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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.

APPLYING

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.

Government-issued photo identification is required.

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 application fee 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 application fee is non-refundable once we start processing your application(s). If your application fee is refunded, allow 1-2 weeks for your bank/credit card to process your refund.

An application is not complete until we have received the completed application form, photo ID copy, proof of income, and application fee from all applicants 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 or false information provided on an application will result in denial.

To add an individual/s to the lease, they must apply, pay the application fee, and pass screening. 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 fee of $100 to modify the lease regardless of the number of people being added/removed from the lease at that time.

SCREENING

Income

Gross monthly income for the household must be at least 3x the stated monthly rent. Income 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.

If the applicant holds a housing voucher, monthly gross income of 3x the tenant’s portion of the rent will be required. Income must be from a legal, verifiable source.

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. Tax returns from the previous year and two months of recent bank statements will be required as proof of income.

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

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 5 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 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. If any negative items are noted, the application will be denied.

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.

Landlord References

Three years total of rental history with positive references is required. Positive current AND past references are required. Three 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 lease with a non-related third party landlord.

Rental history reflecting more than 2 late payments in the last year, an outstanding balance, unapproved pets, documented complaints, 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.

A paid balance will require a 25% increased deposit.

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. The only exception to this aggressive breed rule is dogs living at Dawg Terrace.

OCCUPANCY

Two people will be allowed per bedroom. Bedrooms are defined as a space primarily used for sleeping, with at least one window that meets egress requirements and a closet for clothing.

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

Our units are smoke free.

ACCEPTANCE

Once your application is accepted, we must receive your deposit within 24 hours to hold the unit. This deposit is non-refundable if you decide not to execute a rental agreement and occupy the property.

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.