Tenant Application Criteria

Our background check consists of collecting and reviewing the following information:

  • Credit score
  • Identity verification
  • Public record search
  • Criminal history
  • Rent-to-income verification
  • Eviction records
  • Employment verification
  • Rental history

Credit Score

Yes, credit scores are important to us, but we are more interested in the things that created the credit score than the score itself. A less than desirable credit score may be off-set by great rental history and solid income.

*Other factors that may affect the overall approval

Criminal History

Residency may be denied due to a criminal record; please see criminal criteria below:

Income Verification

Your NET monthly income must be a minimum of 2.5 times the monthly rent. You will be required to provide proof of income whether you are employed by a 3rd party, or self-employed.

If you are self-employed, you will need to provide the following proof of income:

If you are not self-employed you will need to provide the following proof of income

Rental History

You will need to provide a rental reference which confirms a minimum of 1 year or more of valid, verifiable rental history from a third-party landlord. If you have rental history shorter than 12 months a double deposit may be required. If your rental history includes: late payments, eviction(s), excessive lease violations, excessive property damage, unauthorized tenants/pets, pest infestations due to tenant negligence, improper notice to vacate, three or more late notices within a 12-month period, noise or nuisance violations, two or more NSF charges, or outstanding balance owed, you will not be approved for a lease at Real-Time Leasing.