Tenants Beware: There is so much to know when renting a home. Here are a few things to help make it all smoother. Do your research and COME PREPARED!
How long will it take to process the application?
Online applications are typically approved 1 hour to 2 business days if they are complex. Paper applications create extra administrative delay.
Who has to apply?
All residents over 18
I have bad credit should i still apply?
Usually yes. We approve tenants based on if we think they can and will pay us and take care of the home. You are more than a score.
I have criminal issues should i still apply?
Sexual predators and violent crimes are mandatory turn downs. Other crimes it depends on when and the severity as well as overall profile and individual owner preferences.
I have an eviction should I apply?
There will almost always be an automatic turn down if there is an eviction in the last 12 months. Any other eviction must have a verifiable explanation that assures owner it won’t happen again.
I have no job should I still apply?
Not unless you can pay a years rent up front or have other offsetting income factors such as a housing voucher. Generally tenants must have 3 times the rental payment in monthly income.
What work are you planning on doing to this property?
If you expect work before move in, you should confirm this with the front office at (440) 427-0123 before bringing deposit and it should be written into the lease. Showing assistant will often not even know what work is planned to still be done, if any. You should assume that the home is being rented in its showing condition. The sames goes for presence and condition of appliances.
I have pets can I rent this property?
This varies per owner. Consult OhioRental.info for latest information. If it isn’t clear then call (440) 484-5800.
I see different ads for this property offering different terms and/or prices?
The internet is an odd place and unfortunately there are a lot of scams. Ultimately we go off our own ForRentOhio.com website and you will receive the terms, conditions and prices showing on our own website at time of you put down deposit.
How can I follow up on application I have made?
Email email@example.com. Please give us 2 business days however before following up unless there is additional information to add to the application.
If I am not approved will my application fee be returned?
No it will not be returned as that goes to our credit reporting company for obtaining your report and that covers the costs involved.
How long will my “deposit” hold the property?
To reserve a property you will pay a premises hold fee which holds the property for two weeks.This is applied towards your deposit or rent when you move in if there is a zero deposit special. If you need more time to move in this will have to be specifically approved and will require additional fee. If you do not move in, in the required time, the fee will NOT be refunded. No exceptions.
How soon can I schedule a lease signing?
Please allow 2 business days after reserving your home to schedule a lease signing although there may be times where we can put you on the schedule sooner if time allows.