How much of the Security Deposit will I get back at the end of my occupancy?
Our security deposit is a combined security for non-payment of rent and security for cleaning or damages. If all of the rent has been paid and your unit is left clean, empty of all items not part of the unit, and with no damages except normal wear and tear, then all of the security deposit will be returned
Do I need to put money down to hold a unit?
We do not take deposits to hold a unit. When the application and references are checked, you will be offered a lease. You must come in and sign the lease within 48 hours of the offer or we will pursue other renters
I want to rent a place, can I come in and sign a lease?
Please see Applying at Anita’s.
How long are the leases? Can I get a 10 month lease?
Our standard lease period is 12 months. We try to have all our leases start on June 1, July 1, or August 1, and have them end on May 29, June 29, or July 30. We would consider a 10 month lease, but the rent per month will be higher ( basically 12 months of rent over a 10 month period).
Can I come by your office and fill out an application?
We operate our business from our home. You can visit our Applying at Anita’s page or make an appointment to pick up applications, to view units, and to sign leases by calling (509) 332-8602 from 9:00am to 9:00pm seven days a week. You may also contact us through e-mail at email@example.com.
My roommate took off at semester. Is it okay to just pay my half of the rent?
All of our leases are for the whole unit, we do not rent out individual rooms. Each person is responsible for the rent seperately and jointly, which means that the whole amount of rent is due each month, no matter how many people are living there. This is to encourage all roommates to pay, and for those staying on to find a replacement for the ones who leave.Replacement renters must fill out an application , be approved, and sign on the lease.
What utilities are paid?
We pay water, sewer, and garbage at all our locations. Lawns are mowed for the tenants throughout the growing season.
Are your apartments furnished?
We do not rent any of the units as furnished. There are several local businesses that sell used furniture, several new furniture stores, and numerous Garage Sales in August and September.
Should we pay our rent in one check, or should we each send a check?
Each person signed onto the lease should send their own rent check each month. That is the best way to have a record of payment, should there be a dispute later. If your roommate owes you money, and so he pays part of your rent, I will think that your roommate paid more and you paid less.
How many people can live in a unit?
We prefer to have one adult for each bedroom.We find that the tennants are more comfortable, and the wear and tear on the house is more reasonable, when each tennant has their own room.Our rents are based on one adult per bedroom, and anything different would need clearance from us, the Landlords and owners.
What will my heat and electric bill be?
You can estimate your heat and electric costs by calling Avista at 1-800-227-9187. Once you are able to get to a customer service representative, give them the address, including apartment number of your unit and they will give you the high, low and average monthly bill for the last year.