Q: Can you hold a place before I apply?
A: Unfortunately, no, we cannot hold a property until a lease is signed by all parties and the rental deposit has been paid to North County Property Group.
Q: How much will it cost for me to move in once I’m approved for a rental?
A: North County Property Group’s standard move-in costs are the first month’s rent and security deposit as
well as a $100 lease preparation and move-in fee. In some cases, we may also require last month’s rent to be
prepaid. If pets are being considered with your application, there will be a $30 pet screening fee and your
first moth pet admin fee of $50 due at move-in ($75 if there are two pets).
Q: How old do you have to be to apply?
A: Applicants must be over the age of 18 to apply.
Q: Is the security deposit refundable?
A: Yes, the security deposit is refundable within 21 days of your lease termination date,
provided there are not damages or deductions to be charged following your move-out caused
by the tenant, pets, guests or roommates excluding normal wear and tear.
Q: Is there a pet deposit?
A: As of January 1, 2018, there is no separate pet deposit. We do, however, charge a
nonrefundable monthly pet administrative fee of $50 ($75 if there are two pets).
No more than two pets will be allowed in the home.
Q: Do you allow cosigners?
A: Maybe. In the event the tenant is too young to have an established credit score
and insufficient income to qualify, we may allow a parent or other family member to
submit an application as a financially responsible cosigner. The cosigner, if allowed,
would need to meet our application approval criteria and sign the lease as a cosigner.
Q: How do I apply?
Q: How do I pay rent?
A: Rent is due and required to be paid every month, by the first day of each month,
in our online Tenant Portal, as direct deposit into North County Property Group’s broker trust account.
Q: If I want to get a pet later, is it allowed after move-in?
A: If the property you are leasing is a pet friendly home, adding a pet during the course of your lease
may be considered, subject to our standard pet policies. All pets are subject to a “pet screening” at a
cost of $30 per pet. Restrictions are as follows: two pets maximum (some HOAs allow only one pet),
acceptable size and breed, and a signed lease pet addendum by the tenant. The following dog breeds
may be cause for rejection: Akita, American Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Mastiff, Chow, Doberman, German Shepherd,
Husky, Presa Canario, Pit Bull, Siberian Husky, Staffordshire Terrier, Wolf Dog, Bull Terrier, Pit Bull Terrier,
Rottweiler, and any mix or combination of the any of these.
Q: My lease expiration is coming and I want to extend for another lease term. What do I do?
A: Notify one of our staff members in writing as soon as possible. Sometimes there may be a slight
rent increase as part of the lease extension and there is a $50 lease extension fee charged to the
tenant at the time of lease extension signing. Provided you are in good standing with your rent
payments and otherwise not in breach of your lease agreement, extensions are in most cases considered
and may be approved at the discretion of the landlor. One of our property managers will also want to meet
you for a property walk through before agreeing to an extension.
Q: My lease expiration is coming and I plan to move out. What do I do?
A: Notify one of our staff members in writing as soon as possible, at least 30-days before your lease end date. One of our property managers will then contact you to arrange a pre-move out inspection (typically scheduled for two weeks before the move-out date). It is at this pre-move inspection that we will provide recommendations to you for cleaning and repairs so you can get as much of your security deposit back as possible following your move. We will also schedule a full move-out inspection at the property, after you have moved out and vacated the property, to record the condition of the property and any items which warrant a charge to the security deposit.
Q: I want to move out, but my roommate wants to stay. What do I do?
A: Notify one of our staff members about your desired move-out date, in writing, as soon as possible.
Our staff can then advise you on your remaining obligations, best options based on the terms of your
lease, your desired move date, and after speaking with the roommate(s).
Q: Who is responsible for paying for repairs & maintenance requests?
A: The responsibility for paying for repairs and maintenance depends on the repair itself and the cause
of the need for maintenance. Normal wear and tear as well as regular maintenance items are typically
the responsibility of the landlord. The tenant is charged for all repairs or replacements caused by the
tenant, pets, and guests above and beyond normal wear and tear. Tenants are also charged for damage to
the property because of failure to report a problem in a timely manner and for repair of drain blockages
or stoppages unless caused by defective plumbing.