Application Policy

Application Requirements

All prospective residents that will be living in a given property that are 18 years or older, legally emancipated based on Florida Statute, herein after referred to as "The Applicant", must submit a fully completed, dated and signed residency application and with all fees; Please note that the application must be clearly legible to be accepted. Applicant must provide a state issued photo identification card or a valid drives license, and a social security card. A non refundable application fee of $45.00 will be required for all adult applicants.

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Income Requirements

Applicants must have a combined income of at least three times the monthly rent. We reserve the right to require a co-signer. A minimum of two years residential history is required. Self-employed applicants are required to produce, upon request, two years of tax returns or 1099's. Non employed individuals must provide proof of other income. All sources of other income must be verifiable if needed to qualify for a rental property.

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Credit Reporting

Our company policy is to report all non-compliances with the terms of your rental agreement or failure to pay rent as agreed, or any amounts owed, to any or all of the various credit reporting agencies. Furthermore, we reserve the right to list your name as a tenant in default with all applicable local and national tenant databases, including but not limited to First Advantage Safe Rent, the nation's largest tenant screening database.

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Background Investigation Requirements

A criminal background check is required of all applicants wherein criminal records must contain no convictions for non-violent felonies within the past seven years and no violent offenses nor sexual offenses whatsoever. In the event a record comes back "adjudication withheld" further documentation may be required and applicant maybe denied on this basis.

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Rental/Mortgage History

Previous rental history from landlords must reflect timely payment, sufficient notice of intent to vacate, no formal complaints regarding noise, disturbance or illegal activities, no unpaid NSF checks, and no damage to unit or failure to leave the property clean and without damage at time of lease termination.

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Liability Insurance

Landlord and Tenant shall each be responsible to maintain appropriate insurance for their respective interests in the Premises and personal property located on the Premises. Landlord's property insurance does NOT cover tenant's personal property. Tenant is urged to obtain such personal property insurance.

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Pet Policy

No pets (with the exception of medically necessary pets with physician's note accompanied) of any kind are permitted without specific written permission of landlord in the lease documents, an addendum to the lease, a non-refundable pet fee acceptable to landlord and/or additional pet deposit and/or additional monthly pet rent. Pet rent and deposits are waived for medically necessary pets. Pet rents and/or pet deposits are established on a per property basis.

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Smoking Policy

Agree to a no smoking policy on or within said premises. It should be made clear for all parties involved that smoking is an unauthorized activity in all cases wherein exceptions will not be provided. The unauthorized presence of smoking is clearly considered an absolute violation of any lease agreement and will subject Lessee, i.e. the tenant, to immediate eviction. Furthermore, Lessee will be held financially responsible for all remediation of nicotine presence, including but not limited to within the HVAC Ducting, window fixtures, carpeting and the cleaning and repainting of interior walls and ceilings. Please understand that removing the presence of tobacco smoking or similar combustible like products is a costly endeavor that is in the thousands of dollars.

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Binder Reservation or Good Faith Deposit Requirements

In order for Landlord or agent of said Landlord to hold/reserve any property. Applicant must agree to pay a non-refundable binder. Once a lease agreement has been completed and executed by the Applicant and Landlord, the binder will be applied to the lease as a refundable security deposit required by the lease agreement and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the lease agreement. If the applicant provides false or unverifiable information during the application process or fails to execute a lease agreement and does not take possession of the property in the time specified within the Binder Deposit Agreement, the Applicant forfeits all claims to the binder.

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Liquid Furniture

Liquid furniture is not acceptable in most cases. Some exceptions may be provided in writing by the Landlord if the entire dwelling is on the ground floor and the applicant provides proof of liability and loss insurance naming the owner and property manager, if any, as beneficiary of any claims paid. Furthermore, the applicant is responsible for any loss not covered by insurance in addition to any insurance deductible associated with said insurance coverage. The applicant will be responsible for 100% of any repairs and or replacements that are caused by liquid furniture malfunctions or abuse.

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Occupancy Requirements

The number of occupants must be in compliance with HUD standards in addition to any guidelines promulgated by the covenants and restrictions for the applicable residence. The occupancy guidelines are as follows:

  • No more than 2 persons may occupy a 1 bedroom dwelling
  • No more than 4 persons may occupy a 2 bedroom dwelling
  • No more than 6 persons may occupy a 3 bedroom dwelling
  • No more than 8 persons may occupy a 4 bedroom dwelling

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Parking Requirements

The number of vehicles must be in compliance with the guidelines established by the city, other local government entities, or promulgated by the covenants and restrictions for the applicable residence. Many communities, including condominium and townhome residences do not allow street parking of any sort. Furthermore, the majority of new condominium development explicitly allow for only two cars per household. This same guideline applies for townhomes with one car garage whereby only one car in the garage and only one car on the driveway. No motorcycles can be parked outside. Two car garage townhomes restrict residents to three (3) cars per household, wherein two cars must first be inside the garage before the third can occupy the driveway.

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Outdoor Recreational Devices

Due to the perceived and real liability associated with recreational devices such as trampolines and children's slides, most insurance companies are excluding coverage to policy holders with said devices. Therefore, as a condition of your application acceptance and lease terms, trampolines or slides are not allowed on any property leased through our office – at any point in time. Any violation will be strictly enforced, including removal at the Lessee's expense.

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No Verbal Agreements

All agreements including any exceptions to our policies must be documented in writing to the landlord for consideration. If approval is then given, including for such exceptions, additional security, co-signers, and/or additional advance rent payments may be required. For the protection of all parties involved, no verbal agreements will be executed or honored. All agreements, including addendums, must be in writing and signed by both parties.

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