205 W. Boutz Rd. Bldg. 6 Ste. B, Las Cruces, NM 88005 - Ph: (575) 652-4043
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
If this is an after hours maintenance emergency only,
please call (575) 621-9391.
- What does it take to rent a property through PMI of New Mexico?
- We make it a priority to get good quality tenants in the homes we are entrusted with. Therefore, the screening process entails the following: Criminal and civil background check, sexual predatory registry check, credit check, income verification, and a rental verification. Equally important is checking any social media accounts. Any persons age 18 and over and have intentions of living in the home will be expected to complete a rental application. In order to qualify you financially, our general rule of thumb is that the household gross income should be 3 times the monthly rental amount.
2. What are my responsibilities as far as maintenance and upkeep are concerned?
- As a tenant you are responsible for general upkeep such as cleanliness of both the home and home site. Vacuuming, mopping, picking up, changing light bulbs, changing batteries in smoke detectors, mowing the lawn, picking up pet droppings, etc, are just a few of the basic responsibilities. A large responsibility is to treat the home as if it was yours. Report maintenance issues right of way. If you see a leak under the sink, report it immediately. Don't wait until the end of the week. By then, it could be far too late and that leak has now turned into a flood throughout the house. Failure to report maintenance issues which then result in damage would be considered negligence and tenant could be held responsible. Reporting maintenance issues is very easy to do. You can submit them via email, our website, or through a phone call to our office. When you are moving out at the end of the lease and its time to refund the deposit, our preference is to return entire deposits as this means the tenants have kept the home in good order.
3. What happens if I or one of the occupants violates the lease?
- Our lease contracts are very transparent and follow NM Landlord/Tenant Law, Real Estate Commission Regulations, and U.S. Federal Housing Guidelines. Therefore, they give clear expectations as far as what is expected for you as a tenant. Before any legal action such as the eviction process begins, we make an attempt to mitigate any issues before it gets to this point. 3 Day Notices of Non-Payment, 3 Day Notices Other Than Non-Payment (major violations), 7 Day Notices of Non-Compliance, and Yard Violation Notices are some of the actions taken prior to any legal proceedings. If these do not successfully address the issues, we file the appropriate documents with the judicial system and have had a proven track record of the court finding in our behalf. Some of the most common lease violations are: non-payment of rent, unauthorized occupants, home and home site non-compliance, and at times, illegal activity.
4. Are your homes pet friendly?
- As a professional property management company we work within the guidelines of our owners. Therefore, the answer is, it depends. Some owners allow pets and some prefer not to allow them. If they are allowed, there are usually limitations to how many, at times, limits to the size, and lastly, breed limitations. Our listings will always indicate if the property is pet friendly.
Frequently Asked questions
Below are important forms and documents that will assist a prospective or current tenant.
As a tenant, it is extremely important for you to understand your rights and responsibilities as a person engaging in a legal and binding contract with a landlord. Signing a lease comes with expectations in which both the landlord or property manager must adhere to. In turn, both sides should understand the law. We make every effort to perform under all governing laws and regulations. It is also important for us to be transparent with tenants and ensure they are familiar and understand these guidelines as well. The New Mexico Uniform Owner Resident Relations Act is the governing document that all tenants and landlords must abide by in the state of New Mexico.