Tenant FAQ

Question: What type of payment is acceptable for your first month’s rent? 

Answer: Peerless Properties accepts Money Orders or Cashier’s Check ONLY for your deposit and 1st month’s rent.  Cashier’s checks can obtained at local banks and credit unions.  Money Orders are typically sold by third parties such as the united states postal service,  grocery stores and convenience stores.


Question: Who has to be listed on Peerless Properties rental agreement?

Answer:  All persons 18 years or older that will be living in the residence.   If the property requires co-signers they will also be added to the rental agreement.


Question:  If the property that I am renting goes into foreclosure, do I still have to pay my rent? 

Answer:  Yes, as long as you have possession of the property you are required to pay rent.


Question: What is considered a maintenance emergency?

Answer: Any immediate threat to life or property is considered a maintenance emergency


Question: Who do I call if I smell gas?

Answer:  If you think you have a gas leak, please call SDGE 800-411-7343 or your local utility company.


Question: Will I get charged if I call for maintenance?

Answer: You will only be charged for maintenance if the issue your calling about is something you caused. Example: Garbage disposal is not working and we find a large volume of potato peels inside. This would be charged back to the tenant.


Question: How do I reset a garbage disposal?

Answer: Most garbage disposal have a reset button use can use this button to reset the garbage disposal. An Allen wrench is needed to reset others. Please make sure to keep your hands out of the garbage disposal at all times and the breaker is off for the disposal. 


Question: What is a GFI Switch, and how do you reset it?

Answer: GFI outlets usually placed by sinks, bathtubs, hot tubs, spas, Jacuzzis or water sources in homes that need an electrical outlet within six feet of the source.  If the GFI is tripped, you can lose power to a whole room or part of the house. You can reset the GFI to restore power. The GFI outlet has a test button and a reset button. If the outlet is working correctly, you can press the test button and the outlet will be shut down until you press the reset button. The test button should be tested monthly to insure it is working correctly.