The only way to guarantee a unit is by completing an application, signing a lease, and paying a full security deposit. The application process must be followed to the full extent in order to sign the lease.
Q: Do I pay first month’s rent and last month’s rent with my security deposit?
At the time of lease signing, it is expected to pay the security deposit, any pet fees, admin fees, and first months rent. If a lease begins after the 15th of the month, then you will be required to pay the pro-rated portion of the month as well as the
first full months rent. Last months rent is not required.
Q: How old do you have to be to apply?
The minimum age to apply for a property is 18 years of age. All lease holders will be required to complete a full application.
Q: Is the deposit refundable?
The security deposit will be returned based on the condition of the unit upon move out. A thorough walk through will be done prior to the tenant moving in and after the tenant moving out. Any damages considered outside of normal wear and tear can be deducted
from a tenant security deposit as specified in the NC Tenant Security Deposit Act.
Q: Who needs a cosigner?
We do not accept co-signers of our leases. However, some instances may require a Parental Guarantor for students.
Q: You have a property I want to rent. How do I apply?
Rent is available to be paid through the online tenant portal, or through check in the mail or hand delivery to the office.
Q: I want to get a pet. What do I do?
Please contact our office before getting a pet. We will first need to complete a pet screening. We will also want to confirm that your property is a pet friendly property. If unauthorized pets are found at a residence, fines and penalties will apply per
the lease specifics.
Q: I want to move out, but my roommate wants to stay. What do I do?
We do have move out options. Contact the office to find out which option fits your specific scenario
Q: My lease expiration is coming and I want to move out. What do I do?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to put in writing the desire to move out atleast 30 days in advance.
Q: Who is responsible for paying for repairs & maintenance requests?
Routine maintenance is to be paid for my the owner of the property. Any neglect to the property is required to be paid for by the tenant. Damages caused by tenants will be billed to the tenant.
Q: What is an average security deposit?
Q: How can I submit a maintenance request?
Q: Can I reach Flagship after hours?
Q: How long is the typical lease?
Leases are typically signed for 12-month periods, but under certain circumstances, other options are available.
Q: Is smoking allowed at a property?
Smoking is not allowed in any part of the home, including but not limited to: the home, garage, closed in porch, or exterior buildings.
Q: Can a tenant rent their own carpet cleaner to clean their carpets?
Tenants are welcome to clean the floors themselves but it may not fit in the cleaning guidelines. If you are looking for more information to ensure your carpets are cleaned to Flagship standards, please contact our office to use our preferred vendor.
Q: When do I need to notify Flagship to vacate a property?
We require a 30 day (or longer) written notice prior to the end of your lease agreement.
Q: Is subleasing allowed?
Subleasing is not allowed. If you are in need of getting out of your lease, please contact our office and we can help you to take the proper steps to help you through this process.
Q: Is Flagship willing to waive a late fee?
Unfortunately, we do not waive late fees. This is a Fair Housing Guideline and we follow all Fair Housing Guidelines per the lease agreement.
Q: Are tenants allowed to get a different TV service?
Yes, tenants are allowed to choose their television services. However, if it is satellite TV and a dish must be mounted, please contact our office or citizenhomesolutions.com to find out specific information regarding how and where the dish can be mounted.
Q: What are landlord rights upon entering a property?
A landlord or agent for a landlord is able to enter a property upon certain situations. We will always try to give proper notification, if possible twenty four hours. An exception may be if a resident grants permission prior to the time period or if there is a situation where we would need to enter immediately.
Q: When is rent due?
Rent is due on the first of the month and considered late after the fifth of the month. This is regardless of when the lease begins.
Q: What type of lease does Flagship use?
Flagship Property Management uses a standard North Carolina lease. They are usually signed for a 12 month period. If you would like to sign a longer lease, we will happily consult with the property owner. This lease is very clean cut and clear for all parties. If you have any questions, please give us a call.
Q: Can a tenant rent a property way in advance?
Typically, we only rent properties 30 days out from the move in date.
Q: What markets does Flagship service?
Flagship proudly services the following markets within Eastern NC: Greenville, Winterville, Ayden, Farmville, Grimesland, Goldsboro, Pikeville, Rosewood, Snow Hill, and Rocky Mount
Q: Flagship has a property I want to rent. How do I apply?
This answer will always vary. The NC General Statues will determine this and what conditions the property is in.
Q: Who holds the security deposit?
Flagship has a trust account at Union Bank here in Greenville, NC. Some exceptions apply if a property owner would like to hold the security deposit themselves.
Q: What is an average security deposit?
The security deposit for most, if not all, of our properties is equal to one months rent but is not considered one months rent.
Q: What is "normal wear and tear"?
Normal wear and tear means the deterioration that occurs based upon the use for which the rental unit is intended and without negligence, carelessness, accident, misuse, or abuse of the premises or contents by the tenants, their family, or their guests. Flagship Property Management will consider the following items (most common) as normal wear and tear:
- Nail holes used to hang pictures
- Minor spot painting between tenants
- Traffic wear in carpet
- Carpet replacement after 5-7 years
- Scuffed hardwood floors where furniture and normal wear patterns exist
- Basic cleaning between tenants
- Basic carpet cleaning
- Worn toilet seats
- Re-keying or replacement of worn locks
- Blind replacement due to sun damage or paint flaking
- Caulking or any other preventative maintenance
Other items may exist but these are the most common that we see in a normal turnover of a rental property in our market.
Q: What happens if a fire happens at my property?
1) Get insurance notified and involved.
2) Photograph everything you can.
3) Mitigate water issues ASAP, especially if it affected other units.
4) Get on the phone to restoration companies to get a couple quotes.
5) If you have other units to move the tenants to, do it. Be careful what they take with so you don't have a second unit stinking of smoke.
6) If it was tenant caused, get their renters insurance involved.
7) Do NOT offer to put the tenants up in a hotel. Owners insurance will not cover that. That's what renters insurance is for.
8) Be prepared to be questioned pretty good by fire investigators if it wasn't tenant caused.
9) Once insurance signs off on a restoration company, they will handle the clean up and repairs to get the unit habitable.
10) If the owner isn't aware, most insurance policies on rentals generally have a lost rent payment so they will receive rent during the down time. Verify with insurance though on it.
Q: How does Flagship prefer to communicate?
We are open to all types of communication. Email is probably the fastest communication tool as we monitor that outside of office hours a little more. If you prefer a phone call, then we can accommodate with a scheduled call or anytime during our business hours.
Q: There is a property I am interested in, now what?
Head over to our "Homes For Rent" section, select a property and follow the steps! Its easy!
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