APPLICATION QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES 

Qualifying for one of our properties is collectively based on the following:

    • Good credit history (based on credit report details and FICO score)
    • Total Combined Income must be approximately 3 times the monthly rent
    • Verifiable Residency
    • No evictions (verified through the Unlawful Detainer Registry)
    • Proper notice to vacate at current and previous residence
    • No funds owed to prior rental
    • Three years of verifiable residency required.
    • Once applied you have 1 business day to turn in all necessary supporting documents
    • Provide the minimum requiredTenant Liability or Renter Insurance- Resident will not be able to move in without this
Risk Rating Option
Low Risk Five Stars Stated Deposit
Medium to Low Risk Four Stars Stated Deposit
Medium Risk Three Stars Stated Deposit Plus $500
Medium to High Risk Two Stars Double Stated Deposit
High Risk One Star Automatic Deny

The above will give you a general idea of what will be expected for each risk range. Co-signers or extra deposit may vary.

*If an applicant has either insufficient employment or rental history; a co-signer will be required. The co-signer must meet all of the above criteria and complete and application.  Acceptance of the Co-signer is subject to approval by the property owner.

CHECKLIST FOR APPLICANTS

Completely fill out the online application or FBS Rental Application as soon as possible. Regarding employment and rental history; do not leave any blanks. Be as detailed as possible to expedite the application process.Do not forget to sign the application. Provide copies of verifiable income. Pay stubs, bank statements, social security statements, and letters from employers, etc.Bring cash or money order made payable to Fjellestad Barrett & Short.

Non-refundable Application Fee is $41.00. An application is required for all occupants over the age of 18

APPROVAL PROCESS

Once approved, you will be notified by phone.  In order for us to hold the unit for you and remove it from the rental market, we require a holding deposit within (1) business day of your approval. The holding deposit will be equal to the amount of the security deposit. If you decide to cancel for any reason, you may forfeit all or a portion of your deposit in lieu of market time lost. At the time of receiving the holding deposit, we will coordinate the signing of the lease and the date of transfer of possession with you.
If denied, you will be notified in writing.  You will be provided information about obtaining copies of your credit report, as indicated by law. Residents must have an email address and will be required to electronically sign the lease.

MOVE-IN FUNDS POLICY

Cash will only be accepted for application fees. Security Deposit and First Month’s rent must be paid in certified funds.  Certified Funds are money orders or cashier’s checks.  Please make payable to FBS Property Management. You may begin using personal checks after initial move-in funds are received, in accordance with the terms of the lease.

Proof of Tenant Liability or Renter Insurance is required at move in. Please note: All residents must be listed on any provided renter insurance, as well as FBS added as additional interest for it to be considered valid and no charges to apply. Failure to do so will result in a $9.50 charge until rectified. This amount cannot be pro-rated.

An electronic lease will be emailed to you within 24 hours of receiving deposit. All residents must sign within 72 hours of being sent, or the lease will be rescinded.

Please know that we will do our best to have keys ready as soon as possible. Key pick up will likely fall between 1:00pm and 5:00pm on your move in day. Please expect an hour at our office to finish all paperwork.

DISCLAIMER NOTE: Each property and property owner’s criteria may vary from these guidelines.