Rental Requirements

What We Require From All Rental Applicants…

Rental Application Strawberry Property Management

1. Rental Application

Completed online rental application from each person age 18+

Valid ID Required for all rental applicants

2. Valid ID

Copy of valid, current government ID

Proof of income such as pay stubs, tax documents, bank statements

3. Proof of Income

We use TheClosingDocs to verify income statements

rental home history

4. Rental history

Rental history – verification required

rental applicants - all adults must apply

All Adults Must Apply

All persons age 18+ who will live or “stay part time” in the property, must complete their own application and sign the lease. Each individual must complete and sign their own applications using their own separate email address – friends, family members, partners, and roommates must not send applications on behalf of others. We cannot process any application if we find evidence that it was submitted by another person. Any application containing false information will result in automatic decline.

* All children or minors must be named on the lease – simply provide their names on the application.

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Online Application

All applications are done online, through the “Apply Now” link at the top of the page.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept guarantors or co-signers. Tenants must qualify on their own. If you will not live in the property, please do not send an application.

Valid identification required for all applicants aged 18+

Identification

All rental applicants must submit a clear copy of government ID. The ID must be current and valid, and all numbers must be clearly visible. Most applicants simply snap a picture of the ID with their phones and upload that.

Animal profiles needed for all animals and pets

Animals

If pets are allowed at a particular property, we require all pets to be screened using PetScreening. Pets must receive at least a “3 paw” score on their scale in order to be accepted. There will be a pet deposit and/or fee, depending on the number of pets and their “paw score”. All applicants with assistive animals must also complete an animal profile through PetScreening, at no charge to the applicant. Tenants are responsible for damage caused by animals.

income requirements based on number of adults

Proof of Income

We require verifiable income at least 3 times the amount of rent. INCOME MUST BE RECEIVABLE IN LAS VEGAS (out of town jobs do not count). All applicants must submit current proof of income. This may be:

  • 2 most recent pay stubs, Job transfer letter, 3 most recent monthly bank statements, Most recent tax returns

UNEMPLOYMENT RECIPIENTS: Must have at least 700 average credit score(s) and a double security deposit (deposit will be 2x the monthly rent amount).

Verification: We use TheClosingDocs to verify the income shown on your statements.

If 3 or more adults will occupy the property, the income requirement increases per occupant. Each adult must have income at least 120% of the monthly rent amount.

If you started a job recently, you can submit a completed Employment Verification. This must be completed by you and your employer. Depending on how the rest of your application scores, applicants just starting new jobs within the past 6 months may need an increased Security Deposit. Applicants with credit scores above 700 may be approved without additional deposits, even if just starting a new job.

Section 8 / housing voucher properties: Applicants must have verifiable income and have a voucher for at least the rental price.

credit scoring model for security deposits

Credit History

We do not approve applicants with unpaid utility bills, unpaid landlord debt, unpaid payday / personal loan debt, credit scores below 480, or late payments within the past 4 months.

Note: We do not use credit scores from sources like “Credit Karma” or “MyFico” – those are almost always inaccurate. We use credit reports and scores from Experian. Both statistical and historical analysis have shown that an applicant’s overall credit rating directly affects the risk and likelihood of default, damages and unpaid rent. Applicants with a lower credit score pose a significantly higher risk.

Therefore, in an effort to mitigate that risk and allow applicants with less than perfect credit to still gain approval for their chosen rental, we use a credit scoring model. This allows us to approve applications that may otherwise be declined due to low credit scores. If there is more than one applicant who will live in the property, we will use the average credit score of all co-applicants. Those with NO credit score are considered as having a “500” credit score.
Section 8 / housing voucher properties: If average credit score is below 650, we will require a home visit of your current home in lieu of an increased security deposit. The home visit will be considered a part of the rental application and may result in a decline application if the home visit.

rental history

Rental History

We do not approve applicants with any evictions in the past 5 years. Applicants must not have any unpaid debt to previous landlords or property managers. Rental history must be verifiable. You can help speed up the verification process by asking your current landlord or property manager to respond to our request. Applicants with no landlord reference may need a Double Security Deposit.

Applicants with no rental history or more than 3 late rent payments may need an increased Security Deposit for approval, especially credit score is below 700. Applicants with evictions in the past 7 years (but more than 5 years) may need increased Security Deposit.

criminal history

Criminal History

We do not approve applicants with history of offenses of bodily harm, illegal manufacture or distribution of a controlled substance, or intentional damage or destruction of property (for example, “arson”), within the past 7 years. We may also decline applicants with any sexual related offenses from any time period. We do not approve registered sex offenders, or anyone with active, unresolved criminal cases.

Rental Application

Overall

We use a rental application grading system that takes all aspects of the application into account. We process completed applications in the order received. A completed application means all supporting documents were received. If one application is missing something, and another application comes in complete, we will process the completed application first. In the case of multiple applications, we reserve the right to accept the most qualified with respect to credit, rental history, income or employment history, and/or criminal history.

False statements on any application = automatic decline. Any application submitted using someone else’s personal information = automatic decline.

rental application fee $50

Application Fees

Application fees are not refundable. It is up to the applicant to submit complete, accurate, verifiable documents and information. The application fee is $50 per adult. This covers our cost to run the credit and background checks, and get the application processed. It costs time and money to do this. We cannot waive or reduce application fees.