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Rental Process and Application Disclosure

NOTE: THESE ARE THE GENERAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND CRITERIA AND MAY NOT BE THE ACTUAL INSTRUCTIONS OR CRITERIA USED FOR SPECIFIC PROPERTIES.  THE OFFICIAL CRITERIA AND INSTRUCTIONS SHALL BE THOSE DISCLOSED ON THE APPLICATION

Real Property Management – Viking (“RPMV”) is a fair housing provider and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, familial status, disability, creed, marital status, public assistance, ancestry, or sexual orientation.

READ and FOLLOW all instructions. Your are solely responsible for providing a COMPLETE application. Incomplete applications will not be refunded.

Please be prepared to pay the application fee as shown below or as outlined in the property listing. Some Common Interest Communities may require additional application fees. All applicants must have separate distinct email addresses to complete and sign lease.

To complete this rental application, you must be prepared to provide 3 years of residential history as well as valid contact information for your rental references. You will also be asked to provide information on your monthly income, and please note that most properties outside Minneapolis and St Paul require that applicant combined gross income is at least 2.9 times the monthly rent amount. In Minneapolis and St Paul, you will be provided an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to pay rent if your income is lower than 3 times the rent with the same or lower ratio of income to rent. You will also be required to provide a valid form of Photo ID. INCOMPLETE OR INACCURATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE SUSPENDED AND MOVED TO THE BACK OF THE LIST OR CANCELED AND THE APPLICATION FEE WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. If your application is canceled due to being incomplete or inaccurate, you may reapply and your application will be taken in the order it was received complete. If you are requested to provide additional information or clarifications, you will have 24 hours to respond, else your application may be cancelled.

Each resident 18 years or older must submit a separate rental application. All minor occupants must be listed with their relationship to the applicant and their birthdates.
Each applicant shall complete the online income verification. All applicants must have a U.S. address and a Social Security number.

A welcoming environment is paramount to all of our residents. To help ensure ALL of our residents understand our pet and animal-related policies, we use a third-party screening service and require EVERYONE to complete a profile (No Pet/Pet/Animal). This process ensures we have formalized pet and animal-related policy acknowledgments and more accurate records to create greater mutual accountability.

ANIMALS: Please get started by selecting a profile category on our landing page: https://rpmviking.petscreening.com/ If you have an animal, your application will not be considered Complete until you have completed a profile and we are notified of the results. If you are submitting a profile for a support animal, your application will not be complete until the results are returned to us, which can take 3-5 days.

If you have special circumstances that you would like us to consider or to discuss, please add comments to this application or call our office at (612) 915-0100 and ask to speak with a leasing agent. RPMV will look at each applicant’s background, or a group of applicants, in totality. RPMV reserves the right to make exceptions to these criteria if the applicant has other factors that would help them qualify including, but not limited to: significant assets, or posting additional security, or pay damage insurance.

As an applicant, you agree and understand that this is a routine application to establish credit, character, employment, and rental history. You, the applicant, understand that this is NOT and agreement to rent and that all applications must be approved including all of the lease terms if not already agreed to in writing. You, the applicant authorize verification of references given and declare that the statements made herein are true and correct, and further agree that the landlord may terminate any agreements entered into in reliance on any misstatement made on the application.

Financial Information: If your income verification consists of multiple documents, consolidate and summarize all income on one page with the individual sources identified and totaled. For “Co-Signers,” an income and asset verification will be required. Co-signers not living in the unit will be required to have double the normal income requirement, sufficient liquid assets to cover the portion of rent being co-signed.

Rental applications will be reviewed in chronological order of from the date and time of receiving a COMPLETE application including paid fees. Your application may not be processed unless you or your representative have visited the inside of the property.

Applicants agree that when communicating about your application, we may communicate with all applicants as a group and some financial or personal information may be communicated with all applicants while attempting to seek additional information about your application.

Application fee: $55.00 – $75

DO NOT SUBMIT “SCREEN SHOTS.” SUBMIT ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS in a Photo or PDF. IF YOUR DOCUMENT IS ILLEGIBLE, INCOMPLETE, REDACTED, OR CROPPED IT WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE. Both Sides of Photo ID is required. When uploading bank statement, identify which entry is tied to your income.

