RENTAL APPLICATION PROCESS
All applicants must pass through a screening process: Please do not leave anything blank. If it doesn’t apply to you, mark N/A. We will need a COMPLETED application for each adult (anyone 18 years of age and older) occupying the property. (Applications are taken on a first come first serve basis.)
Credit History: To determine satisfactory credit worthiness, we run a credit report through Yardi Resident Screening. All applicants must have at least 75% positive credit. No credit history will be counted as good credit. No open bankruptcies will be considered.
Rental History: Must have a minimum of one (1) year verifiable positive rental/residence history and non negative rental history for the previous five (5) years.
Criminal: Not only must Applicant have acceptable credit history, additionally, all Applicants must meet our Criminal History Criteria. Applicants that are registered sex offenders will be denied. Applicants must have no felony convictions less than 10 years old that involve violent crimes against persons or property, including but not limited to murder, arson, kidnapping, assault, bomb related offenses, robbery or burglary, terrorism OR that involve the manufacturing or distribution of drugs in any manner. All other felony convictions must be more than 5 years old. Conviction of any drug related offenses involving possession only, or alcohol related offenses where no one was permanently injured or killed, must be at least 2 years old. Successful completion of any felony sentence at least 2 years ago and no new criminal activity for at least 2 years before this application is also required. No Applicant with any outstanding warrants or crime that is awaiting trial will be accepted. If the Applicant would like management to review additional information regarding the felony conviction or the current arrest or warrant as part of their rental application, the Applicant is permitted to submit that information to management along with their application and Management will review that information on a case by case basis.
APPLICANTS WILL BE DENIED FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
- Prior or pending eviction
- Foreclosures within the past three (3) years with unresolved judgment
- Monies owed to an apartment community or landlord
- Bankruptcy in the last six (6) years or pending Bankruptcy
- Registered sex offenders will automatically be denied.
- If the Applicant would like management to review additional information regarding the felony conviction or the current arrest or warrant as part of their rental application, the Applicant is permitted to submit that information to management along with their application and Management will review that information on a case by case basis.
- Falsifying information on application
If an applicant fails to meet any of the above four (4) criteria, he/she may be asked to pay additional security deposit up to, but not exceeding 1 ½ times the rent or given the option of obtaining a co-signer (who must also meet above criteria.) If the applicant fails to meet two of the four criteria, applicant will be required to pay full 1 ½ times the month’s rent in security deposit AND have a co-signer.
ANIMAL QUALIFICATIONS, RULES, & ADDITIONAL RENTAll animals, including assistive animals, must be disclosed. You must first fill out a separate PetScreening.com application for each animal. This applies to any animal that will occupy the home, including service animals, therapy animals, emotional support animals, etc. First animal is $25 to register, additional animal $25 (these fees are non-refundable). No fee applies for service animals. PetScreening.com is an independent third party animal screening service. Please follow this link to the animal application found at https://thepruittteam.petscreening.com/
Your pet screening “paw score” will determine the amount of additional monthly Pet Rent which is paid per animal if application is accepted. This score is determined using a proprietary formula that takes into account things like animal age, weight, vaccination records, etc.
The following are the animal rent amounts if accepted by the owner and will be added to the currently advertised rental amount:
5 Paws – No Increase4 Paws – $10.00/mo3 Paws – $25.00/mo2 Paws – $40.00/mo1 Paw – $55.00/mo
Please note that the following dog breeds are restricted by landlord insurance policies, and you would be required to provide your own animal liability insurance covering the specific dog and naming both our brokerage and the property owner as additional insured on the policy:
- Pit Bull Terriers– Staffordshire Terriers– Rottweilers– German Shepherds
- Presa Canarios– Chows– Doberman Pinschers– Akitas
- Wolf-hybrids– Mastiffs – Cane Corsos– Great Danes
- Alaskan Malamutes– Siberian Huskies
Female cats must be fixed and declawed or fixed and outdoor only. No male cats are allowed.
All animals must be approved by the Owner regardless of paw score and carry a specific liability policy naming the owner and West USA Realty as added insured parties.
*THIS CRITERIA DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY ASSISTIVE ANIMAL.
Tenants shall ensure that all animals(s) are well behaved and shall not allow the animals(s) to disturb any other residents or neighbors. Tenant to ensure the animal(s) cause no damage to the property. Tenant agrees the animal(s) shall only be walked on a leash and only in areas so designated by the Owner/Landlord and the Homeowners’ Association.
Tenant will be responsible for any and all damages caused by the animal(s) on the property or in the community and will indemnify and hold harmless Owner/Landlord/Management for, from and against any and all claims arising because of the animal(s). Tenant agrees that the animal(s) will be licensed in accordance with all applicable governmental provisions. Owner/Landlord and/or Management reserve the right to require Tenant to immediately remove the animal(s) at any time upon any violation of Tenant of these rules.
Fair Housing Policy It is unlawful and a violation of company policy to discriminate against any person based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, or familial status, or to refuse to show, rent, negotiate, or otherwise make unavailable any rental unit.