Each prospective tenant is screened in a comprehensive process to ensure well-qualified tenants who meet or exceed our established minimum standards. The process starts with a pre-screening of prospects and disclosure to potential tenants of our Rental Procedures & Tenant Selection Criteria. This document outlines to prospective tenants what they can expect from our leasing process and helps to eliminate prospects who cannot qualify.
Key selection criteria include proper legal identification, income verification equal to or exceeding three times the monthly rent amount, a positive rental history for the past 24 months, analysis of criminal and eviction history, and disclosure of any serious past issues with credit including foreclosure and bankruptcy.
Each prospective tenant over age 18 is screened against this criteria, ensuring the lease term can be fulfilled by all responsible parties to the lease. In the instance of multiple applicants, the most qualified prospect(s) who successfully complete the application process will be offered the lease.
While many of our rental property owners are willing to accept pets, we have established a list of restricted breeds which are not accepted. We also require an additional per pet refundable deposit, based on property condition at move out. This additional deposit is due prior to move in along with written authorization from the owner and a pet addendum is included as part of the lease.