While credit and background information are taken into consideration, we try to consider applications as a whole. In addition to credit in good standing, we are also seeking verification of income or proof of funds to pay rental obligations, a positive rental history, good credit history and background checks. Background checks may include review of local and national courts, eviction records, liens, judgements, bankruptcies, and information that is considered “public knowledge” which may include information found on the internet.
Credit: Credit checks are processed on all applicants. Credit information is considered confidential and is used exclusively for the purposes of rental application processing. In general, we are looking for an earnest effort in good money and credit management, a credit score of 680+ and reasonable debt to income ratios. Other factors may be considered when looking at creditworthiness.
Residential Verification/References: Rental references help us understand your past rental relationships. We will need your current and past landlord contact information for up to two years.
Pet references: If you are a pet owner, you may be asked to provide items including but not limited to; current and previous landlord references about your pet/s (questions such as pet behavior and damage), vaccination and vet reports, proof of veterinary regular care. There may an additional deposit for pet-approved homes, please inquire for details.
Employment or Income Verification: We verify employment for applicants if employment is listed on an application. Other means of verifying income may be requested for other income systems.