Thank you for your interest in applying for one of our apartments! At Realty Edge, we take our tenant screening very seriously. As such, we adhere to a strict tenant screening policy to make sure we get the best quality tenant.
Anyone over the age of 18 living in the home is required to fill out a rental application. We have a strict “no blanks” policy on our applications. Every field requires an answer. In addition, we will need a copy of a government issued photo identification (driver’s license, non-driver’s identification card, passport, military ID) to prevent identity theft.
When turning in your rental application, we will also require proof of income in the form of pay stubs, a verifiable new hire letter, social security statement, bank statement, retirement statement, or other proof of income as deemed acceptable by our staff.
Every applicant must meet our minimum requirements. These requirements are:
1. Combined Net Income of All Applicants Must Be Three Times the Monthly Rent
2. Applicant Must Have Good References (Landlord and Personal)
3. Applicant Can Not Have Any Evictions On Their Record Or Eviction Proceedings Filed Against Them.
4. Tenant Must Have A Clean Background Check
5. Tenant Must Have A Credit Score Of 620.
At the time the application is submitted, the Applicant agrees to pay an application fee of $200.00. If the Applicant is accepted, the entire fee is applied to the Security Deposit. If the Applicant is not accepted, $40.00 per Applicant will be deducted from the application fee and the remainder will be returned. If any information on this application is falsified, the Applicant forfeits the entire application fee. If Applicant is approved for the apartment and subsequently does not move in, all funds are forfeited.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN HOUSING STATEMENT
All real estate advertised herein is subject to the federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination.”
We will not knowingly accept or permit any advertisement for real estate that is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.
When it comes to buying, selling or leasing a home or renting an apartment, several state and federal laws were enacted to ensure the equal opportunity in housing for all people. The Civil Rights Act of 1966 prohibits all racial discrimination in the sale or rental of property. Moreover, the Fair Housing Act declares a national policy of fair housing throughout the United States, making illegal any discrimination in the sale, lease or rental of housing, or making housing otherwise unavailable, because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
Other laws also impact the purchase, sale or lease of a home or renting an apartment. Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in places of public accommodations and commercial facilities. The Equal Credit Opportunity Act makes discrimination unlawful with respect to any aspect of a credit application on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or because all or part of the applicantâ€™s income derives from any public assistance program.
In addition, state and local laws often provide broader coverage and prohibit discrimination based on additional classes not covered by federal law.
As someone seeking to purchase a home or rent an apartment, you have the right to expect that housing will be available to you without discrimination or other limitations based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. This includes the right to expect equal professional service, the opportunity to consider a broad range of housing choices, no discriminatory limitations on communities or locations of housing, no discrimination in the financing, appraising, or insuring of housing, reasonable accommodations in rules, practices and procedures for persons with disabilities, and to be free from harassment or intimidation for exercising your fair housing rights
IF YOU SUSPECT DISCRIMINATION
Complaints alleging discrimination in housing may be filed with the nearest office of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), or by calling HUD’s toll free number, 1-800-669-9777 (voice), or 1-800-543-8294 (TDD).
You can contact HUD on the internet at http://www.hud.gov/complaints/index.cfm