APPLICANT'S AGREEMENT AND UNDERSTANDING REGARDING SUBMISSION OF THIS APPLICATION
False or Misleading Information. The failure to fill out all sections of this form may result in the denial of your application. Providing false or misleading information could result in denial of your rental application or termination of your rental agreement. It is our policy to disapprove the application of any person who could represent a threat to the health, safety, and welfare of the other residents, occupants, visitors, and staff of the apartment community. Inappropriate or abusive conduct during the application process by the applicant or those desiring to rent an apartment will result in denial of the rental application.
Equal Housing Opportunity Policy. It is Management's policy to provide housing for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, or disability. Management and the owner of this apartment community are Equal Housing Opportunity providers. It is also Management's policy to provide or allow reasonable accommodations and modifications to our rental policies and apartment community to persons with demonstrated disabilities. If applicable, the applicant or resident must provide sufficient information about the need for any such accommodation or modification and allow Management sufficient time to review and approve the same. Because the property already meets all accessibility requirements, the cost of most modifications will be the responsibility of the applicant or resident. Applicant or resident agrees to provide or supplement information regarding any such requests for accommodations or modifications promptly in writing upon management's request.
Good Faith Deposit. Applicant understands and agrees that the Good Faith Deposit paid will be returned if applicant is not accepted as a resident. Applicant will have 72 hours after submitting this application to withdraw the application and receive a full refund of the Good Faith Deposit. The notice of withdrawal must be in writing. The application fees, however, are non-refundable. If Applicant does not withdraw the application within the time specified above and Applicant is approved for occupancy, the Applicant agrees to sign a rental agreement and take possession of an apartment. If the Applicant does not withdraw the application by written notice within the time specified above and is approved for occupancy but fails or refuses to sign a rental agreement and take possession of the apartment on or before the anticipated move-in date (above), the Good Faith Deposit and other deposits or non-refundable fees shall be retained by Management as liquidated damages. If the number of hours to withdraw the application is not specified above, Applicant will only have 24 hours to withdraw the application and receive a refund of the good faith deposit and other deposits and non-refundable fees. Applicant acknowledges that the Good Faith Deposit is not a security deposit; however, upon signing a rental agreement, the Good Faith Deposit will be applied toward any Security Deposit or Non-Refundable Fees specified in the Rental Agreement. In the event Applicant defaults under the terms of this Application, Applicant acknowledges that Management shall keep the Good Faith Deposit and other deposits and non-refundable fees as liquidated damages which are compensation for holding the apartment off the market. Applicant agrees that the amount of lost rent in holding the apartment off the market is unknown and that this provision is intended as a good faith estimate of Management's damages in the event of Applicant's default. The Good Faith Deposit does not constitute a security deposit.
Rental Qualification Criteria. Applicant understands and agrees that the rental application will be reviewed using business judgment, decisional criteria, a point scoring system, or a combination of those systems. In order to qualify for housing, the applicant must have good rental, credit, and criminal background histories. Applicant must demonstrate the financial ability to afford the apartment under Management's rental qualification criteria. A co-signor or guarantor is not a substitute for unacceptable rental, credit, or criminal background histories. Poor rental history because of disapproval of co-signor's, roommate's, or guarantor's application or because of a prior history of late payments, lease violations, failure to give proper notice, or damages exceeding normal wear and tear may result in denial of the applicant's rental application. However, the lack of a rental history may not necessarily result in a denial of the application. While co-applicants (either as spouses or roommates), co-signor's, and guarantors may be allowed in order to meet the rental qualifications, each of those persons must meet the rental qualification criteria applicable to his or her particular rental application circumstances. Applicant must demonstrate a certain earning level or source of income, savings or assets sufficient to insure the ability of the applicant to pay the monthly rent and living expenses, taking into account any revolving, recurring, or monthly debt from credit cards and loans. Self-employed applicants may need to provide income tax returns and other business financial records (such as income and expense statements, asset statements, and personal net worth statements). Self-employed persons and corporate renters may be required to pay an additional application fee to obtain Dunn and Bradstreet credit reports on themselves or their companies and submit income tax returns. Unemployed or retired applicants may need to provide additional financial documentation of ability to pay rent. To be considered for approval, all applicants over the age of 18* must fully complete a rental application. Roommates must apply and qualify separately. A couple who is deemed legally married under the laws of the State of Georgia may complete a joint application or apply for credit separately.
INCOME QUALIFICATION CRITERIA:
3.5 times the actual rental rate
3.5 times the actual rental rate combined
3.5 times the actual rental rate combined
Employment History: Stable employment and income verification is required. If you are self-employed, you must be able to provide two years’ worth of income verification. Each applicant over the age of 18 must qualify.
Policies and Procedures: Renter’s Insurance: Pursuant to the Georgia Apartment Association lease, specifically paragraph 15, Property Loss: management is not liable for any loss of any kind to resident’s personal property. Resident must purchase comprehensive property insurance for protection of loss of property. Verification and documentation will be required prior to move-in to insure compliance of this procedure. The policy must include the property name as additional insured.
Vehicles: All vehicles must be registered and approved by management. Commercial vehicles that consist of six or more wheels or vehicles that have not been kept in good appearance will not be permitted. No boats or trailers of any type are permitted. Motorcycles are permitted in the parking area only. Fitted covers are permitted.
Pets: All pets must be approved by management and the appropriate deposit and nonrefundable pet fee paid per the Wesley community guidelines. Photo may be required for resident's file. A penalty will apply to all residents with unauthorized pets. A maximum of two (2) pets per apartment is permitted.
