All persons aged 18 and older must submit an application and will be considered a responsible leaseholder. If a person aged 18 or older is a legal dependent of the applicant AND proof of legal guardianship is provided, he/she will not be required to submit an application. Criminal screening, however, is required for ALL persons aged 18 and older. Rental history will be verified for all applicants, including guarantors.
as well as any 3 of the following:
Verifiable combined monthly income (garnishable and non-garnishable) for all applicants that is equal to or greater than 5 times the monthly rental amount is required. If the applicant is a graduate student making less than the required income, a guarantor will be required.
Verification of income amount is required before application approval is finalized.
Acceptable documentation includes:
Hand-written notes are not acceptable forms of verification.
For applicants qualifying based on assets only, original copies of savings accounts, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, money market accounts, or trust funds are required for the previous 2 months showing more than eight times the monthly rental amount.
Self-employed individuals are required to provide proof of income consisting of 12 months of bank statements as well as deposit slips showing the last 60 days of income. Additional information such as verified business statements/projection schedules signed by an independent source may be required.
If unemployed or if verifiable income can not be provided, use of a guarantor may be an option.
Guarantors are not permitted unless the applicant is a graduate-level student.
Guarantors must complete an application, meet the above income criteria, pay the application processing fee, and sign the Guarantor Agreement.
Applicants should have a minimum of 12 months’ satisfactory rental history or proof of homeownership.
Satisfactory history is defined as:
The previous landlord must state that they would be willing to re-rent and/or they have no documented breaches of the lease agreement.
Applicants with less than 12 months of verifiable rental history may be required to pay an increased security deposit.
First-time renters may be required to pay an increased security deposit. No rental history is not in and of itself an automatic reason for denial.
Applicants with a negative rental history and/or collection items from a previous landlord could be denied. Additional addresses obtained from credit reports may be questioned and/or verified.
All applicants will have credit screening through a third-party credit information service that will determine eligibility.
The establishment of at least two current accounts for a minimum of 1 year is preferred.
An increased deposit may be required for the following:
Deniable factors include:
A guarantor may not be used if an applicant is denied based on credit history.
Criminal background screening is required for any person aged 18 and over.
Depending on the offense, applicants with certain felony records may not be approved, regardless of the amount of time elapsed. Such felonies include (but are not limited to) high-level property, violence, fraud, family relations, weapons, organized crime, and drug-related offenses.
Applicants with certain felony or misdemeanor records within the last 7 years may not be approved.
Two or more misdemeanors within a three-year period may not be approved.
Any registered sex offender or applicant that has records of a sexually-based offense will be denied indefinitely.
A guarantor may not be used if an applicant is denied based on criminal history.
Any falsification of information on the application will automatically disqualify the application; any application monies and/or deposit monies will be forfeited.