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Rental Application Criteria

Rental Application Criteria and Tenant Selection

Fair Housing Statement:

We are a fair housing provider. All applicants will be subject to the same application criteria. We do not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, disability, creed, marital status, public assistance, ancestry, and sexual or affectional orientation.

Renting an Accommodation:

To rent an accommodation under a Long-term lease, we require you to complete an application and provide us your first and last name, home or other physical address, your telephone number, your e-mail address or other personal information, credit card number, social security number or other non-public financial information. This application can be completed online on our website or at our leasing office. You may choose not to provide your personal information. If not provided, however, you will not be able to rent an accommodation with us. This process may or may not be required of vacation rentals.

Things to Consider Before you Apply:

A rental property may receive multiple rental applications on the same day or within the same general timeframe. Before you submit your rental application, please understand that a credit bureau screening report is involved and there is chance your rental application may not be approved. WE WILL SELECT A TENANT ONLY FROM THOSE APPLICATIONS THAT ARE COMPLETE AND WILL SELECT THE BEST QUALIFIED APPLICANT. To be considered as a tenant, your application must be submitted with all requested information and all adults over the age of 18 who would be residing in the home must have submitted an application. We are looking for someone to move in as close to the availability date as possible so your requested lease start date may be a further determining factor. PLEASE NOTE, SINCE WE INCUR COSTS TO PROCESS AND SCREEN EACH APPLICATION, APPLICATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Application Process and Requirements:

Every person over 18 who will reside at the rental property must be named on the lease and complete and submit a rental application as well as pay a $45 rental application fee. Each application must be filled out completely and accurately. An incomplete application may be rejected or not processed. Any misstatements or omissions made on your application, whether or not discovered before you move into the rental property, is grounds for denial of an application or termination of an existing lease. Information must be legible and verifiable. If information given on the application cannot be checked out and verified, this is a reason for denial of an application. Omission of information, such as an address or employer, may be grounds for denial of an application. False information may also be grounds to reject your application, retain all application fees and deposits as liquidated damages, and terminate your right of occupancy.

Income:

Income must be verifiable and must meet the following criteria:

Proof of Income:

Written proof of income must be provided in one or more of the following forms:

For self employed individuals:

Cash Reserves:

Copies of two most current statements from at least one banking or investment institution (checking, savings, brokerage, or retirement accounts) showing cash reserves and/or regular deposits from a named source (i.e. direct paycheck or benefits deposit)

Housing History:

Three years of previous residential history and contact information for previous landlords or property managers must be provided. Positive references from previous landlords and/or homeowners are required. The following items may disqualify rental acceptance or be grounds for denial of an application:

Credit History:

All applicants must provide their social security number and submit for a credit history check. The following items may disqualify rental acceptance or be grounds for denial of an application:

Credit history will be weighed in conjunction with all other rental criteria. Landlord reserves the right to deny any applicant based solely on a history of any delinquent credit activity.

Background and Criminal History:

We will use personal information disclosed by you to conduct background checks. We may verify any information that you submit to us in connection with your application for a lease through any means, including any consumer or criminal record reporting agencies, personal and professional references, employers and other rental housing owners. All applicants require a background and criminal screening. The following items may disqualify rental acceptance or be grounds for denial of an application:

Proper Identification:

All applicants must provide one or more of the following in addition to a government-issued photo ID:

Landlord and Applicant Interactions:

A courteous and businesslike attitude is required from all applicants and prospective tenants. We reserve the right to refuse rental to anyone who is verbally abusive, swears or uses profanity, is disrespectful, belligerent, makes threats, is argumentative, displays violent behavior, demeaning speech or treatment of landlord or landlord’s agent or to one another if more than one applicant or in general displays an attitude during the application process that causes management to believe we would not have a positive landlord and tenant relationship.

Occupancy:

Maximum number of residents equal to two persons per bedroom.

Pets and Animals:

Animal policies vary from one property to another. Any pet/animal to be considered as part of the application process will be subject to a pet screening of $20 for one pet, $15 for the second pet (maximum two pets per household), with a $10 annual renewal fee should your lease extend beyond 12 months. Applicants must be prepared to provide a photo of the pet/animal, name of breed, weight, veterinarian name and vaccine information, age of pet, as well as other information requested as part of the application process, by registering each of their pets at North County Property Group registration page at PetScreening.com (click here). The following dog breeds may be cause for rejection: Akita, American Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Mastiff, Chow, Doberman, German Shepherd, Husky, Presa Canario, Pit Bull, Siberian Husky, Staffordshire Terrier, Wolf Dog, Bull Terrier, Pit Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, and any mix or combination of the any of these. No aquariums larger than 10 gallons will be allowed. No wild cats (non-domestic breeds), ferrets, reptiles or rodents of any kind are permitted. As of January 1, 2018, there is no separate pet deposit. We do, however, charge a nonrefundable monthly pet administrative fee of $50 ($75 if there are two pets). No more than two pets will be allowed per rental home.

Special consideration will be given to Service Animals that are registered and certified by documentation to assist a tenant with special medical or emotional needs (proper and current documentation will be required for verification as part of the pet screening process). As a standard policy, North County Property Group provide reasonable accommodations and follows HUD guidelines regarding assistance animals (FHEO-2013-01, Issued: April 25, 2013). The HUD memorandum outlining their guidelines can be found at this link on the HUD website (click here).

As part of this written policy for service and assistance animals, we will consider the following in making a decision to accept or deny the request for reasonable accommodation:

  1. Does the applicant seeking to use and live with the animal have a disability — i.e., a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities?
  2. Does the applicant making the request have a disability-related need for an assistance animal? In other words, does the animal work, provide assistance, perform tasks or services for the benefit of a person with a disability, or provide emotional support that alleviates one or more of the identified symptoms or effects of a person's existing disability?
  3. Has the applicant provided written verification from a health care professional that the animal provides a service or emotional support that alleviates one or more of the identified symptoms or effects of an existing disability.
  4. Does the animal in question poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others that cannot be reduced or eliminated by another reasonable accommodation?
  5. Would the specific assistance animal in question cause substantial physical damage to the property of others that cannot be reduced or eliminated by another reasonable accommodation?

Like all reasonable accommodation requests, the determination of whether a person has a disability-related need for an assistance animal involves an individualized assessment.

Protecting Your Privacy:

Protecting your privacy is important to us. Your email address and personal information are confidential and will not be sold or rented. See our rental application Privacy Policy for more details.

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