Please confirm with the apartment community the availability of a rental unit prior to submission of your rental application. Applicant(s) acknowledge that screening fees are non refundable and that he/she/they acquire no rights in a dwelling (rental unit) until a holding deposit has been paid and qualification for residency has been determined.
Each person over the age of 18 must complete a rental application.
Washington Management Services
Conventional Qualification Criteria –Seattle City Limits
All applications are considered complete upon submission of a completed application to rent, payment of the application fee for the purpose of a resident screening report, payment of the holding fee (pursuant to RCW 59.18.253) in addition to any information set forth below.
Rental History: Rental history is not required for tenancy.
However, if rental history is established then 2 or less late payments and/or NSF checks and/or documented noise complaints and or lease violations within a 12-month rental period may qualify for residency.
Qualification will be based on Experian Vantage 4.0 credit scoring model, as outlined below:
No credit score without derogatory credit may qualify for approval.
No credit score with derogatory credit may require a qualified cosigner.
650 – 850 May qualify for approval
550 - 649 May result in qualified cosigner
300 – 549 May result in denial.
Final recommendation will also be dependent on rental history and income to rent ratio.
Income: Monthly verifiable income must be equal to at least 3 times the rental amount
Income that is less than 3 times the rental amount may require a qualified cosigner. Final recommendation will also be dependent on rental and credit history.
Acceptable documentation for verifiable income varies based on the income source. Generally accepted documentation may include 2 consecutive (recent) paystubs, most recent tax returns, W2, Leave & Earnings Statement (LES), Statement of Social Security Benefits, I20 (International Students), etc.
Federal, State, and local subsidies will not be considered in rent-to-income Ratio.
COSIGNER QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: A cosigner will be APPROVED if all the qualifications (below) are met. If the cosigner does not meet any one 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 or NSF checks.
CREDIT HISTORY: A minimum credit score of 750
INCOME: Monthly verifiable income must be no less than 4 times the rental amount of the unit.
Denial of Application may result from the following:
Verified unpaid eviction appearing on credit report or confirmed with landlord.
Unpaid rental collection verified on credit report and/or balance owing to landlord
Credit score of 549 or less.
3 or more late payments and/or NSF checks and/or noise complaints and/or lease violations within a 12-month rental period (current or previous).
Unverifiable social security number
Falsification of rental application
Breaking lease agreement that may result in collection filing.
Improper notice to a landlord, without time to comply with the lease term.
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.
Occupancy Standards -
Studio/1 Bedroom: 2 Maximum
2 Bedroom: 4 Maximum
3 Bedroom: 6 Maximum
Consider this statement as notification that we do not accept a comprehensive reusable tenant screening report, as defined by RCW 59.18.257
In compliance with state and federal consumer reporting law, you are hereby advised that a screening will be conducted regarding information contained in your rental application. The report may contain information regarding your credit-worthiness, character, general reputation, personal characteristics and mode of living. Moco, Inc., whose address is PO Box 2826, Seattle, WA 98111, and whose telephone number is (800) 814-8213, will conduct the screening and to release information obtained to landlord and landlord’s agents. If the application is denied or approved conditionally based upon information contained in the report, you may request and obtain a copy of the report. You have the right to dispute the accuracy of information contained in the report. You may have additional rights under both state and federal law.