RENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
A Housing Application must be submitted by each person 18 years of age or older who will be occupying the rental unit. To obtain residency in the community, each Applicant must meet the following Rental Requirements and Qualifications. “Applicant” is defined as the person who will be signing the Lease Agreement as the “Resident.” “Guarantor” in these criteria is defined as the person who will sign the Guaranty Agreement.
The following constitute current Rental Requirements and Qualifications. Nothing contained in these requirements shall constitute a guarantee or representation that all Residents currently residing in the community, including the roommates that will occupy the rental unit with any Resident, have met these requirements. There may be Residents or occupants who have applied to reside in the community prior to the stated requirements taking effect. We are not responsible and assume no duty for obtaining criminal history checks on any residents, occupants, guests, or contractors in the community.
To reserve your rental unit, you must also sign a Lease Agreement. The Lease Agreement is a binding contract between you and Landlord. Your Lease Agreement will not be executed by Landlord until all qualifications are met, the Sex Offender Registry is verified, and your Housing Application is approved. If your Housing Application is denied, the Lease Agreement will not be executed by Management and you will forfeit all non-refundable fees paid at the time of application. Only deposits will be refunded on denied applications.
You acknowledge that you have full understanding that the Lease Agreement is only binding once your Housing Application has been approved. There is no stated or implied guarantee of housing until your Lease Agreement has been executed by Landlord.
Applicants and Guarantors must present a valid government issued photo identification card and a valid Social Security number. Applicants and Guarantors who are citizens of another country must provide the following: (1) a passport, (2) the document that entitles the Applicant to be in the United States through the term of the lease, such as a visa, work authorization, or an I-20 verifying student status and proof of enrollment.
Applicant must earn an annual gross income equal to three (3) times the total rent installments as outlined on the first page of the Lease Agreement and must have qualifying credit history. Applicant must have held that employment for at least one (1) year prior to the Housing Application date. Proof of income must be supplied via two (2) recent pay stubs, four (4) if paid weekly, two (2) most recent bank statements, financial aid award, I-20, tax records or court documents. If the Applicant cannot prove income and does not meet the qualifying credit history, the Applicant must have a Guarantor sign a Guaranty Agreement, guaranteeing resident’s obligations under the Lease Agreement. The Guarantor must meet the stated income and credit history requirements. Any Applicant who cannot prove income and qualifying credit history, and cannot provide a Guarantor, must pay the sum of first and last rental installment on the first installment due date as listed on the first page of the Lease Agreement.
SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY
Applicants are screened through the National Sex Offender Registry. Applicants may provide any supplemental information related to their rehabilitation, good conduct, or facts/explanations regarding the registry information, if applicable. Additional screening criteria for applicants listed on the National Sex Offender Registry will be evaluated, including:
PORTABLE TENANT SCREENING
- The nature and severity of the conviction;
- Number and types of conviction;
- The time that has elapsed since the date of conviction;
- The age of the individual at the time of conviction;
- Evidence of good tenant history before and/or after the conviction; and
- Any supplemental information related to the individual’s rehabilitation.
Management does not accept any portable tenant screening results.
Maximum occupancy is established at one (1) person per bedroom for all persons not of a familial status. Familial occupancy is not to exceed two (2) persons per bedroom.
For bedrooms designated as “double occupancy” bedrooms, maximum occupancy is established at two (2) persons per bedroom for all persons not of familial status. Familial occupancy for persons with an infant under twenty-four (24) months of age or a pregnant person shall not exceed two (2) persons per “bed space” within the “double occupancy” bedroom.
American Campus Communities adheres to the Fair Housing Law (Title VIII) of the Civil Rights Action of 1968 as amended by the Housing and Community Development Action of 1974 and the Fair Housing Amendment of 1988 which stipulate that it is illegal to discriminate against any person in housing practices because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, familial status or any other class protected by law.
Screening Services provided by: Resident Check 28925 Fountain Parkway Solon, OH 44139 1-800-321-8770
If you fail to answer any question, or if you have given false information: (1) we are entitled to reject this application; (2) we will retain all processing fees and deposits as liquidated damages for time spent and expenses; (3) we will terminate any right to lease the bedroom; and (4) if you have signed a lease, it will be a violation of the lease.
This Housing Application will be approved only upon confirmation of a satisfactory check of the Sex Offender Registry and verification that all Rental Requirements and Qualifications have been met.
By my submission of this Housing Application, I attest that the information contained herein is correct and that I have read and understand the Rental Requirements and Qualifications and agree to all terms. Management is authorized to verify my credit history, the Sex Offender Registry, and all other information submitted for the purpose of the Housing Application.
Rates/installments do not represent a monthly rental amount (and are not prorated), but rather the total base rent due for the lease term divided by the number of installments. Rates/installments, caps, fees and utilities included are subject to change.