I am interested in one of your properties. What is the next step?
All of our properties are available to be shown by appointment. Simply call or e-mail the agent listed as the contact for the property in which you are interested. If you are already working with a licensed agent, your agent can show you the property.
Once you have viewed a property and decided that you wish to proceed, you will complete our online application.
If your application is approved and a starting date agreed-upon, the lease documents can be drawn up and executed.
What are the qualifications for consideration to lease through Westgate Property Management?
General qualifications include, but are not limited to, the following:
- A credit score over 650
- Monthly income of at least 3x the monthly rental amount
- A clean rental history (proper notice, no outstanding balance, no damage, and no evictions)
- No criminal record
- A non-smoker* (applies to any person who will occupy the property)
With all of that said, we understand that the economy has negatively affected a great number of people, many of whom have managed to overcome challenges and who, despite what appears on their credit report, would make excellent tenants. Our primary responsibility is to represent the best interests of our owners and their properties, and, within those parameters, we try to look for reasons to say ‘Yes.’
*If you smoke, but ‘never inside the house,’ you are not a ‘non-smoker.’
What is the up-front financial commitment to lease through Westgate Property Management?
The deposit must be available and remitted upon signing the lease. The rent (depending on when in the month you should take occupancy) is due in the form of a cashier’s check.
Is the security deposit refundable?
The security deposit is fully refundable as long as we don’t have to use any of it to repair damage.
Whom do I call if something needs to be fixed?
You call us — simple as that. The only exception would be if you clog up a toilet or a drain; then, you call a plumber (but we’ll be happy to give you a referral).
Once my lease is up, can I go month-to-month?
Every case is different, but, typically, it is acceptable to go month-to-month after the end of a lease for a brief time. However, the owner always reserves the right to require a new fixed-term lease as a condition of continued occupancy. Renewals may be as short as 90 days or as long as 12 months (or longer). Once again, every case is different.