Rental Only Program
"I'm very hands-on. I built the house I'm now renting and can fix most anything myself. I don't mind doing repairs or collecting rent but I've never been comfortable trying to figure out if I was accepting a qualified applicant. A friend advised me to call Riviera. The staff met me at my home, explained the rental only program, and provided just the solution I needed. I have great residents living there now, and if they decide to move, I'll definitely call Riviera again."
Greg - Mission Bay
Our Rental Only Program is great for owners who enjoy personally managing their property but prefer having Riviera professionally market their property, conduct showings, screen prospective residents, sign the lease and collect all move-in funds. In this program the owner personally manages the property, handles all rent collections, notices, maintenance and turnover work. Riviera provides the following services for the Rental Only Program:
- Marketing - Riviera's extensive marketing provides maximum property exposure. Wide angle interior and exterior photos are taken to highlight all the features of the property. Prospective residents will find your property marketed on over 50 popular rental websites including Craigslist, Zillow and Trulia. We commonly post over 30 images and full property details online for prospective residents to get a good feel for the home before ever stepping foot inside. A professional sign is also installed at the property, where allowed. Your property is shown by appointment with Riviera representatives exclusively. Your home will NEVER be left unlocked or toured without a Riviera representative present.
- Applicant Screening - Our careful resident selection is the key to successful property management. Riviera utilizes credit reporting agencies to thoroughly screen each applicant and requires a positive credit history. Employment and positive previous landlord references are verified. Riviera also has a public records search done covering 50 states to discover if any applicant has a prior eviction history.
- Rental Agreement & Lease Preparation - Riviera's customized lease incorporates current legal requirements, premise usage, and H.O.A. restrictions. Complete digital photo documentation of the unit's condition is captured prior to residents moving in. Digital copies are given to both the owner and resident. A key agreement and move-in/move-out checklist is also processed.
- Rent / Deposit Collection - Riviera collects the first month's rent and the full security deposit in certified funds. Once the lease has been signed and keys are handed to the resident, they are instructed to make all future payments directly to the owner. They are also advised to contact the owner directly for any maintenance needs, questions or emergencies. The original lease, photos, complete accounting statements and the balance of all funds are then forwarded to the owner.