Epic Property Management’s Application criteria
The following standards will be used to judge your application for tenancy. You must meet the following standards to qualify to sign a rental agreement with us. Applicants are judged on the same standards on a first-come-first-serve basis, one person or family at a time. Any false statements or inconsistencies on the application will result in an automatic denial.
In order to apply, everyone 18 and older must:
- Fill out their own application and pay their own application fee, including Co-signer(s).
- Pay a $35 Non-refundable application fee as described below. Application fees will not be refunded, even if your application for tenancy is denied.
- Have a valid social security number.
- Provide all requested information during the application process.
Applicants will need to fill out applications online through our website. Please see our “Properties” page.
Common reasons to be declined; we encourage you to NOT apply if any of these pertain to you:
- Credit score below 680
- Debt to income ratio is 50% or greater
- Active or recent Bankruptcy
- Criminal history as described below
- Any current or previous evictions
- Negative Rental History
- More than (1) single family unit living in the home
$35 NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE: Each applicant over the age of 18 must pay an application fee and consent to have a background check done on them. Co-signers must also pay an application fee and give the same consent as other applicants.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: Applicants must provide payment for the full amount of the security deposit (including any additional deposit amounts for pets or other reasons) upon application approval.
PHOTO IDENTIFICATION: All applicants over the age of 18 must provide current government-issued photo identification at the time of application.
EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment history should show that the applicant has been employed with their current employer for at least 6 months. Exceptions can be made for recent graduates who provide proof of graduation, current students who provide proof of enrollment, and self-employed applicants who provide a CAP-prepared financial statement or most-recent tax return. Applicants with less than 6 months of employment with current employer may be approved if they pay an additional security deposit or have an approved cosigner and provide proof that they have been employed with their current employer for 2 months or were employed with their previous employer for at least 6 months. All employment history will be verified by contacting the employer.
INCOME REQUIREMENTS: The combined income of all persons living in the rental must be at least three times the monthly rent. Applicants who do not have the requisite income will be considered if they provide a co-signer or provide proof of cash reserves equal to at least 12 times the monthly rent.
RENTAL HISTORY: Applicants must provide the name and contact information for their previous two landlords, or all landlords in the last five years. Applicants must also provide all of the addresses they have lived at for the last five years. Applicants will not be approved if they have had any evictions, defaults in lease agreements, late rental payments, or if they owe any money to any other landlord.
RENTER’S INSURANCE: Applicants must have renter’s insurance before occupying the premises.
CREDIT HISTORY: Your credit must reflect that all accounts are current. Applications for tenancy will be denied if you have filed for bankruptcy in the last 6 years, or if you have any bankruptcies that have not been discharged at least two years prior to the application. All collection accounts must be “paid in full/ as agreed.” Applicants with past-due accounts or accounts in collections may qualify if they pay an additional security deposit or have an approved co-signer. We generally require credit scores of 680+.
CRIMINAL HISTORY: Your application may be rejected if you have been convicted in the last 5 years of any crime against person or property that would present a threat to the owners or neighbors, or the rental property. Applicants on probation or parole must provide contact information for their parole officer. Applicants on a publicly available list of offenders who are required to publish their address will be denied.
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: 2 occupants per bedroom, plus an additional occupant for each apartment home. (e.g., 3 in a one bedroom/studio, 5 in a two bedroom, 7 in a three bedroom, etc.)
PETS: Check each available property for specific pet policies. Most of our properties do NOT accept pets. There is a limit of 2 (two) pets per home. Pets may be approved if they meet the following requirements: a good reference from the previous landlord for the pet’s behavior, a complete veterinary medical history (including immunizations and sterilization) is provided, an additional deposit is paid, and an additional amount of “pet rent” is agreed upon. The owner reserves the right to deny the application based on the size, species, or breed of the pet.
SMOKING: Smoking is considered to be the use of cigarettes, vaping, e-cigarettes, and other forms of smoking. Epic Property Management does not allow smoking in or on the property, or within 25 feet of any entrance of the property or a neighboring property. Epic Property Management reserves the right to not process applications and rent to applicants who smoke. Any exceptions to this are on a case by case basis and may require a higher deposit.
If your application is approved, you will be notified. You will have 48 hours from the notification of your approval to sign a lease agreement. If you do not, then other applicants may be considered and given the opportunity to sign a lease. We are committed to equal housing opportunity and provide housing opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, source of income, sexual orientation, or gender identity.