Rental Policies

Rental Policies

Welcome to our community.  Before you apply to rent an apartment home, please take time to review this Statement of Rental Policy.  For the purpose of this document, the term “applicant” is defined as the person(s) who will be signing the lease as the “Resident”.  The term “occupant” is defined as person(s) who are authorized occupants under the Lease.  Some criteria may apply to the applicants only; other criteria may apply to all occupants.  Providing false information on an application will result in denial of the application.

Age Requirements

An applicant must be 18-years of age or older to qualify as resident.

Equal Housing

This Community is an Equal Housing Opportunity provider. THIS COMMUNITY does business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Act and does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Apartment Availability

Applications for apartment homes will be accepted on first come – first serve basis and are subject to availability of the particular apartment type requested.

Credit

All applicants must agree to the following by executing a rental application form and consent.

Evaluating Your Credit

THIS COMMUNITY uses an expert credit scoring system to evaluate your consumer credit report. Credit scoring is based on real time data, expert analysis and statistics, so it treats all applicants objectively. Credit scoring will evaluate and analyze your consumer credit report to determine your credit performance. Credit scoring will determine your willingness and ability to maintain and fulfill your lease obligation. If your application is accepted you will be required to pay the standard or advertised deposit amount. If your application is accepted with conditions, you may be required to pay an additional deposit above the standard or advertised deposit, you also will receive an adverse action letter that will clearly state the issues with your credit performance. You will also be given information on who to contact should you want to obtain more information about your consumer credit report.

An unsatisfactory credit history can disqualify an applicant from renting an apartment home at this community. An unsatisfactory credit history is one that reflects past or current bad debts, late payments or unpaid bills, liens, judgments or bankruptcies. If an applicant is rejected for poor credit history, the applicant will be given the name, address and telephone number of the credit reporting agency that provided the credit information, as required by the FCRA. No credit information will be released from management. An applicant rejected for unsatisfactory credit is encouraged to obtain a copy of their credit report from the credit reporting agency, correct any erroneous information that may be on the report, and resubmit an application to this community.

This office does not receive a copy of your actual consumer credit report. This office is unable to provide you with a copy of your consumer credit report. A non-refundable fee will be charged for each applicant.

Income Requirement

Income must be at least 3 times the rent.

Guarantor

Must meet income credit and criminal background requirements fully. Income must be at least 3 times the rent.

Rental History

Rental history will be verified on all applicants.

Employment verification

The applicant must provide documentation for income.

Criminal Check

An answer of “yes” to any of the listed questions may disqualify the applicant, however, each applicant is evaluated on a case-by-case basis and mitigating factors will be considered.

A criminal background check will be conducted for each applicant. The criminal search will be run for all addresses at which the applicant(s) has resided over the previous 24 months. The following crimes are generally considered to threaten the health, safety, property and peaceful enjoyment of our tenants and may be disqualifying absent sufficient mitigating factors:

  • Conviction for any crimes against persons or property (10 years)
  • Any terrorist related conviction (no limit on time period)
  • Any illegal drug related conviction (10 years)
  • Any prostitution related conviction (10 years)
  • Any sex related conviction (no limit on time period)
  • Any cruelty to animals related convictions (10 years)
  • Any of the above related charges resulting in “Adjudication Withheld” and/or “Deferred Adjudication” Active status on probation or parole resulting from any of the above

Occupancy

A family may occupy a unit if the family does not exceed two persons per bedroom and one child less than twenty four months of age. There shall be no more than two occupants per designated bedroom or rooms designated as sleeping quarters, or as mandated by local building code officials. All occupants must be registered and listed on lease agreements.

International Applicants

To qualify under the terms of this Statement of Rental Policy, applicants from countries other than the United States who do not have a social security number are to be processed manually and may be required to meet the following criteria.

A valid passport showing notary seals. Expired passports shall result in an automatic decline.

  • Form 1-551 Permanent Resident Card
  • Form I-688 Temporary Resident Card
  • Form I-688A Employment Authorization Card
  • Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record

All of the above forms must include photos and fingerprints.

Vehicle Application

All vehicles must be licensed properly

Pet policy

No pets allowed unless approved by management. Some properties have designated “pet friendly units”, certain pets maybe permitted in those units with prior management approval, lease addendums completed and fees and deposits paid in full. See management for details specific to the property you are apply.

Siara Management, Ltd. – Revised 2/08/2017