Leasing Criteria

rentalappWe are delighted that you are interested in leasing a dwelling in our community.  In order to help you in making your decision, we have listed below the criteria for qualifying as a resident with us.

  1. A separate rental application must be fully completed, dated and signed by each applicant and all co-applicants.
  2. Each rental application will be reviewed after you submit it.
  3. Each applicant must provide government photo identification and allow it to be photocopied.
  4. Applicants who are first-time renters or who do not have sufficient income under paragraph 6 below, may qualify by having the lease guaranteed by a guarantor. The guarantor must have a gross monthly income of at least 8 times the monthly rent and must meet all other qualifying criteria.  Each guarantor must complete and sign a lease guaranty agreement.  Only a relative or employer may guarantee the lease.  Guarantors may be held responsible for all your lease obligations, including the entire rent and other costs, such as damages, even if you have roommates.  Guarantors accepted on apartments only, not on house rentals.
  5. If applicant’s family will be occupying the dwelling, the family size must comply with our occupancy policy, i.e., no more than two adults per bedroom, in most circumstances.
  6. Employment and monthly income must be verifiable to our satisfaction. Total monthly income of all applicants must be at least 3 times the monthly rent (Otherwise, a guarantor is necessary.  See Item 4).
  7. The grounds for which a rental application may be denied include:
    • Failure to provide accurate or complete information on an application form.
    • Submission of an incomplete application;.
    • Insufficient current income (total of all applicants);
    • Convictions for crimes committed by any applicant or by the occupants (including children) who plan to live in property for:
      • Drug manufacturing or distribution- crimes which have made an applicant subject to a lifetime registration requirement under a state sex offender registration program;
      • Criminal conduct that indicates a demonstrable risk to resident safety and/or property, including murder, rape, sexual assault, molestation, assault, battery, arson, terrorism, burglary, and theft;
    • To the extent it does not endanger persons or property of others in our community, we will consider the nature, severity and recency of criminal conduct found in your criminal history, and we will take into consideration what you have done since your conviction(s)
    • Poor credit history, in our discretion, of any applicant
    • Poor rental history of any applicant at our discretion resulting from such things as:
      • Non-payment or frequent late payment of rent
      • Eviction
      • Alcohol or Drug abuse harming persons or damaging the rental property or property of others
      • Poor housekeeping damaging the rental property, the property of others, or interfering with business operations.
      • Actions by applicants children harming persons, or damaging the rental property or property of others
      • Unruly or destructive behavior by applicant, applicant’s children or guests
      • Violence to persons or property by applicant, applicant’s children or guests

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or familial status or because of one’s presence in any other protected class.