Application Process and Rental Criteria
Real Property Management Heritage is committed to equal housing and we fully comply with the Federal Fair Housing Act (FFHA). We do not discriminate against persons because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, or age. We also comply with all state and local fair housing laws. We offer applications to everyone who requests one.
Our Rental Process
1. Submit Application
Each occupant eighteen (18) years of age or older must complete an application and pay the applicable application fee online Click HERE to Apply.
Each household pet must complete a pet application and pay the pet application fee Click HERE for the Pet Application.
2. Pay the Holding Deposit
Once your application is approved, you have the opportunity to pay a holding deposit in the amount of the Security Deposit required via cashier’s check to reserve the home for 7 days as you complete the next step.
3. Sign the Lease and Pay the First Month’s Rent
You will receive an email to sign the Lease Agreement via DocuSign and an email with an online payment request for the First Month’s Rent plus any additional fees required for occupancy. The Holding Deposit will be credited towards the Security Deposit once the lease is signed and payment request completed. Paper application signing and/or cashier’s check payment option is also available.
If you choose not to move-in, the Holding Deposit is surrendered in full as a holding fee and the house will be put back on the market.
4. Pick Up Keys
Pick up your keys from our office on the day your lease begins. Keys will not be provided before the lease start date.
1️⃣ First Come, First Serve: We review each application that is submitted in the order we receive them.
♻ No paper applications: Each occupant 18 years of age or older will submit an application: Click HERE to Apply
⏱ Turnaround time: As fast as the same day depending on how quickly the we can contact the previous landlords and verify current employment/income.
🏃🏻♂️ Expedited Move-In: If your move-in date is within 1 week, we can expedite your application, lease creation, and key delivery for an expedited fee of $150.
🐶 Pet Policy: Case by case for acceptance. For each pet, $20 Pet Application Fee, $250 Pet Deposit, and $25 Pet Admin Fee per month. 2 pet maximum per property. We cannot approve pets without a fully submitted pet application. Click HERE for the Pet Application
Our Rental Criteria:
Each applicant is required to provide a copy of a legible government issued photo identification card. We may request additional identification documentation as needed to verify. This can include, but not limited to:
- Texas Driver’s License
- Texas Identification Card
- Social Security Card
Good credit history is required for standard acceptance. Applicants with no credit, slow credit, or marginal credit may be approved with an additional security deposit. We will obtain a copy of your credit history, applicant supplied credit history reports will not be accepted.
We will obtain a copy of your credit history, applicant supplied credit history reports will not be accepted. We will take into consideration if the applicant has paid all bills on time and if the applicant has a history of debt “write-offs” or accounts that have gone into collection. Money owed to a previous landlord or utility company is cause for denial.
Your monthly income must be at least three (3) times the monthly rent and verifiable from an unbiased source: employer through pay stubs, tax returns, and/or bank statements.
- Last two (2) pay stubs from your employer.
- Self-employed income must verified through two (2) years of personal tax returns. Bank statements will not be accepted as proof of income.
- Transfers or re-locations must have correspondence showing an accepted job offer.
- Any verification fees required by the employer must be paid by the applicant.
If military, we need a current copy of your leave and earnings statement. If you are active-duty military, you must be on an assignment that, to best of your knowledge, will allow you to complete an initial twelve (12) month lease.
Resident Verification and History
We verify residential history for at least two (2) years whether you currently own, rent, lived on base or lived with someone else.
- Rental history must be verified from unbiased sources.
- Applicants are responsible for providing contact information (yes, we email/call to verify) of previous landlords with the dates of residency for the previous two (2) years.
- We can accept military base housing as rental history.
- Evictions, broken leases, late payments, or any issues with previous residencies will be considered on a case-by-case basis and an additional security deposit may be required.
We will check these databases for all occupants over eighteen (18). We do not rent to any person required to register as a sex offender. Criminal backgrounds involving violent crimes, sex offenses, domestic violence, and/or involving the possession or distribution of weapons or illegal substances are all grounds for denial of an application. Exceptions may be made for type and or age of offense, please provide details in advance of the review.
As part of the application process, all applicants (with or without animals) will go through pet screening via http://rpmh.petscreening.com/
We abide by The Fair Housing Act, allowing a reasonable accommodation involving an assistance animal in situations that meet the conditions outlined here: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/assistance_animals
For pets, typically up to two animals are allowed per property. You’ll see in the listing if the rental permits animals.
We do not allow any possession of poisonous, dangerous, endangered species or otherwise unauthorized animal.
On a case-by-case basis, Real Property Management Heritage will allow for Restricted Breed dogs that are all or any portion of mixed with the following breeds:
Husky or Siberian Husky
If a restricted breed is allowed, a dog liability insurance policy may be required with a minimum coverage of $100,000 per incident and name “Real Property Management Heritage” as an additionally insured on this policy.