Resident FAQs

When is the rent due?

How can I pay my rent?

What happens if I pay my rent late?

How do I submit a maintenance request?

How do I report an emergency?

How soon do I need to notify you that I want to move out?

What is the penalty for moving out early?

What are the move-out instructions?


Q: When is the rent due?

A: Rent is due on the first of every month and is late after the fifth of the month. Even if this date falls on a weekend or holiday your rent is still due. Please allow time for the post office delivery if you use the mail.


Q: How can I pay my rent?

You can mail checks, drop them off in the secure drop box outside our office door, or set up an auto draft for direct debit. To set up an auto draft from your bank you must print the Rent Draft Form, fill out, sign and mail it to our office.

Make checks payable/mail to:

HRW Realty Corp

5540 McNeely Drive

Suite 204

Raleigh, NC 27612


Q: What happens if I pay my rent late?

A:   Rent received after the 5th of the month must be paid by certified funds (Certified Check, Cashier's Check or Money Order) Additionally, you will incur a late fee, which is 5% of your monthly rent.


Q: How do I submit a maintenance request?

A: Use the form found here, email us at or call the HRW Realty office at 919 783-1855 x235 Monday through Thursday, 9:00am – 5:00 pm; Friday 9:00am – 2:00pm. We will respond the next business day.


Q: How do I report an emergency?

Fire or need for Police


Water leak or no water (be sure bill has been paid)

919 783-1855 x 561

Sewer backup

919 783-1855 x 561

No heat and outside temperature is below 55 F

919 783-1855 x 561

No A/C and the outside temperature is above 90F

919 783-1855 x 561

No gas (be sure bill has been paid)

1 877 776-2427

Outside locks will not lock

919 783-1855 x 561



Q: How soon do I need to notify you that I want to move out?

A: We require written notice to vacate 60 days before the end of your lease. You may send it by mail or email.


Q: What is the penalty for moving out early?

A: If you terminate the lease prior to lease expiration date, your rent, utilities and landscaping (where applicable) liability will continue until a qualified resident has leased the property.  You will also be charged a re-leasing fee equal to 50% of the current lease monthly rent.  If you are able to secure another qualified resident prior to HRW Realty marketing, the re-leasing fee may be reduced to 25% of the current lease monthly rent. The security deposit cannot be used for the last month’s rent payment.


Q: What are the move-out instructions?

A: In order to avoid any cleaning fees being charged to you, we ask that you leave your home in move-in condition. The following list details, but does not limit what is expected of you.

  1.  All utilities (including electric, gas and water (if applicable)) must be left on and active in your name until the business day following your lease end date.  If you are terminating your lease early, all utilities must be left on and active in your name until the business day following your lease termination date or until a new resident's lease begins, whichever comes first.
  2. The stove should be cleaned thoroughly. This includes drip pans, the broiler pan (if applicable), racks and the inside of the oven. If you use oven cleaner, take necessary precautions to protect yourself, the floor, cabinets and anything surrounding the stove. DO NOT USE OVEN CLEANER ON MICROWAVES OR CONTINUOUS CLEAN OVENS.
  3.  The refrigerator interior and exterior should be cleaned with a mild detergent. Clean all shelves, drawers and the freezer. The ice trays, butter dish and egg carton should be cleaned and left in the refrigerator. Clean under and beside the refrigerator also. KEEP REFRIGERATOR ON.
  4. The dishwasher should be cleaned inside and outside. Be sure no items have fallen through the racks and lay on a heating element or near the drain.
  5. Wipe off all kitchen cabinet shelves and doors. Remove all loose shelf paper. Clean countertops and sink. Ensure that the disposal is working properly and no food remains in it.
  6. Clean and dust all windows. Blinds, draperies (if applicable), baseboards/chair railing, and door tops. Smoke alarms should be operable (replace battery if needed).
  7. Clean bathrooms thoroughly – toilets inside and outside, medicine cabinets and mirrors, vanity top and cabinet, floor, tub/shower and light fixtures. Remove all mildew from the tub, tub walls and fixtures. Also remove and decals you placed on tub/shower.
  8. Replace air conditioning/heating unit filters with new or rinse clean if your unit has a reusable filter.
  9. Clean all floors. Floors and carpets should be free of debris, dirt, grease and stains.
  10. The fireplace, if applicable, must have all ashes removed and then be swept clean. Care should be taken not to put coals in paper or plastic bag.
  11. All light bulbs should be operable including in the stove, refrigerator and microwave.
  12. Damage or extensive wear and tear to walls may require repainting of the entire wall or room at your expense.
  13. If applicable, lawn and landscaping should be up to neighborhood standards.


