WELCOME TO OUR COMMUNITY:
In order to reside in our community, we require each applicant and each adult applicant to meet certain rental criteria. Before you complete a rental application, we encourage you to review these requirements to determine if you are eligible. Please note that these are our current rental criteria and nothing in these requirements shall constitute a guarantee or representation by our community that all residents and occupants currently residing in our community have these requirements. There may be residents and occupants that resided here prior to these requirements going into effect. Additionally, our ability to verify whether these requirements are met is limited to the information we receive from various resident reporting services.
ALL APPLICANTS AND EACH ADULT OCCUPANT MUST COMPLETE A SEPARATE APPLICATION. MARRIED COUPLES MAY SUBMIT A SINGLE APPLICATION.
Items “A” through “H” apply to the resident(s) responsible for paying rent under the apartment lease.
INCOME: Monthly combined income for all occupants must be three (3) times the monthly rent. Verification can include pay stubs, written verification from income sources, phone verification by an employer, bank statements and statements from income tax returns.
RENTAL HISTORY: Applicant must have a minimum of twelve (12) months satisfactory rental history or proof of home ownership. Satisfactory history is defined as no more than two (2) late payments, no more than two (2) returned checks, the resident gave adequate notice to vacate and there are no outstanding financial obligations to the landlord. The previous landlord must state that they would be willing to re-rent to the applicant. If a first time renter, Hickory Hills may require an additional deposit in the amount of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00).
CREDIT HISTORY: Credit history for all applicants will be checked by Equifax. All medical collections and student loans are disregarded. Existing credit must be more than 70% positive. Applicants with no credit history may be charged an extra security deposit of $200.00.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND: The application will be rejected for any of the following reported criminal related reasons that have occurred prior to the application:
- Any terrorist related conviction.
- Any conviction involving a violent and/or sexual crime.
OCCUPANCY GUIDELINES: All residents and all occupants must be listed on the lease agreement. No more than two (2) occupants per bedroom except for those qualifying as a family. For the purposes of this occupancy policy a “family” shall consist of the following persons: one or more individuals (under the age of 18) being domiciled with (1) a parent or other person having legal custody of such individual or individuals; (2) the designee of such parent or other person having such custody, with the written permission of such parent or other person. The term “family” shall also apply to any person who is pregnant or is in the process of securing legal custody of any individual who is under eighteen (18) years of age. A “family” may occupy an apartment if the family does not exceed two (2) persons per bedroom, plus a child who is less than six (6) months old and will sleep in the same bedroom with the child’s parent, guardian, legal custodian or person applying for that status. Residents who have a newborn less than six (6) months of age during the lease term will be required to transfer to another available apartment with more bedrooms within ninety (90) days or at the end of the lease term, whichever is the later date.
RENTERS’ INSURANCE: It is strongly recommended that Renters’ Insurance be obtained on each apartment. Water furniture is acceptable on the first floor only and an insurance policy must be obtained where either furniture is used.
PETS: Cats are permitted within the following guidelines:
- No more than two (2) cats per apartment.
- Exotic pets, rabbits and ferrets are not allowed, only fish in aquariums. A pet agreement must be signed by the owner’s representative and resident. The additional pet deposit must be paid in full prior to or no later than the move-in date.
NOTE: ANIMALS USED AS DISABILITY ASSISTANCE ARE NOT CONSIDERED AS A PET UNDER THIS PET POLICY.
FALSE INFORMATION: Any falsification of information on the application will automatically disqualify the application and all deposits and application moneys will be forfeited.
CANCELLATION OF APPLICATION: If the applicant finds, if necessary, to cancel move-in, the deposit will be refunded provided the cancellation takes place within seventy-two (72) hours after leasing the apartment.
This company and this community do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, handicap or family status.