Application Criteria

This Rental Application Fee Disclosure Statement

(“Disclosure Statement”) outlines certain information related to your rent application fee.

You are notified of and acknowledge and agree to the following:

  1. Prior to paying the rental application fee, you have received a copy of the Disclosure Statement and all referenced exhibits.
  2. Your application will be judged based on the criteria attached as (the “Criteria”).
  3. We have disclosed the rental application fee to you, including in any advertisement and postings related to the available rental unit and the actual rental application fee charged is consistent with those disclosures.
  4. In the event the rental unit that you applied for is not available, you agree that we may place you on our waiting list for no more than 30 days.
  5. The screening process for our rental units includes a review of the referenced Criteria, including as may be completed through a third party. The name and contact information for the screening agency used is: Resident Research- 4400 Morris Park Dr. STE M Charlotte NC 28227
  6. The rental application fee listed consist of the below charges. Applicant acknowledges that we may incur such costs which are reasonable and necessary to complete the screening and background check process.
  7. $15.00 – 1 Credit, 1 criminal, 1 eviction screening
  8. $15.00 – Each additional credit, criminal, eviction screening
  9. $30.00 – Landlord Verification (2 years), Employment and income verification (6 months)
  10. $25.00 – Office time to add the applicant to software and review application/background/credit, income and employment.
  11. $10.00 – Denial notification letters and mailings.
  12. You will be provided with any paperwork or copies of electronic correspondence generated as a result of the screening process, to the extent permitted by State and Federal Law. In the event that you are not approved for a rental unit, you will receive a notice explaining the reason(s) along with a list of resources that you may use to assist with future application processes. Any correspondence related to this Disclosure Statement will be mailed to the current address provided by the applicant via US Mail.

Within thirty (30) days of receipt of a denial, the applicant may, if he or she believes the City Ordinance has been violated, file a written complaint with the City Manager or the City Manager’s Designee, addressed to : City Manager, City of Grand Rapids, 300 Monroe Ave NW # 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Attention: Rental Application Fee Ordinance Complaint.

 

You will be contacted by our leasing office on the status of your application. Applications are generally completed within 3-4 days.

 

Simple Property Management has set standards for qualifications. Below are our standards:

Applications are non-fundable. Contact Simple Property Management to make sure your unit is still available.

 

Rent Under $1,000

Income: 3x Rent.  Child support must be court-ordered.

Credit: 550 Score-  No outstanding collections for utilities.  Bankruptcies must be discharged for two years.  No more than $2,500 past due debt (medical/student loans disregarded), no more than 5 accounts in collection.

Resident History:  Two years of good resident history.  Family/friends will require a higher deposit.  Nothing owed to a previous landlord.  No court filings in the past two years.

Background: No felonies last 5 years, max of 1.  No violent felonies and no sex offenders.  No applicant will be accepted who has been convicted of two or more non-driving misdemeanors within the past 5 years.

Co-Signer- Co-Signors must have a credit score of 720 and an income of 5x rent.

 

Rent Over $1,000

Income: 3x Rent.  Child support must be court-ordered.

Credit: 600 Score- No outstanding collections for utilities.  Bankruptcies must be discharged for two years.  No more than $2500 past due debt (medical/student loans disregarded), no more than 3 accounts in collection.

Resident History:  Two years of good resident history.  Family/friends will require a higher deposit.  Nothing owed to a previous landlord.  No court filings in the past two years.

Background:  No felonies last 5 years, max of 1.  No violent felonies and no sex offenders.  No applicant will be accepted who has been convicted of two or more non-driving misdemeanors within the past 5 years.

Co-Signer- Co-Signors must have a credit score of 720 and an income of 5x rent.

 

Section 8 Properties

Income- 2x rent including section 8 voucher amount.

Credit- 525 Score- No outstanding collections for utilities.  Bankruptcies must be discharged for two years.  No more than $2500 past due debt (medical/student loans disregarded), no more than 5 accounts in collection.

Resident History:  Two years of good resident history.  Family/friends will require a higher deposit.  Nothing owed to a previous landlord.  No court filings in the past two years.

Background:  No felonies last 5 years, max of 1.  No violent felonies and no sex offenders.  No applicant will be accepted who has been convicted of two or more non-driving misdemeanors within the past 5 years.

 

Other Information

Pets- If we allow pets, there may be certain restrictions on breed. Applicants with Pets must provide documentation that the pet is free from fleas and ticks AND that the pet is spade/neutered. If you have a pet, there is an additional per pet application charge which is administered by a third-party pet screening tool.  ESA animals also use the third-party pet screening tool, but there is no charge for the tool.  You can fill out your pet application here: https://simplepm.petscreening.com/.

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Policy for the Achievement of Equal Housing Opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support a program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Handicap, Familial Status, or National Origin.

All adults (18+ y/o) intending to live in the property must submit an application and pay the application fee of $40 (no exceptions). Applications will not be processed until the fee is paid. Application Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Simple Property Management highly encourages all Applicants or their Agents to physically tour the home BEFORE making a deposit on the property.

Fees: The application fee is non-refundable.  Lease administration fee- $100 is due at move in.  This is a non-refundable one time charge. Pet application fee: $250 upfront pet fee.  There is a $10 processing fee if you pay rent or any other fee with a check or money order after move-in funds have been paid.

The security deposit must be paid with money order, cashiers check, or some form of certified funds.  No cash will be accepted at our office. If the application is approved and the applicant pays the deposit, the property will not be marketed and will be made unavailable to other tenants.  The deposit will not be refunded if the tenant decides they do not want the property/unit.

You agree that the property is fit for habitation and you accept the property as-is.

The application criteria is subject to change without notice.

Please read carefully and thoroughly complete the application. If you have any questions, contact us immediately.

The applicant understands that multiple applications may be accepted.