Applicant Screening Policies and Procedures
We appreciate your interest in renting from Rogue Real Estate. We strive to find renters who will be conscientious of maintaining the quality of the dwelling and the neighborhood. We have specific screening criteria because we want to rent our rental dwellings to people who are considerate of their neighbors, clean in their living habits, capable of paying the rent, and prompt in paying their bills. We use a rental application to determine whether our applicants meet these qualifications. In order for you to rent from us, you must complete a rental application, provide a copy of current legal picture ID, pay an application fee, and provide current proof of income. If your application includes a service animal, a current doctor issued prescription must be submitted with your application to start processing. Each person who is not a minor, who plans to occupy the dwelling, must complete an application as well as provide the required items. Please review the list of criteria that we will be reviewing. If you meet the criteria, we welcome you to apply.
Complete Application (From every adult and co-signer): Each applicant must submit an individual application with proper references. Joint applicants may provide joint references. A non-refundable application fee is required from every person age 18 or older who will be residing in the rental unit, regardless of familial status. Incomplete applications will not be processed and will be held in a secure, deferred electronic file until completed. If the application is not processed, the fee will not be processed. We will accept the first qualified applicant(s).
Identification: Applicants must provide a social security number, and government issued identification, which includes a photo.
Prior Rental History: Rental history of current and previous landlords and references from unbiased/unrelated sources are required. If we are unable to verify your prior rental history, your application may be denied.
Sufficient Income/Resources: Your income and/or financial resources must equal at least three times the monthly rent. If there is more than one applicant, the income and resources of all applicants may be combined. Employment must be verified by presenting a recent paycheck stub or W-2 form. Your employer may be contacted to obtain a reference. If you are self-employed, you must provide income tax documents from the most recent tax year to verify your income. Other sources of income funds available will be considered if the applicant can provide sufficient documentation. For Section 8 applicants, the amount of assistance will be considered part of income. Bank account balances may be used as financial resource qualification with proper documentation and proper balance to rent ratio.
Personal References: Personal references will be contacted to inquire about their knowledge of the applicant.
Credit Report/Background Check: A credit report and a criminal background check will be conducted on each applicant, as well as an eviction history report. Negative credit reports and criminal convictions may be grounds for denial.
Number of Occupants: In accordance with ORS 90.262, Manager has adopted a maximum occupancy rule of no more than two people per bedroom.
Vehicles: If the vehicles possessed by the applicant exceed the amount allowed at the dwelling, the application may be denied.
Furniture: If the applicant possesses a waterbed, aquarium, or any other liquid-filled furniture, which is not insured and/or is not permitted in the dwelling unit, your application will be denied.
Renter’s Insurance: Tenants are required to obtain a renter’s insurance policy to cover damage to or loss of their own possessions, as well as losses resulting from their negligence. Tenant must provide acceptable proof of renters insurance prior to taking possession.
Co-Signers: If an applicant does not qualify based on their own income, credit history or other screening criteria, a co-signer may be considered in order to approve the applicant. The property owner reserves the right to allow an applicant to obtain a co-signer as well as the number of co-signers per rental agreement. In general, if the property owner will allow a co-signer, only one co-signer would be allowed per rental agreement. Co-signers will have a higher level of income required, generally six times the monthly rent, and must have a positive credit rating.
Deposit To Hold: If your application is approved, we will require you to sign a Deposit to Hold Agreement, and pay a deposit to guarantee and hold the unit. Generally, a deposit to hold will hold the unit for up to seven (7) days. If for any reason you fail to execute a rental agreement, you will forfeit any deposit to hold, per ORS 90.297. If your Deposit to Hold Agreement and payment is not received within 24 hours after being approved, we reserve the right to market the property for rent and screen additional applicants. All deposits must be paid with certified funds.