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Prospective Resident

We understand the importance of finding the right home for you to lease while minimizing the stress throughout the process.  We strive to make the application process crystal clear. We will go over with you important issues regarding the application, approval process, lease agreement, move-in, rent payment, safety inspections, maintenance, move-out.

We have established systems and policies in place to guide our residents through each step of the process. We believe it is important to set clear expectations for our residents so that they may enjoy their new home.

 

Qualifying Criteria

We screen all applicants 18 yrs old and older who will reside in the home. We do a background check which includes criminal history, rental history, income/employment and credit check. You must be able to afford rent and pay on time. We require applicants to meet the following criteria:

*Income must be 3x the rent and verifyable from employment or another legitimate source. 

*Positive rental history with no evictions.

*No convictions involving violence or the damage of property due to violence or the distribution of illegal drugs in the past 7 years.

*Credit report must not indicate excessive debt to income ratio. We do not emphasize credit score. We are more concerned about the credit report's  content. A higher security deposit may be required based on the credit report's content. 

 

Application Process

We highly recommend you attend our open house before you apply for one of our available properties. If you have viewed one our homes and you are interested in moving forward, the next step is to submit an application. We accept applications on site at the rental property during open house or online at our website's secure applicant portal. There is a $50.00 non-refundable fee to conduct the background, credit report, and employment/income check. We can not accept cash in concern for the safety and security of everyone involved. Debit, money order, or certified cashier's check as well as online payment is acceptable.

 

*Please make sure you meet the qualifying criteria before applying. We do not want to waste your time or money because you failed to meet the previously listed qualifying criteria before submitting your application.

Once we receive your application, we will contact you to collect the application fee by money order, debit, or credit card if you did not apply online. We use the application to run a credit report, criminal history, and to verify employment & income. Most applications can be processed within 24-72 hours depending on the information provided and how quickly we can get additional documentation if needed. To be approved you must have enough verifiable income to afford the home, and have no prior convictions for violence against people / property or the distribution of illegal drugs.

*We can not process incomplete applications. All questions must be answered. 

*If any fraud is detected during or after the application process, which includes after being approved, that will be grounds for being disqualified as an applicant. This will include eviction after move-in if it was determined fraud was commited on the application to secure the rental. 

 

Approval process

We rate applications based on the best qualified versus the first qualified. In other words we pool the applications we receive and select the best qualified applicant that meet our criteria.

To be approved you must have enough income to afford the home and meet the qualifying criteria mentioned above. Once approved, you will have the option of holding the rental with a Earnest Money holding fee to reserve the home and take it off of the market. Otherwise we will continue to show the property until it is rented. 

If we receive your Earnest Money holding fee once your are approved, we can reserve a home for up to 7 days. If you fail to sign a lease within the prescribed time, your Earnest Money is forfeited because we have taken the rental off the market and missed opportunities to rent the unit therefore losing revenue. Once you sign the lease, the Earnest Money becomes part of the Security Deposit or the first months rent.

Security Deposits are required by each tenant before they can take possession of the home, and must be paid in full at the time of lease signing.  With average credit or better we require one months security deposit. The deposit will depend on the overall strength of your application and credit report.

* Acceptable funds is debit, money order, or certified cashier's check. We can not accept cash for safety and security reasons.

 

LEASE SIGNING

Lease signing takes place at the rental property. All requried funds are due at lease signing. No exceptions. We can not go forward if all funds are not presented at the time of lease signing. You may request a copy of your lease to review before signing. A copy may be downloaded from the applicant/resident portal. 

* Please allow at least an hour to review the lease in detail as we go over the particulars.

At the time of lease signing you will need to provide a valid photo ID that matches the names on the application. Valid photo ID include any state or federal issued ID. 

At the time of lease signing all required funds must be provided including the full Security Deposit and rent. Rent will be prorated when the lease dates begin during the month. Depending on the timing of the lease, we may require the next month's rent at the time of lease signing. Please note that we only accept certified funds at the time of lease signing. That includes cashier's checks or money orders. We do not accept cash ever. And we do not accept checks as payment for the funds due at the time of lease signing.

 

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