What are your qualifications to rent?
Application approvals are based on several categories including but not limited to: rental history, income, employment, criminal and eviction history and credit score. So if you have issues on one category, but not on others, you may still qualify. We cannot predict the outcome until it has been run through the application processing system.
When you turn in an application, we will:
Call your previous landlord references:
Be sure to provide the names, telephone numbers (home & work preferred), and email of at least the previous three years’ worth of rental history. Please note, we cannot collect references from individuals who are related to you, but you are required to put the information for them on the application.
Be sure to include your move-in and move-out dates and the exact house or apartment number. If you had a roommate on the lease contract, their name would be helpful as a point of reference, as well. You must have satisfactory rental history to qualify.
Verify your income source and level:
Your legal and verifiable monthly income should be at least 3 times the rental amount. If you are self-employed please provide your latest tax returns (1099 Profit and Loss) as well as 3 months worth of bank statements. Please contact your references so they know we will be calling. If your employer is a large company that does not provide verification, please provide at least one month’s pay stubs.
Check the courts for prior criminal and civil actions:
We obtain a national criminal history search to see if you have any felony convictions or domestic assault and abuse convictions. There are no automatic denials for criminal history. If there is a felony, drug conviction, or domestic assault and abuse conviction, we perform an individual assessment for each person to determine if they are an immediate threat to our team, the property, or the neighborhood. Please make sure to answer the application question regarding crimes fully and honestly, as any false information will result in an automatic denial.
Pull a credit report for each applicant:
We use the credit report to tell us if you have a history of honoring contractual agreements and paying bills on time. If you have open collections to a previous landlord, your application will be automatically denied. If you have a low credit score (below 550) you will likely need to have a co-signer. You can learn more about our screening criteria here.