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Our Property Management Guarantees for Eastern Pinellas County and Elsewhere in the Tampa Area
Our Tampa property managers minimize your risk of owning investment property, while guaranteeing your results. Our guarantees are just one reason we’re the best property management in Tampa.
We guarantee your Lease! Should any tenants we place into your rental home move out and break their lease during the first 12-months of their initial lease term, we will find a replacement FOR FREE. We have been guaranteeing our landlord’s leases for over 10 years, and during this time, none of our landlords have had to pay two full leasing fees in the same 12 month period.
Eviction Protection Guarantee
We guarantee that if our screened tenant has to be evicted, we will cover the cost. If an eviction becomes necessary at your property, we will cover the eviction costs for up to $2,000.
Animal Protection Guarantee
We guarantee your home will not be damaged by an approved animal. We screen each pet, charge a reasonable fee, and guarantee that you (the property owner) will not pay out of pocket for pet damage. We pay for any damages (exceeding the security deposit) caused by an approved animal up to $1,000.
21-Day Rental Guarantee
We guarantee that we can find a quality tenant for your home in 21 days, or the first two months of management fees are FREE!
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
We guarantee that if you are not completely satisfied with our service, you can end your management contract at any time.
Trust Hoffman Realty with Your Rental Home
No other Tampa property management service offers you this money back guarantee!
Try Us without Risk:
We guarantee that if you are not completely satisfied with our service you can end your management contract at any time.
Conditions: If you notify our Broker by email at Homes@HoffmanRealty.com that you are not completely satisfied, we’ll end your management contract at any time and without penalty for termination. We ask that you give us up to 30-days to ensure any ongoing maintenance is completed, vendors are paid and we can prepare security deposits and a full management files for you.
What insurance do I need as a Landlord?
For hazard coverage, you will need a “Dwelling Policy” for your house or a “Rented to Others” Rider for your condo. For liability coverage, make sure you have sufficient general liability coverage in your hazard policy or through a separate commercial liability policy.
If you are new to being a landlord you should consult with your insurance agent to ensure you are properly protected.
How should a landlord hold escrow?
If your tenant gives you a security deposit or advance rent these funds must go into escrow. In Florida, it is best to open a separate bank account to hold escrow as the law requires that these funds not be commingled with your personal funds. The law dictates this account should be at a “Florida banking institution” and if you choose an interest-bearing account, 75% of the interest or 5% of the funds deposited must be paid to your tenant.
What is a Stipulation?
A Stipulation is a court-approved Payment Plan for a tenant that has fallen behind on their rent payments to their Landlord. It is a way to avoid completing an eviction for your tenants who are serious about getting caught up.
Should I accept pets?
Almost 80% of renters in the Tampa Bay area have a pet, so landlords that promote a “no pet” policy miss a huge number of potential renters. If you limit the pool of potential renters it takes longer to rent your property. Allowing the right kind of pets reduces your vacancy losses by ensuring that your property stays occupied and rented.
Should you rent your property furnished or unfurnished?
Typically short-term rentals are offered furnished as they are used for vacation or corporate housing. However, long-term rentals are typically offered unfurnished, because most long-term renters have their own furniture. In our experience, only a very small number of renters are looking for a furnished long-term rental in the Tampa Bay area, so it will take you a long time to find a long-term renter if you only offer your property furnished.
Should I rent my property without a background check?
All landlords want to rent their property to good tenants. The only effective (and legal) way to know if your potential new tenants will be good neighbors and trustworthy of your property is to perform a thorough background check. This should include credit, criminal, sex-offender, income, and prior landlord references. It’s better to leave your property vacant than to rent to the wrong person.
If You’re a Landlord with Questions, We’ve Got Answers
Check out our free eBook, “Landlord Tips: Making the Most of Your Rental Property.” This eBook will help you:
~Understand how to increase your profits
~Learn how to avoid common landlord pitfalls
~Discover the value a property manager can bring
~How Landlords Must Hold Escrow
~Earning Positive Cash Flow
~Commanding Top Dollar for Your Rental
~Maintenance and Inspections
~Why You Need Landlord Insurance
~Finding Tenants with Hoffman Realty