Security Deposit: Applicants will pay any non-refundable move-in fee, deposit and/or application fee as may be required by Wesley community guidelines. (Exception: Adult children over the age of 18 incapable of self-care due to a physical or mental disability.)
Availability of Apartment Desired or Requested. At the time of this Application, applicant has expressed interest in a particular floor plan or type of apartment and may have requested occupancy of a specific apartment which was shown and listed as the desired unit and occupancy date above. Management cannot guarantee that the particular unit desired will be available on the date requested by the applicant as there are many variables which could result in delay or unavailability of the apartment unit. Applicant agrees to take occupancy of a comparable apartment offered by Management that reasonably matches the applicant's desired floor plan and move-in date. Applicant understands that Management may not be able to provide the desired apartment, floor plan, or move-in date if applicant changes his or her planned or expected move-in date. Unavailability of the desired apartment on the desired date does not relieve applicant from his or her contractual obligations under this agreement.
Applicants for apartment homes will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis and are subject to the availability of the particular apartment type requested. "Available" apartments include those for which we have notice that an existing resident intends to vacate on or about a certain date. Circumstances not necessarily under management's control may delay the date of availability of an apartment which management may believe would be ready for a new resident. Whether a particular apartment is available can vary significantly within several hours or days.
Applicant's Rental Decision. Applicant has either asked about or reviewed the Apartment Rental Agreement and Addenda he or she is expected to sign upon approval of this application. Applicant agrees that he or she has fully questioned Management regarding any important information about rental of an apartment at this community. Applicant is satisfied with the responses to his or her questions and is fully informed as to all information needed to make his or her decision to apply for an apartment. Applicant understands that not all apartments in the community have line of sight to receive satellite communications and that Management cannot guarantee high speed internet access. Applicant understands that there are limitations on the number of persons who may occupy an apartment unit, usually expressed as the HUD approved standard which allows Management to limit occupancy to no more than two persons per bedroom or sleeping space. Applicant understands and agrees that he or she must pay for all utilities and services supplied to the apartment, including, but not limited to, water and waste water; sanitation; pest control; electricity; natural gas; cable; phone and other telecommunication services. Applicant is aware that any rental concessions offered may be available only for limited times and that Applicant must comply with all conditions required to receive the concession without having to be responsible for reimbursing Management for the rental value of the concession. Such conditions include fully completing the expected term of the agreement without defaulting under the lease and without using any early termination provision. Applicant has had the opportunity to ask questions about the existence of crime in the apartment community and fully understands that Management and the Owner of the apartment community do not provide security or security devices which are intended to detect, deter, or report crimes committed. Applicant understands and agrees that there are limitations on the size, number, and type of motor vehicles or other transportation, boats, trailers, and equipment which may be used or stored on the apartment property. Only authorized motor vehicles may be used or parked on the property. In general, no apartment may have more than two automobiles per apartment unit; however, applicant has specifically inquired about and understands the content of parking rules and regulations he or she will be expected to sign if approved or occupancy. Applicant fully understands that any false or misleading information provided to Management during the rental application process could lead to termination or eviction from the apartment community at a later date after taking occupancy once Management learns that the information provided was false, misleading, or inaccurate. The specification of a particular apartment as the one desired by applicant does not constitute a representation or promise by Management that the apartment specified will in fact be available on the desired date. Management may notify applicant either verbally or in writing once the application has been approved. After applicant has been approved or after Management has notified applicant that an apartment is ready for occupancy, applicant must promptly sign a lease and take occupancy of the apartment in order to avoid losing the good faith deposit and non-refundable fees.
WARNING: YOU ONLY HAVE A LIMITED TIME TO CHANGE YOUR MIND IN WRITING ABOUT APPLYING FOR AN APARTMENT. YOU CAN LOSE YOUR GOOD FAITH DEPOSIT AND OTHER NON-REFUNDABLE FEES IF YOUR APPLICATION IS APPROVED AND YOU FAIL TO SIGN A LEASE OR TAKE OCCUPANCY OF THE APARTMENT OUTSIDE OF 72 HOURS FROM THE APPLICATION DATE. APPLICANT CERTIFIES THAT HE OR SHE HAS FULLY AND TRUTHFULLY ANSWERED ALL QUESTIONS ASKED AND VERIFIED THE ACCURACY OF ALL INFORMATION PRESENTED AND AUTHORIZES VERIFICATION OF ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED.
Authorization for Management to Verify Rental Application and Obtain Credit Report. The above information is complete and correct. I understand that Management will rely on the information provided in making a decision to accept, conditionally accept, or deny my rental application. Applicant authorizes Management and its agents to verify the information provided by obtaining my credit file, rental history, employment information, and criminal records and contacting my current and former employers and landlords. Applicant releases Management and any third parties who provide information to verify this application from all liability, claims, and lawsuits with regard to the information obtained, regardless of the source. Applicant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Management, its agents, current or prior landlord, current or prior employer, and all other persons whomsoever who provide information, regardless of whether the information provided is negative.
Authorization to Obtain Credit Report and Other Information in Connection with Collection of a Debt. Applicant agrees that management or any collector retained by management is expressly authorized at any time to obtain a consumer reports (credit reports) on applicant and to obtain information on applicant's location and employment in connection with the collection of any amounts or damages claimed due from applicant as a resident under any rental agreement with management. Any employers, banks, landlords, businesses, consumer reporting agencies, or other third parties are entitled to rely on the undersigned's authorization and cooperate in providing the requested information to assist in collection of any debt owed by applicant as a resident under any rental agreement. Applicant authorizes any notices or demands for payment to be mailed to applicant in care of contact persons named in Section 6 above.