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Application Information and Screening Criteria

Please read our screening criteria and address with us any concerns you may have before submitting your application. We process applications one at a time, in the order they are received.

Jenkins Davisson, LLC does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, physical or mental disability, domestic violence victim status, age, or source of income. We comply with federal, state, and local Fair Housing laws.

GENERAL STATEMENTS

You or your representative must view the inside of the property before you apply. If you are unable to do so, please speak with our staff before applying to discuss alternate means of viewing the property.

Valid Government-issued photo identification is required of all adult occupants.

Valid social security numbers and US addresses are required of all applicants to run credit reports and background checks. If you are unable to meet this requirement, please contact us to discuss alternatives.

An application and screening charge is required from each adult who will be residing in the unit (adult is defined as people 18 years old or older as well as emancipated minors). The screening charge is non-refundable once we start processing your application(s). If your screening charge is refunded due to a previous applicant being accepted, allow an average of 10 days for your bank/credit card company to process your refund.

An application is not complete until we have received the completed application form, photo ID copy, proof of income, and screening charge from all adult occupants in your group, and the unit has been viewed.

Applicants must be able to enter a legal and binding contract.

The denial of one applicant will result in the denial of all applicants for that group.

The application process typically takes 1-3 days. If we are unable to obtain landlord references/income verification or otherwise are unable to verify the information in your application within 3 days of receiving your completed application, your application will be denied.

Inaccurate, incomplete, or or false information provided on an application will be grounds for denial of the application.

To add an individual/s to the lease, they must apply, pay the application fee, and pass screening before they may begin living on the premises. Every adult (as defined above) living on the premises must be listed on the lease.

To add/remove individuals from a lease there is a flat charge of $100 to modify the lease documents regardless of the number of people being added/removed from the lease at that time.

SCREENING

Any individual whose tenancy may constitute a direct threat to the health and safety of any individual, the premises, or the property of others, will be denied tenancy.

Income

Gross monthly income for the household must be at least 3x the stated rent* and must be from a legal, verifiable source. Newly hired applicants must show offer letter on company letterhead. Income of 2.5x the rent will be acceptable with an increased deposit (1.5x the stated deposit) if it is the only screening criteria not met.  Income below 2.5x the stated rent will result in denial.

*If the applicant will be using local, state, or federal housing assistance as a source of income, “stated rent” as used in this section means that portion of the rent that will be payable by the applicant and excludes and portion of the rent that will be paid through the assistance program.

Self-employed applicants must show proof of an active registered business name or corporate filing as well as proof of an active professional license if required for the type of work. Records will be required to verify income which may include previous year’s tax returns and current bank records.

Applicants without a source of income must show liquid assets equal to three times the annual rent.

Twelve months of verifiable employment will be required if used as a source of income.  Less than 12 months verifiable employment will require increased deposit.

Credit

  • Good established credit (score of 595+) is required.
  • Any property-related unpaid debt (rent, damages, utilities, taxes) will result in denial.
  • Eviction in the last 6 years (or a current eviction underway) will result in denial. If you prevailed in an eviction case or it was dismissed, it will not be cause for denial.
  • Collections, judgments, liens, garnishments, past dues, etc will be considered with good established credit. 2-3 past due accounts will result in a 25% increase in the deposit.
  • Up to 2 accounts in collections (non-medical) will be acceptable with a 50% increase in the stated deposit.
  • A discharged bankruptcy or foreclosure/short sale will result in 50% increase in the security deposit.
  • Zero/non-existent credit can be accepted with 50% increased deposit.

Criminal History

We will conduct a search of public records to determine whether applicant has charges pending for/been convicted of/pled guilty/pled no contest to any:

  • drug related crime
  • person crime
  • sex offence
  • financial fraud crime (including identity theft and forgery)
  • any other crime that would adversely affect property of the landlord or a tenant or the health, safety, or right of peaceful enjoyment of the premises of residents, the landlord, or the landlord’s agent.

A single conviction, guilty plea, no contest plea, or pending charge for any of the following shall be grounds for denial. Expunged records will not be considered.

Felonies involving: murder, manslaughter, arson, rape, kidnapping, child sex crimes, manufacturing or distribution of a controlled substance unless applicant provides evidence that applicant has been crime free for at least 15 years since the later of: 1) the date of release from incarceration, or 2) completion of parole.

