We are committed to providing safe, clean, and properly maintained homes to our residents. In order to comply with the Texas Property Code and Grapevine Realty standards, the below items must be completed before we will advertise and rent a property.
Property professionally cleaned and free of trash and debris, inside and outside.
HVAC system to be in good operating condition, with a new filter installed.
All mechanical elements including appliances operating as designed.
Caulking in kitchen and bathrooms shall be clean and free of mildew.
Doors brought up to code by our locksmith and changed to our key system.
Windows must open, close, and lock properly and window screens be in good condition.
Full Rent-Ready RequirementsIn order to comply with both internal and state rental housing requirements, including the Texas Property Code, every property must meet the below list in order to be fully advertised and be ‘Rent-Ready’. Requirements:
Carpet professionally cleaned and looking fresh
All painted surfaces fresh with no mis-match touch-up areas and repainting must be done corner to corner.
All bedroom windows must have vertical or mini-blinds
No personal property or items in the unit. This includes furniture, knickknacks, toiletries, shower curtains, Kleenex boxes, kitchen or bathroom items, soap dispenser, pictures, etc.
No lawn equipment including mowers, tools, etc.
Garage floor swept
No exterior debris
Lawn cut and trimmed
Landscaping fresh and clean
Carbon monoxide detectors installed
Smoke detector on each floor
Smoke detector in each bedroom
Back sliding door must have vertical blinds
All light bulbs working
Doors open & close smoothly and doorstops installed on all doors
Bathroom caulking must be fresh and free of any mildew
All mechanical components working as designed. Includes HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems, kitchen appliances, laundry appliances, sump pumps, water softeners, sprinkler systems, swamp coolers, gas fireplaces, ceiling fans, water filtration systems, etc.
Safety railings secure
Wood-burning fireplace(s), if operational, shall be clean of any debris and have a fireplace screen or heat-proof glass doors installed. If non-operational, the fireplace opening on the interior of the home shall be permanently sealed with an aesthetically pleasing material.
All windows should have vertical or mini blinds.
No draperies on windows
All windows should have screens
This list is not meant to cover each and make-ready required item, but it does list some of the most important and often overlooked.