APPLICATION PROCESS / SCREENING CRITERIA
Please Read All Information – Application Fee Non-Refundable
Application Fee: $60 per adult
– I UNDERSTAND THERE IS A $100 LEASE ADMINISTRATION FEE.
*If approved Lease Administration Fee is due at lease signing. One fee per household.
$60 APPLICATION FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE UPON APPLICATION SUBMISSION.
Thank you for applying with JC Crossing Inc. for your housing needs. In order to better serve you, we feel it is imperative that you are made aware of and fully understand our application process and screening criteria.
Required for Pet Owners:
If you have a pet(s) there is an additional per pet screening charge which is administered by a third-party pet screening tool. First pet is $20 to register, additional pet $15. These charges are non-refundable. *No charge applies for service animals.
- Occupancy will also be contingent on the results we receive back from the pet screening application(s) above.
- No dogs under 1 year old
- 2 Pet Maximum (Owner Must Approve Any Exceptions)
- Cats must be declawed and neutered
We are licensed real estate agents in the state of Texas, and we represent the Owner. 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.
We do not pre-screen Applications. Applicants are required to pre-screen themselves with the following criteria and will need to meet the requirements below. If you feel you meet these minimum requirements, you are encouraged to apply.
Non-Refundable Application Fee: $60 per adult. Before going any further in applying for this home – there is a $60 application fee per adult to complete this application. Everyone that is going to occupy the property that is eighteen (18) years of age or older must fill out a separate application and submit a $60 non-refundable application fee. *Primary applicant will be prompted to invite all other occupants over 18 to the application. Texas Law requires each occupant over 18 to complete an application.
JC Crossing, Inc. is committed to equal housing and we fully comply with the Federal Fair Housing Act (FFHA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). We do not discriminate against persons because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We also comply with all state and local fair housing laws. We offer application forms to everyone who requests one.
ATTN: Roommates must qualify independently from each other. Meaning incomes will not be combined to meet approval requirements; each roommate must qualify as if they are the only applicant. (*Does not apply to spouses)
– THE OWNER MUST APPROVE ALL ROOMMATE SITUATIONS.
– PARTIAL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
– APPROVAL–DENIAL TAKES APPROXIMATELY 1– 4 BUSINESS DAYS.
– IF APPROVED – DEPOSIT & 1ST MONTH RENT MUST BE IN CERTIFIED FUNDS. THE LEASE MUST BE SIGNED AND FUNDS SUBMITTED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF APPROVAL.
*APPLICATIONS ARE PROCESSED IN THE ORDER THEY ARE RECEIVED*
Approval is based on seven factors:
– Income verification
– Employment verification/history
– Residence history
– Credit history
– Criminal background check
– Terrorist database search
Each applicant is required to provide a copy of a legible Government issued photo I.D. You will be prompted to upload Identification when applying.
Gross monthly income should be at least three (3) times the monthly rent and verifiable from an unbiased source: i.e. – 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.
We require verifiable employment history for at least the past three (3) years. 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.
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 residence for the previous 3-5 years. Rental history must be verified from unbiased sources. (Cannot be from family or relatives.) Home ownership will be verified from a current credit report.
– We 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.
We will obtain a copy of your credit report. You cannot provide this to us, we will obtain this ourselves. Credit history should show that the resident has paid bills on time and does not have a history of debt “write-offs” or accounts that have gone into collection. Money owed to a previous landlord or utility company is cause for denial. Residency may also be denied due to poor credit history. Home Owner may decline to accept a Guarantor/Co-Signer.
Criminal, Sex Offense, and Terrorist Database Check:
We abide by principles of equal opportunity and welcome all responsible renters into our homes. We check Criminal, Sex Offense, and Terrorist databases for all occupants over 18. If you have a felony conviction within the last ten years that involves the manufacture or distribution of a controlled substance or felonies resulting in bodily harm (such as murder, rape, arson), intentional damage or destruction of property or a sexually related offense of any nature, your application will be denied. For all other types of offense, an exception may be made for type and/or age of offense. Please provide property manager with details prior to submitting this application.
*You have the right to appeal any decision we make in this regard by providing additional information within 14 days of the day your application was denied.
Rental Criteria for Pets: (Does Not Apply to Service Animals)
$200.00 non-refundable pet fee per pet plus a $100.00 non-refundable Pet Processing Fee per pet. No aggressive or vicious dogs will be accepted. Dogs may be rejected if they are fully or partially of the following breeds:
Bull Terrier (mini or full size)
Any combination of these
No dogs under 1 year old
2 Pet Maximum (Owner Must Approve Any Exceptions)
Occupancy will also be contingent on the results we receive back from the pet screening application(s) above.
