Qualifications

Get informed before you apply!

Your Rental Application

Please review the rental criteria below before completing your application. Please note that ResiHome receives a lot of applications that are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only completed applications will be reviewed. Please note that applying with ResiHome does not guarantee approval nor does it constitute a lease for the home.

A completed application consists of:

  • a filled out and submitted application that includes all individuals 18 years or older who will be occupying the home
  • a copy of a valid Government-issued ID
  • 1 month of verifiable income
  • all necessary fees paid

Our Qualification Criteria

Application Specifics: Applicants must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. All individuals over the age of eighteen (18) who will reside in the home must be added to the application and must pay the application fee.* The applicant who starts the application process is referred to as the “Primary Applicant”. All others will be referred to as “Co-Applicants”. * All applicants must provide a valid Driver’s License, State Identification card, Military ID or US Government issued picture ID upon submission of application. Every section of the application must be completed in order to be processed. If an item does not apply to you, please fill in with “N/A”. Please allow 24-72 hours for your application to be processed. If you need to call us back with more information regarding your application, please do so within this time frame. Application fees are non-refundable.

 

Income Requirements: Applicants must have a minimum combined, verifiable, gross income of 3.0 times the monthly rent. Verifiable income includes 1 month’s most recent pays stubs, a recent offer letter from your current employer, or the previous year’s tax returns. Section 8 vouchers and certificates may be accepted and are subject to approval.

 

Self-Employment: If you are self-employed, you must provide the previous year’s personal income tax return and the previous six months personal bank statements as evidence of sufficient income. Persons who hold jobs that are commission only, base salary plus commission, tips, or bonus will be considered self-employed.

 

Employment Verification: All leaseholder(s) must have stable and verifiable employment or, if unemployed or retired, will be considered self-employed and must meet the guidelines for self-employment.

 

Bank Statements: All applicants must provide the prior 2 month’s personal bank statements and must not have more than 2 NSF or overdrafts in that period.

 

Rental History: Up to 36 months of rental history will be reviewed and must exhibit no derogatory references (such as evictions, filings of initial evictions, or residential collections), and you must have given a 30-day notice to vacate to the previous landlord. Any debt owed to an apartment community and/or utility company must be paid in full before the application can be approved. Forcible Entry and Detainers (Evictions) due to property damage, unpaid rent, drug use or any criminal activity will not be accepted under any circumstance. If you have no prior verifiable rental history, you will be assessed an additional fee of 1 month’s deposit or asked to provide a qualified Co-signer (see below).

 

Credit History*: Although our decision is not solely based on credit, credit history should show that the resident has paid bills on time and does not have a history of debt write-offs or collection accounts. Any money owed to a previous landlord or to any utility company is cause for denial. Residency may also be denied due to poor credit history. A co-signer/guarantor may be accepted in this case (see below).

*Please note that we request a hard inquiry credit report.

 

Co-Signer/Guarantor: A Co-Signer/guarantor and/or additional security deposit may be required in the case of one of the following: 1) no verifiable income for full-time students; 2) unsatisfactory credit rating; 3) unverifiable rental history; 4) Unsatisfactory income requirements. The Co-Signer/Guarantor must pass the same application and screening process, pay appropriate application fee, meet all the same requirements as the applicant and have a strong credit rating, verifiable income of at least 4.5 times the rent and their own rent or mortgage payment.

 

Bankruptcies: Bankruptcies must be closed for more than 30 days for consideration. Open bankruptcies will be automatically declined.

 

Criminal History: We make every effort to provide a safe and stable housing environment for our residents! Any applicant who is flagged with criminal history will undergo an additional level of screening to determine the amount of risk the applicant may pose to our property. This additional level of screening consists of twenty-six factors, including type, recency, and the number of offenses, all of which are considered to make a fair and objective decision.

 

Pet Breed Restrictions: Pet restrictions apply to breed type and size and are subject to approval. You will be required to pay a non-refundable pet fee of $350 for 1 pet, $500 for 2 pets, and $700 for 3 pets (maximum allowed).*

However, service and companion animals that assist residents with special needs will always be accepted, provided documentation is submitted. A pet deposit will not be charged for service and companion animals. Please consider the following breeds “unacceptable”: 

 

  • Akita
  • Bullmastiff or Mastiff
  • Chow
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • American Bulldog

  • Doberman
  • German Shepherd
  • Husky
  • Presa Canario

  • Siberian Husky
  • Staffordshire Terrier
  • Wolf Dog/Wolf Hybrid
  • Bull Terrier

  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Rottweiler
  • Any combination of these
    or any dog that has any
    of the above breeds linage

Fees

  • Application fee(s) -The maximum allowed by state, up to and not to exceed $45 non-refundable fee charged per adult* (all occupants 18 years or older who will occupy the property for a minimum of 20% of the duration of the lease)
  • Administrative fee – $50 due upon approved move-in date
  • Holding fee – This deposit is to remove the home from the market and place a temporary hold on the property. This fee is typically equal to 1 month of the rental payment but is subject to a higher amount as per qualification guidelines. When you move in, this deposit transfers to your security deposit.
  • Pet fee(s) – if applicable, this fee will be due when the administrative fee is due.*

To calculate your prorated rent amount that will be due prior to move-in, Click Here.

Disclosures

ResiHome does business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law (The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988). Agents understand that it is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or National Origin. This applies in the sale or rental of housing or residential lots. It also applies to advertising, the sale or rental of housing and the financing or appraisal process. In addition, blockbusting is illegal. To assure residents or buyers that we don’t discriminate, we display Equal Housing Opportunity posters in our office and have its logo printed on our application forms.

*By submitting this application, applicant(s) acknowledge(s) and accepts the lease application will be approved or rejected on the basis of the information above. Falsification of any information on the lease application, provided documentation, or incomplete documentation will result in a decline of the application. Applicant(s) also agree(s) to submit all documents necessary to complete the application within 72 hours of the application date. All information must be verifiable. Failure to provide the documentation will result in a declined application and forfeit of all fees paid to reserve the home.

*Applications and pet fees do not apply in all states.