Property Management and Real Estate Services

Rental Application FAQ’s

Do you run credit checks?

Yes, we may run credit on the primary earner of the household.  He/she will be asked to authorize a credit check through an email from Buildium. If you do not authorize the check, your credit will not be run.

Do you run background checks?

Yes we do, therefore we need each adult in the household to turn in a separate application for the property you are applying for.

What are your rental approval guidelines?

We require the primary earner in the home to have a credit score of 575 or more and the household monthly income to be 3 times the rent. Additionally, all adult household members must have no evictions in the last 3 years, pass a background check, and have a good rental history if they are currently renting.

Do I have to see house before I move in?

Yes, we require you to tour the property in person before we can make you an offer. We want to make sure you are happy with the condition of the property before we finalized your application.

How much do I have to make to rent the property?

Generally we require the household to demonstrate at least 3 or more times the rent in before-tax monthly income to qualify for a property. For example, if your rent is $1000, you would need to demonstrate $3000/month income before taxes. We do consider cosigners if the household does not make enough income to qualify. Cosigners need to apply and send in their id and income documentation.

Do you allow pets?

It depends, each property owner sets their own regulation on this. If we do allow, there is a 2 pet limit and a $25 per month non-refundable fee for each pet. We are not able to accept pit bulls.

Can we break up the deposit?

This is considered on a case by case basis and is at the discretion of the owner of each property. The full deposit is always required to be paid before move in.

Can the deposit amount required change?

If an applicant is below the credit score requirement or has outstanding collections balances, we may offer the property with a higher deposit. This is up to the discretion of the property owner.

How long will you hold a property with a security deposit?

Up to 30 days.  If you would like us to hold longer, then we will need to get the OK of the property owner. We can take the property off the market when we have the security deposit. We can take the deposit only when you have been offered the property, and home is shown and listed online until we have the deposit.

If I am approved for one house, am I approved for all of them?

Each property is owned by a different owner, so we would need to check with each owner to see if you are approved for another house.

What are the terms of the lease?

We generally do 12 month leases, although there are times where we will consider a 6 month or even as short as 3 months with a monthly premium.

Is there an application fee?

The fees will be $20 per adult in the home and will be due prior to us processing the application.  You can either drop off the payment at our office or pay online when you submit your application.

Is the neighborhood I’m interested in safe?

We do not keep or monitor crime statistics. We recommend that you search the internet and contact the local authorities to find out information about the neighborhood you are considering to see if it is the right fit for you and your family.

Are your properties non-smoking?

Yes, all of our properties are non-smoking inside the home, garage, and patio.

Do you require a Move In Checklist after move in?

Yes, tenants are required to submit a move in checklist within 7 business days after they move in. The checklist can be submitted online through a Google form here. Or you can download the checklist here and email back to [email protected].