Q: Can you hold a place before I apply?
A: No, we cannot.
Q: Do you accept Section 8 vouchers?
A: This is a decision that the property owner makes on a property-by-property basis. If the
property accepts Section 8 vouchers, it will typically be stated on the listing.
Q: What do I need to pay up front when I rent a property from you?
A: You will need to pay the first month’s rent as well as the security deposit, which is typically
equal to one month’s rent. The maximum the security deposit can equal is two month’s rent.
Q: Do I have to pay for utilities?
A: For most of the properties that Abodia manages, yes. Utilities would include electric and
water/sewer/trash/recycling (typically all one bill from the Town or City of residence). Some
properties would also have a gas bill (natural gas).
Q: How old do you have to be to apply?
A: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to apply.
Q: Is the deposit refundable?
A: Yes. Unless there are damages or costs to be covered when you move out, the security deposit is
refundable. In general, you would receive all of your security deposit back within 30 days of your
move-out, provided there are no damages of delinquent balances.
Q: Who needs a cosigner?
A: In a situation where the tenant’s income does not appear to be sufficient, we may allow
for a co-signer who does have a sufficient income. The co-signer then becomes equally responsible
and liable for any unpaid rent.
Q: You have a property I want to rent. How do I apply?
A: Applicants can click here
or under the rentals tab.
The application fee is $45 per applicant over 18 years of age.
Q: How do I pay rent?
A: You can conveniently pay your rent electronically using the tenant portal on this website.
Once you have signed a lease and moved in, you will be given access to enter the portal. You need
to have a checking account in order to pay rent electronically.
Q: I paid my part of the rent but my roommate didn't. What will happen?
A: Rent payment must be collected in full from the entire household. This includes all tenants of a property.
If only part of a household has paid their rent for a given month, this is a situation of unpaid rent. All
tenants on the lease would be subject to collection and eventually eviction proceedings.
Q: I want to get a pet. What do I do?
A: If you were not approved with a pet, you would need to discuss this possibility with the property manager.
If approved, there will most likely be a pet fee to be paid first.
Q: I want to move out, but my roommate wants to stay. What do I do?
A: Contact the property manager to discuss any lease transfers. In general, properties must be rented in
their entirety, meaning the remaining roommate(s) would assume all responsibility for the lease.
Q: My lease expiration is coming and I want to move out. What do I do?
A: Notification periods prior to move-out are specified in your lease.. Typically, the notification period
is 60 days, meaning you would need to let Abodia know at least 60 days before the end date of your lease that
you would like to move. Most leases will automatically go month to month at the end of the initial term.
However, the notice period will still be the same as it was under the original lease.
Q: Who is responsible for paying for repairs & maintenance requests?
A: Abodia will take care of anything that needs maintenance or repair in/on the property.
Only if it is a case of clear tenant damage would the tenant be responsible, i.e. knocking a hole in a
sheetrock wall. However, if there is something like a dripping faucet or leaky drain, we will address
that immediately at not cost to the tenant. We want to know about any necessary repairs and the majority
of the time, there is no charge.
Q: Can I paint my walls, or paint them a different color?
A: No, we do not allow tenants to paint the walls. If there is an issue with a painted surface,
please contact the property manager.
Q: Who is responsible for clogged toilets or drains?
A: When you moved into the property, the drains were checked to ensure they were running freely and
in working order. Any clogging would be due to the improper use of the plumbing system, and those
costs would be the tenant’s responsibility. NOTE: we always want to know about leaks, from water lines
or drain lines. We will address that issue immediately!