Screening Criteria

Thank you for your interest in our rental properties!

To ensure a smooth application process, please review our screening criteria below:

Property Viewing

  • In-person viewing or virtual tour of the rental property.
  • Applicant arrives on time for the showing appointment.

Application Requirements

  • Each occupant 18 years and older must complete an application.
  • Positive picture ID.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $36 for each applicant 18 years and older.
  • Applicant(s) must be able to pay the deposit and rent at the time of lease signing.
  • Applications are processed in the order received in the City of Seattle.

Income & Employment Requirements

  • Proof of verifiable employment or source of income.
  • W2 employees: 2 most recent pay stubs, employee reference contact, and fully executed job offer letter/contract.
  • Self-employed individuals: 3 months of bank statements, signed tax returns for the last 2 years, and adequate gross income-to-rent ratio.

Credit History

  • Good credit history without negative credit issues or delinquent payments.
  • Credit scores below 700 may result in denial, with exceptions considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • The landlord does not accept portable screening reports.

Rental History

  • Demonstrated pattern of meeting rental/mortgage obligations and leaving prior properties in good condition.
  • References from previous housing providers for the past 3 years.
  • No documented comply or vacate notices, late payments, or prior evictions in the last 12 months.

Background Checks

  • Individualized assessment of registered sex offenders.
  • Individualized assessment of criminal history (outside the City of Seattle) considering the nature, time passed, and age at the time of offense.

Pets on the Property

  • Pets allowed with written permission from the property owner.
  • References from previous landlords or qualified and verifiable parties.
  • Compliance with city or county laws for pet licensing and immunizations.

Immediate Denial of Application

  • False, incorrect, or misleading information.
  • Threatening or abusive behavior towards employees, agents, or contractors.

If you require meaningful access or reasonable accommodation, please notify the assigned property contact.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or require assistance during the application process.