Tenants will be evicted for misrepresenting any of the above type of dog, as well as for being in possession of any poisonous, dangerous, endangered species or otherwise illegal pet. Our pet policies are strictly enforced, and any breach will be grounds for termination of your lease agreement at tenant’s expense. We accept pets under 30 pounds. (Any exceptions will be at the owner’s discretion.) *This does not apply to Service animals. The owner may reject any pet not mentioned above except service animals. A signed Pet Agreement is required and will be attached to the lease. Any breach of the pet policies will be grounds for termination of your lease and/or forfeit of your security deposit. All birds must be confined to cages and not allowed to reside outside their cage. No ferrets, reptiles or rodents of any kind are permitted as pets. Fish tanks and aquariums greater than 10 gallons are not permitted.
NO SMOKING: Smoking prohibited inside and within 30ft of home or garage.
Applicant or an appointed representative named by letter must physically view the property prior to submitting the application for rental. The representative must be someone other than the showing agent. Landlord makes no express or implied warranties as to the property’s condition. Please list on the application any applicant requests for landlord to consider regarding repairs or treatments should both parties enter into a lease. While we make every effort to describe our rental properties accurately, changes can and do take place. Tenants should verify schools, pets, features, etc. Listings do not constitute a guarantee of the facts stated. You should personally inspect the property before signing the lease agreement! School enrollment concerns should be investigated prior to submitting your application. Please verify the school information with the school district, enrollments get capped and designation boundaries may change. Applicants should satisfy their concerns regarding crime statistics or the presence of any sex offenders in the area, before submitting an application. This information is available free of charge on the internet at the following sites:
Sex Offenders: www.txdps.state.tx.us
San Antonio Area Crime Stats:
REASONS FOR DENIAL OF APPLICATIONS:
– Falsification of application by any applicant
– If we are unable to verify your information
– Incomplete application by any applicant
– Insufficient income
– Insufficient time on job
– Criminal conviction history committed by any applicant or by other occupants. (including minors) who plan to live in unit.
– Poor credit history of any applicant (credit reports are obtained; previous
bankruptcy requires an additional security deposit equal to one month’s rent)
– Poor rental profile of any applicant (previous and past rental history reports are obtained). Examples include:
* Non-payment or frequent late payment of rent
* Failure to give proper notice
* If you have allowed any person(s), not on the lease to reside on the
*If you have recently received a 3 day notice to vacate
* If you have an unpaid collection or judgement filed by a property
* Reported Drug Use
* Poor supervision of applicant’s children
* Unruly or destructive behavior by applicant, applicant’s family or guest
* Violence to persons or property by applicant, applicant’s family or guest
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, familial status, sexual orientation or gender identity.
As a condition of our lease, we require residents carry liability insurance ($100,000) for damage to the landlord’s property during the term of their lease. To satisfy this lease requirement, you must sign up for Renters Insurance and provide proof of coverage. Having Renters Insurance not only meets your lease requirement, it also protects your personal belongings from theft or damage. If you do not currently have Renter’s Insurance, consider looking into a policy with your auto insurance provider for multi-line discounts. COST: Depends on your provider. There will be an Addendum attached that becomes a part of the Residential Lease Agreement.
For the duration of the Lease Agreement, Lessee is required to maintain and provide the following minimum required insurance
coverage: $100,000 Limit of Liability for Lessee’s legal liability for damage to the landlord’s property for no less than the following causes of loss: fire, smoke, explosion, water damage, backup or overflow of sewer – drain or sump. Tenant’s appliance failure – Tenant must have a Water Damage Endorsement. Tenant is fully liable for damage caused by appliance failure.
Lessee is required to furnish Lessor with evidence of Required Insurance prior to occupancy of leased premises and at the time of each lease renewal period. If at any time, Lessee does not have Required Insurance, Lessee is in breach of the Lease Agreement and Lessor shall have, in addition to any other rights under the Lease Agreement, the right but not the obligation to purchase Required Insurance coverage and seek reimbursement from the Lessee for all costs and expenses associated with such purchase.
Disabled Accessibility Concerns:
Should be submitted in writing to the property manager. We must obtain Owner approval to allow modification of the premises. All modifications are at the expense of the disabled person, and the disabled person must agree to restore the premises, at their own expense, to the pre-modified condition (provided the modification would affect the use and enjoyment of the premises for future residents).
Written proposals detailing the extent of the work to be done. Written assurances that the work is to be performed in a professional manner by a licensed/bonded contractor. Written approval from the landlord before modifications are made. Appropriate building permits and required licenses made available for the landlord’s inspection. A restoration deposit may be required per Fair Housing guidelines.
ATTN: Have the Following Documents Ready to Upload When Applying:
– Government issued photo I.D.
– Proof of Income – pay stubs, bank statements, etc.
– Picture of each pet that will occupy property (if applicable)
– Failure to upload or email these documents will delay the processing of your application
– If you have trouble uploading documents please email documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Acknowledgement and Representation:
The following Application Agreement will be signed by all applicants prior to signing a lease contract. While some of the information below may not yet be applicable to your situation, there are some provisions that may become applicable prior to signing a lease contract. In order to continue with this online application, you’ll need to review the Application Agreement carefully and acknowledge that you accept its terms.
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