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Statement of Rental Criteria and Consent Form

Equal Housing: : Mulberry Properties, LLC;
________________________________ Apartments is an equal housing opportunity provider. Mulberry Properties, LLC and
________________________________ Apartments adhere to the Fair Housing Law (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 as amended by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and the Fair Housing Act of 1988) which stipulates it is illegal to discriminate against any person in housing practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.

Availability / Applications: Applications will be accepted on a first come-first served basis and subject to the availability of the apartment type requested. Applications are to be completed by each applicant. An applicant shall be known as any person(s): Guarantor or occupant over the age of 18 (Georgia) or 19 (Alabama) and will occupy the apartment home.

Guarantor: A guarantor is permitted only in the event an applicant is a full time student.

Guarantors must complete a guarantor form and application and meet all income and qualifying criteria. A guarantor must have an income five (5) times the monthly rental amount. Guarantors are responsible for all monies that come due under the Apartment Lease Agreement, and all terms and conditions of the Apartment Lease Agreement and Addendums.

Pets: Mulberry Properties, LLC will not allow the following breed(s):

  • Pit Bull or mix of same
  • Doberman Pincher or mix of same
  • Rottweiler or mix of same
  • Pet Fees and Restrictions are as follows:

  • Non-refundable pet fee $300-$500 per pet
  • Monthly pet rent not to exceed $35 per pet
  • Weight limit may apply

Occupancy Standards / Household Composition: A household shall be known as any person(s) occupying an apartment regardless of there familial status. Roommates must qualify individually and each is fully responsible for the entire rental payment (rent is to be paid in the form of one instrument-money order, cashiers check or personal check (CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED)-and each must execute the lease and all other addendums.

No more than two (2) person(s) shall be permitted per bedroom in each floor plan as follows:

  • One Bedroom – 2 people
  • Two Bedroom – 4 people
  • Three Bedroom – 6 people

If the apartment home has an acceptable floor plan that would temporarily accommodate an infant up to the age of 24 months, the in addition to two (2) person(s) per bedroom, your family may also have one infant that is less than 24 months of age.

Cancellation: Each applicant has twenty-four (24) hours to cancel the application and to have the Security Deposit or Sure Bond money order returned. After the twenty-four (24) hour period no money shall be returned or refunded.

Application Fee: A non-refundable Application Fee of $_______ shall be paid with each submitted application in the form of certified funds, either money order or cashiers check. The Application Fee shall not be refunded if an application is declined.

Administration Fee: A non-refundable Administration Fee of $_______ shall be paid with each submitted application in the form of certified funds, either money order or cahiers check. The Administration Fee shall be separate from the Security Deposit or Sure Bond.

Sure Bond(non-refundable) /Security Deposit (refundable): At participating Mulberry Properties, LLC communities with each submitted application, applicant will be given a choice of paying a non-refundable Sure Bond or a refundable Security Deposit. At non-participating communities only a refundable Security Deposit will be offered. An additional deposit may be required if an applicant receives less than an ACCEPT credit rating.

Sure Bond: A one-time non-refundable premium of $87.50 shall be paid by money order payable to “Sure Deposit” providing the apartment community with no less than $500.00 coverage in the event of any damage or unpaid rent. Any questions should be directed to Sure Deposit at 1-877-531-SURE or www.suredeposit.com/faq.asp where a licensed customer service representative can assist you. To insure a claim is not presented against the Sure Bond the following requirements MUST be met:

  • Applicant occupies apartment home on the agreed upon move-in date.
  • Account balance is zero (0) on the date of move-out.
  • The apartment is left clean and free of damage.
  • The terms of the Apartment Lease Agreement have been fulfilled and the required 30-day written notice has been received by management.

Security Deposit: A good faith deposit in the amount of $_______ shall be required and paid in the form of certified funds, either money order or cashiers check. To insure the Security Deposit is refunded, the following requirements MUST be met:

  • Applicant occupies apartment home on the agreed upon move-in date.
  • Account balance is zero (0) on the date of move-out.
  • The apartment is left clean and free of damage.
  • The terms of the Apartment Lease Agreement have been fulfilled and the required 30-day written notice has been received by management.

Qualifying Criteria: In approving an application for residency all of the following criteria are required:

Credit Check: An unsatisfactory credit report can disqualify an applicant from renting an apartment home. An unsatisfactory credit report is one which reflects current bad or delinquent debits, liens, judgments and/or bankruptcies. If an applicant is declined for poor or lack of credit history, the applicant shall be notified of the name, address and telephone number of the credit reporting agency from which the information was obtained. Falsification of any information provided on the application will automatically deny any applicants right to residency and occupancy.

Income / Employment: All applicants will be required provide proof of income. Proof of income shall be in the form of 2 most current payroll check stubs, 2 most current bank statements, most recent tax return as filed with state and federal government, Federal W-2 documents and /or Federal 1099-C document. An applicant should be able to show proof of a gross monthly income of two and a half (2 ½) times the monthly rental amount. Allowances for inconsistent income such as alimony, child support, commissions and / or Student Loans for living expenses will require written verification. Applicants must show at least one (1) year stable employment history, with income meeting designated requirements. Failure to provide required documentation of income will decline the application and forfeit all monies.

Criminal Background Check: A criminal background check shall be conducted on each applicant. Any criminal background check that reveals past criminal behavior or criminal history will result in the applicant being declined and may affect the approval process of other applicants in that household. Mulberry Properties, LLC reserves the right to reject the application of any individual or household whose residency would constitute a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals or whose residency would result in substantial physical damage to the property of others.

Identification and Identity Verification: Each applicant will be required to provide management with a current pictured Federal or State issued Identification Card at move-in. A copy of each applicant’s identification card will be placed in the file to insure the correct person is occupying the apartment home and to verify the signature on the Apartment Lease Agreement and Addendums.

If at any time management learns or is informed that an applicant has misrepresented him or herself or committed identity theft, the Apartment Rental Agreement shall be terminated immediately and the appropriate authorities will be notified.
I hereby consent to allow Mulberry Properties, LLC through its designated agent and its employees to obtain and verify my credit information and a criminal background check for the purpose of determining whether or not to lease an apartment to me. I understand that should I lease an apartment, Mulberry Properties, LLC and its agent shall have a continuing right to review my credit information, rental application, criminal background, payment history and occupancy history for account review purposes and for improving application methods.

I have read, understand and agree to abide by the qualifications for the application process. I understand that if my application is not approved, I will forfeit my application fee and administration fee but will receive a full refund of my Security Deposit or Sure Bond. I also understand that the Security Deposit or Sure Bond, application fee and administration fees are non-refundable if for any reason I cancel my approved application after twenty-four (24) hours.

I hereby affirm that I have read and reviewed a copy of the Statement of Rental Criteria and Consent Form along with the application. I understand that a signed, executed copy of the Apartment Lease Agreement and Addendums will be given to me upon taking occupancy.
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