How do I get the utilities switched into my name? Do you have a list of the utility contact information?
Once you have become a tenant in one of our properties, it is important to contact the appropriate utility companies in order to place the service in your name by the first day of you lease, and bring the provided confirmation numbers on the day you are checked in to your home. The numbers of the utility companies are listed below:
Westar Energy: 1 (800) 383-1183
Black Hills Energy: 888-890-5554
Kansas Gas: 1 (800) 794-4780
Wichita Water: (316) 265-1300
Waste Connections: (316) 838-4920
My lease ends at the end of the month. Can I just move at that time, or do I need to sign a new lease?
No, all residential leases automatically roll to a month-to-month tenancy. If you wish to vacate, a written notice must be received on or before the first day of the month in which you wish to move.
If I give my 30 day notice on the 16th of the month, then I can move on the 15th of the following month, right?
No, all 30 day notices are valid from the periodic rental due date. As all rents are due on the first day of the month, all notices are valid from the first day of the month. If you wish to forward your notice on the 16th, this is great, but you will be obligated for the entire following monthly rental amount.
What is required at move in?
A full month’s rental amount is required at move in, in addition to a deposit. If a tenant moves in on any other day other than the first, the lease will be for a period of twelve months plus the prorated days of the move in month, and this amount will be due on the first day of the following month. For example if the rent is $550 per month, and a tenant moves in on the 20th, $550 is required at move in, and the prorated amount of $198.90 will be due on the first day of the following month.
What is a typical deposit?
A deposit on one of our properties is equal to one month’s rent.
Do you require a pet deposit?
Yes, we require $150.00 per approved pet, in addition to $15.00 per month / per pet. If you have one of the following breeds, the pet rent is raised to $30.00 per month / per pet. (Rottweiler, Pit Bull, Doberman, Wolf Hybrid)
What is your policy on rental referrals?
If a current tenant refers a friend to Goshen and that friend signs a Goshen lease, the referring tenant will receive a $50 rental credit on their account.