Real Property Management Viking in Minneapolis MN tenant resources.
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Every Real Property Management tenant who signs a lease with us gets their own online account. Your secure account is convenient and easy to access, and provides useful features and information to maximize your rental experience.
- Pay rent online
- Request repairs and maintenance
- Apply for a new rental property
- Give notice to vacate
- Access documents, forms and checklists such as your lease and procedures
- Communicate with the Real Property Management team
To access your account for the first time, click the red button above and follow the prompts. Use the email address you provided during the leasing process and the address of the rental property. Your login information will be emailed to you. Contact our office if you need assistance.
The best way to pay your rent is to pay online. Rent is always due on the 1st of each month. Paying rent online saves you the time and hassle of bringing a rent check to the office, assists you in paying on time and is the most secure, accurate and efficient payment method.
PLEASE NOTE: Your Lease does not allow Rent payments using credit cards. While that option exists on the portal for non-rent payments, your Lease prohibits using credit cards for rent.
Simply login to your tenant account and follow the prompts to make a single payment or set up recurring payments each month to ensure your rent will always be paid on time by the due date!
There are two ways to request maintenance or repairs.
- NORMAL MAINTENANCE: Log in to your tenant account and complete a Service Request for maintenance or repairs. Include several photos illustrating the problem. Normal service occurs Monday-Friday (except holidays) 9:00am – 5:00pm. Charges may apply if the service is due to tenant action or inaction.
- EMERGENCY ONLY: Call our 24 Hour Maintenance Hotline (612) 915-0100 ext #1 to request maintenance. If it is an emergency, please call us immediately. If the situation involves a serious water leak, locate the main water valve in your rental home and turn it to the off or closed position. After hours charges may apply if the service is due to tenant action or inaction.
Before Requesting Maintenance
For faster resolution, review the following list of suggestions before calling maintenance. You can also find helpful maintenance tips and advice in your tenant account.
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|Smoke detector won’t work when tested||Monthly check and replace battery. Notify maintenance at once if not working.|
|Smoke detector beeps softly on and off||Check and replace battery.|
|No power to plugs or switches||Check breaker panel or fuse box. Check and reset.|
|Garbage disposal won’t work||Push reset button on disposal or use allen wrench and turn.|
|No hot water||Check thermostat on hot water tank. Is pilot light lit? Check breaker panel or fuses or valve closed.|
|Hot water “TOO HOT”||Check thermostat on tank and turn down.|
|Faucet or toilet leaks||Turn off water to fixture under sink or toilet at valve and notify maintenance.|
|Toilet plugged||Try plunger. If still plugged call maintenance.|
|Sink plugged||Remove hair from drain|
|Heater not working||Check thermostat. Check button or pilot lights. Furnace registers open? Is pilot light lit? Breaker tripped?|
|Dishwasher won’t drain||Clean food out of bottom of dishwasher. Clean float. Rinse dishes before washing. Use jet dry once a month. Jet dry prevents hard water build up.|
|Refrigerator too warm or too cold||Check thermostat, set correctly. Front and back grills clean. Clean out drain hole.|
Some of our rental properties allow pets. Homeowner preferences and insurance policies generally determine what type and how many pets are allowed.
To find a pet friendly rental home, search our available properties and their Amenities to see if Pets are allowed, and if desired, a Fenced Yard.
Many Real Property Management rental homes allow pets. If you have a pet, please ask about our pet policy.
Go to https://rpmviking.petscreening.com to complete a pet screening.
We welcome pets in rental homes that allow pets, however, we must ensure tenants are responsible pet owners and respect other residents in the area. Both landlords and tenants should be up-to-date on city ordinances controlling pet ownership and management. The following list of pet ordinances is not exhaustive, but it does cover the main questions pet owners and landlords are likely to have.
Real Property Management’s Pet Restrictions
Each rental home managed by Real Property Management may have unique restrictions for pets depending upon type, number, and size of the pet. In addition, city pet ordinances limit the number of pets per pet owner, with exceptions to newborn pet litters. Most rental properties do not allow certain breeds of dogs including Dobermans, Rottweilers, Chows, and Pitbulls because property liability insurance policies will not cover injury caused by these breeds. Real Property Management tenants who have pets are asked to maintain their own liability insurance in regards to their pets.