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY:

Please upload all required documentation IN AN ORGANIZED AND LEGIBLE FORMAT including:
EMPLOYMENT INCOME: upload 60 days worth of your most recent w-2 pay stubs, (at least 4 pay stubs, minimum showing payor name, current income, year to date income, deductions, payee name and address, deposit account) 2 months of bank statements. All of these documents must tie out to show income. A bank account verification may be requested. If you do not have w-2 payroll statements, follow the instructions below for Self-Employed.
SELF-EMPLOYED: upload 90 days worth of your most recent bank statements (circle the deposits from income sources), year-to-date AND prior year business income statements , and your most recent two (2) personal and business complete tax returns. A bank account verification will be required.
INVESTMENT INCOME: If you are relying on investment income, you must have 5 time the amount of annualize rent in investments and the Tenant be the only name on the account and submit 6 month’s of recent monthly statements.
BANK STATEMENTS: No joint bank statements will be considered unless all parties on the statement are to be tenant occupants.
GOVERNMENT BENEFITS: If you receive government or other benefits, provide 90 days of statements showing receipts or statements showing future obligations to you.
CO-SIGNER: If you are a co-signer/guarantor, we require that submit evidence of income and liquid assets to cover 40 times the guaranteed portion of the monthly rent.
Income MUST be verifiable, consistent, and provided in a written and legible form acceptable to Real Property Management – Viking. Additional confirmation, verification or documentation may be requested in order to approve the applicant(s). To be counted as income or benefits, amounts must be anticipated to be consistently received through the term of the lease. We will make our income determination solely on these documents. It is your responsibility to provide sufficient evidence of your stable, consistent, and verifiable income in a format that we can easily understand and verify. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT THAT WE HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR INCOME. Please be complete and clear in your submittals. However, if we do request additional information, documents, or clarifications, you will only have 24 hours to provide such information before we cancel your application.
NOTE: You may be asked to submit to a Bank Income Verification to validate the documents. You may be asked to pre-pay all or some of the rent if income is not verifiable, sufficient, consistent, reliable, or understandable.

We pledge to honor the letter and spirit of all applicable fair housing laws. We encourage and support a program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of Race, Color, Creed, Age, Marital Status, Physical or Mental Disability, Religion, Sex, Handicap, Familial Status, National Origin, or any other applicable protected class.
Additionally, should any state or local law require more stringent criteria than what is listed herein, we shall adhere to those laws as well.
Our leasing consultants will be happy to show you our available rental homes at absolutely no charge to you. You may also preview our properties 24 hours a day on-line at www.RPMViking.com.
The Real Property Management – Viking (“RPMV”) office is located at 33 Tenth Ave S, Suite 100 Hopkins, MN 55343.
Visit www.rpmviking.com to review the property listing. RPMV is not responsible for information contained on third party listing sites.

Application Processing and Time Frame:
1) Processing an application normally takes between two (2) to three (3) business days. In some cases, the approval of common-interest associations, owners or unforeseen circumstances may require a longer processing period. Please be assured that we will contact you immediately upon determination of approval or denial. Each adult occupant (age 18 and older) must submit a fully completed (with all required documentation), dated, and signed rental application and application fee before the application(s) will be processed.
2) No rental property will be held vacant for more than 48 hours, unless approved by RPMV.

Cost:
1) APPLICATION FEE: If you decide to apply to rent one of our properties, there is a per adult (age 18 and older) application fee of at least $55 (and can be higher depending on the property) that is non-refundable upon RPMV’s processing the application. This application fee must accompany the completed application available on our website. Animal applications are provided by a third party and costs $20 per pet ($0 for assistance animals).
2) MANAGER FEES: If you are the approved leasing candidate, there is an administrative fee of $295.00 to cover our administrative costs and the costs in preparing your leasing documents.  (In Minneapolis, this fee is $27 per month charged each month of the lease starting in the second month.  In addition, a technology and tenant benefit service fee of 1.45% of the rent will be added to your monthly rent charge to cover technology, tenant benefits, document retention, and processing costs. These fees are in addition to rent and security deposits.
3) CIC FEES: Some Common Interest Associations may require a separate application and fees or background checks. If this is the case, you must also apply separately to the Association and remit whatever additional application fee may be required.
4) HOLD DEPOSIT: A Hold Fee equal to one month’s rent is due within 24 hours of approval of any application, to hold the premises until the lease is signed. The Hold Fee must be received by the RPMV office within 24 hours of the approval. This amount will be credited toward the required security deposit when the lease has been signed by all parties. Should the lease not be executed within 7 calendar days of approval, or the applicants fail to take possession of the premises, this amount will be forfeited as liquidated damages and not returned.
5) ANIMALS: No animals of any kind are permitted without the specific written permission of RPMV.  Applicants must sign an Animal Addendum, which is part of the lease.  For pets, applicants must pay a non-refundable pet fee of $350.00 for the first pet and a total of $500 for multiple pets. Some properties may limit the type or number of pets, or require higher pet fees, pet rent, and/or pet security deposit amounts. If a higher pet fee, rent, and/or security deposit amount is required, you will be notified when your application is approved. Contact us if you wish to inquire about any such charges before you submit your application.
6) SECURITY DEPOSIT AND OTHER FEES: The security deposit is equal to 1 month’s rent at a minimum and may be higher if allowed by law. The lease may contain other fees and expenses typically found in residential leases.

