Thank you for inquiring into the services offered by Access Properties/Unicorn Management Company. Unicorn Management Company was established in 1985 as a full service real estate management company. At Access Properties/Unicorn Management, we manage each home as if it is our own.
Our management contracts are on a month-to-month basis. With available funds from your account with us, we can provide maintenance, pay utilities, mortgage, insurance, and property taxes. We will send a monthly statement with all income and expenses itemized along with an income check. These statements are mailed by the 15th of the following month. At the end of the year, we provide a year end statement and a 1099 to give to your tax preparer.
We strive to place only reliable, responsible tenants in the homes we manage. Our goal is to lease your home as quickly as possible. Access Properties/Unicorn Management complies with all laws prohibiting discrimination including Title VIII. To lease your property, we advertise and follow up with showings to the interested parties. All prospective tenants are required to fill out an application. For proper applicant screenings we run a credit check, verify employment, call past and present landlords, call small claims for possible eviction history, and if possible, do an in-home inspection of their current home.
Our leasing fee is fifty percent of the first full month’s rent. At lease signing, we collect the first full month’s rent and security deposit. Our management fee is ten percent (10%) of the monthly collected rent. Rent is due the 1st of each month, and, if necessary late notices and/or “Three Day Notice To Quit” are sent to delinquent tenants. Evictions are done in-house unless there is a complication that we feel an attorney is required. If an attorney is required, our corporate attorney or the owner’s attorney would be retained by us on behalf of the owner. In the vast majority of cases however, an attorney is not needed.
We do a move-in and a move-out inspection. Once a tenant vacates the property, we compare the two reports to see if any damages incurred during their occupancy. We finalize their account by returning their security deposit or by sending them an itemized statement of charges. If a balance remains after their security deposit was applied, and they have not made a payment or an arrangement for payment has not been made, their account will be turned into the South Bend Credit Bureau and the balance due will be reflected on their credit report.
Again, thank you for inquiring into our services. If we can be of service, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail for details.
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