Epic Asset Management
(City of Seattle)
Resident Qualification Criteria
All applicants must be of legal age. All parties 18 years of age or older are required to complete an application.
All applications for the household are to be completed in full, signed, dated and any applicable fees paid before an application is considered "complete".
Applications containing false, untrue, incorrect, missing or misleading information will be denied.
Proof of liability insurance will be required at move in.
Credit Requirement based on credit score - Experian Vantage 4.0
*May be Approved 700 - 850
**May be Approval with First Month Rent & Increased Deposit 650 - 699
***May be Approved with Qualified Cosigner 550 - 649
Denied 300 - 549
Lack of established credit history (score) may require First Month Rent & Increased Deposit or Qualified Cosigner.
Lack of established credit history (score) with derogatory credit (unpaid non-medical collections, judgments, past due accounts, etc.) may result in denial.
Income requirement in relation to the rental amount: Applicant must have verifiable income of at least 3 times the rental amount. In the case of roommates or joint applications, the combined income must meet 3 times the monthly rental amount. If income is less than 3 times the rental amount but more than 2.5 then an increased deposit may be requested. Income that is less than 2.5 times the rental amount may require a qualified cosigner.
Acceptable documentation for verifiable income varies based on the income source. Generally accepted documentation may include 2 consecutive (recent) paystubs, letter of hire or offer, most recent tax returns, W2, Leave & Earnings Statement (LES), Statement of Social Security Benefits, I20 (International Students), etc.
*Applicants with a minimum credit score of 700 and verifiable income of at least 3 times the rental amount may be approved without verification of rental history. However, proof of verifiable income will be required.
**Final Recommendation will be based on the following additional qualifying factors:
Rental History: 12 months valid, verifiable rental history. Valid rental history is a written lease or month-to-month agreement. If rental history is less than 12 Months then First Month Rent and Increased Deposit -OR- cosigner (depending on income/credit score) may be requested.
Employment History: 12 Months on the job or previous employment in same profession. If less than 12 months then First Month Rent and Increased Deposit -OR- cosigner (depending on income/credit score) may be requested.
Criminal Records Search: A statewide (WA or OR) criminal records search will be processed. In the event that there are states that an applicant has resided in that are outside Washington or Oregon then a National Criminal Search will be conducted.
Civil (Eviction) Records Search: A civil (eviction) records search will be processed to determine if there have been any unlawful detainer or eviction filings
***Applicants with a credit score of 550 - 649 that are not meeting rental and/or employment and/or income and/or criminal and/or eviction criteria will be denied.
Cosigner Criteria Requirements: A cosigner will be APPROVED if all the qualifications (below) are met, if the cosigner does not meet any 1 of the following criteria then the cosigner will not qualify.
Rental History: 1 year of valid and verifiable rental or mortgage history with no late payments
Employment: 12 months with current employer or previous employment in same field of work (Retired individuals may qualify)
Credit History: Cosigners must have a credit score of 750 - 850
Income: 4 times the rental amount in verifiable, garnish able monthly income.
SECTION 8 APPLICANT CRITERIA (if applicable): All Section 8 applicants are required to meet the same criteria as stated above, with the exception that the applicant needs to meet income requirements for their portion of the rent. Proof of Section 8 assistance will be required.
GROUNDS FOR DENIAL WILL RESULT FROM THE FOLLOWING ON ALL APPLICANTS:
Issues during any prior tenancy at any community that is owned or managed by EPIC Asset Management may be grounds for denial.
Unpaid rental collection and/or judgment and/or verified balance owing to a landlord.
Extreme negative and adverse rental history, e.g...documented complaints and/or damages, multiple late payments, NSF checks, lease violations.
Unverifiable social security number.
Unfulfilled landlord obligations that may result in collection filing.
Please be advised, a landlord (within the Seattle city limits) is prohibited from requiring disclosure, asking about, rejecting an applicant, or taking adverse action based on any arrest record, conviction record, or criminal history, except sex offender registry information which is the result of an adult criminal conviction - as described in Subsection 14.09.025 A3., 14.09.025 A4., and 14.09.025 A5, and subject to the exclusions and legal requirements in Section 14.09.115.
We do not automatically deny applicants based on sex offender registry that is the result of an adult criminal conviction. Rather, consideration is based on the nature of the offense and time passed since the date of final disposition. Supplemental information can be provided to the landlord by the applicant, or produced on behalf of the applicant, with respect to the applicant's rehabilitation and/or good conduct. Supplemental information may include, but is not limited to: conviction information; certification of rehabilitation; written or oral statements by the applicant, past or present employer(s), current and prior landlord(s), members of the judiciary or law enforcement, parole officer, member of clergy, counselor or therapists, social workers or similar person(s).
Valid photo identification will be required of all applicants.
Consider this statement as notification that we accept a comprehensive reusable tenant screening report, like MyScreeningReport.com(r) if it does not include a criminal records search as required by the Seattle Fair Chance Housing ordinance - SMC 14.09.
Studio: 2 People
1 Bedroom: 3 People
2 Bedroom: 5 People
3 Bedroom: 7 People