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Why use Sheffield Lake, OH Property Management company?

Why use a Sheffield Lake, OH Property Management professional property manager? Consider the following. You can feel secure as you use our Sheffield Lake professional services which work as a system to protect you while maximizing your return on your income property. Owner clients have reduced risk with our leasing and tenant guarantees as well as our easy out contract. Save money and get your house leased fast with our professional videos, pictures and descriptions being exposed on 100s of websites and way more. Our 7 point screening process gives owners the best possible chance of getting a great paying resident.

Rely on our expertise to most efficiently prepare your house for rent and select an ideal rental payment. Property owners can rest easy, and get an uninterrupted night’s sleep, knowing our 24 x 7 take that midnight call and dispatch help as necessary. Be in the know and head off potential problems before with exhaustive property walk through video reports. We handle all bothersome collection and emotionally draining 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 lease, rent to own and / or sell your home, simultaneously, if you desire.

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

A certificate of occupancy and/or use is issued without charge to an applicant for any building or structure after such building or structure has been inspected in its complete form. No person shall occupy or use any building or structure unless a certificate of occupancy and/or use has been issued, and also, no one shall occupy or use any building where the Certificate of Occupancy has been denied or revoked. A Certificate of Occupancy is either denied or issued within 7 days after the Department of Public Safety has been notified of the completion of the building or after an alteration has been made, provided that the building is open for inspection.

Free of charge after passed inspection
Reissue of a Certificate of Occupancy: structure has been vacated or there is a change in occupancy; Fee $25.00

There is a $500 fee for noncompliance and each day is considered a separate violation.
7 day wait time for inspection after completed application
http://www.conwaygreene.com/SheffieldLake/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-hit-h.htm&2.0
Chapter 1345, Codified Ordinances

Sheffield Lake utility companies, contact information and policy

Water – Sheffield Lake Utilities

Phone: 440-949-6259

Notes: It is required that the utilities stay in the owner’s name, although the account may be set up with duplicate billing if the tenant is to pay the monthly water/sewer bill. There is no security deposit required.

It is the responsibility of the landlord to set the tenant up to receive a duplicate bill if the tenant is required to make payment, however, onus falls on landlord if bill becomes delinquent. There is a limit of only two bills to be sent out per household and there is no extra cost. Change of service can be done by fax, and a property management agreement is sufficient enough for change of service into or out of owner’s name or to make changes to billing. The bill comes out monthly and at the first of every month with a due date of the 15th of every month. The meters are read every three months. Two bills are estimated and one is actual.

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Sewer – Sheffield Lake Utilities

Phone: 440-949-6259

Notes: It is required that the utilities stay in the owner’s name, although the account may be set up with duplicate billing if the tenant is to pay the monthly water/sewer bill. There is no security deposit required.

It is the responsibility of the landlord to set the tenant up to receive a duplicate bill if the tenant is required to make payment, however, onus falls on landlord if bill becomes delinquent. There is a limit of only two bills to be sent out per household and there is no extra cost. Change of service can be done by fax, and a property management agreement is sufficient enough for change of service into or out of owner’s name or to make changes to billing. The bill comes out monthly and at the first of every month with a due date of the 15th of every month. The meters are read every three months. Two bills are estimated and one is actual.

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Trash – Sheffield Lake Utilities

Phone: 440-949-6259

Notes: It is required that the utilities stay in the owner’s name, although the account may be set up with duplicate billing if the tenant is to pay the monthly water/sewer bill. There is no security deposit required.

It is the responsibility of the landlord to set the tenant up to receive a duplicate bill if the tenant is required to make payment, however, onus falls on landlord if bill becomes delinquent. There is a limit of only two bills to be sent out per household and there is no extra cost. Change of service can be done by fax, and a property management agreement is sufficient enough for change of service into or out of owner’s name or to make changes to billing. The bill comes out monthly and at the first of every month with a due date of the 15th of every month. The meters are read every three months. Two bills are estimated and one is actual.

