Leasing Information

Qualifying Information

Processing of applications will be done as quickly as possible (the more complete the application, the faster it can be processed) and you will then be contacted. If your application is approved, you will have 24 hours to submit a deposit. If the property rents before your application is processed, the processing fee will be refunded, or you may transfer your application to another of our available properties.

Our general guidelines to qualify are that you have a legal and verifiable income of up to approximately three times the monthly rent, approximately two recent years of favorable rental references or ownership and two lines of good credit established with a creditor reporting into national credit agencies. Negative credit, rental or employment references may keep an application from being approved. Certain properties (please ask) will allow a co-signer in lieu of lack of credit or rental references. Some properties have different guidelines, ask the property manager. Additionally, we will do a criminal background check.

Most agreements begin with a 1 year lease. If pets are allowed, an additional deposit will be required for each pet. The security deposit and one month's rent must be paid in the form of a cashier's check or money order prior to occupancy. Upon payment of a deposit, we will hold a vacancy by written agreement.           

Frequently Asked Questions.

How long will it take to process my application?

We process applications as quickly as possible. Often, however, we have to wait for return phone calls from landlords and employers. We must verify your employment, rental history, credit and criminal background. We need the last two years of history from your landlord(s) this can be the most difficult part of your application to verify. We will call you if we are having trouble obtaining any information. If we cannot verify information we will move on to another application.

What other reasons hold up the processing of my application?

If we already are processing someone else's application on the property you apply for, your application may have to wait for that application to be completed. You may not hear from us for 2 days until we start processing your application.

How can I help to make it easier to process my application?

Make sure the name of your landlord is the owner of the property or the property management company. Providing daytime phone numbers can shorten the turnaround time when messages have to be left.

When will I hear from you once I turn my application in to your office?

Plan on 2 working days. We will at least call and tell you the current status. If your application is being processed you will be communicated with as soon as we need your help or when we complete the processing. If your application is not being processed due to other applications being processed ahead of yours, you will not hear until we either start processing yours or we call to let you know that the property has been rented ahead of you. If we do not process your application, we will refund the application fee. We need ONE CONTACT per household. We cannot call every roommate.

What if I have special circumstances that I need to tell you?

Put your special circumstances in writing with your application. It does no good to explain your situation to our leasing agent or receptionist since they do not process applications. Our contract with the owner makes it very difficult to rent to you if your credit is more that 20% negative in the last two years. Bad credit (more than 20% bad), bad rental references or no rental references will probably result in a rejected application. In some cases we can accept no rental references if you have good credit and a co-signer. But our apartments and houses normally require both good credit and rental references or history of property ownership. Listen to the 24-Hour Hotline recording for specific details on qualifying for a particular property. Each property may be different depending on the rent amount and the owner's requirements.

We are an equal opportunity housing provider. We fully comply with the Federal Fair Housing Act.  We do not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.  We also comply with all state and local fair housing laws.