If the above items are not clean at inspection a professional will be hired to clean.

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HRW Realty Corp
5540 McNeely Drive
Suite 204
Raleigh, NC 27612
919 783-1855

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Thank you Lisa!!! Was a pleasure being in your hands in renting and selling my unit. Thank you very very much for your thorough approach and professionalism. Hope we can do business once again. Martin
Lisa Holmes, You are a GREAT agent, I wish more were like you and I have been doing this job 19+ years and I can’t say that about many agents, but you, you are one of the great! Attentive, care and amazing follow up – can you teach all agents to be like you??? Heather Bradley, Paralegal The Coleman Law Firm, P.A.
I am just finishing a 3 year lease through HRW. It has been a wonderful experience. Over the last years I never had a problem or complaint. Maintenance requests were dealt with in a timely manner and questions were quickly answered. Lisa and Robert Holmes are professional and have been very accommodating in negotiating my departure date. I highly recommend HRW Realty! Cynthia W.
No Issues Here – I moved out of one of their rental units at the end of last year and never had any issues during my lease. I had a couple appliances break but they fixed those with new within a day or two. Pretty sure they contract with the original owners of the individual units for repair costs and whatnot so maybe these other reviews weren’t so lucky with their place’s owners. No idea. My place was close to downtown. I only moved because I got married and moved in with my husband. You can just mail your rent check each month, so no matter where you end up living in the area it’s pretty convenient. I barely went to the office after I initially leased, but when I did I got nothing but help. I usually stuck to email and got responses back that day. I’d definitely recommend HRW Realty! Prior Resident
This company is wonderful! – I rented from HRW last year and was beyond happy with the service and help they provided! When the property I was living in was turned over to another property management company i was so disappointed. I had already thought that the people at HRW were wonderful but after working with another company, I look back and appreciate them even more! They are always prompt in returning your calls and send people out to fix things literally asap, and if they say they're going to send someone tomorrow at 2, trust me, someone will be there tomorrow at 2. They're really great, they bent over backwards for me when I was a new tenant and they didn't even know me yet. I just really cant say enough great things about everyone there. I wish I were in the market to buy a home because they are the first people I would go to. I unfortunately had to move out of the property I was at because the company that took over was so horrible I couldn't stand it any longer and am now renting in an apartment complex. I couldn't go back to HRW to rent again only because the properties they had available were all too big for me at the time when I was looking (I'm single and don't have a lot of stuff, plus I work in the nonprofit/social services field so it's not like I can afford a whole lot more than I need). Anyway, I really can't say enough great things about HRW. I've worked in professional customer service before and I know how difficult it can be at times, but they never make you feel like your inconveniencing them, which really puts you as a tenant at ease. I never dreaded calling them, actually i looked forward to it sometimes because they're so nice I could chat on the phone with the receptionist for a while if she didn't have work to do! Anyone who has any further questions about them feel free to contact me because I really appreciated them and I think it's important to spread the word about a company that's doing a great job. Word of mouth is the best advertising they say! Prior Resident
While looking for land to build, Lisa researched and helped us negotiate the purchase of land in Chatham County. When we were ready to sell our home in Cary, we knew we’d be working with HRW Realty. Again, Lisa’s research was solid and thorough. She supplied a checklist of items that would help us sell our home faster and at the best price. Ever the perfectionist, Lisa took her own pictures, offered amazing advice in staging, recommended outside services and our home never looked better. Lisa was calm, professional and confident in her process at every step. We highly recommend Lisa Holmes and HRW Realty to assist with your real estate needs. Jean and John
It's never easy purchasing a home while still living in another state but Lisa Holmes helped us each step of the way. We wouldn't be in our beautiful home if it wasn't for Lisa. She helped us find the right mortgage lender and was there for us during each step of the process. Our sellers refused to pay for a $7000 repair which was revealed during the inspection and we were ready to walk away from purchasing the home. Lisa's knowledge, experience and negotiating skills in tough situations exceeded our expectations. And here we are in our new home in Wake Forest. Thanks Lisa! Gina and Tim
Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it. I am so happy with all the work you have done for me: i.e. Managing my Townhome, selling my Townhome, and selling my land.  Sheri M.
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