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Gas – Columbia Gas

Phone: 800-362-7557, 800-344-4077

Fax: 866-234-2872

Notes: It is up to the landlord and tenant as to whose name the utilities should be under, utility can always be 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 a 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.

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Electric – First Energy

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

Fax: 440-326-3240

Notes: It is up to landlord if they want to keep utilities in their names that is fine, they can also have utilities in the 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 property’s usage will be. Security deposit can be added to first month’s bill and if switched into tenant’s 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.

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Cable – AT&T, WOW, Time Warner Cable

AT&T Phone: 800-288-2020

AT&T Fax: 302-655-5049

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AT&T Notes: This is also the same as U-Verse. This service can be put into the tenant’s name. This is done by a ‘Name of Change Responsibility’ form. The company MUST speak with person who is having the service installed. There is a credit check done, however, it is very rare that a security deposit will be required. Only required in extreme cases where the person owes hundreds to the company. The person connecting the service will need to provide name, date of birth and social security number.

If the service is initially in the landlord’s name, the landlord must call AT&T, let them know that there will be a change of ownership of the account, then the tenant must call and provide information. The switch of service from landlord to tenant is instant as of the tenant calling. The information cannot be faxed and a Property Management Agreement is not acceptable. As well, this company does not utilize multiple billing in anyway, only the owner of the account can receive information or change information on the account. The bill will come out monthly on the date that service has commenced.  

WOW Phone: 866-496-9669

WOW Fax: 888-268-5859

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Time Warner Cable Phone: 877-772-2253

Time Warner Cable Fax: 330-633-7970

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Telephone – Century Link

Phone: 800-366-8201

Fax: 318-388-9488

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About Sheffield Lake, OH

Sheffield Lake is a city in Lorain County in Ohio. As of 2012, the estimated population is 9,071. The population density is 3,684.3/ sq mi. The total land mass is 2.48 sq. mi . The elevation of Sheffield Lake is 600 ft. Sheffield Lake only has one zip code: 44054. It also only has one area code: 440.

From Our Mission To Your Experience

Our mission is to deliver peace of mind to our team members, clients and customers via a systems mindsest and the values of transparency empathy and education.

Feel Secure

Feel secure as you use our professional services which work as a system to protect you while maximizing your return on investment.

Limit Your Risk

Limit your risk with our leasing and tenant guarantees as well as our easy out contract.

Save your Money

Save money and get your house leased quickly with our professional videos, pictures and descriptions being exposed on 100s of websites and way more.

Great Tenants

Our 7 point screening process gives you the best possible chance of getting a great tenant.

Our Experts

Rely on our expertise to most efficiently prepare your house for rent select an ideal rental price.

24x7 Service

Rest easy, and get an uninterrupted nights sleep, knowing our 24 x 7 take that midnight call and dispatch help as necessary.

Video Reports

Be in the know and head off potential problems before with exhaustive property walk through video reports.

We handle Everything

We handle all bothersome and emotionally draining collections calls so focus on the parts of your life you actually enjoy.

Secure Reports

No knots in your belly this year when you prepare your taxes because all of the reports will be neatly delivered with your 1099.

Flexibility

You have the option to lease, rent to own and / or sell your home, simultaneously, if you want.

Why Realty Trust Services?

Over 380, 5 star reviews

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What sold me on Realty Trust was their marketing system for securing new tenants. What has kept me loyal as a client has been their attention to my properties, treating them as if they were their own, and their exceptional service.


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Realty Trust Services, LLC 29550 Detroit Road, Westlake, OH 44145

Main Office 440-427-0123  |  Rental Showing/Leasing: 440-484-5800  |  Landlord Sales 440-220-7300   |  Fax: 866-632-9006


Copyright © 2021 Realty Trust Services - All Rights Reserved. We may send out a monthly newsletter if you contact us through our web form. Andrew W. Morris is a licensed real estate broker with the State of Ohio (BRK.2008004009). Realty Trust Services,LLC is registered with the State of Ohio as a real estate company (REC.2009001863). This page was last updated December 12, 2021. 


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