 

The Application:
IF YOUR APPLICATION IS NOT COMPLETE, IT MAY BE CANCELLED. HOWEVER, YOU MAY RESUBMIT IF YOUR APPLICATION IS CANCELLED. EACH ADULT APPLICANT MUST HAVE A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER
1) Upon receipt of your complete rental application and application fee(s), you can expect and hereby authorize that we will: (1) check your credit report, (2) check the public records for any past evictions, (3) verify your employment, (4) verify your previous and current landlord references, and (5) conduct a criminal background check. Co-signers may be considered on an individual basis but in most all cases, will be required to be a party to the lease.
2) Applications that are approved will be notified usually within 3 business days after the date of the complete application submission in writing via USPS, email or text message unless otherwise agreed upon. Your application will be considered “disapproved” if we fail to notify you of your approval within 10 days after we have received a fully complete application.
3) All applicants must see the interior of the premises before an application can be submitted. If an interior showing has not been conducted, your application may be cancelled.  The premises will be deemed in acceptable condition to applicant unless applicant  submits a maintenance or repair request with the application as an uploaded document. If your maintenance or repair request is acceptable to RPMV, then that agreement will be written into the lease or lease addendum. Verbal representations are non-binding.
4) Unless otherwise directed to use an on-line method of payment, all initial funds (for example, first month’s rent, security deposit, administrative fee) must be paid by cashier’s check or money order payable to “Real Property Management Viking” and delivered to the RPMV office by 3:00pm CT on the last business day before your lease starts. Payments in subsequent months may be paid by check or ACH in accordance with the lease terms.

Resident Selection Criteria:
Rental Process and Application Disclosure:
We pledge to honor 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, Creed, Age, Marital Status, Physical or Mental Disability, Religion, Sex, Handicap, Familial Status, or National Origin. Additionally, should any state or local ordinance or law require more stringent criteria than what is listed herein, we shall adhere to those laws as well. Our leasing consultants will be happy to show you our available rental homes at absolutely no charge to you. You may also preview our properties 24 hours a day on-line at www.RPMViking.com. Advertised Rent includes all discounts. Visit www.rpmviking.com to review the property listing. RPMV is not responsible for information contained on third party listing sites. The Real Property Management – Viking (“RPMV”) office is located at 33 Tenth Ave S, Suite 100 Hopkins, MN 55343.

Criteria:
Applicants have the opportunity and right to provide us supplemental or additional information to support their application, but will be allowed only 24 hours from our request to do so before the application will be suspended.

Application Processing and Time Frame:
1) Processing an application normally takes between two (2) to three (3) business days but the time ultimately depends on the responsiveness of your landlord and other references. In some cases, the approval of common-interest associations, owners or unforeseen circumstances may require a longer processing period. Please be assured that we will contact you immediately upon determination of approval or denial. Each adult occupant (age 18 and older) must submit a completed application (with all required documentation), dated, and signed rental application and pay the application fee before the application(s) will be processed. Your application will not be processed until complete.
2) No rental property will be held vacant for more than 48 hours, unless approved by RPMV.

