Frequently Asked Questions

The following list answers some of the common questions we hear from prospective tenants. If you don’t find the answer to your question below, please contact us at 309-698-8280 or email us.

Q: Does Clark Properties accept Section 8 vouchers?
A: Yes. We accept Section 8 vouchers offered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Q: What is the amount of your security deposit?
A: Our security deposit varies by property, but is most typically the equivalent of one month’s rent. The security deposit is due when the lease is signed.

Q: What is the process for becoming a tenant?
A: First, we strongly suggest you use this site to determine which property is aligned with your needs as far as location, number of rooms, etc. Then you’ll need to complete the Rental Application Form. After we receive your application, and assuming you meet our core requirements, we’ll move to the next phase where we reserve the right to perform a credit check, proof of income verification and a reference check. If all of those requirements are met, we’ll then meet to sign the lease and turn over the keys. At lease signing, you’ll be required to provide the first month’s rent, as well as any/all deposits required, including security and pet. We encourage you to review in advance the Lease Agreement and Rules and Regulations early in the process. Essentially, if you are unwilling or unable to meet the terms in those documents, we won’t have a match.

Q: Do you allow pets?
A: It depends on the type of pet and the home being considered. In all instances, Clark Properties must approve the pet
prior to the tenant assuming possession of the property. For pets to be considered, the prospective tenant must complete
the Pet Application/Agreement and provide a pet deposit above and beyond the security deposit. The pet deposit varies depending on the type, size and number of pets being considered. Note that we do reserve the right to limit the number of pets depending on the size of the home.

Q: Does Clark Properties offer short-term lease agreements?
A: No. Our minimum lease term is one year.

Q: Do we need to put the utilities in our name? How do we do it?
A: Yes, you will need to ensure the utilities are in your name upon possession of the property. Ultimately, you and you alone are responsible for all utility charges, including gas, electric, water and cable/satellite. The Renters Resources section of our website provides contact information for utility companies in the Peoria area. Note that most utility providers will require you to fill out an application and sometimes provide a deposit.

Q: Do we need to mow our own lawn and shovel snow?
A: Yes, if you rent a home from Clark Properties, you will be responsible for ALL yard maintenance and snow removal. If you rent an apartment, Clark Properties will take care of these maintenance activities.

Q: Do you require renters insurance?
A: No, but we highly recommend it. Our insurance will not cover your personal property, i.e., clothes, furniture, small appliances.

Q: Does Clark Properties offer any vacation rentals?
A: Yes, we have two vacation rental opportunities: A one-bedroom condo in Osage Beach, Missouri, and a three-bedroom cabin in Park Rapids, Minnesota. To find out more about these units, please contact us at 309-698-8280 or email us.