Full Rent-Ready Requirements

In order to comply with both internal and state rental housing requirements, every property must meet the below list in order to be fully advertised and be ‘Rent-Ready’.


  1. Professionally cleaned to ‘Hotel Room Clean’ 
  2. Carpet professionally cleaned and looking fresh 
  3. All painted surfaces fresh with no mis-match touch-up areas and repainting must be done corner to corner. 
  4. All bedroom windows must have vertical or mini-blinds 
  5. No personal property or items in the unit. This includes furniture, knickknacks, toiletries, shower curtains, Kleenex boxes, kitchen or bathroom items, soap dispenser, pictures, etc.
  6. No lawn equipment including mowers, tools, etc. 
  7. Garage floor swept 
  8. No exterior debris 
  9. Lawn cut and trimmed 
  10. Landscaping fresh and clean 
  11. Carbon monoxide detectors installed within 15 feet of each bedroom. ONLY wall mounted, NO plug-in units. 
  12. Smoke detector on each floor 
  13. Smoke detector in each bedroom 
  14. Back sliding door must have vertical blinds 
  15. All light bulbs working 
  16. Doors open & close smoothly and doorstops installed on all doors 
  17. Bathroom caulking must be fresh and free of any mildew 
  18. All mechanical components working as designed. Includes HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems, kitchen appliances, laundry appliances, sump pumps, water softeners, sprinkler systems, swamp coolers, gas fireplaces, water filtration systems, etc. 
  19. Safety railings secure 
  20. Exterior window wells require covers 
  21. Wood-burning fireplace(s), if operational, shall be clean of any debris and have a fireplace screen or heat-proof glass doors installed. If non-operational, the fireplace opening on the interior of the home shall be permanently sealed with an aesthetically pleasing material. 


  1. All windows (except basement windows) should have vertical or mini blinds.
  2. No draperies on windows
  3. All windows should have screens

This list is not meant to cover every make-ready required item, but it does list some of the most important and often overlooked items.