General Rules and Regulations
Most cities and counties have pet ordinances which all Real Property Management clients must abide by as pet owners. Below are common ordinances, however check with Animal Control in your local area to make sure you understand and comply with all pet rules and regulations.
Normally, you must register your dog or cat with the city within a certain timeframe of acquisition, and the license tag must always be attached to your pet. Most pet licenses need to be renewed periodically.
Most city ordinances require a pet to be kept on a leash at any time the pet is off its owner’s residence, except when in officially designated off-leash city property. Dogs and cats in heat must be kept in a secure enclosure, preventing their exposure to any free-roaming males.
If your dog bites a person or another animal, city pet ordinances usually require you to notify the police or an animal control officer immediately, and not leave the scene until an officer has authorized you to do so. Always assist the victim as needed and give your contact information to the victim.
City pet ordinances also usually require you to control your dog’s barking at all times, both day and night, and the police have the power to impound your dog if it is barking incessantly and you can’t be reached.
Whether by law or not, tenants should always clean up after their pets as a courtesy to others and the surrounding property.
As you prepare to move in, here are a few items to help ensure a successful stay. When you sign your lease, we will provide you a manual detailing information you need to enjoy and care for your new home, and login information for your own tenant account. Please keep this manual handy for easy reference throughout your stay.
Before You Move-in and Picking Up Keys
Before you can move in,
- MONEY: All monies due (first months’ rent, prorated rent, administrative fees, pet fees, security deposit) must be paid with cashiers checks;
- UTILITIES: All tenant utilities must be changed over – Click Here to set up utilities;
Within 5 days of moving in, go through your new home thoroughly, then email us a completed Inventory and Condition Form along with photos to visually verify conditions you describe on the form.
If you were sent a link to an Inspection App, and you submit the electronic inspection, there is no need to complete the Inventory Checklist.
Also note, the completed form or inspection stays in the leasing department and does not constitute a maintenance request. If during your assessment you find anything that needs maintenance, please submit a maintenance request through your online tenant account. We want you to enjoy your new home and will work with you to ensure the property is well maintained.
Tenant and Owner Responsibilities
As a resident of a rental home managed by Real Property Management, we want you to treat the home as if it were your own and be respectful of your neighbors. Taking good care of the property also leads to a faster return of your deposit when you move out.
Your lease outlines your full responsibilities however, below are some general responsibilities. And you can review this document for more information.
- Keep the property clean and orderly, inside and out
- Set up utilities in your name prior to moving in – electricity, water, gas, trash
- Care for landscaping and exterior – lawn, and minor trimming and weeding of shrubs and flowerbeds, sidewalks (e.g., show removal), exterior light bulbs, window cleaning
- Pest control
- Complete minor and seasonal maintenance – changing light bulbs, furnace filters, refrigerator water filters, and batteries in detectors; maintaining water softener and purification systems, keeping vents clean
- Comply with local, state, and Home Owner Association (HOA) property codes, rules, and regulations
Contact our office if you would like a referral for a vendor for the services listed above.
Real Property Management and/or the owner of the rental home you lease are responsible for:
- Ensuring the rental property is clean, safe, and ready for occupancy
- Re-keying all doors leading to the outside for security
- Complying with state and federal laws pertaining to required detectors in the home
- Providing residents with a copy of applicable HOA rules
You will receive a login for your own online account, where you can pay the rent each month. We encourage you to set up automatic, recurring payments to ensure on-time payment and peace of mind.
We want to ensure every rental property stays in great shape, and we encourage you to request maintenance when appropriate to possibly prevent larger issues or costly repairs. When maintenance or repair is needed, log in to your online account or call our maintenance hotline.
Our goal is to maintain positive relationships with both our property owners and tenants, and ensure you are satisfied. If you are pleased with our service, please email us and offer to post a positive review or provide a testimonial for future marketing use.
Likewise, when you decide to move, buy a home or car, or get a new job, Real Property Management will support you by offering a payment history and providing you a letter of recommendation provided you have paid your rent on time and have taken care of the property.
