I am a professional Land Lord with over thirty years of experience in the Leadville market. I have learned that by giving tenants a fair deal and maintaining the property we both benefit. In that spirit, I offer the following guidelines:
The Four Rules (in addition to the Golden Rule):
- Pay the rent on time.
- Keep the place in good shape.
- Be nice to the neighbors
- Report any problems.
Applying: So that prospective tenants can assure me that they can live up to the above Four Rules, I ask that they supply me with at least two references from previous Land Lords who are neither relatives nor intimate friends. In the absence of these I may consider other references, but with less reliance. I also require that prospective tenants be gainfully employed or be able to demonstrate ample financial resources including supplying me with a copy of their credit score. While I am happy to provide rental information and take references via the phone or Internet, I am unable to make commitments until prospective tenants have physically inspected any unit in which they have an interest.
First, Last, Deposit: Required, partly as a sign of your ability to pay rent and partly to protect me from possible problems. So, you will need a total of three month's rent. Fortunately, I do not make my living withholding unearned deposits. Keep the Four Rules and I will graciously return your money.
Pets: NO PETS! Because of multiple and serious problems with tenants' pets over the years, I am over it. NO PETS!
Growing: Because of multiple and serious problems with tenants' illict marijuana operations over the years, regardless of the legality: NO GROWING!
Minimum Lease: Twelve months. I may be flexible according to the season as I prefer to avoid vacancies in May and June. After the term of the lease has expired, the tenancy automatically becomes a month to month tenancy requiring thirty days notice to terminate. The deposit is not the last month's rent.
Utilities: I pay for water and sewer (and trash for the apartment building). The tenant is responsible for electricity, gas, trash, and telecommunications.