NOTICE: To our current tenants, please make sure you are watering your lawn due to the heat and drought conditions in Central Texas. Extensive watering may be required as stated in paragraph 14 of your lease. Please contact our office with any questions.
Welcome to our Current Tenant page. Here you will find information that may be useful while you have an active lease with JWC. We hope you find this information informative and helpful. Areas in red indicate sometimes common issues that tenants might overlook. Please contact our office if you have any questions. Thank you for choosing JWC as your rental company!
We strongly recommend that you read your copy of your lease agreement prior to vacating. Additional copies of your lease are available at a cost of $5.00 per copy.
Notice To Vacate
The tenant must provide JWC with a written notice of surrender of the leased premises no less than 30 days prior to the expiration date of the lease. Failure to give the minimum 30 days written notice will make the tenant responsible for the payment in full of the following months rent under the terms of the lease. The vacate date is the date that the tenant has surrendered the keys to our office. Keys must be brought into our office and handed over to our staff.
Military Clause: A 30 day written notice is required and an official copy of military orders must accompany the tenant notice to vacate. We verify all PCS, ETS and Deployment orders.
Any refund of the security deposit will be mailed to the tenant forwarding address within 30 days of vacating if all terms, convenants, and conditions of the lease agreement are complied with. It is the tenants responsibility provide our office with a forwarding address.
Payment Of Rent
Rent is due on the 1st of every month and is late after the 3rd. A 10% late charge will be assessed after the 3rd. An additional late fee of $5.00 per day will be added for any account not paid in full by the 6th day of the month. We strongly recommend using our tenant portal for all payments. You can login to our tenant portal here. Online payments must be made using bank account number only. Please note that it may take up to 3 business days for any payment to reflect on your bank account. We do not take any form of payment over the phone.
In office payments can be made in the form of debit card, money order, or cashiers check. Cash will not be accepted.
Rental payment checks should be made to the order of:
JWC Property Management
3800 So. W S Young, Suite 101
Killeen, TX 76542
If it becomes neccessary to file for eviction, the tenant must pay all court fees plus a $100.00 fee to JWC for court appearances. Additionally, should it become neccessary for JWC to enforce "a writ of eviction", the tenant will be responsible for payment of eviction costs in the amount not less than $300.00.
JWC does allow pets on select properties at the owners discretion. Properties that accept pets do so with an exception of aggressive breeds. Some of these aggressive breeds include, but are not limited to Pit Bulls, American Bulldogs, Staffordshire Terriers, Mastiffs, Dogo Argentino, Rottweilers, Great Pyrenees, German Shepards, Huskies, Malamutes, Doberman Pinschers, Chow Chows, Great Danes, St. Bernards, Akitas, Presa Canarios, and Wolf Hybrids. Approved pets require a paid $300 non-refundable fee per pet. Approved pets may include, but are not limited to dogs, cats, hampsters, gerbils, ferrets, reptiles, birds and fish. The fee for any and each of these pets is $300 and is non-refundable. A pet violation fee of $2.00 per day will be assesed to the tenant, for any pet detected on the premises, for failure to comply with the prior payment of the pet fee by the tenant.
We strongly advise tenants to obtain renters insurance. Tenants may obtain renters insurance using any provider of the tenant's preference.
Repairs and Maintenance Requests
Repair and maintenance requests can be made through the online tenant portal and will be the quickest method of processing the maintenance request as this request will automatically be entered into our system as a work order. Our mainenance department will be notified immediately of this request and will begin the necessary steps to get the maintenance request resolved. It is important to understand that JWC does not own any rental properties. JWC manages our rental properties and in many cases must get all repair and mainteance requests approved by the owner of the property.
Emergency and After Hours Issues
An emergency repair constitutes any damage or needed repair that poses an immediate threat to tenant health/safety or property condition. For example:
- No heat during freezing temperatures.
- Break-in/Unsecured Property
Tenants may still be responsible for charges incurred for emergency repairs per the tenant lease.
Lockouts: JWC will not provide the tenant with a key to the rental property if the tenant has locked himself or herself out. The tenant must call a locksmith and pay them at the time of service.
A lease renewal will be delivered to the tenant by JWC approximately 30-45 days prior to the expiration date of the lease. A lease renewal inspection will be will conducted at this time to insure that all conditions and covenants of the lease are being adhered to, and to determine if any repairs may be required.
A lease renewal inspection is required and will be performed for all lease renewals. A move out inspection is also required after the tenant has vacated the rental property. The move out inspection can be conducted jointly by appointment with the tenant. The tenant must contact JWC at least 10 working days prior to the appointment date to schedule a joint appointment. A charge of $25.00 will be deducted from the security deposit if the tenant fails to make the scheduled appointment. If damages to the rental property exceed the security deposit, the tenant will be charged accordingly.
Use and Care of Lawn and Yard
The tenant is responsible for the care, maintenance and watering of lawns and shrubbery. Yards are to be free of trash, mowed, edged and trimmed on a regular basis, to maintain a neat and clean apprearance at all times, and cannot be left unattended to the point of violation of any city ordinance. The tenant will be responsible for any fine for yard violations issues to the landlord. Watering of the yards, trees and shrubbery will be the responsibility of the tenant and required.to the extent that yards, trees and shrubbery maintain a live green status at all times. Additional extensive watering is required of the tenant in times of minimal rainfall and conditions of extreme heat and drought. Tenant is responsible for the use, care and maintenance of existing in ground sprinkler systems.
Fixtures, Additions and Improvements
All additions, fixtures or improvements made by the tenant except movable household furntiure, shall become the property of the owner and remain at the termination of this lease. Tenant shall not allow trampolines, swing sets, pools, satellite dish antennas, antennas or any other devices to be installed on the leased property without written permission from the landlord. Satelittle Dish antennas or any other similar items must be on a pole in the yard and not mounted on the roof, fance or any other improvements of the property. Permission requests of these items should be made in writing through the rental department. Additionally, permission for above ground pools must be accompanied with an additional deposit of $500.00 for yard restoration.
Maintenance of Rental Property
The tenant shall be responsible for repair or maintenance functions to include, but are not limited to:
Requirements for Cleaning