Owners Services

Taking care of your asset, while ensuring its rental longevity.

Why Choose Us

At Rent the District, we pride ourselves on delivering attentive service and personalized attention that truly sets us apart. When you call us, you aren’t calling a large organization, where it is impossible to reach a real person. Instead, you’ll connect with a knowledgeable team member immediately, ensuring your questions are answered without delay.

Our expertise in DC’s legislative and regulatory standards guarantees that the property owners we work with earn great, legal income from their rentals. We also offer a cutting-edge online interface for both owners and tenants, streamlining rent payments, maintenance requests, and owner disbursements. Plus, our 24/7 emergency line ensures that owners never have to worry about handling late-night tenant emergencies.

Interested in Learning More?

Contact us with the form to the right to schedule an introductory call! A member from our team will reach out within 20 minutes to schedule a call. 

Initial Consultation

  • Discuss Goals: We’ll discuss your objectives and expectations for renting out your home.
  • Service Overview: Learn about our comprehensive services and how they align with your needs.

Market Analysis

  • Property Comparison: We compare similar properties in terms of location, type, and amenities.
  • Pricing Strategy: Our tailored pricing strategy aims to maximize your rental income while minimizing vacancy periods.

Property Assessment

  • Evaluation: We assess your property to highlight its unique selling points and identify any potential drawbacks.
  • Recommendations: Receive expert advice on minor improvements or changes to boost your property’s rental appeal.

Services We Offer

Marketing & Advertising

Our team’s local expertise in Washington, DC ensures your property stands out. Our DC-native leasing staff expertly matches properties with ideal tenants, while professional photography and bespoke marketing strategies highlight your property’s best features, maximizing visibility in a competitive market.

Tenant Screening & Selection

Our tenant screening ensures peace of mind with rigorous checks: credit history, national eviction reports, and income verification are reviewed to ensure our tenants meet our minimum criteria. We review up to three prior residences, request and review paystubs or comparable proof of income, and may contact employers to ensure reliable, trustworthy tenants for your property.

Lease Administration & Compliance

We manage all lease negotiations, drafting, and ratification of lease agreements. Our process ensures tenants understand their roles and responsibilities, maintenance duties, and adherence to community rules. We also ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws.

Security Deposit Treatment

We handle the collection, deposit, and disbursement of the security deposit in accordance with DC law. Our thorough move-in and move-out inspections ensure any tenant-related damages are accounted for and the owner is reimbursed accordingly, providing peace of mind and protecting your investment.

Rent Collection

Our rent collection process ensures timely payments with clear guidelines and consistent enforcement. Rent is due on the first of each month, with prompt reminders and follow-ups if late. Tenants can pay online via electronic transfers or credit card, providing owners with real-time, detailed updates and peace of mind.

Repairs & Maintenance

Our comprehensive maintenance and repair services ensure your property stays in top condition. With 24/7 coverage, two full-time dispatchers, and an easy online request system, we handle issues promptly. Our curated, reliable vendors deliver high-quality, cost-competitive work, ensuring efficient and effective maintenance.

Property Inspections

Our thorough inspection process maintains your property to the highest standards. We conduct detailed inspections at move-in, annually, and move-out, documenting the property’s condition with comprehensive photographs. This methodical approach ensures your investment remains in excellent condition.

Legal Compliance & Risk Management

Our legal compliance and risk management services safeguard your investment. We ensure adherence to local, state, and federal laws, manage lease enforcement, and handle evictions. With expert legal counsel on retainer, we proactively mitigate risks, protecting your property and ensuring smooth, trouble-free management.

Financial Reporting

Our financial reporting services offer transparency and convenience. Owners receive detailed monthly and annual reports, with on-demand access via an online portal. Our dedicated accountant handles owner disbursements and tax filings, ensuring accurate and timely financial management.

Our Premier Service Packages

Our fee structure stands out for its transparency and competitive rates. We offer three comprehensive service packages designed to meet the diverse needs of property owners. Explore our detailed packages below to find the perfect fit for your property management requirements.

Full-Service Property Management

80% of One Month’s Rent + 8% Monthly Management Fee (Minimum $200). For already occupied properties, only a $500 onboarding fee applies (plus the monthly management fee).

Our all-inclusive package for clients seeking comprehensive property management services.

Listing Creation: Professional photography and compelling property descriptions.

Market Evaluation: Analysis of market comparables to determine fair market pricing.

Extensive Marketing: Promotion on our website, social media, and top listing sites (Zillow, Trulia, HotPads, Realtor.com, Zumper, etc.).

