We run full background checks (including criminal, credit, eviction, landlord, and civil) on all prospective tenants. We follow all applicable laws with application requirements and can work with varying levels of criminal/misdemeanor backgrounds (we do not take violent felons, violent misdemeanors, or assault). We will not take anyone with a prior evictions in the last 2 years or any apartment/landlord collections currently unpaid. With poor credit and/or previous evictions and collections, we may require additional deposits or other measures in order to approve an otherwise qualified applicant.
Also note, we physically call and verify income and employment on each applicant. We require VERIFIABLE income equal to 2 ½ times the monthly rental amount. We call references and previous landlords to check prospective characters.
Rental owners may also change rental qualification parameters based upon market conditions, so long as they are uniformly applied at a property.