Renewal Process and Requirements

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If your lease is up and you’ve been offered a renewal, FirstKey Homes would love to see you stay as part of our family. We do our best to make it easy for you to keep loving where you live. 

Benefits of Renewing Your Lease 

  • Moving is no fun! 
  • Save money: No new application fees, security deposits, pet deposits, hiring movers or buying packing supplies 
  • Save time: No need to search listings, tour homes, complete applications, wait for approval, or schedule a move 
  • Reduce stress: Do you really want to worry about finding a new home, completing paperwork, hoping nobody else gets it before you, changing your utilities, forwarding your mail and everything else that goes along with a move? 
  • Stay where you’re comfortable: You’ll enjoy the “living equity” you’ve built up in your home, where you’re already established and settled  

Renewing Your FirstKey Homes Lease Online 

It’s quick, easy and convenient to renew you lease online. Here’s how: 

  1. Log in to the online Resident Portal at https://www.rentcafe.com/residentservices/apartmentsforrent/userlogin.aspx. 
  2. Select “Lease” and then “Lease Info” from the home screen. 
  3. You will be prompted to select your renewal proposal on the Lease Offers screen. Click Select on the offer you choose. You will then be directed to confirm your renewal selection; click Continue."
    • IMPORTANT: THIS DOES NOT COMPLETE THE RENEWAL PROCESS. This only confirms your selection of the lease term.  
  4. You will receive a confirmation email of your selected lease proposal, and our Renewals Specialist Team will create your renewal lease. At that point, you will be able to sign in to your account and sign the lease.
  5. Please note: the main resident on the account must first make the selection of the new lease offer. Once the selection is made, additional lease holders can log in and sign the lease agreement. (Each lease holder must have their own unique email address in order to sign.) 

 If you need further assistance, please call 844.395.3959 and we’ll be happy to help you. 

Lease Renewal FAQs 

Q: I am set up for ACH (automatic payments); do I have to update my account when I renew? 

A: If your account is currently set up for ACH, please call the Payment & Collections Team (844.395.3959) at least 15 days before the start of your new lease term to ensure that your payment amount is set up correctly. Failure to do so may result in improper deduction of funds from your account, which may lead to a balance on your ledger. 

Q: I have some concerns regarding maintenance work that needs to be performed prior to me signing a renewal. 

A: If you have any outstanding maintenance needs or concerns, please submit a request through the online Resident Portal or call 844.395.3959.  

Q: My current roommate is not renewing, and I want to add someone else to the lease. 

A: If there is any change to the composition of the household (resident being removed or added), please contact us at 844.395.3959 for assistance and details about required documentation. 

Q: What are the requirements for renters insurance at lease renewal? 

A: All residents are required to maintain and furnish proof of valid renters insurance on their property per the renewal lease offered. A non-compliance fee of $9.95 will be assessed to your account should proof of coverage not be provided. You can upload proof of coverage at https://www.effectivecoverage.com/proof/ or email to FirstKeyHomes@EffectiveCoverage.comFirstKey Homes, LLC must be named as a “Party of Interest” or “Interested Party” (or similar language as may be applicable based upon the insurance company) on the policy. 

Party of Interest per Market
  Arizona FirstKey Homes of Arizona, LLC
P.O. Box 3708
Albany, NY 12203
  Florida FirstKey Homes, LLC 
P.O. Box 3708
Albany, NY 12203
  Georgia FirstKey Homes, LLC 
P.O. Box 3708
Albany, NY 12203
  Illinois FirstKey Homes of Illinois, LLC 
P.O. Box 3708
Albany, NY 12203
  Indiana FirstKey Homes, LLC 
P.O. Box 3708
Albany, NY 12203
  Minnesota FirstKey Homes, LLC 
P.O. Box 3708
Albany, NY 12203
  Missouri FirstKey Homes of Missouri, LLC 
P.O. Box 3708
Albany, NY 12203
  Nevada FirstKey Homes of Nevada, LLC
P.O. Box 3708
Albany, NY 12203
  North Carolina FirstKey Homes of North Carolina, LLC  
P.O. Box 3708
Albany, NY 12203
  Ohio FirstKey Homes of Ohio, LLC 
P.O. Box 3708
Albany, NY 12203
  South Carolina FirstKey Homes of South Carolina, LLC 
P.O. Box 3708
Albany, NY 12203
  Tennessee FirstKey Homes, LLC 
P.O. Box 3708
Albany, NY 12203
  Texas FirstKey Homes, LLC 
P.O. Box 3708
Albany, NY 12203
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