Should I apply?
What if I have bad credit?
We are mostly worried about evictions and debts to landlords. If you have credit so poor that it is concerning, you may be able to compensate by paying a higher deposit amount.
A pet that the listing says is not allowed?
It can’t hurt to ask. In many cases we can make an exception for applicants with a great rental history, so it would help your case if you have some quality references on file. Also, a higher deposit amount may incentivize us.
An eviction on record?
We will want to talk to that landlord about the circumstances. You will need to include that landlord in your Previous Landlord Reference section in the application so that we can get both your and their version of the story. It may not disqualify you, but without that reference check, we will have to assume the worst.
These and other sort of qualifying questions come up a lot, so here is what you should know.
We tend to grade an application on it’s overall health and we compare our applicants in order to select the tenants with the highest qualifications. If there is little competition, it is more likely that we may approve an application that requires policy exceptions or may have a low grade overall score.
The best advice we can give is for you to understand what is expected in the application process and decide for yourself if you want to apply and possibly compete with other applicants. The market demand and your personal motivations will influence your decisions in ways that will be unique to you. We will be happy to answer your questions about the volume of interest in the unit you are considering applying for.