Apple Realty Rental Process

Last Updated June 13, 2024 @ 10:43 AM

Apple Realty manages several rental properties in the area. In most cases, applicants should have viewed the property in person before submitting an application.

The Application

Every adult staying in the home will be listed on the lease and will have to submit a separate application.

Security Deposit

Applications must include the security deposit. If your application is denied, the security deposit will be returned to you. However, security deposits are non-refundable for any other reason. For example, if you turn in an application and simply back out -OR- change your mind you will not get the deposit back.

Income & Credit Requirements

Our rental policy is designed to help keep your monthly rent manageable and support your financial stability. Ideally, your rent should not surpass 30% of your income, with an optimal threshold set at 25% or lower. The specific rent and deposit amounts for each property are clearly outlined on the listing pages for transparency.

While perfect credit isn't a prerequisite for tenancy, applicants with credit scores below 650 will be asked to provide a higher security deposit.

Background Check

We utilize a third-party service to perform a thorough check on credit, criminal background, rental history, and income verification. The fee for this service is $39.95, payable directly to the company. Upon initiation of the background check, you will receive an email containing a link to begin the process and make the payment.

Here's an example of what the background search reports look like.

How Long Does It Take?

Once we have the application and security deposit, we will begin the process of calling your references, verifying your income, and ordering the background check. The whole process usually takes a few days—please allow 3 business days before checking on your application. (It may take longer, if your references are not responsive.)

Someone from Apple Realty will let you know whether or not you've been approved.

Before You Can Move In

Once you are approved, we'll prepare the lease paperwork and get it ready for you to sign. After you have signed the lease, go ahead and arrange for the utilities to be transferred into your name and ensure you obtain a receipt.

Before we give you the keys, here's what we'll need:

After we get these from you—you're free to move in on the lease start date!

Application Denied

If your application is denied, someone from Apple Realty will get in touch to discuss the return of security deposit, and the details of the application.

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