Do you allow pets?

We allow pets in select properties. For properties that are pet friendly, we accept up to two pets, 60 lbs. and under.  Each approved pet will require a pet deposit and will add a per month pet fee to your rental amount. Pet deposit is $10 per pound, with a $250 minimum.  (Based on average full grown weight for young animals.) The pet deposit is FULLY refundable when you move, if there is no pet damage. The monthly pet fee is $1 per pound, with a $25 minimum. Service animals are permitted with proper certification of training and written letter from your health care provider.

How long will it take to find out if I’m approved?

The timing of the application process is based on how long it takes us to get in touch with the current and past rentals, and verify employment. MOST of the time within 72 hours.

What happens once I’m approved?

After an application is accepted we will set an appointment with you to sign the lease. At that time, your deposit and first months pro-rated rent will be due. We are not able to hold properties without a signed lease and first months rent (i.e., we cannot hold them with just a deposit).

Where does my deposit go?

Cowden Real Estate escrows your deposit in a deposit account and holds it until the time of your move-out.

When is rent due?

Rent is always due on the first of the month. In the event that the first of the month falls on a weekend or a holiday, your rent is due the last day of business prior to the first. Rent not paid on the first will be assessed a $50 late fee, plus $10 per day. Renters who have not paid their rent by the third day of the month will be served with an eviction notice.

What happens if my check bounces?

If your rent check is returned for insufficient funds, you will be charged a $50 fee. Late fees will also be occurred for each day until you have made proper payment. Going forward, you will be required to pay in cash, cashiers check, or credit card for 6 months.

Do you require Renter’s Insurance?

Yes, we do require Renter’s Insurance. People often assume that the landlord’s insurance would cover their belongings in the event of damage, however that is not true. For the protection of our tenants, we require them to show proof of a current insurance policy and to maintain it during the course of their lease.

How do I get in touch with someone if I have a problem, especially after hours?

In the case of an emergency, call the Cowden Real Estate office at the following number 817-996-9099. (An emergency is something that if not handled right away would cause damage to the property or residents.)

Do your properties have appliances in them?

Cowden Real Estate does not typically provide appliances. If appliances happen to be in the property you are renting, and you do not have appliances of your own, we will guarantee that they are in working condition upon your move in. However, if they break or need maintenance during the term of your lease, you will be responsible for repairs or replacement. If a replacement appliance is purchased by you, it is yours to take with you when you move.