Applicant Screening Policies and Procedures
We appreciate your interest in renting from 221 Property Services, Inc. Please review the list of criteria that we use for applicant screening, if you meet the criteria, we welcome you to apply.
Complete Application (From every adult): Each applicant must submit an individual application with proper references. Joint applicants may provide joint references. A non-refundable application fee is required from every person age 18 or older who will be residing in the rental unit, regardless of familial status. Incomplete applications will be processed, however, applicants will be provided a list of any missing items/information. If the applicant does not provide missing items/information within the timeframe provided, the application will be declined and the application fee will not be refunded.
Pets/Service Animals: If the rental you have selected allows pet(s) you MUST provide a picture of your pet(s), copy of the paperwork from a veterinarian that states the pet(s) are current with vaccinations and listing breed, age, weight, and the name of the pet(s). An additional security deposit and pet rent will apply if approved. If you have a service animal, we use a third-party service animal screening service, PetScreening.com, to manage your animal’s information. All service animals must have an active, fully completed account on Petscreening.com. Pet Profiles are FREE for accommodation requests for assistance animals. To complete your pet profile(s), visit our custom page at https://221.petscreening.com/.
Identification: Applicants must provide a social security number, and current government-issued identification, which includes a photo.
Prior Rental History: A minimum of three years of rental history from current and/or previous landlords and references from unbiased/unrelated sources are required. If we are unable to verify your prior rental history, your application may be denied. Five-year eviction-free history is required. Past-due balances will be grounds for denial. Two or more notices for non-payment of rent within one year will result in denial of the application. Rental history reflecting negative comments will result in denial of the application.
Sufficient Income/Resources: Your household income and/or financial resources must equal at least three times the monthly rent. Employment must be verified by presenting 30-days of recent paycheck stubs. Your employer will be contacted to verify employment and income. If you are self-employed, you must provide income tax documents from the two most recent tax years to verify your income as well as three recent bank statements. Applicants with verifiable housing assistance must meet income qualifications based on their portion of the rent. Bank account balances may be used as financial resource qualification with proper documentation and proper balance to rent ratio based on the term of the lease.
Credit History: A credit score of 600 or higher on a consumer credit report is required from each applicant. Negative or adverse debt or unpaid accounts in collections could result in denial of the application or may require an additional security deposit.
Criminal Background: A conviction, guilty plea or no contest plea in the past five years for the manufacturing or distribution of a controlled substance, or any type of crime that could be considered a threat to others or the property will result in denial of the application.
Number of Occupants: In accordance with ORS 90.262, the Manager has adopted a maximum occupancy rule of no more than two people per bedroom.
Vehicles: If the vehicles possessed by the applicant exceed the amount allowed at the dwelling, the application may be denied.
Renter’s Insurance: Tenant(s) are required to provide proof of renter’s insurance with a minimum of $100,000.00 liability & 221 Property Services, Inc listed as an interested party. There are exceptions based on income in accordance with ORS 90.222: If the household income of the tenant/s is equal to or less than 50% of the area median income, adjusted for family size as measured up to a five-person family, as determined by the State Housing based on information from the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development or if the tenant/s dwelling has been subsidized with public funds.
Co-Signers: 221 Property Services, Inc does not allow co-signers, all applicants must meet our screening criteria on their own.
Deposit To Hold: If your application is approved, we will require you to sign a Deposit to Hold Agreement and pay a deposit to guarantee and hold the unit. A deposit to hold will hold the unit for up to seven (7) days from the date of approval or availability of the property. If for any reason you fail to execute a rental agreement, you will forfeit any deposit to hold, per ORS 90.297. If your Deposit to Hold Agreement and payment is not received within 24 hours after being approved, we reserve the right to market the property for rent and screen additional applicants. All deposits must be paid with certified funds.
- ALL AGREEMENTS WILL HAVE AN INITIAL LEASE TERM OF 6+ MONTHS AND THEN CONVERT TO A MONTH-TO-MONTH AGREEMENT.
- GROWING MARIJUANA IS NOT ALLOWED AT ANY OF OUR RENTAL PROPERTIES.
If your demeanor at any point during the application process is overly aggressive, confrontational, rude or unprofessional we may deny your application.
221 Property Services, Inc does business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law and welcomes persons of all race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.