Tenant Vetting: In-depth background checks, eviction reports, credit reports, and reference reviews.

Lease Negotiations: Skilled negotiation of lease terms.

Lease Agreement: Drafting and ratifying lease agreements.

Move-In Coordination: Organized move-in process with tenants and condominium management.

Security Deposit Collection: Efficient collection and remittance of security deposit and first month’s rent, less our fee.

Utility Account Creation: Mandatory utility account setup with complimentary concierge service.

Move-In Inspection: Detailed move-in inspection for quality assurance.

Rent Collection: Prompt and reliable collection of monthly rent payments via our secure online payment portal.

Maintenance Coordination: Efficient handling of service and maintenance calls via our vetted list of professional vendors.

24/7 Emergency Hotline: Round-the-clock emergency hotline and maintenance portal.

Property Turnovers: Smooth coordination and handling of property turnovers.

Renewal Perspectives: Annual communication regarding renewal rates based on market comparables.

Financial Reporting: Detailed monthly and year-end financial reports via our dedicated accounting team.

Lease Administration

Flat Fee of $750

Ideal for clients who prefer to market and manage their properties but want professional assistance with tenant vetting, lease paperwork, and move-in coordination.

Tenant Vetting: Comprehensive background checks, eviction reports, credit reports, and reference reviews.

Lease Negotiations: Expert handling of lease negotiations.

Move-In Coordination: Seamless coordination with condominium management (if applicable).

Security Deposit Collection: Collection and remittance of security deposit and first month’s rent, less our fee.

Utility Account Creation: Enforcing tenant utility account setup with complimentary concierge service for utility, movers, cable setup, and more.

Move-In Inspection: Thorough move-in inspection to ensure property condition.

Leasing & Marketing

One Month’s Rent

Perfect for clients who wish to manage their properties but need help with marketing, tenant vetting, lease paperwork, and move-in coordination.

Listing Creation: Professional photography and compelling property descriptions.

Market Evaluation: Analysis of market comparables to determine fair market pricing.

Extensive Marketing: Promotion on our website, social media, and top listing sites (Zillow, Trulia, HotPads, Realtor.com, Zumper, etc.).

Tenant Vetting: In-depth background checks, eviction reports, credit reports, and reference reviews.

Lease Negotiations: Skilled negotiation of lease terms.

Lease Agreement: Drafting and ratifying lease agreements.

Move-In Coordination: Organized move-in process with tenants and condominium management.

Security Deposit Collection: Efficient collection and remittance of security deposit and first month’s rent, less our fee.

Utility Account Creation: Mandatory utility account setup with complimentary concierge service.

Move-In Inspection: Detailed move-in inspection for quality assurance.

Would you like to know more?

FAQ

Answers to your frequently asked questions.

We provide comprehensive property management services, including marketing and leasing, tenant screening, rent collection, maintenance coordination, legal compliance, financial reporting, and more. We tailor our services to meet the unique needs of each property owner.

We conduct thorough tenant screenings, which include background checks, credit checks, employment and income verification, rental history verification, and reference checks to ensure we find reliable and responsible tenants.

Our fees typically include a management fee, which is 8% of the monthly rent (minimum $200), and a lease & marketing fee, which is 80% of rent. We provide a transparent fee schedule during our initial consultation.

We have a network of trusted contractors and vendors to handle maintenance and repairs. Tenants can submit maintenance requests online, and we ensure timely and cost-effective resolution of issues, prioritizing emergencies as needed.

We stay up-to-date with local and state landlord tenant laws and ensure all aspects of property management comply with these regulations. In case of eviction, we handle the entire process, from serving notices to representing you in court, if necessary.

We provide detailed monthly financial reports, including income statements and expense reports. Owners have access to an online portal where they can view these reports and monitor their property’s financial performance in real-time.

We use a multi-channel marketing approach, including online listings on major rental platforms, social media advertising, and professional photography to attract a large pool of potential tenants quickly.

We focus on maintaining positive tenant relationships through prompt maintenance responses, regular communication, and by providing a clean and well-maintained living environment.

Absolutely. We value your input and collaborate with you on major decisions. You will be involved during the marketing and lease renewal processes, and we will reach out to you if any major maintenance is required at your home. We handle tenant relations and general maintenance requests (<$500) to ensure you enjoy a worry-free experience. You will always be informed and involved in key aspects of managing your property.

Our local market expertise, personalized service, advanced technology, and commitment to transparency and communication set us apart. We prioritize your property’s success and ensure your investment is managed with the highest level of professionalism.