Cost:
1) APPLICATION FEE: If you decide to apply to rent one of our properties, there is a per adult (age 18 and older) application fee of at least $55 (and can be higher depending on the property) that is non-refundable upon RPMV’s processing the application. This application fee must accompany the completed application. Animal applications are provided by a third party and costs $20 per pet ($0 for no pets or assistance animals). This cost is non-refundable, but you can use this with other properties or rental companies.
2) MANAGER FEES: If you are the approved applicant, there is an enrollment charge of $295.00 to cover our administrative costs, inspections, and the costs in preparing your leasing documents. In addition, a tenant benefit service fee of $13 plus 1.2% of the monthly rent will be added to your monthly rent charge to cover technology, tenant benefits, document retention, and processing costs. These fees are in addition to rent and security deposits.
3) CIC FEES: Some Common Interest Associations may require a separate application and fees or background checks. If this is the case, you must also apply separately to the Association and remit whatever additional application fee may be required.
4) PROPERTY HOLD FEE: A Hold Fee equal to one month’s rent is due within 24 hours of approval of any application, to hold the premises (including leases approved subject to Animal approvals) until the lease is signed. The Hold Fee must be received by the RPMV office within 24 hours of the notice of approval. This amount will be credited toward the required security deposit when the lease has been signed by all parties. Should the lease not be executed within 7 calendar days of approval, or the applicant fails to take possession of the premises, this amount will be applied not be returned.
5) ANIMALS: No animals of any kind are permitted without the specific written permission of RPMV (subject to assistance animal laws). Once your application is approved, you must complete a Tenant only ($0) or Pet profile ($20 non-refundable) at https://rpmviking.petscreening.com/ Applicants must sign an Animal Addendum, which is part of the lease. For pets, applicants must pay a non-refundable pet fee of $350.00 for the first pet and a total of $500 for multiple pets. Some properties may limit the type or number of pets, or require higher pet fees, pet rent, and/or pet security deposit amounts. If a higher pet fee, rent, and/or security deposit amount is required, you will be notified when your application is approved. Contact us if you wish to inquire about any such charges before you submit your application.
6) SECURITY DEPOSIT AND OTHER FEES: The security deposit is equal to 1 month’s rent at a minimum and may be higher if allowed by law. The lease may contain other fees.
7) FURNACE FILTERS AND WATER SOFTENER SALT: Tenant is usually responsible for paying for these consumables and an initial supply will be charged to the Tenant account at the beginning of the tenancy.
8) PRO-RATED RENT: If your lease starts on any day other than the 1st of a month, your Rent will be prorated. However, in addition to the Security Deposit and other services, you will pay one full month’s rent up front and the pro-rated rent shall be due on the first of the next month.

The Application:
IF YOUR APPLICATION IS NOT COMPLETE, IT MAY BE CANCELLED. HOWEVER, YOU MAY RESUBMIT IF YOUR APPLICATION IS CANCELLED. EACH ADULT APPLICANT MUST HAVE A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER
1) Upon receipt of your complete rental application and application fee(s), you can expect and hereby authorize that we will: (1) check your credit report, (2) check the public records for any past evictions, (3) verify your employment, (4) verify your previous and current landlord references, and (5) conduct a criminal background check. Co-signers may be considered on an individual basis but in most all cases, will be required to be a party to the lease.
2) Applications that are approved will be notified usually within 3 business days after the date of the complete application submission and receipt of all references, in writing via USPS, email or text message unless otherwise agreed upon. Your application will be considered “disapproved” if we fail to notify you of your approval within 10 days after we have received a fully complete application.
3) All applicants or their representatives must see the interior of the premises before an application can be submitted. If an interior showing has not been conducted, your application may be cancelled. The premises will be deemed in acceptable condition to applicant unless applicant submits a maintenance or repair request with the application as an uploaded document. If your maintenance or repair request is acceptable to RPMV, then that agreement will be written into the lease or lease addendum. Verbal representations are non-binding.
4) Unless otherwise directed to use an on-line method of payment, all initial funds (for example, first month’s rent, security deposit, administrative fees) must be paid by cashier’s check payable to “Real Property Management Viking” and delivered to the RPMV office by 3:00pm CT on the last business day before your lease starts. Payments in subsequent months may be paid by eCheck or ACH in accordance with the lease terms.

Resident Selection Criteria:
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered, and must also have good character and be transparent in disclosing all relevant information:

1) INCOME: For properties not located in Minneapolis or St. Paul, applicants must have a combined verifiable gross monthly income of at least three (3) times the monthly rent. For Minneapolis properties, the requirement is 2.9 times the monthly rent. For St. Paul properties, the requirement is 2.4 times the monthly rent. To be counted as income or benefits, amounts must be anticipated to be consistently received through the term of the lease, verifiable, reliable, consistent, and predictable. See first page of this application for submittal details. If your income submittals are deemed incomplete or not understandable, you will be asked to complete the Tenant Income Worksheet and return within 24 hours.

