Rental Process


Where do you advertise my property?

We advertise on many different web sites including the military’s AHRN.COM (Automated Housing Referral Network), MilitaryByOwner.com, Trulia.com, Zillow.com, Hotpads.com and Homes.com. We periodically will test other web sites and add them to our list of regular sites if they generate good leads.

Who Pays for Advertising?

Lee Property Management pays for all the upfront costs involved in renting your house including advertising, professional photography, showings, processing applications, the time of the dedicated Transition Manger, etc. There is no upfront fee to list your property with us. Owners reimburse us for our initial investment in time and advertising through the “Leasing Fee” which is a percentage of the 1st month’s rent. Leasing fees are set in advance as part of the Management Agreement. A Leasing Fee is paid each time we have to secure a new tenant for your property. However, if a tenant renews their lease year after year, there is no Leasing Fee charged.

How long does it normally take to find a tenant?

Although there are no guarantees in this business, we generally find it takes between 30-60 days to secure a tenant. There is generally a higher demand for housing in the summer months and lower demand in winter months. Season as well as listing price and property condition have a significant impact in the time it takes to rent a property.

How is the listing price set?

LPM will do a market analysis just before beginning to advertise the property. We will discuss a recommended listing price with you but ultimately, you will set the price and control any price reductions while the property is listed.

I only want to rent to military families. Can you do this?

Federal Fair Housing laws as well as the ethical philosophy of our company prohibit us from any type of discrimination based on race, color, religion, familial status, gender, sexual orientation, elderliness, or disability. We are committed to the practice of fair housing.

What criteria do you use for approving applications?

Applicants are approved based on credit worthiness, level of income and income stability.

What if I don't want pets in my house?

There are no laws regarding “pet discrimination”. You can define various rules and restrictions against pets and these will be listed in the Management Agreement. Restrictions may include “dogs ok but no cats”, “only pets under 25lbs”, “limit 1 pet”, etc.

If I do allow pets, how do you go about approving them?

We have standard restrictions for pets regarding age (no puppies or kittens), size and breed. Our goal is to ensure that the pet is a good fit for the house and the house is a good fit for the pet. We will always charge a refundable pet deposit for each animal. This deposit is a minimum of $250 but can be higher depending on the situation.

Do you allow smoking in the properties you manage?

We do not allow smoking in any interior portion of the property to include the garage. This is clearly identified in our ads as well as in the lease each tenant signs.

Accounting & Owner Payments


What options do I have for paying my rent?

We accept rent payments in any of the following ways:

  1. Regular mail to 128 Rockmor Ln, Yorktown, VA 23693
  2. Hand delivered and deposited into the lock box to the right side of the garage at 128 Rockmor Ln, Yorktown, VA 23693
  3. Web Bill Pay – Your bank will print and mail a check to us so you will need to provide them with our mailing address at 128 Rockmor Ln, Yorktown, VA 23693. Be sure to include your property address on a memo line in the transaction.
  4. Electronic bank-to-bank transfer. Please contact our office manager Karen Kern at 757-265-1525 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /* */ /* */ /* */ /* */ /* */ /* */ /* */ for instructions on how to set this up.
  5. You may use your bank’s electronic bill pay, scheduling your bank to send us a check in the mail on the first of each month.

What if my rent is late?

Rent payments will be considered “past due” if payment has not been received by the fifth (5th) of the month. Late fees of twenty dollars ($20.00) per day may be assessed beginning the sixth (6th) day of the month.

Call our office at 757-265-1525 if you have a question or if a situation arises preventing you from paying your rent on time. We are understand that bad things happen from time to time and we will work with you as best we can.

What should I do with mail for previous tenants or the owner?

Please mark “no longer at this address” and put it in the mailbox for pick-up. For Fed-Ex and UPS, contact carrier to inform them the people have moved. They can return the package for an address correction.

Can I get a puppy for the children?

. No. We have rules and policies regarding pets including restrictions on type, breed, size, and age. The policies may vary from property to property. If you are considering a pet, you must contact Carol Miller, owner of LPM, for approval PRIOR to selecting an animal. We charge a refundable deposit of $250 per pet.

Do I have to change my lease if the composition of my family changes?

Not necessarily. Minor children are not identified on the lease. However, adults who contribute to the rent must be noted on the lease.

Can I get a roomate?

Any adult contributing to rent must be noted on the lease. Contact the office to discuss (757-265-1525).

If I moove out earlier than my notice, do I save any rent?

You are required to provide 60 days notice if you are not planning to renew your lease. You are financially obligated for those 60 days unless we find a new tenant to move in early.

What if I can't give full 60 days notice?

You are required to provide 60 days notice if you are not planning to renew your lease. You are financially obligated for those 60 days unless we find a new tenant to move in early. Give us as much notice as you can. We will make every effort to work with you and your lease requirements. Our primary goal is to get the property rented and occupied as soon as possible.

I have to move before my lease expires. I have a friend who would like to move in and take over my lease. Is this possible?

If your friend has good credit and is financially qualified, we would be happy to work with him/her. They would be required to sign a new lease and once that is done, you would be released from any further obligation for the property.