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Screening Criteria and Disclosure

Screening FAQs

♻ No paper applications: Simply ONE online application: Click here to apply

⏱ Turnaround time: 1 hour – 48 hours depending on previous landlord follow-ups and employment verification.

🏃🏻‍♂️ Expedited Applications: If your move in date is within 1 week, we can expedite your application for a small fee of $150.

🐶 Pet Policy: Case by case per property.

📜 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. Each occupant over the age of eighteen (18) must complete an application and pay the $75 application fee.

Approval is based on eight (8) factors:

Identification Verification

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
  • Passport

Credit Score

All credit scores 500 or below will be declined. Applicants less than a 615 combined average credit score may be subject to a risk mitigation fee, or other proposed terms as outlined below:

Combined Average Credit Score of 600 to 614 will require an additional risk mitigation fee of $250
Combined Average Credit Score of 575 to 599 will require an additional risk mitigation fee of $750
Combined Average Credit Score of 574 or below will require an additional risk mitigation fee of $1,250 AND subject to review and approval by upper management.

Credit History

We will obtain a copy of your credit history from Experian.

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.

Employment Verification and History

We verify current employment and previous employment for at least the past three (3) years.

If you are self-employed, retired, or not employed, we can accept such documents as signed tax returns from the previous three (3) years, bank statements, etc. that provide proof of the applicant’s ability to pay the rent.

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.

Income Verification

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.

  • Self-employed income maybe verified through tax returns or from a CPA-prepared financial statement.
  • 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.

Resident Verification and History

We verify residential history for at least three (3) 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 of previous landlords with the dates of residency for the previous three to five (3-5) 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.

Criminal, Sex Offense, and Terrorist Database Check

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.

Animal Criteria

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:

Alaskan Malamute
Akita
American Bulldog
Bull Terrier
Bullmastiff
Cane Corso
Chow
Doberman Pinschers
German Shepherd
Great Dane
Husky or Siberian Husky
Mastiff
Pit Bull
Presa Canario
Rottweiler
Terrier
Wolf Hybrid

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.

Application Fees, Security Deposits, Rent, and other Fees

Our Fees

Application Fee $75 per applicant Paid online with the application. Each applicant eighteen (18) years of age and older must complete an application and pay the application fee.
Security Deposit One Month’s Rent or $0 for Qualified Tenants Due upon signing of the lease. Once the deposit is paid in full, we will close online listing and remove any signs in front of the home.

How to qualify for $0 Security Deposit:

  • Apply for one of our homes for rent
  • Once you are approved, you will be sent a link to complete the registration process
First Rent Payment First Month’s Rent Full first month’s rent is due before move-in to receive keys to the home.
Prorated Rent # of Days Rented / 30 days x Rent Amount If renting mid month, prorated rent is due on the Second Month
Lease Admin Fee $250 one time To process your lease, we charge a $250 lease admin fee that is deducted from your security deposit or paid at the time of setting up the $0 Security Deposit.
Resident Benefits Package $40 monthly Required. Tenant Liability Insurance, A/C Filter Delivery, One time Late Fee Waiver, and more. Read more about it here
Pet Acceptance Fee $250 one time per pet We screen every pet including gathering information on shots, photos, and more.
Pet Admin Fee $25 per pet monthly Administrative fee for your pet.
Late Fee $100 on the 3rd and $25 per day Please don’t be late.

**All charges and fees are subject to change without notice. Please read your lease before signing.