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Frequently Asked Questions

At Merritt Realty Management, LLC, we've done our best to create a Web site that anticipates and satisfies our customers' needs. With that goal in mind, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If you do not find an answer to your question here, contact us at (520) 795-3100 or

If you own real estate and have questions about our services please feel free to call us or email us. We’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Do I have to pay to use your services?
If you are looking for a place to live there is no fee for us to help you with one of the vacancies in our portfolio.

When can I see it?
We will ask you to first drive by and go ahead and look through the windows. The blinds are open so that you can see most of the interior. Then call us and we can schedule a time to have one of our agents meet with you.

What is the application fee?
It is $40.00 per adult.

My home was recently foreclosed. Will you accept us?
Yes, if the rest of your credit is acceptable a foreclosure will not prevent us from renting to you.

What is the cost for move in?
You need to pay the 1st months rent in full and the deposit.

Where do I send my Rent?
Send your payment to your rent to Merritt Realty Management, 3022 N Sourdough Place, Tucson AZ 85749. We also now can allow you to pay by e-check. You may also pay with cash at Ace Cash Express or at 7-11. Just contact us and we’ll send you the information that you need to pay online or with cash.

Where do I send my Association fees?
Send your payment to your rent to Merritt Realty Management, 3022 N Sourdough Place, Tucson AZ 85749. We also now can allow you to pay by e-check.

I have already registered and received the invitation email to pay online but cannot seem to pay online.
The link is, We have found that you may need to update your browser to an updated version of Firefox or Chrome. If you are still having a problem we may need to reset your account and send you another invitation email so that you can register.

How much is the Security Deposit?
Usually $50.00 less than the monthly rent. All of the deposit is refundable. There are no other fees or deposits other than a pet deposit and the application fee.

How long until I know if I have been accepted.
You will know by the end of the next business day.

Are pets allowed and what is the deposit?
Each property has different requirements. Most allow a cat, dog, bird, or fish with a deposit of $150.00 that is refundable. Some dog breeds are not allowed. There is no deposit required for assistive animals.

Do I need to pay the first months rent, last months rent, and a security deposit?
You will need to pay a month's rent and the security deposit. We prorate the second month of your rent if you move in any day other than the 1st day of the month.

What is the purpose of a security deposit?
It is your money that the Landlord holds to help ensure your full and faithful performance of the rental contract. In other words if you cause damage they can use the deposit towards those damages.

What kind of application checks do you perform?
We check for criminal history, evictions, and failure to pay your bills.

I filed for bankruptcy, will that be a problem?
If your credit has been good since bankruptcy we will consider your application. If you are currently in bankruptcy we will consider approving your applicaiton but we’ll probably need some more information from you.

I have an eviction on record, will you rent to me?
If it is less than five years old you need to have a satisfaction of judgement filed with the court before we will consider your application.

My credit is not the best, will you rent to me?
We frequently find that what the credit agencies consider to be bad credit is not necessarily bad in our eyes. We have found credit scores to not be indicative of whether or not you will be a good resident. We do look to see if you have any collection accounts, seriously past due bills, or evictions. If you do we will not rent to you without a qualified co-signer.

What if I have cosigner? Will you rent to me if . . . ?
We will consider your application. Cosigners are not acceptable for us to overlook recent evictions, collections, or felony convictions such as those involving drug manufacturing and sales.