Century 21 Coastal Lifetyles is owned and operated by Broker-In-Charge Kemp Nash, a long time resident of North Myrtle Beach. Our Rental Department is managed by Melanie Mabe, an Horry County native. Melanie handles the day to day operations of the rental department and is your point of contact for normal issues. Our office is conveniently located at 1908 Highway 17 South in North Myrtle Beach between Tommy's TV and Midtown Bistro.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW TO WE VIEW A PROPERTY?
If you see something on our website that looks interesting, stop by our office. You do not need an appointment to view our properties, simply come to our office (bring some form of identification) between the hours of 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday to check out the property keys. All keys must be returned by 4 p.m. as our office closes at 5 p.m. You must check out a key and view a property in person before you submit a rental application. You can download our application below if you would like to fill it out prior to visiting our office. There is a non-refundable application of $50, per person, which can be paid in cash, money order, or by credit card (with an additional fee of $4.95). Applications are processed in the order we receive them. There is a map below that will show you where we are located.
HOW DOES THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORK?
Once you decide on a property, you will need to fill out a tenant credit application. For each adult that will live in the property, we need a driver license or state ID card, social security card, and verification of income. There is a non-refundable $50.00 application fee, per person, which can be paid by cash, money order or by credit card (with an additional fee of $4.95).
The application process takes approximately 72 hours to complete. During the application process, we will check your credit and criminal history, investigate eviction history, speak to your references, verify income, and call the owner to get approval to rent to you.
We will not discriminate against any of the protected classes, nor will we answer any discriminatory questions posed by the owners. If your application is approved by the owner, we will notify you and schedule an appointment for you to stop by and review the lease. You will be asked to pay 1/2 of the security deposit upon approval, in order to hold the rental for you. The balance of the security deposit must be paid before you can move in.
HOW DOES THE SECURITY DEPOSIT WORK?
We require a security deposit on every rental. The security deposit is the equivalent of 1 1/2 times the monthly rent. For example if the rent is $1,000 per month then the security deposit would be $1,500. A minimum of $750 would be required to hold the rental in this example.
Remember, the security deposit must be paid prior to moving in. When you move out of the rental, we will do a property inspection. Assuming you do not owe any rent and have left the property clean, including having the carpets professionally cleaned and turning in a paid receipt at move-out, the security deposit will be returned to you. If you do not provide our office with a receipt from the carpet cleaning company, we will clean the carpets and deduct the expense from your security deposit. Our office has thirty days to process the refund of the security deposit.
WHEN DO WE SIGN OUR LEASE?
You will normally sign the lease on the day you move in. We require that you supply us written proof that the utilities have been turned into your name before we will let you move in. If the services are not in your name on the day you have requested to move in, you will not be given the keys.
The entire security deposit as well as the first month's rent must be paid in order to move in. If you move in during the middle of the month the rent will be prorated.
WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE WHEN WE MOVE OUT?
We require you to give us a thirty (30) day written notice when you are moving out. This notice is required even if your lease is ending and you do not wish to renew the lease. When moving out, all personal items must be removed from the house including any trash and cleaning products. You should only leave what was in the rental when you moved in. The rental must be cleaned including dusting and changing the air filter, cleaning all floors, bathrooms, kitchen and garage. When cleaning the kitchen please remember to wipe out any drawers, cabinets and appliances. The carpets must be professionally cleaned and a receipt must be provided to Century 21 for verification purposes. Please do not clean the carpets until all of your belongings are out of the rental. Assuming all this is done correctly your security deposit will be returned to you promptly. Click the link below to download the thirty (30) day notice.
30 Day Notice
We are located at 1908 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach. Our office is conveniently located between Tommy's TV and Midtown Bistro.
For more info on our annual rentals call:
Melanie Mabe, Rental Manager, at 1-800-328-9008 or locally at (843) 272-9947 or email firstname.lastname@example.org