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Prospective Resident FAQ

Where can I get information on your available properties?

Information on our properties can be found on our website, www.wpmnorthwest.com, or by calling us at (425) 455-5515.  Information is also available from your local REALTOR via the NWMLS.

How do I view your available properties?

All of our available properties, on our website, provide the name and contact info for the applicable leasing agent.  Please contact the leasing agent directly to schedule an appointment.  You may also view the home with any licensed broker from any other NWMLS member office, and they will have access to the showing instructions via the NWMLS property listing.

What do I do if I am interested in leasing a property through Windermere Property Management?

Your first step is to view the interior of the home that you’re interested in leasing, then simply submit an online application. We will ask for photo ID and income documentation for all applicants age 18 or over as part of the application process. We do not accept Reusable Tenant Screening Reports. In the event that you wish to apply and have not been able to visit the property, we will attach a “Site Unseen” addendum to your file.

When are new properties posted?

Our website is updated continually to reflect our current inventory of homes. Our market moves very quickly, and we have properties coming and going from our available inventory on a daily basis.

Application General Questions

How do I apply?
What is required to Apply?

Required for all occupants 18 years or older

  • Valid photo ID
  • Authorization form (if applicable, to contact former landlords for rental references)
  • Income verification
  • We do not accept Reusable Tenant Screening Reports
Do I need Renters Insurance?

Yes, our residents are solely responsible for insuring their own personal property that is located or stored upon the property leased. Any loss from the risks of damage, destruction or loss resulting from theft, fire, storm and other hazards and casualties are your sole responsibility.

Future Resident General Questions

What am I responsible for as a resident?

Typically, all residents are responsible for:

  • Securing all utilities for the home, unless otherwise provided
  • Lawn care, unless otherwise provided
  • Changing the furnace/air conditioning filters regularly
  • Minor repairs to your home, including, but not limited to, to replacing light bulbs and clogged drains
  • Changing the smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries during tenancy
  • Complying with all Homeowner Association Rules if applicable
  • Following the terms of your lease
What do I have to pay prior to moving in?

First month’s rent via certified funds is due at the time of lease signing in order to obtain your lease.  Your security deposit will be due upon move in, also via certified funds, in order to obtain keys and possession of the home.  If there are any additional deposits or fees due (for example, HOA Move In Fee), these will also be due upon move in via certified funds and made payable to the appropriate party depending upon the situation (your Property Manager will clarify for you).

How can I pay rent after I move in?

Rent can be paid by check, money order, or our free auto-draft option (also known as “ACH”).  If rent is paid late, we will only accept rent in the form of certified funds (cashier’s check or money order).  We do not accept cash payments for rental payments.

When is rent due?

Rent is due on the 1st of the month and late on the 2nd.   Late fees are calculated at 1% of the monthly rent per day, with a maximum cap of 18%