Mitchell Realty Services, Inc.

APPLICATION DISCLOSURE

 

Mitchell Realty Services, Inc. does business in accordance with the Fair Housing Act, and does not discriminate on any basis prohibited by law, including but not limited to sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, familial status, disability, or source of income. Mitchell Realty Services, Inc. is the managing agent for many separate owners; therefore, policies at each property may vary depending on the particular association or owner’s preference.

 

We have a NO PETS POLICY, due to insurance reasons, our properties do not allow pets on property.  This is not negotiable.

 

1. All prospective occupants 18 years of age or older must submit a fully completed, dated and signed rental application. Applicants must provide proof of identity, which includes a government issued photo ID and social security card. A non-refundable $25 application fee will be required for all applicants.

 

2. Applicants must have a combined gross income of at least two and a half (2.5) times the monthly rent. A minimum of two (2) years rental history is required.

 

3. Credit history and Civil Courts Records must not contain evictions or outstanding landlord debt. Owner/agent reserves the right to require additional deposit or decline the applicant based on other negative information.

 

4. Self-employed applicants may be required to produce, upon request, two (2) years of tax returns or IRS Form 1099s and/or bank statements and non-employed individuals must provide verifiable proof of income. All sources of other income must be verifiable if needed to qualify for a rental unit.

 

5. Criminal records must not contain convictions for: felonies for crimes involving violence, assault or battery, drugs, and/or firearms; felonies and no sexual offenses ever. In the event that a record indicates “adjudication withheld”, “nolle prose”, or “adjudication deferred”, further documentation may be required and applicant may be denied on this basis.

 

6. Previous rental history reports from landlords must reflect timely payments, sufficient notice of intent to vacate, no complaints regarding notice, disturbance or illegal activity, no unpaid NSF checks, and no damage to the property or failure to leave the property clean and without damage at time of lease termination.

 

7. Pets are NOT permitted. Fees and deposits are waived for service animals (https://www.ada.gov/regs2010/service_animal_qa.html#def).

 

DEFINITION OF A SERVICE ANIMAL

Q1. What is a service animal?

A. Under the ADA, a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability.  The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person's disability.

 

Q2. What does "do work or perform tasks" mean?

A. The dog must be trained to take a specific action when needed to assist the person with a disability. For example, a person with diabetes may have a dog that is trained to alert him when his blood sugar reaches high or low levels. A person with depression may have a dog that is trained to remind her to take her medication. Or, a person who has epilepsy may have a dog that is trained to detect the onset of a seizure and then help the person remain safe during the seizure.

 

Q3. Are emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals considered service animals under the ADA?

A. No.  These terms are used to describe animals that provide comfort just by being with a person.  Because they have not been trained to perform a specific job or task, they do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.  However, some State or local governments have laws that allow people to take emotional support animals into public places.  You may check with your State and local government agencies to find out about these laws.

 

8. The number of occupants must be in compliance with HUD standards/guidelines for the proposed property.

 

9. We may require a holding or good faith deposit to be collected to hold the property off the market. In the event the application is approved and the applicant fails to enter into a lease, the applicant shall forfeit the deposit. In the event the application is approved, this deposit shall be applied to the required security deposit.

 

10. Our company policy is to report all non-compliances with the terms of your rental agreement or failure to pay rent, or any amounts owed to the credit bureau and/or a collection agency and if the amount is disputed, it shall be reported as disputed in accordance with law.

 

11. Any exceptions to our company’s criteria will need to be submitted in writing to the rental agent for presentation to the landlord for consideration. If approval is given for such exceptions, additional security deposit, co-signers, and/or additional advance rent payments may be required.

 

One months rent is due within 48 hours of receipt of your approval letter, if not received we will assume you are not moving forward with the rental of the unit and move on to the next applicant. The security deposit is equal to one or two months rent depending on credit approval. The apartment will continue to be posted and available to rent until we receive the first months rent and a signed lease. If you notify us after you have paid your first months rent, that you wish to withdraw your application, that you no longer intend to occupy the Apartment, or you fail to execute a Lease Agreement, the first months rent will be retained by Management as liquidated damages.  Management/ Property Owner’s actual damages are very difficult to estimate accurately, and the amount of this fee is a reasonable approximation of the lost rent, and application and marketing costs that will be incurred as a result of your withdrawal of your application or failure to lease after approval.  

 

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