Spring and Summer are busy months in the residential rental business. Unit availability changes rapidly, so we are not always able to tell you if someone has submitted an application before yours. But, by following the steps below, you can help speed the process of your application and improve the chances of getting the rental you request!
- Please submit the application for your chosen property online via the APPLY NOW button. There is a $45 fee per applicant and $45 per co-signer to be paid on our website. All persons 18 years of age or older must submit an application and pay the fee. Our office will accept paper applications if a rental applicant does not have internet access. Payments for paper applications may be personal check, money order, cashier’s check, or cash. Credit/debit cards are not accepted in our office.
- An application is considered “incomplete” for a unit if there is:
- A missing co-signer form
- Missing rental references
- Missing roommate application and/or related co-signer form
- Missing pet documents
- Unpaid application or co-signer fees
- Incomplete or inaccurate information on the application
- An illegible application or co-signer form
- All roommates must turn in their applications before the file is considered “complete” and ready for review. Co-signers may apply and pay online or in the office.
- Applications are valid for 90 days and may be transferred to any available property in our inventory, but can only be used on one property at a time.
Important to Note
- Submitting an application does not automatically reserve a unit.
- All applications are reviewed in the order of first completed application. If there is an application in line ahead of you and it is approved for the unit, you will be able to transfer your application to another available property. Your application is good for 90 days. Application fees are non-refundable unless the exact unit you applied for is unavailable at the time you applied. In the event your application fee is refunded, it may take up to 10 business days for completion.
- We process each rental application in the order they are submitted and as quickly as possible.
- An application may be rejected due to lack of income, poor credit, incomplete or insufficient information, insufficient co-signer, eviction or negative rental history, etc. Rejected applicants may have a chance to re-apply (i.e. provide a co-signer or correct information), but will lose their place in line for a unit until the new information is provided and reassessed.
Applicant Screening Criteria: please review our rental application criteria before applying. Each application will be specific for the property you are applying for and can be submitted through the “Apply Now” tab next to the address you are interested in. Each adult will be required to fill out a separate application.
Roommates and Cosigners
If one of the roommates is unavailable to drop off an application, can we guarantee our place in line?
To guarantee your place in line, we do need the applications and fees for all prospective applicants. Applications and fees may be submitted on line, delivered by hand or mailed to the office.
Can I apply by myself and add my roommate later?
Yes, however, once you are approved, you must pay the entire holding deposit within 24 hours and sign the lease. If you sign the lease without the other roommate, you will be responsible for the rent and the term of the lease even if the future roommate changes his/her mind. It is also possible that your roommate will not be approved and you will still be obligated to the lease. When adding a roommate to a signed lease, the roommate will need to apply through the normal application process. A non-refundable $500.00 administrative “change of lease” fee will be charged with any change of tenant/roommate.
Does each person in the group need a co-signer?
If one applicant needs a co-signer, then all may be required to have one unless the co-signer you do have specifically states in writing that they understand and accept that the other applicants do not have one. It is important for applicants and co-signers to understand that they are all jointly and equally responsible for the unit. If one roommate does not have a co-signer, but another roommate does, then the person who is co-signing could be responsible for delinquent payments or damages to a unit caused by any/all tenants in the unit. If each tenant has a co-signer, then all are equally responsible.
Is my co-signer responsible for everyone on the lease?
All co-signers and applicants are equally and jointly responsible for the terms of the lease. When tenants, co-signers, and/or guarantors to a lease are jointly and severally liable, the Landlord may collect any or all amounts due from any one of the tenants, co-signers, or guarantors on the lease or various amounts from any combination thereof until all outstanding amounts are paid in full. In other words, if any of the responsible parties to the lease do not have enough money to pay the amounts owed or are unable to be located or simply are not paying, the Landlord can legally collect from any of the other responsible parties to make up the difference. Co-signers are required to sign the lease prior to move in and will be sent copies of all lease renewals for signature as well.
If I renew my lease, will my cosigner be responsible for the next term?
Your co-signer will automatically roll to the next term unless you re-apply. You can apply by yourself to see if you still need a co-signer or you can submit a different co-signer. You should review the application criteria to determine which option may apply to you.
When might my co-signer be called?
Co-signers are not notified regarding approval, so the applicant should contact the co-signer regarding the status of an application. Co-signers will be called when rent is delinquent, balances are past due, and/or if there are significant lease violations.