Frequently Asked Questions

* L’HEUREUX PROPERTIES RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVIEW APPLICATIONS, WE DO NOT RENT FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED *


 

1.     I WANT TO FIND A PLACE TO LIVE IN ATHENS OR NELSONVILLE.  

ATHENS PROPERTIES;  stop by our  Athens office, located at 70 N. Court St., Suite B (second floor above Import House)  and speak with Debbie Allen at the front desk.  You can also reach her by phone during the hours of 11 am and 5:30 pm weekdays, 740-592-5036, or by email anytime at DEBBIE@LHXPROP.COM    

NELSONVILLE PROPERTIES; contact our associate, Bill L'Heureux, by phone 740-753-4863, 54 W. Washington St., Nelsonville, to schedule an appointment.  His email address is BILL_LHEUREUX@LHXPROP.COM

MESSAGES AFTER HOURS; may be left on our answering service, 740-592-5036.

2.    IF MY APPLICATION TO RENT IS APPROVED, WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP?

  • You will have 24 hours to pay your deposit-to-hold.  These vary from $100 to $300 per person, depending on the property.  This deposit will guarantee the property will not be rented to anyone else for a specified time period.

  • If the lease is not signed by the deadline, the property will be placed back on the "Available List."  The deposit-to-hold is 100% NON-REFUNDABLE, in other words, should you decide not to sign the lease, you forfeit the deposit-to-hold.   No additional deposit money is required when you sign the lease.   Your deposit-to-hold converts to a security deposit when the lease is signed.  
  • Photo I.D. is required

3.     IF I AM RECEIVING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM SCHOOL, MAY I PAY RENT LATER THAN THE DUE DATE?

Our policy for those tenants who receive S.F.A. is as follows:  (deferment policy doesn not apply to leases with monthly payments)

a.   any new tenant's first payment must be paid on time, regardless of  circumstance.  It may require using all your savings or borrowing from friends or family to make a commitment for that first rent payment.  

b.   any further payments may be deferred until the school releases the "overage," with the stipulation you submit verification from Financial Aid to our office in advance of any payment due date. (an example would be an "awards letter" documenting financial aid approval and approximate disbursement dates.)  Unless you provide the necessary documentation by the deadlines, the $2 a day late fee cannot be waived. 

4.     IS EVERY PERSON ON MY LEASE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF RENT AND UTILITIES?

If you have signed a joint contract, YES, you are each jointly and individually responsible for all payments.  RE: individual leases in shared housing, you are responsible for your specific amount of rent only, plus your portion of the household utility bills. 

5.     WHAT ARE YOUR PAYMENT DATES??

           Payment dates for Athens leases can be found on page two of the lease agreement.    We accept cash, check, money order, Visa or Mastercard.  Electronic payments
          are subject to an additional 2% convenience fee.     

 
6.     HOW ARE UTILITY BILLS PAID?

Tenants are responsible for setting up utility accounts with respective companies and paying their own utilities for the duration of their lease, unless it is included in their rent.   Your contract will state if landlord pays for any utility.   We provide our tenants with move-in packets before leases begin.  This packet features utility company names and contact information.   Some utility companies may require a deposit.  If you're sharing a house/apt. with others, normally each tenant becomes responsible for a particular bill.  Most households designate one individual to be responsible for a particular utility who then collects each persons share.  It is suggested that you pay your portion of any bill with a check, endorsed to the specific utility company.         

7.     CAN WE HAVE PETS?

Check with us for allowable types of pets.   Dogs or cats are not permitted in the majority of our units.  Fleas and allergies in Southeastern Ohio make it difficult to keep these types of animals in rental property. 

8.     ARE YOUR PROPERTIES FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED?

Our Athens properties are unfurnished.   However, kitchens are equipped with a stove and refrigerator.

The Nelsonville properties, with the exception of 49½, 77½ and 80/86 W. Washington, are furnished with beds, desks and dressers.   Most larger houses have more than one bathroom and are equiped with coin-operated washers and dryers.

9.   WILL I GET MY SECURITY DEPOSIT BACK?

You will, if all utilities are paid and no damages occur during the tenancy.  Our security deposits are low and the majority of our tenants receive the entire amount minus final water bill and necessary cleaning (beyond normal wear and tear)

10.   AM I REQUIRED TO HAVE A CO-SIGNER ON MY LEASE?

Athens: though not the "norm," on occasion, we might require a co-signature on an Athens lease.  
Nelsonvillewithout exception, we do require a parent / guardian co-signer on each lease.