Here are the guidelines we apply to every application we receive. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at 386-402-8333 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting basic rental terms. Applicants must be able to meet our basic rental terms, which include the lease term; the rent; the security deposit; pet fee (if applicable) and, the maximum number of residents.
Complete and truthful applications from all adults. We require a separate application from every adult (18 years of age and older) who will live in the rental. We will reject applications that contain information that we cannot verify or that are incomplete. We will reject applications that list false information, and will terminate the tenancy of anyone who has made a materially false statement on the application that we discover after accepting the applicant.
Applicants' identification. We will need a current photo ID from each adult applicant (and retain a copy).
We contact references and credit sources and run a credit check. We will speak with current and prior landlords, former and current employers, and require that a credit, criminal background, and eviction report be performed through TransUnion's SmartMove on all Applicants who advance to that stage of our screening process. Applicants pay for these checks. We require your written consent for these screening checks on the Rental Application.
Rental history. We rent to Applicants who have a history of being good tenants, which includes paying rent on time, being considerate of rental property and neighbors, giving the Landlord the requisite notice to move, and leaving rental property in good condition when vacating.
Financial responsibility. We rent to Applicants who have a history of financial responsibility. If you have a history of delinquent payments on accounts, unpaid debts, or charge-offs (in which a retailer gives up on collection attempts), and unpaid child support, we may deny your application.
Criminal history. We will ask Applicants to list any felony convictions on their Application. We will strive to rent to Applicants who demonstrate a history of honest, nonviolent behavior, and will not, to the best of our ability, rent to anyone whom we reasonably conclude poses a current, direct threat to persons or property.
Minimum income. The combined gross monthly income (before deductions) from all applicants ages 18 and over must be three times the monthly rent. We will verify each applicant's income by asking for pay stubs or tax returns for self-employed applicants. Students or others without an income must supply an acceptable guarantor who lives in-State.
Guarantors. If the gross monthly income of an applicant is not three times the monthly rent, we shall require a guarantor who lives within the State, but shall not live in the unit. The Guarantor must submit a separate Rental Application and authorize us to conduct the same screening process we use for any Applicant. We will deduct the Guarantor's own housing costs from his or her gross monthly income before we consider the income's sufficiency.
Occupancy policy. In order to prevent overcrowding, we will determine the maximum number of residents who may live in a rental, taking into consideration any limiting factors inherent in the building or property.
Additional occupants. Only those who have submitted a Rental Application, and any listed minor dependents, may live in the rental. Any proposed additional residents (other than minor children) must go through our application process. Assuming the addition of another resident will not result in overcrowding, we will evaluate proposed additional residents as we do any applicant.
Residential use only. This rental is for residential use only, subject to any state or local laws that apply.
Pets. One small dog may be considered.
Smoking. Smoking inside is strictly prohibited.
Parking restrictions. Parking on the lawn is strictly prohibited. All vehicles parking on the property must be in running condition and have current registration stickers. Before parking any over-sized or unusual vehicle on the property, obtain the Landlord's approval.
Security Deposit and Monthly Rental Payments. In the event of more than one Tenant entering into the lease, the security deposit and all monthly rental payments shall be made with one check, cashier’s check, money order or other means acceptable to LANDLORD. Neither cash nor third-party checks are permitted. Likewise, any refund of any portion of the Security Deposit due at the end of the lease shall be made by one check jointly payable to all Tenants named on this Lease.