Getting your home

RENT READY

We are committed to providing safe, clean, and properly maintained homes to our residents.

In order to comply with the Florida Warranty of Habitability,  Florida judicial law, and Elliott & Eijo Group standards, the below items must be completed before we will advertise and rent a property.

What is Rent Ready

  • Property professionally cleaned and free of trash and debris, inside and outside.
  • HVAC system to be in good operating condition, with a new filter installed.
  • All mechanical elements including appliances operating as designed.
  • Caulking in kitchen and bathrooms shall be clean and free of mildew
  • Doors and locks all functioning properly.
  • Windows must open, close, and lock properly and window screens be in good condition.

Full Rent-Ready Requirements

In order to comply with both internal and state rental housing requirements, including the Florida Warranty of Habitability requirements, every property must meet the below list in order to be fully advertised and be ‘Rent-Ready’.

Requirements:

  1. Professionally cleaned to ‘Hotel Room Clean’
  2. Carpet professionally cleaned and looking fresh
  3. All painted surfaces fresh with no mis-match touch-up areas and repainting must be done corner to corner.
  4. All bedroom windows must have vertical or mini-blinds
  5. No personal property or items in the unit. This includes furniture, knickknacks, toiletries, shower curtains, Kleenex boxes, kitchen or bathroom items, soap dispenser, pictures, etc.
  6. No lawn equipment including mowers, tools, etc.
  7. Garage floor swept
  8. No exterior debris
  9. Lawn cut and trimmed
  10. Landscaping fresh and clean
  11. Carbon monoxide detectors installed within 15 feet of each bedroom. ONLY wall mounted, NO plug-in units. (If Gas Appliances located at the property)
  12. Smoke detectors on each floor
  13. Smoke detectors installed per fire codes and less than 10 years old.
  14. Back sliding door must have vertical blinds
  15. All light bulbs working
  16. Doors open & close smoothly and doorstops installed on all doors
  17. Bathroom caulking must be fresh and free of any mildew
  18. All mechanical components working as designed. Includes HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems, kitchen appliances, laundry appliances, sump pumps, water softeners, sprinkler systems, gas fireplaces, water filtration systems, etc.
  19. Safety railings secure
  20. Wood-burning fireplace(s), if operational, shall be clean of any debris and have a fireplace screen or heat-proof glass doors installed. If non-operational, the fireplace opening on the interior of the home shall be permanently sealed with an aesthetically pleasing material.

Recommendations:

  1. All windows should have vertical or mini blinds.
  2. No draperies on windows
  3. All windows should have screens (Florida Statues Requirement)

This list is not meant to cover each and every make-ready required item, but it does list some of the most important and often overlooked.

The Property Management business is a complex and rather difficult industry to navigate in today’s world.  It is extremely important to have a professional management team that is versed in fair housing laws as well as the ever changing laws and statutes associated with managing a rental property.  One small mistake can be very costly and that is why you should hire a professional property manager.

