We are glad you are interested in our rental property. For your convenience, we have prepared this overview of our guidelines used in processing all rental applications. Please feel free to ask any questions.
We are an equal opportunity housing provider: It is our policy to rent our units in full compliance with the federal Fair Housing Act and all state and local fair-housing laws. We do not discriminate against any person because of race, color, ethnic background, religion, sex, age, marital or family status, physical disability or sexual orientation.
Rental units only become available when they are completely ready to rent, including cleaning, painting, and the completion of all maintenance work and planned improvements. Rental unit availability can change as units become available during the day or are removed from the rental market based on rentals, cancellations or maintenance issues.
You must be able to present a current photo identification such as a driver's license, military or state identification card or passport so that we can verify your identity. If your rental application is approved, we will require a photocopy of your identification at the time of your move-in to be kept in your tenant file. You must authorize us to verify all information provided in your rental application from credit sources, credit agencies, current and prior landlords and employers, and personal references, and allow us to run a criminal background check.
In compliance with all applicable fair-housing laws we have established restrictions on the total number of persons that may occupy a given rental unit. Our guidelines allow two persons per bedroom plus one additional person per rental unit. These guidelines are to prevent overcrowding and are in keeping with the limitations of the rental unit and its building systems. Occupancy will be limited to the persons indicated on the original rental application and lease only unless otherwise agreed in writing. Any proposed additional tenants must complete a rental application and be processed and approved through this same tenant-screening process prior to occupying the rental unit.
All rental applications are evaluated in the same manner, and each adult applicant must voluntarily provide his or her social security number for us to obtain a consumer credit report. Every adult applicant must complete a separate rental application form and pay the nonrefundable application fee in advance. Any false or incomplete information will result in the denial of your application. If discovered after you are approved and have moved in, we reserve the right to terminate your tenancy. We will verify the information provided on each rental application through our own screening efforts and/or with the assistance of an independent tenant-screening firm. A credit report, criminal history, and employment and rental references for each and every application in a given rental unit will determine whether our rental criteria has been met. Unless we need to verify information by regular mail, we are usually able to process a rental application in one or two days.
Once an applicant has been reviewed and accepted, the tenant must provide a full first month's rent, the full security deposit, and provide the account numbers for all tenant related utilities (i.e. gas, electric, etc.), as evidence the utilities are in the tenant's name. A form listing the names and telephone numbers for the utility companies will be provided to each tenant, and shall be filled out and returned prior to receiving the keys to the dwelling.
The total combined monthly gross income of all rental applicants in a given rental unit must be at least three times the monthly rental rate. Only income that can be verified will count. We expect rental applications with income to prove at least one year of continuous employment. Full-time students are welcome if the total income of all applicants combined is sufficient or with a lease guarantor. You must provide proof of a source of income if you are unemployed. Remember: All adult tenants are joint and severally liable, which means that each one can be held responsible for the payment of all funds due regardless of ability to pay.
You must be able to demonstrate fiscal responsibility. If you have any charge-offs, unpaid debts, or a pattern of delinquent payments, your application may be denied.
Each rental applicant must be able to demonstrate a pattern of meeting their rental obligations, leaving prior rental properties in good condition satisfactory rental references from at least two prior landlords. If you have ever been evicted for any lease violation, your application may be denied.
If you have ever been convicted of (or pled guilty to or no contest to) a felony, or a misdemeanor involving violence, sexual misconduct or honesty, your application may be denied.
If you do not meet one or more of the above criteria, you may be able to qualify for a rental unit if you have a third party located within the state that will guarantee your lease. The guarantor must pass this same application and screening process except that we will deduct the guarantors own housing costs before comparing his or her income to our income criteria.
Please feel free to ask any questions.