RESIDENT SCREENING/OCCUPANCY STANDARDS

A Resident Screening/Occupancy Standards Policy should be read by every applicant and located in a space that is convenient for all applicants to see. These are the standardized screening/occupancy standards, which will be enforced on a uniform basis with all residents.
1. HOUSING APPLICATION
All prospective residents must complete a rental application, pay a $25.00 non-refundable application fee ($35.00 if we need an out-of-state criminal check), and provide a separate check or money order in the full amount of a pre-lease deposit before an application will be processed.
NOTE: Each applicant 18 years and over needs to fill out a separate application and must pay the required fee.
2. MINIMUM INCOME
Gross household monthly income must equal 2 times the monthly apartment rent. Income from all sources will be considered. If an applicant has insufficient income, a rental application will be considered with a co-signer or an additional deposit. The co-signer must also meet our standards.
3. RENTAL HISTORY
We require applicants to provide 2 full years of address history for verification. We will exclude roommates and relatives as references. If an applicant does not have 2 years of rental history, a rental application will be considered with a co-signer or an additional deposit. The co-signer must also meet our standards.
4. VERIFIABLE INCOME AND CREDIT RECORDS
Unverifiable information is a basis for rejection of an application.

5. OTHER REASONS FOR REJECTION
  • False/incorrect information.
  • Attitude. If an applicant is rude or argumentative, this can be a basis for rejection.
  • Negative or unverifiable references.
  • Prior evictions or a history or problems with prior owners/managers/residents.
  • Poor credit history; i.e., judgments, collection, UD’s or poorly rated accounts.
  • Criminal history.
-For Gross Misdeamors & Felonies – To be accepted - Must be a minimum of 10 years from date of conviction.
-If served more than 10 years in jail – must be out and no further arrests for three years.
6. OCCUPANCY LIMITS
Maximum of 2 people per bedroom.

 

The screening agency we use is:

RHR Information Services, Inc.
701 5th Street South
Hopkins, MN 55343
Ph: 952-545-3953