EMPLOYMENT INCOME: upload 60 days worth of your most recent w-2 pay stubs (showing payor name, current income, year to date income, deductions, payee name and address, deposit account) 2 months of bank statements. All of these documents must tie out to show income. A bank account verification may be requested. If you do not have w-2 payroll statements, follow the instructions below for Self-Employed. Tips must be supported with a W-2 or Form 4137.
SELF-EMPLOYED: upload 90 days worth of your most recent bank statements (circle the deposits from income sources), year-to-date AND prior year business income statements , and your most recent two years of personal and business tax returns. A bank account verification will be required.
INVESTMENT INCOME: If you are relying on investment income, you must have 5 time the amount of annualize rent in investments and the Tenant be the only name on the account and submit 6 month’s of recent monthly statements.
BANK STATEMENTS: No joint bank statements will be considered unless all joint account holders are to be tenant occupants.
GOVERNMENT BENEFITS: If you receive government or other benefits, provide 90 days of statements showing receipts or statements showing future obligations to you.
CO-SIGNER: If you are a co-signer/guarantor, we require that submit evidence of income and liquid assets to cover 40 times the guaranteed portion of the monthly rent.
Income MUST be verifiable, consistent, and provided in a written and legible form acceptable to Real Property Management – Viking. Additional confirmation, verification or documentation may be requested in order to approve the applicant(s). To be counted as income or benefits, amounts must be anticipated to be consistently received through the term of the lease. We will make our income determination solely on these documents. It is your responsibility to provide sufficient evidence of your stable, consistent, and verifiable income in a format that we can easily understand and verify. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT THAT WE HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR INCOME. Please be complete and clear in your submittals. However, if we do request additional information, documents, or clarifications, you will only have 24 hours to provide such information before we cancel your application.
NOTE: You may be asked to submit to a Bank Income Verification to validate the documents. You may be asked to pre-pay all or some of the rent if income or credit is not verifiable, sufficient, consistent, reliable, or understandable. Applications may also be denied if the move-in date requested is greater than 29 days out.

Co-signers/guarantors are accepted at the managers discretion only, must meet all credit requirements and have annual income or liquid assets of 40 times the Rent portion guaranteed. Co-signers/guarantors provide a copy of their lease or mortgage statement.

In general, applicants must submit and present sufficient evidence that they have sufficient resources to make timely rent and fee payments through the term of the lease. IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE INCOME SOURCES OR YOUR INCOME SOURCES ARE PRESENTED ON MULTIPLE DOCUMENTS, YOU MUST SUMMARIZE ALL INCOME ON A SINGLE PAGE AND PROVIDE A GRAND TOTAL. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE IF YOUR INCOME IS NOT EASILY IDENTIFIED ON A SINGLE PAGE. A template form is available from RPMV upon request. We may require your bank information in order for us to perform an online bank verification of your income transactions.

2) RESIDENTIAL HISTORY: A minimum of 3 years’ residential rental or mortgage history is required. Roommate and family-member references are not accepted. We will reject an application if a previous landlord/mortgage or contract-for-deed holder provides negative information about the applicant. Negative references include items such as lease non-renewals issued by the landlord, household safety / health / housekeeping violations, lease violations, damage to property, pest-control issues, unpaid rent, repeated late rent payments, willingness not to re-rent to applicant, etc.

For properties not located in Minneapolis or St. Paul, we will reject an applicant who has a settled eviction action or eviction action judgment within the last five (5) years.

For Minneapolis properties, we will perform an individualized assessment for an application if the applicant has an eviction action judgment or a settled eviction action. We will not deny an applicant who lacks a rental history (for example, if due to the applicant’s age or other life circumstances). We will deny an application where the applicant in bad faith withholds rental history that might form a basis to deny the application.

When allowed by local ordinance, we may extend a lease offer to an applicant who does not meet residential history criteria subject to payment of a higher security deposit and/or pre-payment of one or more months’ rent.

3) CREDIT HISTORY: For properties not located in Minneapolis or St. Paul, an applicant’s credit report must not contain slow pays, judgments, collections, or liens within the past three (3) years or an open bankruptcy. Applicants with credit scores less than 650 may be grounds for denial. In general, applicants must demonstrate that they have a history of paying their credit obligations.