Felonies not listed above involving drug-related crime, person crime, sex offence, financial fraud (including identity theft or forgery) or any other crime that would adversely affect property of the landlord or a tenant or the health, safety, or right of peaceful enjoyment of the premises of residents, the landlord, or the landlord’s agent. Unless applicant provides evidence that applicant has been crime free for at least 10 years since the later of 1) the date of release from incarceration or 2) completion of parole.

Misdemeanors involving: drug related crimes, person crimes, sex offences, weapons, violation of a restraining order, criminal impersonation, criminal mischief, stalking, possession of burglary tools, financial fraud crimes where the date of disposition has occurred in the last 5 years.

Misdemeanors not listed above involving: theft, criminal trespass, property crimes or any other crime if the conduct for which applicant was convicted or is charged is of a nature that would adversely affect property of the landlord or a tenant or the health, safety, or right of peaceful enjoyment of the premises of residents, the landlord, or the landlord’s agent, where the date of the disposition has occurred in the last 3 years

Conviction of any crime that requires lifetime registration as a sex offender will result in denial.

Rental History

Two years total of rental history with positive references is required. Positive current AND past references are required. Two years of current positive mortgage payments can be substituted for rental references, and an inspection of your current residence may be required.

For a reference to be valid, applicant must have been on the rental contract with a non-related, third party landlord.

Rental history reflecting more than 2 late payments in the last year, an outstanding balance, unapproved pets, multiple documented complaints, material non-compliance with the rental agreement/rules, or any 72 hour notices is considered a negative reference.

If a landlord gives a negative reference or refuses to give a reference, the application will be denied.

Six years of eviction-free history is required.  Eviction actions that were dismissed or resulted in a judgment for the applicant will not be considered.

PETS

If pets are allowed, pre-approval must be obtained and a photo of the pet submitted. An additional refundable security deposit and/or monthly pet rent will be required. Aggressive breeds including but not limited to Akita, Chow Chow, Pit Bull, American Staffordshire Terrier, Pressa Canarios (Spanish Pit Bulls), Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher, Wolf Hybrid or any mix thereof will not be permitted.  Pets must be spayed/neutered, and proof of shots and appropriate licensing (if applicable) will be required.

OCCUPANCY

Occupancy is based on the number of bedrooms in a unit (a bedroom is defined as a habitable room intended to be used primarily for sleeping purposes, contains at least 70 square feet and is configured so as to take the need for a fire exit into account).  The general rule is two persons are allowed per bedroom, but more liberal policies may be applied based on factors such as size of bedrooms and whether any occupants will be infants.

If a room does not meet bedroom egress window requirements, tenants will not be permitted to use the room as a bedroom.  This most commonly applies to rooms in attics and/or basements.

ACCESSIBILITY/REASONABLE ACCOMODATIONS

To accommodate a disability, existing premises may be modified at the expense of the disabled person, who must restore the property to its pre-modified condition prior to moving out. To request reasonable accommodation, tenant must submit the request in writing

SMOKING/ILLEGAL DRUG USE

Our units are smoke/vape free.

Any applicant currently using illegal drugs will be denied.  If approved for tenancy and later illegal drug use is confirmed, termination shall result.

ACCEPTANCE

Once your application is accepted, the rental agreement must be signed and deposit paid within 48 hours to hold the unit.

All co-applicants must execute the rental agreement within 5 days or before move in, whichever is sooner.

FEE DISCLOSURE

  • Application fee – $50 per person over 18 years old or emancipated minor
  • Late Payment Fee – 10% of rent with a $145 maximum
  • Dishonored Check Fee – $35 + bank charges
  • Smoke alarm/Carbon Monoxide alarm Tampering Fee – $200
  • Lease Change Fee – $100 flat fee
  • Lockout fee – $45 (only available during office hours)

Renter’s Insurance with a minimum $100,000 personal liability coverage must be obtained at move-in and maintained throughout tenancy. We ask to be added as an Interested Party on the insurance policy.  *This insurance requirement does not apply if the unit is subsidized with public funds or if the household income of the tenant is equal to or less than 50 percent of the area median income, adjusted for family size as measured up to a five-person family, as determined by the Oregon Housing Stability Council based on information from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

DENIAL

If your application is denied, you will be notified in writing. If the denial was due to your credit report and you want to dispute the report, you may contact the credit reporting agency listed in the denial letter.