Leasing Procedures

  • Application & Deposit Procedures

    There is a $35.00 fee per application (can be paid online or in person if paper application is used)

    An application alone will not reserve an apartment.

    Applications will not be reviewed until a security deposit is placed on the apartment.

    An apartment will not be reserved until a security deposit equivalent to one month’s rent is brought into our office.

    A Security Deposit Acceptance Agreement must be signed when the deposit is paid.

    The deposit must be in the form of a certified check, (Cashier’s Check, Money Order, etc.)

    For apartments of two or more residents, all tenant applications, app fees, and the full deposit must be brought in at the same time. If you are required to have a guarantor, all guarantor applications must be in NO LATER THAN 24 hours after putting down the deposit.

    Unless otherwise advertised, the deposit is equivalent to one month’s rent.

    Approval is based on income, credit, and rental history. If applicant is unable to qualify on his/her own, cosigners are welcome.

    If a security deposit is paid and the applicant does not qualify for the apartment, the security deposit will be returned in full.

    If you do not take the apartment and your application has been approved, your security deposit will be forfeited in full unless the apartment is re-rented by the initial lease start date (as indicated on the application and acceptance form). If the apartment is re-rented and the new lease start date is prior to or the same as the initially requested start date, a $100.00 re-lease fee will be charged and the remainder of the deposit will be refunded.


    If an applicant does not qualify for the apartment on their own, it is possible to qualify with a guarantor (one who is willing to guarantee the lease for applicant). Please talk to the rental agent concerning this option.

    Lease Signing

    Once the application has been approved, the lease will be typed. A rental agent will contact the applicant(s) when the lease is ready to be signed.

    Move In Day

    The following conditions must ALL be met before ANY keys are issued:

    1. The lease must be signed by all tenants.
    2. The full first month’s rent must be received.
    3. All *original* Guaranty Agreements, if applicable, must be received in the office.

    * The lease starts at 3:30 PM. Keys will not be distributed any earlier than this time.


    Dogs are prohibited.

    Cats are permitted with written approval only. There is a $20.00 pet fee per cat per month. There is no pet deposit required. Lessee must sign a pet addendum before a cat can occupy the apartment. In most cases there is a limit of two cats per apartment.

    Any other type of pet must be approved.

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