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If you are serious about finding a rental in the Port Angeles area, please read the criteria on this page. To get started, contact us directly, or start our online application process.

Before you fill out the online application, please read:


RESIDENTIAL RENTAL CRITERIA

THIS COMPANY DOES NOT ACCEPT REUSABLE TENANT SCREENING REPORTS

REQUIREMENTS
  • Fully completed application with a non-refundable fee of $54 for each applicant Payable by credit/debit card only (Includes $3 Credit Card/Debit Processing Fee)
  • Each applicant will apply online  and provide: 1) Copy of government issued photo ID; 2) Documents proving income is 3 times rent amount; 3) WA State Fair Tenant Screening Act signature page; 4) Pet Policy signature page and photo of pet (if applicable); 5) Special Accommodations form (when applicable); 6) Law of Real Estate Agency form signature page; 7) Credit card authorization for screening fee.
  • Multiple applicants are accepted or denied as a unit.
  • All residents 18 years of age or older must be screened and approved in order to reside on the premises.
  • Make first payment(s) towards deposit/first month’s rent in advance of move-in.
  • Furnish 36 months positive, consecutive, objective rental references from previous landlords/owners or provide other acceptable references.
  • Good credit standing. Reports with on-going credit problems may be rejected. Credit Reports pulled for the purpose of Tenant Screening are a “Hard-Hit” per credit bureaus.
  • Premises used for living purposes only.
  • Government issued photo ID of each applicant (see attached Suggested Alternative Documents for Immigrant Population form)
POTENTIAL DISQUALIFIERS
  • History of property destruction. (When history is older than 3 years and proof of payment in full is provided, higher deposit may be accepted to qualify.)
  • Debt owed to previous landlord(s)/owner(s).
  • Prior evictions
  • Exceed HUD occupancy standards.
  • Crimes against another person or property damage – When Criminal Records are included in screening report additional review required. We will engage applicant and gather more information needed to establish qualifications.
  • Falsifying information or omission of material fact.
  • Incomplete rental application.
  • History of rodent & bug infestation or damage.
OTHER
  • Pets allowed at manager’s discretion. We reserve the right to meet animal before lease signing.
  • Service/Companion Animals accepted with confirmation of the disability related need.
  • Screened and qualified co-signers may be accepted in some cases. Co-signer screenings cost $34.00
  • All properties are “no smoking” inside units.
  • Proof of Renters Insurance with Properties by Landmark, Inc. listed as an “additional interest” on the policy. (Personal Liability Limit minimum $300,000 and Medical minimum $5,000)

PROPERTIES BY LANDMARK

 Tenant Screening Criteria

When reviewing a Rental Application and Tenant Screening Report we will consider: Extenuating circumstances (temporary loss of job, medical reasons, family emergencies, etc.). Applicant’s screening report will be reviewed for the following adverse information. Residential rental criteria apply to both Applicant and Household Members. FCRA, State and Federal laws for reporting court records will apply. When Criminal Records are included in screening report additional review required. We will engage applicant (individual assessment invitation) and gather more information needed to establish qualifications.

 

Approval #1: 1 or 2 of the following will require an additional 50% of the security deposit amount, payable at lease signing. 3 or more of the following will likely result in a decline:

___CREDIT: No credit score (due to having little or no credit established)

___CREDIT: A discharged bankruptcy in the last 3 years

___CREDIT: Collections totaling no more than $5,000 (includes unpaid civil judgment & liens, but excludes medical   

      collections)

___Monthly income falls short of the required “3 times the rental amount” by an amount not exceeding $200
___Rental reference(s) provided by relatives

___Rental reference(s) are incomplete (not enough information given to determine risk)
___An otherwise good rental reference shows no more than 2 late rent payments, or shows no more than 1 NSF check

      within one calendar year

 

Approval #2: 1 or 2 of the following will require an additional 100% of the security deposit amount payable at lease signing. 3 or more of the following will likely result in a decline:

___CREDIT: A credit score below 600 for reasons other than having little or no credit established
___CREDIT: Collections totaling more than $5,000 (includes unpaid civil judgments & liens, but excludes medical

      collections)

___CREDIT: Collections by utility companies, (e.g., telephone, garbage, electricity, TV, water co., etc.)

___CREDIT: Vehicle repossession

___Both rental references cannot be obtained

___Any instance of improper Notice of Intent to Vacate or lease broken by the applicant

___Any instance of unauthorized pets or persons occupying a unit rented to the applicant

___Any Notice to Pay or Vacate during a tenancy (but otherwise good rental reference)

___Any employment situation (by which income necessary to qualify) that is temporary in nature

___Any employment situation whereby applicant is soon to be terminated

___More than 75% of a security, damage, cleaning deposit was not refunded

 

One or more of the following may be sufficient to decline:

___CREDIT: Open bankruptcy

___CREDIT: Collection from a landlord

___CREDIT: Collections in the combined amount exceeding $25,000 (includes unpaid civil judgments & liens)

___CREDIT: A credit score of less than 500 (as a result of poor management of credit)

___Falsified/misleading/insufficient information on the application, or omission of a material fact

___Refusal, or inability to provide legitimate documents proving income or savings necessary to meet income guidelines

___A negative and/or incomplete rental reference

___Money owed to a prior landlord

___Eviction in the last 7 years

___More than one Notice to Pay or Vacate served on applicant

___Any household member who is a registered sex offender – Lifetime Registration

___Active warrant for arrest of applicant

___Conviction for the manufacturing or production of a Federally controlled substance

___Conviction for the possession or sale of a controlled substance and/or drug paraphernalia in last 7 years

___Conviction(s) for theft, burglary robbery, serious offense, or a crime of violence as defined in RCW 9.41.010

___Certain circumstances surrounding the issue by a former Landlord of Notice to Comply

___Applicant is unwilling to cooperate with the application process (as determined by the manager or screening company)

___History of convictions for damage to person(s) and/or property.

___History of disruptive, malicious, violent behavior that may interfere with the peace and quietude of the community.

___Lack of 36 months of verifiable, objective, concurrent, positive RENTAL HISTORY.