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Application Requirements and Screening Criteria

FAQs

♻ No paper applications: Simply ONE online application per occupant over 18 years of age: Click here to Apply

⏱ Turnaround time: As fast as the same day 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, lease creation, and key delivery for a small fee of $150. Let us know by calling our office.

1️⃣ First Come, First Serve: We review each application that is submitted. We will stop accepting applications once a lease is signed and the security deposit and payment is made. If the application is still LIVE, then the property is still available for you to apply, receive a lease, and an opportunity to make your payment.

🐶 Pet Policy: Case by case for acceptance per property. For each pet, $20 Pet Application Fee, $250 Pet Deposit, and $25 Pet Admin Fee per month. 2 pet maximum 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 application fee.

Approval is based on seven (7) 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

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.

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.

  • Last two (2) months of pay stubs from your employer.
  • Self-employed income maybe verified through tax returns or from a CPA-prepared financial statement from the last two (2) years.
  • 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.

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 $49 per applicant

$20 per pet

Paid online with the application. Each applicant eighteen (18) years of age and older must complete an application and pay the application fee.
Each household pet must complete a pet application and pay the pet application fee.
Security Deposit One Month’s Rent or $0 for Qualified Tenants Once the lease is signed and security deposit and first month’s rent is paid in full, we will close online application.

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 Due at the time of signing the lease.
Prorated Rent # of Days Rented / # days x Rent Amount If renting mid month, prorated rent is due on the Second Month
Resident Benefits Package $20 monthly
(Required)
A/C Filter Delivery.

One time Late Fee Waiver, and more. Read more about it here

Pet Deposit $250 one time per pet Increase in security deposit.
Pet Fee $25 per pet monthly Administrative fee for your pet.
Late Fee $50 if late and $10 per day Please don’t be late.

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