Moving out can be a busy and sometimes stressful time. Real Property Management provides checklists and guides to help make your transition smoother, faster and more organized.
You must give proper notice prior to vacating the property, as outlined in your lease. Real Property Management will conduct a move-out inspection only after all of your personal property has been removed and the property is fully cleaned. We consider you still living at the property until you return the keys (and garage door remote if applicable) to our office. You will not be allowed to re-enter the home after all keys have been turned into the office.
To assist us in making refunds to you promptly, we ask that you review the security deposit section of the Residential Lease Agreement that you signed when you moved in. This will clarify the refund procedure and explain any additional charges which you may incur.
The better the condition of the property when you leave, the faster the deposit can be returned to you, to the forwarding address you provide. If you vacate the property prior to the end of the lease term, you will still be responsible for paying the rent for the remainder of the lease however, we will do our best to try and lease the property.
Notice to Vacate: NOTICE TO VACATE
Resident Move-Out Cleaning Guide: TENANT MOVE-OUT AND CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS February 2021
Our goal is to maintain positive relationships with both our property owners and tenants, and ensure you are satisfied. If you are pleased with our service, we hope you consider our services again in the future. In addition, we encourage you to email us and offer to post a positive review or provide a testimonial for future marketing use.
Likewise, when you decide to move, buy a home or car, or get a new job, Real Property Management will support you by offering a payment history and providing you a letter of recommendation provided you have paid your rent on time and have taken care of the property.
Apply Online to Rent a Home
If you’re interested in leasing a home from Real Property Management, it is best to first find a property you are interested in renting, then complete the online application.
All leases include a one-time $295 (or more if stated on property listing) Administrative Fee and a Technology Fee equal to 1.45% of the monthly rent charged each month. Other Fees for pets and other items may apply. An application fee of $55 (or more if stated on property listing) per adult is required, and there may be additional costs assessed for Common Interest Community charges. Some ordinances limit these charges, and, if a conflict exists, the ordinance shall apply. SEE COST SECTION BELOW FOR DETAILS.
Find a Rental Home and Apply
- Review the properties available to rent.
- Click on your desired property.
- Click Apply Online.
- Complete the Online Rental Application
- Pay Application Fee (part 2 of the Application)
Note that these criteria are listed here for your convenience, but the actual criteria may vary from these based on specific properties. Please see the specific rental application for the applicable criteria. Applicants have the opportunity and right to provide us supplemental or additional information to support their application.
Rental Process and Application Disclosure:
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.
Advertised Rent includes all discounts.
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.
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, MISREPRENTED, OR INACCURATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CANCELED AND THE APPLICATION FEE WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. We may request additional information and you have 24 hours to respond, otherwise your application may be canceled. If your application is canceled due to being incomplete, 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, easy your application may be cancelled.
Each resident over the age of 18 must submit a separate rental application.
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.
Please get started by selecting a profile category on our landing page: https://rpmviking.petscreening.com/
If you have special circumstances that you would like to discuss, please 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, and live in Minnesota.
Rental applications will be reviewed in chronological order of from the date and time of receiving a COMPLETE application including paid fees.
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.
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.
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:
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered:
1) INCOME: For properties not located in Minneapolis or St. Paul, applicants must have a combined verifiable gross 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 2.49 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, and predictable. Employment Income must be verified in writing using recent pay stubs or other legal means and non-employment income must be supported with sufficient benefits statements, account statements, tax returns, or other acceptable methods to establish certainty of continued income. Self-employed applicants will be required to produce two (2) years of signed tax returns, bank statements, financial statements, and IRS 1099 forms. Co-signers are accepted at the managers discretion only, must meet all requirements, will be required to be a party to the lease, and must reside in the State of Minnesota. Income from non-wage sources must be supported by tax returns or benefits statements. For income. 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.
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 individual assessment 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 with high 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.
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, tenant to pay all utilities unless otherwise agreed to in writing. Contact RPMV for additional terms and conditions.
RENT AMOUNT: Rents quoted are the rental amounts 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 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 (with all fees paid) applications. 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 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 for 7 10 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.
NOTE: We do not rent to Lawyers, Law Students, or Property Managers.