We appreciate your interest in our properties and look forward to helping you through the rental process. The rental agreement you will eventually sign is governed by the Georgia Real Estate Commission and Georgia State Law.
The application may be completed online by clicking the “Apply Now” button on the property page.
Here are the guidelines we apply to every application we receive. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
We Follow Fair Housing Laws: We will fully comply with the federal fair housing laws and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, familial status (including age), disability, or sex. We will also follow any state and local laws that forbid additional types of discrimination.
Meeting Basic Rental Terms: Applicants must be able to meet our basic rental terms, which include the rent and security deposit, the tenancy start date, and the maximum number of residents for this rental.
Complete and Truthful Applications From All Adults: We require a separate application from every adult who will live in the rental. We will reject applications that contain information that we cannot verify or that are incomplete (if a particular item does not apply to you, be sure to write "n/a" on the line so we know that you did not skip it). We will reject applications that list false information, and will terminate the tenancy of anyone who has made a materially false statement on the application that we discover after accepting the applicant.
Additional Occupants: Only those who have submitted a Rental Application, and any listed minor dependents, may live in the rental. Any proposed additional residents (other than minor children) must go through our application process. Assuming the addition of another resident will not result in overcrowding, we will evaluate proposed additional residents as we do any applicant.
Occupancy Policy: In order to prevent overcrowding, we will determine the maximum number of residents who may live in a rental, in keeping with our state's fair housing laws and taking into consideration any limiting factors inherent in the building or property. The maximum number of occupants is limited to 2 persons per bedroom.
Applicants' Identification: We will need a current photo ID from each adult applicant, such as a driver's license, passport, or military or state identification card. We will need a Social Security number or Individual/Taxpayer's ID number (ITIN) in order to run a credit check. We will handle this information with care and destroy it when it's no longer needed.
We Contact References and Credit Sources and Run a Credit Check. We will speak with current and prior landlords, current employers, and run a credit check on all applicants who advance to that stage of our application-screening process. Applicants who are first-time renters, or who are self-employed, may supply alternate types of references. We will conduct the screening ourselves or hire an independent tenant-screening firm. If you have placed a "freeze" on your credit file, it is your responsibility to lift the freeze to enable us to order your credit report. We strongly urge you to access your credit report (you may get a free report once a year) and check for and correct any inaccuracies, before applying for this rental. Each applicant for whom we run a credit check must pay for this check, in advance.
Financial Responsibility: We rent to applicants who have a history of financial responsibility. Our primary means of evaluating an applicant's financial history is the credit report. If you have a history of delinquent payments or accounts, unpaid debts, or charge-offs (in which a retailer gives up on collection attempts), we may deny your application or ask for additional Security Deposits.
Rental History: We rent to applicants who have a history of being good tenants, which includes paying rent on time, being considerate of rental property and neighbors, and leaving rental property in good shape when vacating. We require satisfactory references from at least two prior landlords or the equivalent from first-time renters (such as recommendations from teachers, school transcripts, or letters from neighbors).
Criminal History: We will ask applicants to list any criminal convictions. We will strive to rent to applicants who demonstrate a history of honest, nonviolent behavior, and will not, to the best of our ability, rent to anyone whom we reasonably conclude poses a current, direct threat to persons or property.
Minimum Income: The combined gross monthly income (before deductions) from all applicants ages 18 and over must be at least three times the monthly rent. Debt-to-income ratio must be low as well. We will verify each applicant's income by asking for pay stubs or tax returns for self-employed applicants. Students or others without an income must supply an acceptable cosigner.
Cosigners or Guarantors: If the gross monthly income of an applicant is not three times the monthly rent, we may, at our option, require a guarantor who lives within the state. The guarantor must submit a separate Rental Application and authorize us to use the screening tools we use for any applicant who intends to live here. We will deduct the guarantor's own housing costs from his or her gross monthly income before we consider the income's sufficiency.
Deposit to Hold Property: If your application is accepted, we will ask you for a deposit to hold the property equal to $800 or 1 month’s rent (whichever is greater), which we will apply in full to the first month's rent when you move in. If you fail to move in after orally accepting our offer or signing a lease or rental agreement within 72 hours, the deposit will be applied to any damages, including lost rent and costs of re-renting, that we may suffer.
Non-approval: We will notify you whether you've been approved within 10 days after the date we receive a completed Application. Your Application will be considered "disapproved" if we fail to notify you of your approval within 10 days after we have received a completed Application. Notification may be in person or by mail or telephone unless you have requested that notification be by mail. You must not assume approval until you receive actual notice of approval.
Refund After Non-approval: If you or any co-applicant is disapproved or deemed disapproved under the Non-approval paragraph above, we'll refund all property hold deposits within 30 days of such disapproval. Refund checks may be made payable to all co-applicants and mailed to one applicant.
Criminal Background Check: We will check available databases to determine whether applicants have been convicted of a crime. We may hire a criminal-background-screening firm to perform this search. This screening will be done subject to restrictions on available data. We do not guarantee that the screening will reflect all criminal history or an applicant's current criminal status. We require your written consent for this check. More information will be provided to you upon request.
Tenant-Screening Firm: We may contract with a tenant-screening firm, which may report on your credit history, character, reputation, personal characteristics, and personal history (including evictions and criminal convictions). This check may involve any state's Law database. We require your written consent for this check and it is part of the application. More information will be provided to you upon request.
Pets: Policies on pets may vary based on the property owner’s preference. In general the following breeds of dogs are not permitted: Rotweilers, Pit Bulls, Dobermans, Chows, or similar breeds. There is a $250.00 non-refundable deposit per pet and $25 additional rent per pet to be paid monthly for properties that allow pets. If your pet causes a serious disruption or damages the property, your tenancy may be terminated.
Smoking: All properties are smoke free in all areas, including tenants' rented spaces. Tenants and their guests must refrain from smoking in or near the rental property.
Residential Use Only: This rental is for residential use only, subject to any federal, state or local laws that apply.
Legal Status in the United States: We will ask every applicant for proof that they are legally in the United States, which may be supplied by showing us a current passport, birth certificate, or valid documentation from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. We will not rent to people who cannot supply such proof.
Lease Term: All leases have a minimum term of 12 months. Multi-year leases may also be negotiated. Leases will automatically renew on an annual basis unless the tenant sends a notice of termination 60 days prior to the renewal date.
Rent Payments: Rent is due on the 1st of the month and late after the 3rd day of the month. We must receive payment before 5:00PM on the 3rd day of the month or a late fee will be accessed. Tenants have the ability to pay online directly from their bank account to make the process easy.
Notice to or from Co-applicants: Any notice we give you or your co-applicant is considered notice to all co-applicants; and any notice from you or your co-applicant is considered notice from all co-applicants.
Keys or Access Devices: We'll furnish keys and/or access devices only after: (1) all parties have signed the contemplated Lease Contract and other rental documents referred to in the Lease Contract; and (2) all applicable rents and security deposits have been paid in full.
Administrative Fees: A nonrefundable administrative fee is to be paid by upon moving into the property according to the following table:
Credit Score Administrative Fee
549 and below Declined*
We will review applications in the order in which we receive them. We will date- and time-stamp each application and begin the review process as soon as possible. We will also note when we have completed our review process.
We will evaluate your application as soon as we can. Usually, the evaluation process takes a few days. We will offer the rental to the most-qualified applicant, and if applicants are equally qualified, we will make an offer to the applicant whose application was received first. We will send written or email notifications to applicants whom we cannot accept.