Apartment and Parking Leasing Definitions and Procedures
JSM generally begins signing leases at the end of September for a lease that would begin the following May. The following is information on our policies for signing leases with JSM Management.
In order to view an apartment, prospective residents need to schedule an appointment by calling our office at 309-888-2599. JSM shows apartments from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, and from 12:00 noon to 3:30 pm on Saturday. Though we gladly accept walk-in appointments, our schedule may not always be able to accommodate them. We recommend calling a few days in advance of your desired appointment time.
Please meet at our office promptly at your appointed time. If you are driving to our office, please park on Fell Ave. in the 1-hour spaces. Our office is located on the second floor of Uptown Crossing.
All prospective residents must submit an online application to JSM prior to calling the JSM office to schedule a lease signing appointment.
Lease Signing Appointments
Prospective residents who have already viewed an apartment and are ready to sign a lease must first submit an online credit application found on our web site. Afterward, you may call our office to schedule a “lease signing appointment” or a “viewing and lease signing appointment”. If you are a current resident of JSM Management, you already have an approved application. Please remember that EACH individual resident of the group must have an approval application in order for lease signing appointment to be scheduled.
One person from the group of prospective roommates will call the JSM office at 309-888-2599 to schedule a lease signing appointment. JSM will require the names, email addresses and phone numbers of all people signing the lease. Appointments are scheduled based on availability Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 12:00 noon to 3:30 p.m. If any member of the group has failed to submit his/her application prior to calling the office, an appointment cannot be scheduled and the prospective resident must call back to schedule the lease signing.
For all lease signing appointments, JSM suggests that all prospective residents attend. If scheduling difficulties arise, JSM will allow only one person in the group to sign the lease at a later date. However, the full security deposit will still be due at the initial lease signing appointment. The minimum number of people required to sign the lease is 4 for a 5-bedroom, 3 for a 4-bedroom, 2 for a 3-bedroom and 1 for a 2-bedroom.
Prospective residents are encouraged to review the sample lease located on our website, and come to the lease signing appointment prepared with any questions they may have. At the appointment, prospective residents will pay the security deposit, sign the lease and receive a copy of the lease for their records. A security deposit is the damage deposit paid to JSM at the signing of the lease agreement. The amount of the security deposit is $500 for a 2 bedroom unit and $300 for a 1 bedroom unit. It is not to be used for rent payment. Instead, the deposit is returned to the lessees within 30 days after the lease expires less any deductions for new damages, necessary cleaning, or painting and unpaid balances.
At a viewing and lease signing appointment, prospective residents will schedule a viewing appointment in conjunction with a lease signing appointment. After viewing several available units in the desired building, prospective residents will return to the office to sign for their selected unit.
At a standard lease signing appointment, prospective residents will select from a map of available units and then sign the lease.
Renewals occur when one or more of the current residents of an apartment sign the lease for the same apartment for the following year. Residents understand that between the two lease periods, JSM will not assess the apartment for damages nor clean the apartment. Due to the popularity of many of our larger buildings, JSM will inform our current residents of the new rent rates as early as move-in day so that residents can begin renewal discussions as soon as possible. Current residents wanting to renew for the following year must call the JSM office to request that a renewal lease be mailed to the apartment address. Current residents must inform JSM of all names of people who will be signing the renewal lease. The minimum number of people required to sign the lease is 4 for a 5-bedroom, 3 for a 4-bedroom, 2 for a 3-bedroom and 1 for a 2-bedroom. Any prospective resident (not currently signed onto a JSM lease) must submit an online application at least one business day in advance of the request for a mailed renewal lease.
Renewing residents can begin calling to request the mailed renewal lease on the start date of their current lease, but must submit their request no later than the deadline specified on our leasing calendar. Upon receipt, residents will be required to sign the lease and any accompanying paperwork, include check(s) for the balance of the security deposit and hand-deliver the paperwork to the JSM office by the deadline specified in the cover letter accompanying the mailed lease. If time permits, residents will be given a copy of the signed lease. If not, JSM will mail the lease copy to the apartment.
Transfers occur when one or more of the current residents of an apartment choose to sign a lease for the following lease year in a different apartment with JSM.
Using the dates and deadlines found on our website’s leasing calendar, prospective transfer residents can call the JSM office during a specified time period in order to schedule a lease signing appointment during a specified time period.
If an apartment is available, JSM will reserve it until the lease signing appointment. When scheduling a lease signing appointment, JSM will require names, phone numbers and email addresses of all people who will be signing the lease. The minimum number of people required to sign the lease is 4 for a 5-bedroom, 3 for a 4-bedroom, 2 for a 3-bedroom and 1 for a 2-bedroom. Current residents need not submit another application, but prospective residents who are not currently JSM residents must submit an online credit application at least 24 hours before calling the office to schedule a lease signing appointment. At the appointment, the security deposit balance must be paid. If possible, residents will be allowed to remain in their current apartment beyond the lease end date in order to transfer directly into their new JSM apartment. Please inquire with the JSM office.
Prospective residents signing for a new parking space will choose from a map of available spaces and sign the lease for that particular space. The yearly parking fee will be due upon signing in either a single full payment or with two checks (the first check dated for that day payable for half the parking fee plus any remote deposit, and the second check dated for 30 days later payable for the remaining half of the fee).