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When you've selected the home you would like to lease, please submit one application for each adult that will occupy the home. When you submit the application, please also fax or email a copy of your two most recent pay stubs and a copy of your driver's license. Please call us if you are self-employed or for other special situations where pay stubs are not available. If you are including pets on the applications, please also send a photo of each pet. Please make arrangements to meet with our agent if you are not able to send these documents. We recommend that you  review our Renter Qualifications before you submit your application and pay the non-refundable fee.

Once we receive your applications and fees, we run the income, credit, background and rental history verifications. We will let you know right away if the owner of the property accepts your application. We usually have an answer within two business days after all information and documentation is received..

One application is required for each adult, age 18 or older, that will occupy the home. There is a $35 non-refundable fee for each application submitted. Please understand that this fee covers our cost to do the credit and background checks so it is not refundable, even if the property owner does not accept your application.


We'll be happy to discuss your specific situation to avoid spending money on the application unless you're sure it's the right home and your application is likely to be accepted. See our Renter Qualifications page for more details on what the owner's are looking for.

Before you submit your application(s), please review the general qualifications guidelines below.  We don't want you to pay the non-refundable application fee if you are not likely to be accepted by the owner of the property. Rental Home KC doesn’t make the decision as to which renter to place, the property owner does.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


- No Bankruptcies that have not been discharged
- Verifiable household gross income at least 3.5 times the rent
- No late pays in past year on rent, utilities, cars, or credit cards
- Credit score above 640
- No prior evictions
- No felony convictions
- No more than 2 pets, under 60lbs, no pets less than 1 year old (many properties have additional pet restrictions, check on the specific home; Also, some owners charge pet rent plus security deposit.)

Applicants


Every adult (18 or older) that will occupy the home must submit photo ID and application. No more than two non-related adults are permitted. Guests are allowed only for short periods.

Income


Owners look for income about 3.5 times the monthly rent and will require evidence of the income, such as pay stubs with year-to-date earnings.

Rental History


Owners want to see a pattern of paying rent promptly. They want to see No late pays nor evictions. Rental Home KC does the rental history verifications. Owners also look at the amount of rent or house payment you currently pay and will be concerned if the house you want to rent is significantly higher.

Credit History


Owners want to be comfortable that you pay your bills in a timely manner. Generally, you need to have credit scores of 640 or higher. If you don't know your score, you can find out through CreditKarma.com. Bankruptcies that have not been discharged, recent Foreclosures, and multiple late payments for utilities, car loans and other creditors are usually reasons for an application to be rejected. These will be shown on a credit report.

Criminal History


Owners want tenants who will be peaceful and safe for the home and the neighborhood. We run a background check on all applicants. Applicants with felony crimes and some misdemeanors (not traffic tickets), such as bad checks, will likely be rejected.

Pets


Some owners allow pets of specific types and size but some owners do not. Each property will have its own pet rules but NO more than 2 pets, pets over 60 pounds, puppies (under 12 months), and certain breeds of pets in any home. Pets often cause damage to homes and may make the home uninhabitable by some future tenants who are allergic to the pet. Please be sure you accurately reveal all pets you plan to have in the home.  The lease does not allow you to bring additional pets after lease signing without written approval of the owner.  Pet sitting for any pet not named in the lease is deemed a breach of contract.

Application Accuracy


Any falsified, withheld, or misleading information provided on the application is cause for rejection. If these problems are found after a lease is signed, they constitute a breach of the lease agreement resulting in legal remedies per the lease, including forfeiture of the deposit and eviction. Failure to disclose residents living in the home is misrepresentation, therefore considered a breach of the lease.

​​​​​​​- All approved applications are valid for up to (60) sixty days.
- The security deposit is equal to one month’s rent and must be paid in certified funds. Additional deposit is required for pets. (not to exceed ½ months rent) We will determine deposit that will be required based on your lease agreement. The deposit is due at lease signing and cannot be used to pay your last month’s rent.
- The entire first full month’s rent is due in certified funds on your move-in date.
- If you move in after the 1st of a month, your second month’s rent will be pro-rated.  This information will all be provided prior to signing the lease.

Inspections


A written, detailed Inspection with pictures will be done at move-in to verify the condition of the property and the similar inspection will happen at move-out.  Any damage will be assessed and will be charged to the renter.

Responsibilities:


For your convenience, Rental Home KC will provide a list of utility companies.

- The renter is to notify all utilities prior to move-in and to move-out. The utilities are the responsibility of the renter and are to be transferred by the renter into their name effective the first day of the lease.  Utilities are not to be disconnected at move-out, simply transferred back to the owner’s name on the move-out date. - It is the renter’s responsibility to mow and maintain the lawn and landscaping unless otherwise stated in your lease agreement.  
- Renters will be informed of inspections 24 hours prior, unless an emergency situation.
- Renters are responsible for cleanliness and routine care of the property
- Renters must report any needed repairs to the property promptly. 
- REFER TO THE LEASE for specific responsibilities of the renter.

Insurance


A detailed Inspection is done at move-in to verify the condition of the property and the same type of inspection will happen at move-out.

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Relocating to Johnson County, KS Area?​​​​​​​

We help families relocating to the Kansas City area find the right rental properties. We never charge you a fee for finding you a home.

We understand the tight timelines often needed for relocations. We schedule appointments in advance to show you homes when you are in the area. We can arrange tours of a series of homes so you can compare and select in as little as a single day.

Rental Home KC specializes in the Johnson County, Kansas area because that part of Kansas City offers.

Check out our current Rental Homes on our Current Listings page. We offer single-family rental homes, townhouses and duplexes. Rental Home KC does not lease apartments. If you don't see what you are looking for, feel free to email us with your needs.  

Do you want to Buy a home instead? ​​​​​​​Perhaps lease first while you learn the area, then purchase a home? We are licensed real estate agents in both Kansas and Missouri so we can help with that too. We handle Rental then assist you when you are ready to buy.  Visit our real estate website, www.BettySimmonsTeam.com for more information.

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Rental Home KC was started in 2007 when Betty noticed the real estate sales market slowing down. As a RE/MAX Real Estate Sales Agent, she started RHKC to assist builders and private home owners lease their properties that weren't selling, or were not feasible to sell in the depressed market. At the same time, working with investors to leverage that depressed market to find opportunities for long term investments.


RHKC specializes in matching up rental homes that fit each family’s specific needs and requirements, and have assisted with relocations from all over the world. We've helped hundreds of individuals and families find the right home. 
We've grown to a team of professionals to assist both owners and tenants. Our team members have extensive experience in leasing and property management, as well as, marketing and internet technology. RHKC doesn’t allow potential renters to show themselves…all showings are agent-assisted showings and we are taking additional safety measures during Covid.

With automated scheduling and also featuring a 24/7 online portal to assist renters in reporting any maintenance needs, RHKC strives to be the most responsive property management company in the area. We are available 7 days a week to show properties.


Rental Home KC serves primarily the Johnson County KS area. Our office is located in Olathe, Kansas and our owner Betty Simmons has been a proud member of the Olathe Chamber of Commerce for over 30 years. Betty currently serves as a Senior Chamber Ambassador. Betty has also served on the Chamber Board of Directors, and the Economic Development Council.  Betty was selected as Ambassador of the Year in 2017 and she received the Dana Ketterling Volunteer of the Year Award in 2019.​​​​​​​

Rental Home KC is a full-service Property Management Company that has served many of the same homeowners since starting in business, which further confirms the ability to retain customers. Betty is a real estate Broker and has developed the Betty Simmons Team, which is one of the top producing RE/MAX teams in the State of Kansas.

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