Frequently Asked Questions.
What information do I need to complete the Rental Application?
Applicants need to be 18 years old to submit a rental application and all people over the age of 18 years old, living in the townhome will need to complete a Rental Application.
NLA Real Estate Holdings, LLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or familial status; in fact we are an equal opportunity housing provider. If there is any trouble completing the Rental Application (which can be found under “Click to Rent” tab under each property on the home page) call the office at 814-835-7740.
Applicants will need to provide all the required information on the Rental Application. There are five sections to the Rental Application:
1. Applicant Information
2. Residential History
3. Employment History
4. Bank and Personal References
5. Emergency Contact Information
6. General Information
Applicant must be prepared to provide past residential history including names of previous landlords and contact information, so it is helpful to have this handy before you start to complete the Rental Application.
If applicant knows their credit score is low or questionable, a co-signer / guarantor (who will not be living in the unit) should complete a separate rental application to enhance the applicant’s chances of being approved.
Once NLA Real Estate Holdings receives and approves your Rental Application, the tenant will be required to provide a copy of a valid form of identification such as a Driver’s License and proof of income from your current employer at the time of signing your lease.
Do I need to pay a Rental Application Fee and how much is it?
NLA Real Estate Holdings does NOT charge a rental application fee for background checks or credit checks. There is no upfront fee for completing and submitting a rental application for the approval of a specific rental property.
Who do I contact if I have questions or problems completing the Rental Application?
The NLA Real Estate Holdings, LLC office is located at 5739 West 26th Street, Building C, Erie, Pennsylvania, 16506.The office phone number is 814-835-7740.
The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Please call with any questions and we will guide you through the process of renting.
How much is the security deposit and what is the security deposit used for?
The security deposit is equal to one month’s rent on the property you are renting. Once your rental application has been accepted and approved by NLA Real Estate Office, the security deposit will hold the townhome for you while the lease is being written. The security deposit will take the townhome out of the available rental pool and will take the property off the market and no more showings will occur at this location. Once the applicant is notified of the approval, the security deposit is on a first come, first serve basis and the first application that has been approved by the office AND submits the security deposit will receive the townhome.
The Security Deposit will be used to offset any additional damage done to the unit or property other than normal wear and tear. Tenants should read the lease carefully and return the unit in the same condition as they received the unit. Tenants who return the unit in good condition (minus any normal wear and tear) will receive their full security deposit back.
How long after the security deposit is received must I take possession of the unit?
Once the security deposit has been received and the lease has been signed, the tenant has within three weeks to take possession of the unit.
When do I move the utilities into my name?
Upon submission of your security deposit and signing the lease, applicant will contact the utility companies to transfer the services into the tenant’s name. Moving utilities into tenant’s name may take a week or so and therefore it is imperative to do this as quickly as possible. NLA Real Estate Holdings will provide a list of current, utility contact numbers for the tenant to call when the lease has been signed and all paperwork has been finalized.
If my credit score is not good can I still be considered for renting a unit?
Yes, the credit score is only one criteria in the process to rent from NLA Real Estate Holdings. Other factors include background checks, personal references, good employment history and sometimes a co-signer is needed to complete the approval process. If you have questions or unique circumstances, please call the NLA Offices at 814-835-7740 or talk with your NLA representative that showed you the unit.
When is rent due?
Rent is due on the first day of each month. If rent is not received by the 5th day of the month (postmarked if mailed) there will be a late fee accessed to the tenant. If rent is not received (in the office) by the 10th day of the month, notice of termination of lease will begin.
If applicant takes possession of a townhome on the 10th of the month, they will have a prorated portion of the month due. Rent is due on the first day of each month moving forward. Consistent late rent will be cause for non-renewal of the lease.
Where do I mail my Rent or where can I make a Rent payment?
Tenants can make rent payments in person or by mail to the NLA offices at 5739 West 26th Street, Building C, Erie, Pa. 16506. Office hours are from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The NLA Real Estate Office has a Rental Payment Drop Box or Night Repository for those tenants who pay their rent after office hours or on weekends.
What happens if I break my lease before the lease term expires?
NLA Real Estate lease has a provision for “Early Termination by the Tenant”. Please refer to this section of the lease. Often times, tenants sign a 2 or 3 year lease to lock in their current rental rate. If the tenant gets transferred or relocated by their company, they can utilize the terms of the “Early Termination by the Tenant” while still taking advantage of freezing their rent rate for multiple years.
Does NLA Real Estate Holdings Allow Pets?
Some of the properties managed by NLA Real Estate Holdings are “pet friendly”. Applicants can view which properties are pet friendly and which rentals do not accept pets by viewing the individual properties on the website. Tenants who have pets will be required to post an additional Pet Security Deposit as well as sign a Pet addendum in addition to their lease. If you have questions regarding pets, please contact our offices at 814-835-7740