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Rental Policies for Jeff Wolf Properties, LLC

Here are the guidelines we apply to every application we receive. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Meeting basic rental terms

Applicants must be able to meet our basic rental terms, which include the rent and security deposit, the tenancy start date, the maximum number of residents and pets for this rental and be a non-smoker who respects the smoke-free policy.

We follow fair housing laws

We will fully comply with the federal fair housing laws and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, familial status (including age), disability, or sex. We will also follow any state and local laws that forbid additional types of discrimination.

Complete and truthful applications from all adults

We require a separate application from every adult who will live in the rental. We will reject applications that contain information that we cannot verify or that are incomplete (if a particular item does not apply to you, be sure to write "n/a" on the line so we know that you did not skip it).

NOTE: all application fields must be filled in with information or notated with "n/a" so we know the field was not skipped. We might reject applications that are not completely filled in.

We will reject applications that list false information, and will terminate the tenancy of anyone who has made a materially false statement on the application that we discover after accepting the applicant.

Additional occupants

Only those who have submitted a Rental Application, and any listed minor dependents, may live in the rental. Any proposed additional residents (other than minor children) must go through our application process.

Assuming the addition of another resident will not result in overcrowding, we will evaluate proposed additional residents as we do any applicant.

Occupancy policy

In order to prevent overcrowding, we will determine the maximum number of residents who may live in a rental, in keeping with our state's fair housing laws and taking into consideration any limiting factors inherent in the building or property.

This is a single-family rental with a maximum number of 6 persons.

Applicants' identification

We will need a current photo ID from each adult applicant, such as a driver's license, passport, or military or state identification card.

We will need a birth date in order to run a credit check.

We will handle this information with care and destroy it when it's no longer needed.

We contact references and credit sources and run a credit check

We will speak with current and prior landlords, current employers, and run a credit check on all applicants who advance to that stage of our application-screening process.

Applicants who are first-time renters, or who are self-employed, may supply alternate types of references

We will conduct the screening ourselves or hire an independent tenant-screening firm. If you have placed a "freeze" on your credit file, it is your responsibility to lift the freeze to enable us to order your credit report. We strongly urge you to access your credit report (you may get a free report once a year) and check for and correct any inaccuracies, before applying for this rental.

Each applicant for whom we run a credit check must pay for this check, in advance.

Financial responsibility

We rent to applicants who have a history of financial responsibility.

Our primary means of evaluating an applicant's financial history is the credit report. If you have a history of delinquent payments or accounts, unpaid debts, or charge-offs (in which a retailer gives up on collection attempts), we may deny your application.

Rental history

We rent to applicants who have a history of being good tenants, which includes paying rent on time, being considerate of rental property and neighbors, and leaving rental property in good shape when vacating.

We require satisfactory references from at least two prior landlords or the equivalent from first-time renters (such as recommendations from teachers, school transcripts, or letters from neighbors).

Criminal history

We will ask applicants to list any criminal convictions.

We will strive to rent to applicants who demonstrate a history of honest, nonviolent behavior, and will not, to the best of our ability, rent to anyone whom we reasonably conclude poses a current, direct threat to persons or property.

Minimum income

The combined gross monthly income (before deductions) from all applicants ages 18 and over must be three times the monthly rent.

We will verify each applicant's income by asking for pay stubs or tax returns for self-employed applicants.

Students or others without an income must supply an acceptable cosigner.

Cosigners or guarantors

If the gross monthly income of an applicant is not three times the monthly rent, we may, at our option, require a guarantor who lives within the state.

The guarantor must submit a separate Rental Application and authorize us to use the screening tools we use for any applicant who intends to live here. We will deduct the guarantor's own housing costs from his or her gross monthly income before we consider the income's sufficiency.

Holding deposit

If your application is accepted, we will ask you for a holding deposit of $ 100.00, which we will apply in full to the first month's rent when you move in.

If you fail to move in after orally accepting our offer or signing a lease or rental agreement, the deposit will be applied to any damages, including lost rent and costs of re-renting, that we may suffer.

Criminal background check

We will check available databases, including Megan's Law databases, to determine whether applicants have been convicted of a crime.

We may hire a criminal-background-screening firm to perform this search. This screening will be done subject to restrictions on available data. We do not guarantee that the screening will reflect all criminal history or an applicant's current criminal status.

We require your written consent for this check. More information will be provided to you upon request.

Tenant-screening firm

We may contract with a tenant-screening firm, which may report on your credit history, character, reputation, personal characteristics, and personal history (including evictions and criminal convictions). This check may involve any state's Megan's Law database. We require your written consent for this check.

More information will be provided to you upon request.

Pets

The pet allowance is an additional benefit and subject to our approval. The maximum limit is 2 animals and we allow pets under the following conditions:

Our decision on what pets are allowed is based on the potential of disruption and inconvenience with the other renters and neighbors and potential damage to the property. This is not negotiable. The maximum limit is 2 animals.

If your pet causes a serious disruption (for example, habitual barking/howling or displays any form of aggression) to the reasonable annoyance of any person or persons or damages the property, your tenancy may be terminated.

Allowed pets will be recorded on the lease.

New pets must be approved by the landlord.

Smoking

This property is smoke free in all areas, including tenants' rented spaces.

Tenants must be non-smokers and their guests must refrain from smoking on or near the rental property.

Residential use only

This rental is for residential use only, subject to any state or local laws that apply.

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