Owner Frequently Asked Questions

  • Am I required to make my property available to Section 8?

  • Are you licensed?

    Yes. We are Florida and Alabama licensed Brokers.
  • Can I reach you after hours?

  • Can you put the money directly into my account?

    Yes, you can specify which account you would like owner funds directed to.
  • Do I get to see the lease or sign it?

    At Hometown Properties we endorse the Lease for you. You may wish to have a copy for insurance purposes. A copy of the lease is available to you for download through your Owner’s portal.
  • Do you sell real estate too?

  • How and when do I get my checks?

    Owner are paid by direct deposit on or before the 15th of each month and a statement of your accounting is emailed to you. A copy of your statement is also available through your Owner’s Portal.
  • How is rent collection handled?

    Rent is due on the 1st and late on the 2nd. Rent is collected from the tenant online, in person, or by mail.
  • How long of a lease do you sign?

    Generally our leases are 12 months. We can sometimes consider a shorter term with Owner approval.
  • How much security deposit do you charge the tenant?

    We typically charge a security deposit equivalent to one full months’ rent.
  • How soon can you start managing my property?

    We can get started right now!
  • What type of properties do you manage?

    Single Family homes, condos, townhomes, duplexes and triplexes.
  • What type of reports do I get and how often?

    An owner statement is emailed monthly. A copy is available on your Owner’s Portal 24/7. In addition, you will receive an End of Year Statement of all income and expenses in January of each year.
  • Who holds the tenant security deposit?

    Hometown Properties holds the tenant’s security deposit in a non-interest bearing account.