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From Our Clients

Elliott & Eijo
4.8
Based on 336 reviews
I've been with these gentlemen for a long time. They are professional and a pleasure to deal with. They always do what they say they will. Helen Jackson runs all operations and scheduling. She’s on top of her game at all times. I always get a return call from one of them the same day, and half the time they take the first call. And, I always get to deal with them directly not a receptionist. They always keep my house rented with good paying tenants. What else can I say, they’re great!!!! They have my business for life
Rick Opalka
Rick Opalka
1720207772
If you are in search of a Property Management Company, look no further. The entire team at Elliott & Eijo has provided my family with a sense of calmness while we were applying for a new home. Their coordination, attention to detail, smooth transition, and quick responses to every message (and I send a lot, lol) are just a few reasons why we feel so positive in our new home!Giorgio Guzman, the Leasing Specialist, made the process incredibly easy! A big thank you for your hard work and commitment to exceptional customer service.Helen Jackson, the Maintenance Manager, is such a kind and dedicated individual. She ensured that all my concerns were addressed before our move and reassured us by explaining that any additional concerns could be handled after meeting for my Walkthrough.Manny Aviles, the Walkthrough Specialist conducted a thorough walkthrough of the 2-acre property to clarify our property boundaries, water shutoff, etc. He explained the next steps post-move-in, such as using the client portal, rent payment, filing complaints, or submitting work orders.My family is grateful to the Elliott and Eijo Team for their genuine passion in their work and their transparent approach. Thank you for being true Rockstars!F.Y.I the goody bag given to us for move in was an absolute life saver!!
Mrs. Elle Castrillon (Elle's Beauty Academy)
Mrs. Elle Castrillon (Elle's Beauty Academy)
1719839666
Just wanted to say thank you to the whole team who have been amazing to work with. As a homeowner it can be difficult to find a company who is on the same level as you are for wanting the best for all parties involved when it comes to rental properties. Helen the maintenance manager has been very professional and very responsive to any and all issues or questions I have had. She has kept me up to date with any work orders or issues with the home and has taken care of them all for me. Whether it is a text message or a phone call I know she will provide me with a quick response and update. Thank you all again and continue to look forward with working with you all. Shout out to Julia and Bruno as well. Great team.
Josue Medina
Josue Medina
1718994144
Great property management company!Helen was a wonderful person to work with. Easy communication and very accessible for whenever we need answers and, or approvals. Highly recommend Elliot & Eijo for your properties
Tampa’s Plumbing Solution
Tampa’s Plumbing Solution
1718941773
Renting with Elliot & Eijo has been nothing but amazing! From answering questions to maintenance issues have been a seamless process. The maintenance manager Helen Jackson is so wonderful also, she knows her stuff and get back to you in a timely manner! If I could give Elliot & Eijo 100 starts I would!!
D Smith
D Smith
1718905463
Proactive and attentive: two of the first words that come to mind when I reflect on the process of working with this wonderful group. From application to acceptance, their communication was stellar; no question unanswered.I had the pleasure of working with Giorgio, but do not doubt that this is an excellence shared by the entire group.To not drag this out: we’ve all, at one point, had to deal with long, drawn out applications; non-responsive landlords, and pesky, outdated systems. But, none of this was an issue while working alongside Eliot and Elijo.If you’re in the market for a good rental, and quality landlords, you won’t go wrong with this group.
Jonathan Barrios
Jonathan Barrios
1718647854
My husband and I have been trying to find a nice clean rental in Lakeland and each house we went into we were very disappointed by the filth. But we went into a rental managed by the Elliott and Eijo group and it was very nice, clean and presentable. We started the application process, which was very quick. We worked with Giorgio, who has guided us the entire way, answering questions promptly and being an excellent resource for every step of the process. I would definitely recommend this company for your rental needs, they have been amazing!!
Farrah Marrero
Farrah Marrero
1717788836
Working with Giorgio at Elliot and Eijo was great. Giorgio is quick to communicate and very patient in answering all of our questions. Highly recommend!
Joshua Last Name
Joshua Last Name
1717536142
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Giorgio was a breath of fresh air!!!We’re from out of town and quickly learned what a nightmare house hunting can be and the headaches associated with large realty corporations- that all changed when we started working with Elliott & Eijo. Giorgio treated us like VIPs throughout the entire experience. He was kind, professional, thorough, AND so quick to communicate.
Lisa Kuykendall
Lisa Kuykendall
1717536035
I will have to say Elliot & eljo have one of the best maintenance managers I think you will ever find! I’ve rented with Elliot for 3 years now and I’ve never had to wait to get services! Helen is right on everything she makes sure the tenants are happy and goes above and beyond what I could ever imagine. She’s honest and caring and understands the needs of renters. Moving into a new rental recently with Elliot &eljo she made it such a better experience new properties are always scary but she addressed every need and fast! Thank you Elliot and eljo for providing us with one of the top maintenance managers I believe ever Helen great job! Also thank you for having such great staff cleaning crew they know how to make a place top notch! Also manny for being so thorough in walk through. I could have went with some other rental company but I couldn’t because you all have spoiled is every year with excellent customer service and properties! Highly highly recommend your company to anyone that wants a true rental experience.
monica harris
monica harris
1717528802
Helen was super helpful in getting a work order squared away for me with my rental property and HOA. She was always on top of what needed to be done and consistently kept me up to date with new information. Its a relief and also a pleasure to know she's looking after my property.
Ian Szabo
Ian Szabo
1716321981
The team is very professional with the task that need to be accomplished. Helen and the team work very efficiently with making sure us contractors are fully informed.
New Breeze Tree Service
New Breeze Tree Service
1715911932
I’m going to keep it simple so people read and appreciate this team. Amazing experience. From Maria taking my call and getting me connected with Giorgio, who handled my application and got me in a place to live in a timely manner. Not enough praise can be given. The communication and attention to detail through the entire process is second to none. I don’t normally do reviews giving 5 stars but this is very well deserved. Thank you Elliot & Eijo for having such a great group of folks working for us, the people in need of the service you provide. Again, thank you Maria and Giorgio for your great work!!
Kique Maldonado
Kique Maldonado
1715907844
Giorgio and team are absolutely wonderful and professional! They go above and beyond for their tenants and make themselves available to answer any questions you have. I highly recommend them.
Misty Rosario
Misty Rosario
1715881213
Helen Jackson has been awesome to work with. She is punctual and kind. I have 100% confidence and peace of mind knowing that she and the team are managing my property.
Kenny Hudson
Kenny Hudson
1715879854
Giorgio has been very professional and informative. We are excited to move into our new home in which Giorgio has done everything possible to make it a speedy process
Andy Park
Andy Park
1715372913
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