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Required Paperwork

 

It is highly recommended to assemble all of your paperwork beforehand so that you can move on with the process quickly once you find your new home.  If you have the paperwork with you while you’re viewing apartments, you can put in the application right away.   

Students:

In most instances a student will need to be supported by a guarantor and will need the following paperwork:

From your School: Copy of your tuition bill or class schedule.

Student ID card:  A legible copy of your ID.  Try to enlarge it to about 150% of the original size. 

Bank Statement:  3 most recent bank statements or detailed letter from your banker stating how long the account has been open and the account balance.

Landlord reference letter: Some management companies might request a landlord reference letter. 

Employees:

Official Photo ID: You’ll need to have your driver’s license, passport, or other state issued ID. 

Letter of Employment: on the company letterhead and signed by the employer. The letter must state the length of employment, starting date, position, and annual salary.

Pay stubs: Copies of 2-4 most recent pay stubs

Bank Statement:  3 most recent bank statements or detailed letter from your banker stating how long the account has been open and the account balance. 

Landlord reference letter: Some management companies might request a landlord reference letter. 

Tax returns: Tax returns might be required by some landlords (1040 and W2 forms).  

Self employed:  

Official Photo ID: You’ll need to have your driver’s license, passport, or other state issued ID. 

CPA: Letter from your accountant. Must be on letterhead and signed by the accountant, stating year to date income and projection for the year. Additional information like length of employment, line of work, and how long this accountant has represented you can be considered helpful.

Bank Statement:  3 most recent bank statements or detailed letter from your banker stating how long the account has been open and the account balance. 

Landlord reference letter: Some management companies might request a landlord reference letter. 

Tax returns: Tax returns might be required by some landlords (1040 and W2 forms).

Renting with Roommates
It is customary for any adults who are living in the apartment and signing the lease to provide application materials and to meet the criteria for income. If a guarantor is necessary, usually it would be one for each roommate who is applying to rent the property who cannot meet the income requirements. If you do have roommates, make sure that everyone is there to look at apartments together—it is not always possible to schedule a second viewing. 

 

Signing Your Lease 
It is important that you take the time to carefully read your entire lease agreement.  If you have any questions now is the time to ask them.  If there are any clauses you want modified or negotiated, this should be done before you sign the lease!  Make sure that any changes are initialed or attached to the lease as a “lease rider”. Don’t leave any of these issues open; the last thing you want is uncertainty when it comes to the meeting of the minds between you and your landlord.

We look forward to helping you find your new home!