Once your application is approved, you will be notified by our staff and will be required to pay your reservation fee within 72 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 is received, 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.
Once your application has been approved and your possession date is scheduled, you are responsible for contacting the utility companies to start service in your name on the date your tenancy begins.
At Valiant 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 Valiant tenant. When you choose to use the provided insurance of only $14.50 per month, you can pay it along with your rent and have peace of mind. Please feel free to shop around if you prefer coverage with another company Valiant will need the policy information you purchase prior to move in.
Once you have paid your reservation fee, our team will email you details on when to expect your Lease Package from Docusign. We sign our rental agreements through an E-Signature process. We will need email addresses for each new tenant, and all documents will be signed via E-Signature. Your property manager will then reach out to schedule move in. At which time keys will be provided as well as any other pertinent items/ information. Move in funds will be paid at that time. 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 Valiant Realty & Management LLC. All rent/ pet/ leasing fee funds must be paid separate from deposits.
At Valiant, we go above and beyond 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 report, we also take the time to fully document the condition of the property with color photos labeled by room & 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 one time Leasing/ Inspection fee, this does not include the application fee, pet screening charge or security deposit:
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.