Deca’s expectations of owners

Property owners are required to maintain their rental properties in a rent-ready condition and always to 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 replaced 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:

  • Generally clean
  • Carpets cleaned
  • Fresh or touched up paint
  • All locks re-keyed
  • Yard area free of weeds and overgrowth
  • Safety items must be in place
  • All mechanical components working as designed
  • No personal property left in or at the property (unless the property is being staged or is being rented furnished)
  • All light bulbs must be in working order
  • All toilets and faucets must be in working order