The looking is secondary to having all of your paperwork together before you even start looking. I also predicate my response to the fact that you should use a broker. If not, you'll have nobody to blame but yourself when you try on your own and blow it.
Step one: Get with an Agent/Broker ASAP.
Step teo: Heed their words when they tell you to do something.
Step three: experience the quiet enjoyment of your new pad.
If you contact our office one of my agents can help you through the process
Madeleine Realty Ltd.
Contact a Rental Agent who has Apartment Listings in your desired area. View the agent's listings online before your arrival. If you identify an apartment that you would like to view, schedule a viewing with that Agent.
After viewing the Apartment(s), and you like it, the process usually takes 24 to 48 hours process the application and get approved for the Rental. If approved, a lease signing date will be scheduled.
You need to have the following standard qualifications ready, so when you find an apartment that you like, you will be able to submit your complete application right away. This is very important doing the peak rental season.
Residential Lease Application fully completed, and signed by each adult to live in apartment.
$75.00 Application Fee (credit card, certified check, or money order) for each adult to live in apartment
Proof of Employment (Letter from Employer)
Copy of your most recent Bank Statement (Show enough income to cover min. 3 times monthly rent)
In good standing at current resident (Letter from current Landlord: They want to see that you have paid rent on-time, and never been to Landlord Tenant Court)
Good Credit (Never filed Bankruptcy)
Copies of your last two pay stubs or last two years of federal tax returns, if self-employed.
You must earn 40 times the rent.
Guarantor must earn 80 times the rent.
A copy of a valid government-issued photo ID (i.e. - Drivers License, State ID, Passport)
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