Deca’s expectations of owners

Property owners are required to maintain their rental properties in a rent ready condition and to always be in compliance with the applicable health and safety laws of the state, and of the local government where the premises are located. Deca requires a certain standard for properties that they will manage. This can be further defined by the following:

  • The property should meet all municipal codes
  • Repairs that put the tenant in any kind of health or safety risk must be made immediately
  • Appliances that are provided must be repaired or replace by the owner as needed unless otherwise stated in the lease agreement
  • The heating and cooling provided in a home must be repaired or replaced by the owner as needed in a timely manner. If the temperatures are extreme then Deca will determine acceptable timelines for repair or replacement which must be as quick as possible based on parts being available and staff/ subcontractor availability

Deca’s definition of rent ready:

  • Clean apartment/house
  • Clean floors
  • Freshly painted walls (no scuffs of damage)
  • Working appliances
  • Functioning utilities
  • Keys to all entrances/exits, storage, basements, garages, etc.
  • Windows not boarded up and windows/screens function properly
  • Secured property
  • Passed municipality inspection or at least in the process

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