest, keep in touch with us when they have problems, and work hard to keep their house in order. Our goal is not to evict people, but to offer a place to live and help when the need arises. but we will expect people to help themselves. Not paying your rent but somehow still paying your cable bill will not be tolerated. We are good to people that are good to us, but we have no patience for those that choose to prey on landlords. We are a business, paying bills and trying to provide a service. We cannot harm our other tenants by taking the chance on people that have no desire to do the right thing by others.
Can I pay you what I have now and the rest when I have it?
No, the full move-in cost is due before a lease is signed.
I have an eviction, will you rent to me?
Yes, depending on your honesty. We do not care about the reason for an eviction. An eviction is always avoidable. If you make an arrangement with your landlord they will let you leave without an eviction. So being evicted is the worst thing you can do as a renter because it is avoidable and landlords know it. What we will ask of you, if you have an eviction, is for you to give us a security deposit that will pay us to evict you should you fail to pay rent and the money you give us will cover all of the rent we would need to cover the week or two it will take to evict you. You should expect to pay a considerable deposit which will be due up front. That is the cost of having an eviction on your record. You earned it. It does not matter how long ago the eviction occurred. You will not get away with an eviction again with us and still owe us money on a judgment we will never collect. we will get the money up front.
Do you have late fees?
Yes. Rent is due on the 1st of every month. It does not matter if that day is a weekend or holiday. It does not matter if your payroll check has come in or not. If you want a receipt, purchase a money order and put the rent in the office door. You also always have the option to pay early. If rent is late there is a $40 late fee due the next day and each day thereafter the late fee accrues an additional $5. You will get a three day notice that rent is due and at the end of that three day notice we will pursue an eviction. The only exception to this policy is when people communicate with the office. We are very reasonable people and will work with anyone that is having a hard time paying to try to find charity that will help. Your power and cable bills have late fees and if you do not pay they can turn you off. Just as they have late fees, we have late fees. We have bills to pay and if we do not pay them on time, we have late fees to pay. Late fees once due become rent, so they are actionable during an eviction.