Rental Policy

 

We are glad you are interested in our rental property. For your convenience, we have prepared this overview of our guidelines used in processing all rental applications. Please feel free to ask any questions.

 

We are an equal opportunity housing provider: It is our policy to rent our properties in full compliance with the federal Fair Housing Act and all state and local fair housing laws. We do not discriminate against any person because of race, color, ethnic background, religion, sex, age, marital or family status, physical disability or sexual orientation.

 

Rental property availability: Rental properties only become available when they are completely ready to rent, including cleaning, painting, and the completion of all maintenance work and planned improvements. Rental property availability can change as properties become available during the day or are removed from the rental market based on rentals, cancellations or maintenance issues.

 

Valid photo identification and written authorization: You must be able to present a current photo identification such as a driver's license, military identification card, or passport so that we can verify your identity. If your rental application is approved, we will require a photocopy of your identification at the time of your move-in to be kept in your tenant file. You must authorize us to verify all information provided in your rental application from credit sources, credit agencies, current and prior landlords and employers, and personal references, and allow us to run a criminal background check.

 

Occupancy guidelines: in compliance with all applicable fair-housing laws we have established restrictions on the total number of persons that may occupy a given rental property. Our guidelines allow two persons per bedroom plus one additional person per rental property. These guidelines are to prevent overcrowding and are in keeping with the limitations of the rental property and its building systems Occupancy will be limited to the persons indicated on the original rental application and lease only unless otherwise agreed in writing. Any proposed additional tenants must complete a rental application and be processed and approved through this same tenant-screening process prior to occupying the ravel property.  Properties of Brenham Home Rental are all NON-SMOKING.

 

Application process: All rental applications are evaluated in the same manner, and each adult applicant must voluntarily provide his or her social security number for us to obtain a consumer credit report. Every adult applicant must complete a separate rental application form and pay the nonrefundable application fee in advance. Any false or incomplete information will result in the denial of your application. If discovered after you are approved and have moved in, we reserve the right to terminate your tenancy. We will verify the information provided on each rental application through our own screening efforts and/or wild the assistance of an independent tenant-screening firm.  A credit report, criminal history, and employment and rental references for each and every applicant in a given rental property will determine whether our rental criteria has been met. When a property becomes available there will be a start and end date for accepting applications.  At the end of that period all applications will be evaluated via our thorough screening process which can last one to three days.  Finally all applicants will be notified of our decision.  We do NOT accept HUD payments/agreements/contracts.

 

Rental criteria

 

Income: The total combined monthly gross income of all rental applicants in a given rental property must be at least 3.5 times the monthly rental rate. Only income that can be verified will count. We expect rental applicants with income to prove at least one year of continuous employment. Full-time students are welcome if the total income of all applicants combined is sufficient or with a lease guarantor. You must provide proof of a source of income if you are unemployed.  Remember ALL adult tenants are joint and severally liable, which means that each one can be held responsible for the payment of all funds due regardless of ability to pay.

 

Credit history: You must be able to demonstrate fiscal Responsibility. If you have any charge-offs, unpaid debts, or a pattern of delinquent payments, your application may be denied.

 

Rental history: Each rental applicant must be able to demonstrate a pattern of meeting their rental obligations, leaving prior rental properties in good condition and not having a pattern of complaints from neighbors. We will require satisfactory rental references from at least two prior landlords. If you have ever been evicted for any lease violation, your application may be denied.

 

Criminal history: If you have ever been convicted of (or pled guilty or no contest to) a felony, or a misdemeanor involving violence, sexual misconduct or honesty, your application may be denied.