1) Find the perfect rental home with Carolina Cottages
Fill out the application
- You can do this on line at carolinacottagesonline.com and pay by paypal with a credit card
- You can fill out and return the application to our office with either cash or a cashier's check made out to Carolina Cottages in the amount of $40.00 for each single adult or $70.00 for a couple.
- Please note that the screening process pulls credit, criminal, terrorism etc.
3) Once the application is submitted, Carolina Cottages will run it and verify all references and employers. Any questions that may arise from the screening will be brought to your attention for an explanation. We will then go to the owner and relay all of the information. The owner will make the ultimate decision based on the information provided. You should have an answer within 48 hours pending call backs from employer's and previous landlords.
4) Please note that all properties will continue to be shown until an application is approved and a security deposit received. In the case of multiple applications, all applications will be presented in the order in which they are received.
5) The application fee is non-refundable.
6) Once approved, you will sign a lease and provide a security deposit (usually one month's rent) in the form of cash or a certified check made out to Carolina Cottages. The security deposit will be held in trust until the end of the lease term and returned to you upon vacating if the rental property has no damage beyond normal wear and tear, all lease conditions are met and no monies are owed to the owners.
7) If you have a pet and it has been approved there will be a $200.00 non-refundable pet fee per pet due.
8) All utilities will need to be transferred into your name prior to move in.
9) If moving in before the 15th of the month you will need to pay that month's rent or any proration thereof). If moving in after the 16th of the month you will need to pay the proration of the move in month and the next month's rent.
10) On move in day you will be given the keys and a move in condition form. It is important that you fill out the form and turn it in to our office within 10 days from move in.
11) If there are any concerns, please give Carolina Cottages a call.
12) Enjoy your new home!