For Minneapolis properties, an application may be denied if the applicant’s credit report contains negative information that is directly relevant to the applicant’s fitness as a tenant (examples include owing amounts to prior landlords, owing amounts to utility companies (including, but not limited to gas, electric, phone, cable, internet, water), a heavy debt burden, collections activity, an open bankruptcy, a foreclosure within the past three (3) years, or repeated late payments toward credit obligations). Credit scores on their own are not considered in deciding whether to approve an application. Lack of a credit history is not a basis for rejecting an application unless the applicant in bad faith withholds credit history information that might otherwise form a basis to deny the application.

For all applicants, applicants may obtain copies of their credit reports by contacting AppFolio, Inc., 50 Castilian Dr., Goleta, CA 93117 (phone: 1-866-648-1536) . We do not provide copies of credit reports to applicants.

4) IDENTIFICATION: Valid current government issued photo ID documentation (driver’s license, military or State Identification, passport etc.) is required to be submitted as part of the application.

5) OWNERS ASSOCIATION: Some Common Interest Associations may require a separate application and/or fee. If so, you must also apply separately to the Association. Approval by the Association is a mandatory prerequisite to our approval of your application.

6) SECURITY DEPOSITS: Security deposits are required to be paid prior to occupancy and are security for faithful performance by tenants of all terms, covenants, and conditions of the lease. The security deposit is refundable when the tenants move out of the property at the expiration of the lease term, minus damage beyond ordinary wear and tear and other unpaid amounts due under the lease.

7) EXCEPTIONS: Any exceptions to these criteria will need to be submitted in writing to RPMV for consideration. If approval is then given for such exceptions, additional security deposit, additional security and/or additional “higher” rent may be required.
Other Issues:

CONDUCT: The relationship between a landlord, property manager, and tenant is a business relationship. Courteous and businesslike conduct is required by all parties. RPMV reserves the right to refuse rental to anyone who is verbally abusive, swears, is disrespectful, makes threats, is intoxicated, is argumentative, or in general displays a conduct at the time of the unit showing or application process that causes RPMV to believe it would not have a positive business relationship.

OCCUPANCY: Maximum of 2 occupants per bedroom. No smoking or vaping of any substance in premises or garage.

LEASE: In addition to other lease terms, leases will be for 12 months minimum unless otherwise disclosed and no Month-to-month tenancy shall be allowed, tenant to pay all utilities unless otherwise agreed to in writing. Contact RPMV for additional terms and conditions. Applicants requesting shorter or longer terms may be requested, but may not be accepted.

RENT AMOUNT: Rents quoted are the rental amounts (net of all discounts) due if paid on time (on or before the 1st day of each month by 3:00 PM Central Time). Otherwise, late fees will be assessed.

KEYS: Keys, access codes, or access devices will be released on the first (1st) day of occupancy as stated in the lease. Request for keys earlier must be accompanied with additional pro-rated rent and must have RPMV’s prior approval. We’ll furnish keys and/or access devices only after: (1) all parties have signed the contemplated lease and other rental documents referred to in the lease; and (2) all applicable rents, fees and security deposits and other lease requirements are met and have been paid in full.

MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS: When you rent a home from our company, we endeavor to ensure that all items are in good working order. Please report any maintenance or repair request during your first five (5) days of possession. Thereafter, residents may be responsible for each maintenance and repair item requested if not the responsibility of landlord under the law.

MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS: RPMV may receive multiple applications from unrelated individual applicants on the same property at approximately the same time. If such is the case, we will process applications for consideration based on the earliest received and in chronological order of fully complete, and within the terms offered by landlord, unless an application is received for a lease start date that is materially (at least 2 weeks) earlier than the ones previously received. Only one (1) will eventually be approved. If your application is acceptable but not the approved application for the property for which you are applying, you may consider applying for other available properties that we may have without payment of an additional application fee, or your application fee will be refunded to you.

LEASING AGENTS: RPMV provides leasing agents who will provide you with opportunities to preview our properties; distribute rental information, applications, rental process, and application disclosures; and generate contracts to lease our properties. The leasing agent will also submit your application to RPMV for processing. Please understand that the leasing agent is not authorized to negotiate on behalf of RPMV. Verbal representations are non-binding. Once your application is submitted to RPMV, the approval/denial and negotiation process (if any) will be handled by the property manager in charge of the property for which you are applying.

DISCLOSURE: This document and disclosure is an integral part of my/our rental application. I/we do hereby acknowledge that I/we understand and agree to the terms of application and rental process as described herein. I/we further acknowledge that I/we have seen and previewed the rental property (both inside and outside) for which we are applying.

