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Leasing Criteria

United Apartment Group is committed to compliance with all federal, state and local fair housing color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, handicap or any other state or locally protected classification. All applicants and co-applicants must be 18 and over unless protected by the familial status per the Fair Housing amendment. All adult members of the household must complete a Rental Application and each applicant must pay the application fee at the time of application submission. Third party written verification may be obtained to certify household claim.
United Apartment Group uses verifiable information provided by an applicant and Leasing Desk Screening program to determine whether an applicant qualifies and what if any conditions may apply. Our Rental Criteria requires all applicants to meet the following criteria in order to qualify for housing at our community. Please note that these are the current rental criteria and nothing in these requirements shall constitute a guarantee or representation by our community that all residents and occupants currently residing in our community have met these requirements. There may be residents and occupants that have resided here prior to these requirements going into effect. Additionally, our ability to verify whether these requirements are met is limited to the information we received from various applicant reporting services.

Please review this information before filling out an application and paying an application fee, which is non-refundable.

All persons applying for an apartment must have a verifiable source of income in a gross amount of no less than two and a half 2.5 times the gross rental rate. In the event of multiple applicants/roommates combined information may be considered and may require an additional Opportunity Fee and/or Guarantor. Acceptable proof of income is as follows:

  • Pay stubs or job offer (on company letterhead) with salary
  • Most recent tax return
  • Prior three months of bank statements or money transfer receipts
  • Child support or alimony when directed by a court
  • Grants, pensions, trust funds
  • GI benefits, disability, social security

All persons applying for an apartment must have six months of verifiable, satisfactory past history. An eviction or foreclosure could constitute cause for denial. Less than six months of history may require an additional Opportunity Fee and/or Guarantor. Satisfactory history includes the following:

  • No more than one late payment or NSF in a 6-month period
  • Lease term fulfilled
  • No lease violations
  • Residence left in satisfactory condition
  • Proper notice to vacate given

All persons applying for an apartment must have established retail credit in good standing for the past two years. Lack of established credit or more than 50% negative credit may require an additional Opportunity Fee and/or Guarantor. Negative credit includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Past due accounts
  • Judgments
  • Liens
  • Write offs
  • Balance to a rental community or mortgage company (regardless of date)
  • Unresolved bankruptcy (regardless of date)

A criminal background check will be conducted for each applicant 18 years of age and older. It is our policy to review applicants who pass all other rental criteria. Applicants with felony convictions or serious misdemeanor convictions for crimes against persons or property, drugs, assaults, weapons or crimes of a sexual nature may result in a denial of your application. The review process may require the applicant to complete additional paperwork for further review of the crime itself. We have a screening process that bases its conditional approvals upon the type of criminal conduct, age of conviction and history after conviction.

A guarantor will be considered for lack of employment/income, rental history or credit. Guarantors will not be accepted as a substitute for unsatisfactory rental history or criminal background. Guarantors must meet all the qualifications listed above with the qualifying income increased to five times the rental rate.

Foreign nationals will be required to complete a supplemental rental application for non-US citizens. Foreign nationals living or working in the United States must provide either a valid Social Security Number or a valid passport with stamped identification of entry date into the United States. Income will be verified with letter of intent, work visa, work petition or verification of funds in a United States Bank.

The maximum number of occupants permitted to dwell in an apartment shall not exceed the following Occupancy Guidelines:
Apartment Home Size = Maximum # of Occupants
Studio/Efficiency = Two Persons, One Bedroom = 3 Persons, Two Bedroom = 5 Persons, Three Bedroom = 7 Persons

United Apartment Group requires electronic funds for your monthly rental payments. The management office does not accept checks, cash or money orders. You must make arrangements and create your account via our resident portal on our community website. In the event that you must make a payment directly to our management office, a convenience fee will be assessed.

Valid government-issued photo identification will need to be presented by all applicants, guarantors and occupants over the age of 18. Our privacy policy is available to you upon request.

An Additional deposit and fee will be required for animals accepted within the accepted weight limits. Non-acceptable canine breeds are: Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Dobermans, German Shepherds, Husky, Malamute, Akita, Wolf- Hybrid, St. Bernard, Great Danes, Chows, Bull Mastiff and Standard Poodles. Unless proper documentation is provided in advance that the pet is a service animal and reasonable accommodation has been requested. Only two pets per apartment are allowed. There is a $300.00 non-refundable pet fee with a $15.00 monthly pet rent; two pets requires a $600.00 nonrefundable pet fee with a $30.00 monthly pet rent. A pet agreement on file is required.

Utilities applicable as stipulated in the lease contract.

Equal Housing Opportunity:
We do business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Laws (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended by Fair Housing Community Development Act of 1974). It is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status.

"I hereby authorize United Apartment Group to obtain a consumer report, and any other information it deems necessary for the purpose of evaluating my application. I understand that such information may include, but is not limited to, credit history, civil and criminal information, records of arrests, rental history, employment/salary details, vehicle records, licensing records, and/or any other necessary information. I hereby expressly release United Apartment Group, and any procurer or furnisher of such information, and understand that my application information may be provided to various local, state and/or federal government agencies, including without limitation, various law enforcement agencies. I authorize United Apartment Group to bill my account for all fees associated with processing my application. By signing this document you acknowledge that you have had the opportunity to review the Rental Criteria. If you do not meet the rental criteria or have submitted incomplete or falsified application may lead to rejection of your application or immediate termination of your lease and any fees associated with processing the application will be forfeited as liquidated damages. This community will operate under an affirmative marketing plan. All Fair Housing Laws will be followed." I/We have read and understand the above rental criteria and authorize verification of the application information. I/We agree to all terms above.

I/We have read and understand the rental criteria for this community.

Please choose "I Agree" to continue to the application.

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