BEFORE APPLYING

Screening Criteria:

 

General

Thank you for your interest in our amazing properties! All federal, state, and local laws are followed and each application is processed without regard to the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin of applicant. Our team of professionals are regularly trained and educated on the latest local, state and federal statutes pertaining to rental regulations.
 

Each applicant 18 years of age and older must complete a separate application and pay the application processing fee of $45 per individual. This fee is non-refundable regardless of approval status.

 

Income

Total monthly combined gross income must be two and a half (2.5) times the amount of the monthly rent. If income requirements are not met, management may require an applicant to provide a co-signer.

 

Proof of income will need to be attached to the application before the application can be processed.

 

Identification:

Applicants are required to provide two forms of identification, one government issued and one with a photo of the applicant. 

 

Criminal Background:

A criminal background check will be reviewed for all applicants over the age of 18. An applicant with felony convictions of any kind will be denied regardless of the length of time since the conviction. Please remember that this requirement does not constitute a guarantee or representation that residents or occupants currently residing at the Property have not been convicted of a felony or are subject to deferred adjudication; there may be residents and occupants that have resided at the Property prior to this requirement going into effect; additionally, our ability to verify this information is limited to the information made available to us by the credit reporting system.

 

Rental History:

Applicant must have good rental references unless applicant was a home owner. Relatives are not acceptable as rental references. Application will be denied for evictions. Application may be denied for damage beyond normal wear and tear, illegal activity on premises, refusal to re-rent by previous landlord or a balance still owed to previous landlord.

 

Previous payment history will be reviewed, and if there is money owed to a property management company, it must be paid in full & a receipt presented. If the money is not paid in full, applicant is automatically denied.

 

Any residents without prior rental history will need to provide or co-signer or meet all other requirements with a double security deposit.

 

Credit:

A basic credit screening is ran through our management software. When a Basic Tenant Screening is run, our screening provider, TransUnion, sends an email out to the applicant asking them to release their personal information. This is standard for what’s known as a soft credit check, and will not affect the applicant’s credit history. 

  • Applicants who have money owed to utility companies will be denied. 

  • If there is money owed to a utility company, it must be paid in full & a receipt presented

  • Applicants with a credit score below 499 will be denied. 

  • Applicants with a low credit score will be required to obtain a co-signer and/or pay a double deposit.

  • Applicants with no credit history will be required to obtain a co signer and/or pay a double deposit.

 

Co-Signers:

The co-signer’s gross monthly income must be four (4) times the monthly rent. The co-signers must have verifiable employment or a verifiable source of income. If co-signer is self-employed or receives money from non-employment sources, the co-signer must provide a copy of a tax return from the previous year, or provide a financial statement verifying employment and income, or copies of the three most current bank statements. The co-signer must reside in the United States.

 

Pet Policy:

Pet policies will depend on the property owner. If a property owner allows pets there is a non-refundable pet fee of $500.00 per pet and a monthly pet rent of $25.
 

Some properties may enforce breed restrictions which include the following breeds:
 


 

  • Pit Bulls

  • Staffordshire Terriers

  • Doberman Pinschers

  • Rottweilers

  • German Shepherds

  • Chows

  • Great Danes

  • Presa Canarios

  • Akitas

  • Alaskan Malamutes

  • Siberian Huskies

  • Wolf-hybrid

  • American Bulldogs

  • Mastiffs

 

Pets must be at least one year of age, puppies and kittens are prohibited. Baby-sitting or care taking of any other person(s) animals or pets is prohibited
 

Application Process:

 

General:

Applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis. We ask that you please provide your two forms of ID (1 government issues & 1 photo ID) with our application. Once an application is submitted, the applicant will be contacted by email to complete the screening process. If approved, the applicant will then be required to pay their deposit within 24 hours of application approval. Once a unit receives a deposit, the online listing for it will be removed.

 

Security Deposit:

The security deposit amount varies from property to property and must be paid in advance and must be paid by certified funds (money order, cashier’s check, certified check). The security deposit is to be paid within 24 hours once application has been accepted. If the security deposit is not paid within 24 hours the leasing team will move on to the next applicant.

 

Lease Signing:

Once the security deposit has been paid the applicant will sign an agreement to execute rental agreement. This agreement will detail prorated charges and any fees the resident is responsible for prior to moving in. This will also outline any addendums that will be sent with the lease.
 

A lease will be sent via email to applicant to e-sign. All adults must sign the lease as well as pay the prorated rent due and security deposit prior to move in.

 

Move in:

A move in appointment will be scheduled with one of our community coordinators. They will meet the resident at the unit and perform a move in inspection. Confirmation of all required utilities will need to be provided prior to move in.

 

Online Payments Only:

Commercial Northwest Property Management will only accept online payments. Residents will have their online portal set up prior to moving in and will be expected to make all payments online. Please note there is a $.50 fee when making a ACH payment using your checking or savings account information. If you are using a debit or credit card the fee amount is 3.75 % of the total transaction. If you are not paying online a $25 administrative/processing fee will be charged to your account. Please include this $25 with your rent payment if you will be mailing or dropping off your rent.