Notice to or from Co-applicants. Any notice we give you or your co-applicant is considered notice to all co-applicants; and any notice from you or your co-applicant is considered notice from all co-applicants.

General criminal screening criteria
We do not reject applications based on arrests, dismissed charges, or expunged convictions. We do not reject applications based on juvenile records unless the resulting adjudication or conviction is based on an adult charge or public juvenile adjudication. We do not reject applications based on minor crimes (failure to pay transit fare, minor consumption of alcohol, loitering without intent, worthless check, etc.) or for minor and moderate driving offenses that do not involve criminal vehicular operation causing property damage or bodily injury. DUIs/DWIs will not be considered unless the applicant has three or more such offenses in the past five years.

No matter the date of the conviction, we reject applications for criminal convictions such as homicide; arson; criminal sexual conduct; child pornography; illegal manufacture or distribution of controlled substances; terrorism; blackmail; extortion; and racketeering. We reject applicants who are currently subject to any sex-offender registration requirement under any jurisdiction.

Convictions for violent crimes not discussed above will result in rejection if the conviction is less than 15 years old. Convictions for drug-related crimes not discussed above will result in rejection if the conviction is less than 10 years old. For convictions not described above, we consider the nature, severity, and age of the conviction in determining whether to approve or reject an application. Given the variety of convictions that exist and the need to review accurate records, we cannot make binding pre-application determinations about whether your criminal history may disqualify you from our housing. We make admissions decisions after we have ordered and reviewed screening reports.

Open charges: Unless the charge is for a crime that we disregard under our screening criteria, we reject applicants with open charges. An applicant may re-apply upon resolution of the open charge, at which time the then-closed charge will be considered under our criteria. If the open charge was dismissed, the application will not be denied on the basis of that charge. If the open charge resulted in a conviction, it will be evaluated under our criteria to determine whether the conviction requires rejection of the application.

We have the discretion to evaluate criminal records to determine how to characterize them and apply our screening criteria. Our screening criteria are narrowly and proportionately tailored to comply with fair housing law, advance the property’s interests, and not unduly limit an applicant’s admission based on criminal history. We have and will continue to consider the interests of the property; various laws; and other relevant materials when determining how to treat criminal records under our criteria. We will reject applications when required to do so by federal, state, or local law. We have the discretion to modify our criteria based on new information, new law, our experience in applying the criteria, and other business justifications.

Minneapolis screening criteria – which can be altered if a Landlord does individualized assessments

We do not reject applications based on arrests. However, if there is an active charge, and the charge is for crime that would result in denial if it were a conviction, the charge must be resolved before we make a decision to accept or deny your application.

We do not reject applications based on criminal convictions with the following outcomes: participation in or successfully completed diversion programs, deferral of judgment programs, stays of adjudication, continuances for dismissal, or continuances without prosecution. We do not reject applications based on vacated convictions, expunged convictions, stays of imposition of sentencing where applicant complied with terms of the stay, and juvenile adjudications. We do not reject applications for a criminal conviction where the crime is no longer illegal in Minnesota.

We do not reject applications based on minor crimes (failure to pay transit fare, minor consumption of alcohol, loitering without intent, worthless check, etc.) or for minor and moderate driving offenses (other than DWI/DUI) that do not involve criminal vehicular operation causing property damage or bodily injury.

No matter the date of the conviction, we reject applications for criminal convictions for the illegal manufacture or distribution of controlled substances or for any convictions that mandate denial of tenancy in federally assisted housing. We reject applicants who are subject to any lifetime sex-offender registration requirement under any state’s jurisdiction.

The following felony convictions will result in rejection of an application for 10 years from the sentencing date: first-degree assault, aggravated robbery, and kidnapping (Minn. Stat. 609.25 Subd.2(2) or similar non-Minnesota statute). All other felony convictions not listed above will result in rejection of an application 7 years from the sentencing date. All gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor, and petty misdemeanor convictions not listed above will result in rejection of an application for 3 years from the sentencing date.

Given the variety of convictions that exist and the need to review accurate records, we cannot make binding pre-application determinations about whether your criminal history may disqualify you from our housing. We make admissions decisions after we have ordered and reviewed screening reports.

We have the discretion to evaluate criminal records to determine how to characterize them and apply our screening criteria. We will reject applications when required to do so by federal, state, or local law. We may modify our criteria based on new law.

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NOTE: We do not rent to Lawyers, Law Students, or Property Managers.