Quality Homes for Rent in Roanoke, Virginia
Finding a new home that suits your requirements can be difficult, especially if you are new to the area. Connect with us to explore listings, schedule showings, and find the perfect home for your needs.
Our Tenant Services
In addition to checking out our available rental properties, please take advantage of the resources offered below.
Rental Application FAQs
Relocating to a new place is a big deal. When renting a property, landlords consider several factors before applicants are accepted as renters of a property. These factors include:
- Length in Field of Employment
- Rent to Income Ratio: not to exceed 40%
- Credit Score: 600 or higher required
- Payment History
- Length of Residency (Average over the last five years)
- Criminal History
- Prior Evictions
- Condition of prior residence upon departure
Click to read our full Rental Application process.
LRG Pet Policy
Pets are allowed at almost all of our properties.
Our general policy is as follows:
We generally allow one pet per unit and have a weight limit of 60 lbs. However the final decision on the type and number of pets is up to the property owner.
For information specific to the property you are interested in, please refer to the property ad. However, the breed restrictions on this page still apply.
Monthly Fees: For pets under 20 pounds there is a $15.00 monthly fee. For pets 20 pounds and up, there is a $20.00 monthly fee.
Additional Security Deposits: If the pet is under 20 pounds, there is an additional $150.00 security deposit. If the pet is 20 pounds or over, there is an additional $200.00 security deposit.
The monthly pet rent is intended to cover additional wear and tear caused by pets. We understand that it may not seem like your pet contributes to the wear and tear of your place, and the additional rent is not meant to be a penalty. It has been our experience that items such as flooring experience more wear and tear when a pet occupies the unit than when one does not.
There are certain breeds of dogs that we are not able to accept. These breeds include, but are not limited to; Akitas, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Pitt Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Terrier (Pit Bulls), Chow, Chow Chows, Chows, Presa Canario, Rottweiler, Doberman Pinschers, Shar peis, German Shepards, Presa Canarios, Wolf Hybrids, animals with a bite history, trained attack dogs, or trained guard dogs.
If you are interested in one of our properties and have a specific question about your pet(s), send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the property address, the breed, age, and number of pets and your specific questions.
Click here for our Pet Application page.
Utility Contacts for Roanoke, Virginia
Your one-stop reference for all the important contacts in Roanoke, Virginia. These include all primary numbers and links for:
- Roanoke City
- Roanoke County
Rental Payment Options
Pay your rent with ease, from the comfort and safety of your home. We offer three online rental payment options to our tenants – eChecks, Credit or Debit Cards, and Electronic Cash Payments.
Fair Housing: Know Your Rights
Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development: The Virginia DHCD partners with Virginia’s communities to develop their economic potential. Additionally, they administer Virginia’s Rent Relief Program and provide resources for tenants. For more information check out their site here: https://www.vhda.com/Renters/Pages/RenterRightsResponsibilities.aspx
Virginia Landlord Tenant Act (VLTA): VLTA is the Virginia Code Section that governs all residential rental transactions articulating the rights and responsibilities for both Landlords and Tenants. The following link allows you to search within the chapter to quickly find what you are looking for. https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title55.1/chapter12/
Virginia Fair Housing Law: The following quote is from VA Code Section 36-96.1 B. Click here to read the full statute. “It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide for fair housing throughout the Commonwealth, to all its citizens, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, source of funds, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, or disability, and to that end to prohibit discriminatory practices with respect to residential housing by any person or group of persons, in order that the peace, health, safety, prosperity, and general welfare of all the inhabitants of the Commonwealth may be protected and ensured. This law shall be deemed an exercise of the police power of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the protection of the people of the Commonwealth.”
Federal Fair Housing Law: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development contains general information about federal fair housing and the full code section is located here: https://www.justice.gov/crt/fair-housing-act-2.
Take Control of Your Credit
From the Federal Trade Commission, “Creditors use credit scoring systems to figure out if you’d be a good risk for credit cards, auto loans, and mortgages. Phone companies and companies selling auto insurance and home insurance also use credit scores along with other factors to decide whether to sell you a policy or service. Credit scores also can affect the terms of the credit you’re offered. Having a higher credit score means businesses see you as less of a financial risk, which means you’re more likely to get credit or pay less for it.” Click here for more information on your credit.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum age required for a rental applicant?
You must be at least 18 years of age, or older to complete a rental application.
What is the processing fee for the application?
Our application processing fee is $45.00 per application, and it is non-refundable.
What is the average time it takes to process a rental application?
Rental applications are normally processed within one or two days.
Do you allow co-signers for rental applications?
Yes, cosigners will be considered and will be obligated to fill a separate application.
Is the co-signer bound by the terms of the rental agreement?
Yes, a co-signer will be entirely obligated to all the terms and conditions of the Lease Agreement.
As a rental applicant, am I supposed to submit the credit report?
No, the credit report for each applicant will be produced by Lawson Realty Group, LLC only.
Is a credit check the only factor considered in determining the applicant's authenticity?
While a credit report is a major factor in our approval or rejection of an application, it is not the only one. Eviction history, criminal background, fraudulence, employment, identity are some other factors that we scrutinize.
What are the documents I'm required to submit for income verification?
You must provide copies of your last two paycheck stubs OR a letter from your employer on the company letterhead.
What documents should I present for income verification if I'm unemployed or self-employed?
In case of unemployment or self-employment, you must provide a copy of your last year’s income tax return as well as a three-month bank statement.
Is the retirement income/pension considered for income verification?
Yes, other incomes such as retirement, SIIS, child support, etc will be considered, provided you present valid documentation to prove the same.
Which documents should I submit for ID verification?
You must submit a photo, a copy of your driver’s license, military ID, or state ID for identity verification.
Is smoking allowed in your Rental Property?
No, smoking is strictly prohibited in our rental property(s).
Here’s What Our Renters Say
Highly recommend them for all their services. All my experiences with them was positive. I was a tenant, I used them for buying my first home, then used them to manage the property and to sell it. They were amazing at taking care of all issues and I’m so grateful for all their help!
Been dealing with them for 2 years never a problem, all maintenance guys are friendly and staff is as well.
We love our duplex and our property manager Will!
Lived in a one-bedroom at 343 Albermarle. Beautiful place, all new fixtures. Lawson was always very professional. Helpful staff, easy to contact. Fair on pet fees. Easy online payment and maintenance system. Maintenance requests were rapidly dealt with, and the maintenance guy Ben is great. Coin operated laundry is the only downside of the place.
3241 Electric Road, Suite 1B
Roanoke, VA 24018
M-F: 9am - 5pm