Tenant Resources

Apply for a Rental

Congratulations-you've found a home you'd like to make your own!  The next step is to complete our online application.  We want to fully inform you during this process.  Things you should know:


  

What You Should Know Before You Apply:

  1. We have taken much of the human error out of property management by utilizing software for our tenants and owners.  You will communicate with us, pay rent, and manage maintenance requests using this software.
  2. Because we utilize online software for rental payment, rent is due the 1st of each month, late on the 2nd of each month. We require you to make all payments electronically as part of the lease agreement unless we instruct you otherwise. There is no additional charge for electronic payment, and payments can be made 24/7.
  3. Upon Approval: Once you are approved, you will be notified by email with instructions on making your online payment and a security deposit that will secure the home off the market on your behalf.
  4. The application fee ($60 per applicant) is non-refundable and collected on-line from each applicant at the time of submission. It is charged regardless if the application has been fully submitted to include supporting documents. The Landlord reserves the right to reject any application not completely submitted within a 24 hour period.
  5. Tenant Handbook – Applicant/Tenant agree that as part of the application and lease that the Tenant Handbook and all terms, policies and agreements shall be incorporated in the application agreement and lease agreement.
  6. You Are Required to View the Property. Applicant or the applicant(s) representative is required to view the property prior to submitting any application. Landlord makes no express or implied warranties as to the Property’s condition.
  7. The relationship between a landlord and tenant is a business relationship. We are licensed real estate agents in the state of Virginia and we represent the Owner exclusively. The relationship between a landlord and tenant is a business relationship. A courteous and businesslike attitude is required from both parties. We reserve the right to refuse rental to anyone who is verbally abusive, swears, is disrespectful, makes threats, has been drinking, is argumentative, or in general displays an attitude at the time of the showing or during the application process that causes management to believe we would not have a positive business relationship
  8. We do not prescreen Applications. Applicants are required to pre-screen themselves with the below criteria and will need to meet the requirements. If after reading all the information below you feel you meet these minimum requirements, you are encouraged to apply.

Application Criteria

 

  • Credit History
    We must obtain a credit report from a third party.  We will not accept a credit report provided by an applicant or their agent.  In general ,we accept credit scores over 650 if all other factors meet our qualification standards.
  • Employment Verification and History
    We require verifiable employment history for at least the past three (2) years, unless you are entering the work force for the first time. You must be a permanent employee (not temporary or probationary). If you are self-employed, retired, or not employed, we can accept such documents as signed tax returns (2 years minimum), bank statements, etc. that provide proof of applicant’s ability to pay the rent. If military, we need a current copy of your LES. If you are active duty military, you must be on an assignment that, to the best of your knowledge, will allow you to complete an initial 12 month lease.  If you are just beginning a job you may provide a signed and dated offer letter on company letterhead from your new employer, provided it is a salaried position.
  • Income Verification
    Net Income should be at least three (3) times the monthly rent and verifiable from an unbiased source: employer through pay stubs, tax returns, and/or bank statements. Self-employed income may also be verified with a CPA-prepared financial statement or tax returns. Your employment history should reflect at least 6 months with your current employer. Transfers or relocations must have correspondence showing an accepted job offer. Any verification fees required by the employer must be paid by applicant. Applicants who do not meet the above employment or income requirements must submit Savings Account statements showing a minimum average balance equal to 8 months of rental payments, for the last 6 months.
  • Rental Verification and History
    We require verifiable residence history for at least three (3) years whether you currently own or rent. Applicants are responsible for providing information including the names, addresses and phone numbers, of Landlords with the dates of tenancy for the previous 3-5 years. Rental history must be verified from unbiased sources. Home ownership will be verified from a current credit report. We can accept base housing as rental history. Any evictions within the previous 5 years will be automatic grounds for denial. Broken leases will be considered on a case-by-case basis and an additional security deposit may be required.
  • Criminal, Sex Offense, and Terrorist Database Check
    We will check these databases for all occupants over 18.Criminal backgrounds with Felonies resulting in bodily harm or intentional damage or destruction of property for example, “arson:” within the last 7 Years or Felonies for illegal manufacture or distribution of a controlled substance within the last seven years or any person required to register as a sex offender are all grounds for denial of an application. **An exception may be made for type and or age of offense, please provide details to the Property Manager.
  • Pet Criteria
    Pet policies vary from one homeowner to another. For each approved pet there will be a pet fee charge of $300 (Pet Fee is Non Refundable) and an additional pet deposit may be due. In Washington, DC there may be a $25-$50 increase in the monthly rent. Some owners do not permit pets, while others restrict type and/or size of pets. No more than two pets per household are permitted without specific owners’ approval.
    Property Insurance Companies do not allow certain particular breeds of dogs, either purebred or mixed. Therefore, dogs fully or partially of the following breeds will be rejected: Akita, American Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Mastiff, Chow, Doberman, German Shepherd, Husky, Presa Canario, Pit Bull, Siberian Husky, Staffordshire Terrier, “Wolf Dog”, Bull Terrier, Pit Bull Terrier, Rottweiler and any combination of these.
    Special consideration is given to “Service Animals” that assist a tenant with special medical needs (proper and current documentation needed).We require with your application, a picture of the pet(s) that will be on the property.
    • No Aquariums larger than 10 Gallons allowed.
    • No ferrets, reptiles or rodents of any kind are permitted as pets.

*Depending on the results of the application, we may request an additional deposit as part of the lease. 

You're Approved!

Once you are approved you will be sent the lease, including the tenant handbook, within 24 hours.  All communication until move in must still be between your agent and Premiere Property Management.  You will be required to sign the lease and pay your deposits online within 24 hours of receipt.  After 48 hours the lease offer may be withdrawn.

Schools

We do not assist in researching or identifying schools-this is to be done by applicants and/or their agent prior to rental application submission to ensure it meets the desired criteria.

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