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Application Process

Apply for a home managed by Sue Carrell Associates.

We hope to make the application process as easy as possible for you. We have outlined our process very extensively in the following paragraphs. Please review so that you know what we are looking for in our tenant selection process.

Once you have selected a rental, you must complete, sign and return a Rental Application Form either online or in person at our Oakmont office from 9 am to 5 pm. The application must be completed in its entirety. Failure to complete the application properly and legibly may delay processing or result in the denial of your application. Each person 18 or older who intends to reside at the property must submit a separate Rental Application, regardless of the familial/marital status or relationship to any other applicant for tenancy. There is a $35.00 FEE PER APPLICATION, which covers the cost of processing your application and obtaining your credit report. Some properties, but not all, may consider non-resident guarantors (aka cosigners) if you have poor credit or no credit, or if you are supported in full or in part by someone other than yourself, or if you have “gaps” in tenancy or employment. If you require this income assistance, you will need to have your guarantor complete a separate application. There is an additional $30.00 fee if a guarantor application is required.

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Application Fees

The application fee may be paid online or with a check payable to Sue Carrell & Associates, and are due upon submission of each application. APPLICATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. In order for an applicant to be considered for tenancy, the applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:

1. SUFFICIENT INCOME AND EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

We ask that you document the last 2 years employment history. Permanent employment of at least 12 months at the same job is desired for each adult applicant, with total monthly gross income of 2.5 times the rental amount of the property applied for. Income can be combined among applicants in order to qualify. In certain instances, verifiable non-income assets (i.e. significant savings) may be considered in order to qualify. Sue Carrell & Associates will make a reasonable attempt to contact present and prior employer(s) as submitted by Applicant, and/or confirm assets reported by Applicant; however, ultimate responsibility for ensuring access to this information rests with the applicant. Sue Carrell & Associates reserves the right to decline tenancy on the basis of our inability to objectively verify references provided.

2. VERIFIABLE GOOD CREDIT

Credit reports will be obtained from a national credit bureau(s). We will consider applicants who have suffered a bankruptcy, but documentation must show that the action “cleared” at least one year prior to the submission of your application. Applicants who have had a Short Sale will be considered as viable if all other credit information is acceptable.

3. GOOD RENTAL HISTORY

We ask that you document five years’ tenancy history or your two most recent residences, whichever is greater. Sue Carrell & Associates will make a reasonable attempt to contact present and prior landlord(s) and/or mortgage holder(s) as submitted by Applicant; however, ultimate responsibility for ensuring access to this information lies with the Applicant. Sue Carrell & Associates reserves the right to decline tenancy on the basis of our inability to objectively verify references provided.

Sue Carrell & Associates, at the discretion of individual property owners, may qualify and accept applicants not meeting all requirements specifically as listed above, with the inclusion of an increased security deposit and/or the commitment of a cosigner/ Third Party Guarantor. To qualify, a co-signer must be a homeowner with adequate income to cover the possibility that he/she would have to pay both rent and monthly cost of their primary residence, which must be in California.