Why use Lorain, OH Property Management company?

Lorain OH Property Manager

A Lorain Property Management Company can take care of the headache so you can actually go out and get to know Lorain and see this beautiful Lorain historical icon. (Photo of Lorain Lighthouse from wikipedia)

Why use Lorain, OH Property Management professional property manager? Consider the following. You can feel secure as you use our Lorain’s professional services which work as a system to protect you while maximizing your return on your property investment. Landlord clients have reduced risk with our leasing and tenant guarantees as well as our easy out contract. Save money and get your house rented fast with our professional videos, pictures and descriptions being exposed on 100s of websites and way more. Realty Trust Services 7 point screening process gives landlords the best possible chance of getting a great tenant. Rely on our expertise to most efficiently prepare your house for rent and select an ideal rental payment. Landlords can rest easy, and get an uninterrupted night’s rest, knowing our 24 x 7 take that midnight call and dispatch help as necessary. Be in the know and head off potential issues before with exhaustive property walk through video reports. We handle all bothersome collection and emotional exhausting collections calls so focus on family and business. No tax worries this year when you prepare your taxes because all of the reports will be neatly delivered with your 1099. You have the option to rent, lease option, and / or sell your home, simultaneously, if you want.


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Lorain, OH rental registration occupancy permits and other required paperwork

If owner not occupying property, owner must register with county. There is no cost to register. Misdemeanor for not registering. Full info can be found here: http://www.loraincounty.com/auditor/real-estate-taxes/rental-registration. A special assessment on the residential rental property that is the subject of the violation that is not less than fifty dollars or more than one hundred fifty dollars. http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/5323 Ohio Revised Code Rental Registration Law: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/5323. Lorain County Application link is http://rtsl.us/psqs Link to County Building Officials and sub cities; http://www.com.ohio.gov/documents/bbst_CommercialDepartmentList.pdf

The following needs to be filed with the city: Housing license (rental registration) is $50.00 for single family rental dwellings. – $75.00 for two-family dwellings. Units 3 Family and above are handled by the City’s Health Department. New owner needs to secure license within 15 days of purchasing property. Housing license needs to be renewed 3 years after issuance and is good for three years from date of application. The city will send renewal notices as a courtesy. If one or two non-compliant notices are ineffective, letter is sent to law directors office. Registration is voided due to false statements, additional rental units were not stated on original application or change of contact information. Failure to register causes interior inspection. Noncompliance leads to court action or fines. City sends a noncompliance letter, then a warning letter. Third letter is a Prosecutor letter. There is an exterior inspection with registration. If the property is vacant, an inspection is required prior to occupancy. The exterior inspection is required at time of housing license and every three years or requested by landlord. Violations need to be corrected within 90 days. Part of the application gives permission to the city to go on to the homeowner’s land. POS fee, non prorated, is $100 per each dwelling unit. POS fee is collected time of the Certificate of Inspection application. Inspection occurs within 10 working days of inspection application submittal. Certificate is valid for 12 months. After compliant inspection, a certificate will be issued within 5 days. Requires seller to give Inspection Certificate to the buyer prior to selling. Violations need to be fixed prior to certificate being delivered. Failure to comply can result in a misdemeanor, $1,000 and possible jail time.

More information is here http://www.cityoflorain.org/building or call (440) 204-2045. Link to Lorain City Rental Form http://rtsl.us/psq-

For multi family buildings you have to contact the Lorain health department and ask them to send out a form to fill out for registrations: Fleming Mosely (440) 204-2319 fmosely@lorainhealth.com See link to multifamily regulations http://rtsl.us/psrr.


Lorain utility companies, contact information and policy

Water – Lorain Utilities

Phone: 440-204-2500

Fax: 440-204-2551

Url: http://www.cityoflorain.org/utilities/

Notes: Bill must stay in owners name except for section 8 tenants.

Is a property management agreement sufficient or change of service into or out of owners name or make change billing address? If not what is? Yes, to change address.


Sewer – Lorain Utilities

Same as above.


Trash – Lorain Utilities

Same as above.


Gas – Columbia Gas

Phone: 800-362-7557, 800-344-4077

Fax: 866-234-2872

Url: https://www.columbiagasohio.com/

Notes: It is up to the landlord and tenant as to whose name the utilities should be under, utility can always transferred. Only time there would be a need to provide proof of residency is if there is a previous outstanding balance with the company. You would need ID and a copy of the lease.  

What is asked when transferring utilities into company name; you are asked the address of the company, company name and identification number (if you are not transferring a company’s utilities, you will need the individual’s social security number). If the tenant is supposed to have transferred utilities but fails to, Columbia Gas will send out a letter stating that utilities will be turned off in ten days if the tenant still fails to contact them. We cannot fax in information on tenants’ behalf nor can we call on their behalf to have utilities put into their names. We can fax over a Property Management Agreement once the tenant or landlord has the utility in their name so that we may then access the account information. Bills come out every month and Columbia Gas tries to read meters every month, when they are unable to, they will estimate. You can make a request to have your meter read.


Electric – First Energy

Phone: 800-589-3101, 800-633-4766

Fax: 440-326-3240

Url: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/fehome.html

Notes: It is up to landlord, if they want to keep utilities in their names that is fine, they can also have utilities in tenant’s name. Tenant may need to show proof of residency only if there is an outstanding balance owed. The security deposit is determined on roughly how much the properties usage will be. Security deposit can be added to first month’s bill and if switched into tenants name, within a year the security deposit will be transferred back by check.  

Questions that are asked when transferring a company’s utilities; Need address of the company, property name/company name, tax identification number (if you are transferring an individual’s utilities not a company, you will need their social security number), credit check done on company name, what is the primary source of heat? Is the water heater gas or electric? They will allow you to enter a different mailing address for the bill to be sent to. Multiple bills may be sent out at no extra cost. If utilities are in tenant’s name, the tenant must request this otherwise, we will nor will the landlord be able to have access to bill. Change of service cannot be faxed, person must call in themselves. We can call on a person’s’ behalf only if we have verification information, so it is good to get the client’s social security number. Ohio Edison sends bills every month as well, they attempt to take the meter reading every month.


Cable – Time Warner Cable

Phone: 877-772-2253

Fax: 330-633-7970

Url: http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/residential-home.html


Telephone – Windstream

Phone: 866-445-5880

Fax: Corporate: 918-664-6876

Url: http://windstream.com/SiteSelector.aspx/?cid=ppc_Footprint_ga_National_windstreaminternet


About Lorain,OH

Lorain is a city in Lorain County, Ohio. As of 2012 the estimated population is 63,707, making it the tenth largest city in Ohio.  . The population density is 2,707.9/ square miles. The total land mass is 23.67 square miles and the total water mass is 0.47 square miles. The elevation of Lorain is 610 ft. Lorain has four zip code: 44052, 44053,44054, and 44055. But it only has one area code and that is 440.

Lorain was founded in 1807 and has become home to many people. It also home to the United States Steel Mill and has been for many years. The United States Steel makes steel for all over the World.  It has been very successful since it was established in 1901 by Carnegie Steel. Its has provided steel for things such as cars, buildings, houses, and etc. The U.S. steel still continues to be successful today by providing numerous things with steel. In addition to all this and perhaps most importantly, Lorain is the home to the Realty Trust Services corporate offices.

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