Q: When can we view an Available Property?
A: If a property is listed on this tab, it is move in ready and you can view it at any time. Please call us during business hours for a key code.
Q: How long will my deposit hold a property before rent is accessed?
A: Upon possession or 15 days, whichever is sooner. Meaning we will hold a property with a deposit up to 15 days, at that point rent starts regardless of possession. If you move in, naturally rent is prorated from that point.
Q: Can IPS “hold” a property on my verbal request without a deposit, until I can come up with the deposit?
A: No; we cannot hold a property until we have received a deposit and the application is approved. This is a first come first serve basis and is subject to approval of the application by IPS.
Q: How long or what term is the lease?
A: Typically one year, IPS occasionally make exceptions and permits shorter terms for extenuating circumstances such as; having a home built, professional employment of a temporary nature, corporate leases. Rates are higher on a shorter term lease.
Q: Who pays utilities and yard maintenance?
A: Utilities are the responsibility of the occupant as well as yard maintenance. We do take pride in our homes and require that the tenants maintain the yards.
Q: Do I have to have really good credit to lease an IPS home?
A: As IPS is the owner, we make decisions locally. Credit is a part of the picture; we understand that situations arise and bad things can happen to good people. We look at the whole picture, employment, rental history, credit and even criminal history. So those with less than perfect credit may very well qualify.
Q: Are pets allowed?
A: Pets are addressed on a case by case basis, depending on the property and the pet. In any case a pet is allowed, there will be an additional pet deposit.
Q: Is there a Lease / Purchase Option available?
A: Yes, please review the Lease /Purchase Option program on this web site.
Q: If I decide to let another adult move in do I need permission?
A: Yes, anyone not listed as a resident on the initial application will be addressed according to the lease, refer to your lease.
IPSAmarillo collects all rents electronically for our mutual convenience. We can draft a checking or savings account for your regularly scheduled payments. Our current agent for these transactions is ClearNow , a link is posted to our links tab. For regularly scheduled payments this is the method used per our lease agreement. In some circumstances you may have been directed by a representative to pay a fee or partial payment. Depending upon the date you signed you may have been asked to make a payment or pro rata payment here at the website because we could not process your registration in time for ClearNow to debit your account. Please use the payment tab provided.
Draft dates for regularly scheduled payments made via ClearNow are the 1st or the 5th of each month. We will confer with you and select the date that best suits your pay schedule.
Signing up for the electronic payment system is simple and with your cooperation we make all the arrangements.”