LEASING PROCESS

Leasing Process

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We market our properties mainly on our website, but you can also find listings on our social media sites - Facebook & Instagram.

Some people advertise their units for sublease on sites such as Facebook and Craigslist. We do not advertise for people who want to sublease, but we do handle the document drafting and signing process.

Apply

Every person above the age of 18 who intends to live in the property must submit an application.

You can apply for a specific property by viewing our open listings on our website and clicking "apply," or you can submit a general application from the tab on the main page of our website.

If you don't have a social security number (non-US residents), you can enter 111-11-1111 where it is requested. You will later be prompted to upload a copy of your passport, visa, and I-20.

If you are a student, you will need a guarantor to also submit an application. It will be the exact same application that you filled out, but at the beginning the guarantor will check a box that says “co-signer.”

Fee & Screening

Every person who will be listed on the lease needs to apply and will be required to pay the $49 application fee before submitting the application. This money pays for the background check.

We use our property management software to run a credit history, criminal background, and rental history check.

Draft

This is our part. Here we may ask how long of a lease term you are looking for, specifics about your pets, if you have any dependents, etc.

We send out leases via AppFolio once we are finished drafting. It will be sent to the emails of all tenants and guarantors (if there are any).

Sign

Each person who is required to sign will receive an email prompting them to do so through the software our company uses, AppFolio.

All parties included in a joint transaction need to sign before the lease becomes binding.

Reconditioning & Admin Fee

You will be able to pay the reconditioning fee and the admin fee through your online portal on AppFolio.

Damage Waiver

You will be prompted to sign a Damage Waiver (POPIC) during the lease signing process. This will automatically enroll you into the POPIC program and you will be charged $13/month. If you wish to obtain your own renter’s insurance policy, you will need to upload that by following the steps listed on the aforementioned POPIC document. See our Damage Waiver Protection FAQ

Utilities

Required utilities need to be set up to begin in the tenants' names on the first day of the lease. The move-in letter sent out prior to your lease start date will list applicable utilities for you to set up.

We have a list of utility company contact info that we send out prior to the lease start date. You can also find these contacts on our Facebook or Instagram pages.