Do I have to have Renter’s Insurance?
All tenants are required carry Renter’s Insurance. It is typically inexpensive, and covers your possessions
should there be any kind of unforeseen damage to the apartment. The owner’s insurance will only cover the
home and its amenities, and does not cover any items that belong to you, the tenant. So it’s a risk NOT
to carry insurance!
How do I give a notice to vacate?
When you are planning your move out, remember that you are required to provide 60 days written notice stating
your vacate date; you will be charged rent for 60 days after the day that your notice is received in our office.
You can just send us an email or mail a letter with your move out date, but all parties to the agreement must
send the same information. You can also get the official 60 Day Notice form from our website, complete and
sign it and email/mail it back to SPS Management staff.
How often will you inspect my apartment?
We usually inspect each tenants apartment once every 6 months. The tenant will be given ample notice, and
this is done to ensure the apartment is being maintained properly.
If we decide to get a pet, what do we need to do?
Any pet needs to be pre-approved by the management staff, so the first thing to do is contact your Property
Manager and ask if pets are permitted! If pets are permitted in your particular unit a Pet Addendum
document is required and and a photo of your pet. We will also require additional security deposit be paid
upon final approval, and an additional monthly amount prior to the pet being brought into the apartment.
If a pet is brought into the apartment without permission, this would result in a lease violation, and could
result in termination of your lease.
Is my rent late if I deposit it before the 3rd, but you don’t receive it until after the 3rd?
Rent is due on the 1st of the month, but we won't charge a late fee if it is received by 5pm on the 3rd.
Anything received after the 3rd is late. We recommend setting up direct deposit, so your rent payment
will never be late.
What if I have to break my lease?
There is a clause in your lease that says if you “default” on the agreement, ie., “break the lease”, then
you are required to pay two month’s rent as a lease break fee, and give us your move out date. We will
charge rent only until you return keys, and assess any damages against your security deposit that you
would be normally responsible for.
Who is responsible for clogged drains?
Tenants are responsible for any issues regarding a clogged drain. Typically the cause of a bath drain
plugged is hair and soap residue, that is tenant caused and tenant responsibility. If the kitchen sink
is clogged with food that won’t go through the disposal, that is tenant caused, and therefore the
responsibility of the tenant.