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$40 Application Fee for all applicants age 18 and over.
$15 Student Fee for applicants 18 & over that will not be contributing financially (Criminal Background Check ONLY)
All fees are collected electronically through application process, either by credit/debit card

  • Applications will not be considered complete and will not be reviewed until ALL applicants in your party have completed their online application.
  • Applications must be completed in full to be considered. Any applications missing information or uploads will not be considered complete and will not be reviewed.
  • Application fees are collected to cover a service and are NOT refundable. If you have any questions, special requests or hesitations about the property or our application process, please talk to your agent PRIOR to submitting an application.
  • Please expect a turn-around time of 3-5 business days.

APPLICATION FAQ

1. REVIEW OUR RENTAL REQUIREMENTS

OUR STANDARD REQUIREMENTS:

  • A credit score of 600 or higher
  • Combined gross income level of 3X the rent amount, all income must be verifiable
  • A satisfactory, verifiable rental reference with current Landlord
  • All applicants intending to be Leaseholders must be age 18 or older

APPLICATIONS WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING WILL BE REJECTED WITHOUT FURTHER DISCUSSION:

  • Falsification of any given information on application
  • Any open bankruptcies
  • Any felony convictions in the past 5 years including theft, burglary or assault to a person or property; including possession, manufacturing or distribution of a controlled substance
  • Any evictions in the past 5 years
  • Any debt to a current or previous Landlord in the past 5 years
  • Any utility collections within the past 5 years
  • Any registered sex offender, regardless of time frame
  • Any conviction of a terrorism related offense, regardless of time frame

BEFORE APPLYING, PLEASE HAVE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS READY FOR SUBMISSION:

  • Showing agent’s name and contact information
  • Current Driver’s License
  • Valid Social Security number
  • Paystubs from past 4 consecutive weeks, please see Documentation of Income
  • Current employer’s contact information
  • Current Landlord’s contact information as well as move-in date
  • Past Landlord’s contact information as well as move-in and move-out dates
  • Military Applicants must upload current branch orders and provide Commanding Officer’s contact information

CREDIT:

  • All applicants must have a credit score of 600 or higher.
  • A credit report will be obtained on each applicant to verify credit ratings. Income level plus verification of credit history will be entered into a scoring model to determine eligibility and security deposit levels. Unfavorable findings on credit reports that could negatively affect scores include but are not limited to: multiple inquiries, collections, foreclosures, charge-offs, repossessions, open bankruptcies, late payments and delinquencies.

OCCUPANCY GUIDELINES:

  • Maximum occupancy is 2 persons per bedroom plus one person per home however, some homeowner’s associations and municipalities have rental occupancy guidelines that will supersede this general rule.

RENTAL HISTORY VERIFICATION:

  • A satisfactory rental verification is required from current Landlord. If your current Landlord cannot be reached after 3 attempts, the application may get rejected. Any evictions and/or debts owed to a current or past Landlord within the last five years will result in an automatic denial.
  • Applicants living with family and/or little to no rental history will require either a co-signer or additional security deposit. Security deposit levels may be increased up to three times the rent to overcome deficiencies in the application.
  • **If a co-signer is required, a qualified co-signer must meet ALL criteria with verifiable income to support both the applicant’s household as well as their own.

CRIMINAL HISTORY:

  • A background check will be obtained for each applicant age 18 or older. All criminal records are evaluated from the date of disposition regardless of age at time such offense was committed. Any felony convictions up to five years prior to the date of application will be denied. Any sex related offenses or terrorism related offenses will result in an automatic denial.

DOCUMENTATION OF INCOME:

  • Recent paystubs to cover last consecutive 4 weeks, must include year to date earnings. If an applicant has more than one job that will be counted as income, paystubs for both jobs are required.
  • If any income is coming from SSI, child support, alimony or any other form, proof must be provided in the form of a statement. Some may require court documents or bank deposit records.
  • Self-employed applicants must provide sufficient proof of income. Paystubs from the self-owned company are preferred but other documentation may be required at Grand Realty Group’s discretion. Tax returns from the past two years as well as bank statements may be required.

PETS:

Pets are considered on a case by case basis. The property listing on the MLS or other websites will reflect whether or not pets are authorized and if there are any restrictions and/or limitations. All pets must be at least 1 year old (no puppies or kittens), some exceptions may be considered with higher deposit levels at the owner’s discretion. Clear photos of each pet are required and a refundable pet deposit of $350 for each pet will be collected. Owners reserve the right to increase this deposit at will.

**Service/support animals are not pets and will not be treated as such. We comply with all local, state, and federal Fair Housing laws. Proper registration will be required and must be current at time of application and throughout duration of lease.

2. COMPLETE THE RENTAL APPLICATION
Please click the link below to access our application.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

What if my credit score is below 600?
The more documentation you provide with your application, the faster we will be able to have an answer for you. If you have special circumstances, like a low credit score, you can write a letter explaining your situation andsubmit it with your application.

Ultimately, the decision is up to the owner so the more information you can provide, the better chance you have of being approved.

My spouse/partner doesn’t work. Do they still need to complete an application?
Yes, every proposed occupant over the age of 18 needs to complete a separate application. In some cases, we may not need every single page of the application – please contact us directly if you have a circumstance this may pertain to.
Do I have to pay a separate application fee for both myself and my spouse/roommate?
Yes, each proposed occupant over the age of 18 needs to pay the application fee. In some cases, we can offer a reduced fee if we do not need to run a credit check. Please contact our office directly if you have a circumstance this may pertain to.

A reduced application fee of $15 may be considered for non-income contributing applicants age 18 or over that will not be leaseholders. If applying for a student application fee, please submit Page 1 of the application and be sure to include Name, Social Security Number, Birthdate, and Driver’s License Number. Only a background check will be performed. This option does not apply to spouses/life partners.

Is the application fee refundable if I don’t get approved?
No, the application fee is a non-refundable sum. The fee is charged for the performance of a service, not solely for the credit/background check.
If I’m not approved, can I have a copy of my credit report?
We cannot supply a copy of your credit report to you, but we can put you in contact with the company that we use to run the report and they can assist you in obtaining a copy of your credit report.
Are pet deposits refundable?
Yes, pet deposits are treated as additional security deposit and are refundable upon move-out, if there is no damage deemed to be caused by said pet(s). We will perform an extensive move-out walkthrough to compare the condition of the property prior to move-in and upon move-out.
Are co-signers accepted? Does my co-signer need to complete a separate application?
Yes, co-signers are accepted and need to complete a full application and pay the $40 application fee.
What funds are required to move in?
Security deposit (plus pet deposits, if applicable), and first month’s rent. We also require proof of Renter’s Insurance and utility accounts setup in the renter’s name.
What if I’ve never rented before?
In some cases, we can accept that you do not have a rental reference if you have good credit and/or a good verifiable source of income. It is possible we may also suggest a co-signer/guarantor in such cases.
What if I have no credit?
In some cases, we can accept that you do not have established credit if you have a good verifiable source of income. We may also suggest or require a co-signer/guarantor in such cases.