Screening Criteria and Disclosure
No paper applications: Simply ONE online application per occupant over 18 years of age: Click here to Apply
Turnaround time: As fast as 1 hour depending on previous landlord follow-ups and employment verification.
Expedited Applications: If your move in date is within 1 week, we can expedite your application, lease creation, and key delivery for a small fee of $150. Let us know by calling our office.
First Come, First Serve: Applications are reviewed on a First Come, First Serve basis. Meaning the first application we receive, we review it. If that application is incomplete or declined, we move to the next submitted application. Once an application is accepted and a lease signed, all applications submitted after the accepted application will receive a refund, less $5 for online processing.
Pet Policy: Case by case for acceptance per property. For each pet, there is a $350 one-time charge for a Pet Acceptance Fee, and a $35 Pet Admin Fee (commonly referred to as “pet rent”) per month.
Real Property Management Distinguished Care is committed to equal housing and we fully comply with the Federal Fair Housing Act (FFHA). We do not discriminate against persons because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, or age. We also comply with all state and local fair housing laws. We offer applications to everyone who requests one. Each occupant over the age of eighteen (18) must complete an application and pay the application fee.
Each applicant is required to provide a copy of a legible government issued photo identification card. We may request additional identification documentation as needed to verify. This can include, but not limited to:
- South Carolina Driver’s License
- South Carolina Identification Card
- Social Security Card
All credit scores 500 or below will be declined. Applicants less than a 615 combined average credit score may be subject to a risk mitigation fee, or other proposed terms as outlined below:
Combined Average Credit Score of 594 to 614 will require an additional risk mitigation fee of 30% of the property’s monthly rent
Combined Average Credit Score of 593 to 550 will require an additional risk mitigation fee of 50% of the property’s monthly rent
Combined Average Credit Score of 549 and below will require and additional risk mitigation fee equal to 80% of the property’s monthly rent – AND- are subject to review and approval by upper management.
*All scores are based off the VantageScore 3.0
We will obtain a copy of your credit history from Experian.
We will take into consideration if the applicant has paid all bills on time and if the applicant has 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.
Employment Verification and History
We verify current employment.
Provide us with the last two (2) months of pay stubs and their contact information for verification.
If you are self-employed, retired, or not employed, we can accept such documents as signed tax returns from the previous two (2) years, bank statements, etc. that provide proof of the applicant’s ability to pay the rent.
If military, we need a current copy of your leave and earnings statement. If you are active-duty military, you must be on an assignment that, to best of your knowledge, will allow you to complete an initial twelve (12) month lease.
Your monthly income must be at least three (3) times the monthly rent and verifiable from an unbiased source: employer through pay stubs, tax returns, and/or bank statements.
- Last two (2) months of pay stubs from your employer.
- Self-employed income maybe verified through tax returns or from a CPA-prepared financial statement from the last two (2) years.
- Transfers or re-locations must have correspondence showing an accepted job offer.
- Any verification fees required by the employer must be paid by the applicant.
Resident Verification and History
We verify residential history for at least three (3) years whether you currently own, rent, lived on base or lived with someone else.
- Rental history must be verified from unbiased sources.
- Applicants are responsible for providing contact information (yes, we email/call to verify) of previous landlords with the dates of residency for the previous three to five (3-5) years.
- We can accept military base housing as rental history.
- Evictions, broken leases, late payments, or any issues with previous residencies will be considered on a case-by-case basis and an additional security deposit may be required.
Criminal, Sex Offense and Terrorist Database Check
We will check these databases for all occupants over eighteen (18). We do not rent to any person required to register as a sex offender. Criminal backgrounds involving violent crimes, sex offenses, domestic violence, and/or involving the possession or distribution of weapons or illegal substances are all grounds for denial of an application. Exceptions may be made for type and or age of offense, please provide details in advance of the review.
As part of the application process, all applicants (with or without animals) will go through pet screening via Pet Screening Application (petscreening.com).
We abide by The Fair Housing Act, allowing a reasonable accommodation involving an assistance animal in situations that meet the conditions outlined here: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/assistance_animals
For pets, typically up to two animals are allowed per property. You’ll see in the listing if the rental permits animals.
We do not allow any possession of poisonous, dangerous, endangered species or otherwise unauthorized animal.
On a case-by-case basis, Real Property Management Distinguished Care will allow for Restricted Breed dogs that are all or any portion of mixed with the following breeds:
Husky or Siberian Husky
If a restricted breed is allowed, a dog liability insurance policy may be required with a minimum coverage of $100,000 per incident and name “Real Property Management Distinguished Care” as an additionally insured on this policy.
|Application Fee||$75 per applicant||Paid online with the application. Each applicant eighteen (18) years of age and older must complete an application and pay the application fee.
Refundable if not reviewed for completeness.
|Security Deposit||One Month’s Rent||Due upon signing of the lease. Once the deposit is paid in full, we will close online listing and remove any signs in front of the home.|
|First Rent Payment||First Month’s Rent||Full first month’s rent is due before move-in to receive keys to the home.|
|Prorated Rent||# of Days Rented / 30 days x Rent Amount||If renting mid month, prorated rent is due on the Second Month.|
|Lease Admin Fee||$99 one time||To process your lease, we charge a $99 lease admin fee paid at the time of setup.|
|Pet Acceptance Fee||$350 one time per pet||We screen every pet including gathering information on shots, photos, and more.|
|Pet Admin Fee||$35 per pet monthly||An administrative fee for your pet. (commonly referred to as “pet rent”)|
|Late Fee||10% of rent on the 6th and $25 per day after||Please don’t be late.|
|Resident Benefits Package||$43.99 monthly||Required. Tenant Liability Insurance, A/C Filter Delivery, One time Late Fee Waiver, and more.|