Our application process is very simple and typically can be completed and approved within 48 hours. Failure to submit required information can result in a delay processing your application. To begin, please make sure you have reviewed everything per the Terms of Agreement and have everything below available prior to starting your application.:

Each application has a non-refundable application fee of $45.00 Your credit will be checked as part of the application process.

You can fill out an application online while browsing through our available rental homes.

Frequently Asked Questions on Applications

  1. How is my Damage Deposit handled?
  2. What are your qualifications for your properties?
  3. What is considered a valid form of ID?
  4. Why is my application fee non refundable?
  5. What is your Pet Policy?
  6. If I do not have a pet when I moved in, is it ok to get one now?
  7. Do you accept section 8?
  8. Does you office have an after hours drop box?
  9. How can I see the home?
  10. I like the home, now what?
  11. There are already pending applications on the home, should I apply?
  12. I am approved for the home, what’s next?
  13. What happens on Move in Day?


Answers

  1. How is my Damage Deposit handled?

    Clemente Real Estate Services will send you a move out checklist when you give your 60 days notice to vacate. The checklist contains the guidelines for move out.  Please ensure that the home is thoroughly cleaned and carpets are professionally cleaned, as per your rental lease.  Lawn care maintenance and clean up must be completed.  All cleaning and work you intend to perform MUST be completed prior to vacating the home. Once you have turned your keys and all remotes in, a staff member will perform a move out inspection.  If there are any maintenance issues or cleaning to be done, the staff will order work and invoices will be paid from your Damage Deposit.  A formal, final accounting with any copies will be mailed to you at the forwarding address you provided to us at move out.  Per your rental lease and state law, Clemente Real Estate Services, Inc., has up to 60 days to finalize Damage Deposit accounting and paperwork.

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  2. What are your qualifications for your properties?

    • We require that all applicants be 21 or older to apply, even if you are married
    • There is a $45.00 NON REFUNDABLE application fee, per adult
    • We perform a background and credit check on each applicant. We are very strict when it comes to credit. Typical reasons for disapproval are: evictions, recent bankruptcy, collections, foreclosure and judgments.
    • Credit Scores under 600 will not be accepted.
    • Collections with a outstanding balance of more than $1,000.00 will be denied.
    • Single medical bills of over $10,000.00 will be considered. (Ex: you owe General Hospital $15,000.00 due to surgery)
    • Couples qualify dependent on the lowest credit score (Ex: His score is 480, hers is 620.  You would still be disqualified due to his low score.)
    • No credit score will not cause immediate denial.
    • A credit score of 600 or higher does NOT immediately approve you for a home.  You must still qualify in all other areas per company policy.
    • We require that one person nets (makes after taxes) 3 times the monthly rent rate.
    • We will need a copy of your ID and Proof of income (past 3 paystubs).  Bank statements are not considered proof of income
    • If you are military, we will need a copy of your LES and PCS orders
    • If you are self-employed, you must submit a copy of most current Income Tax Return or a copy of the Schedule C

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  3. What is considered a valid form of ID?

    Valid forms of IDs include any government issued ID such as:

    • Driver’s License
    • Identification Card
    • US Passport

    These are not considered to be valid forms of ID:

    • College ID Card
    • Employee Badge

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  4. Why is my application fee non refundable?

    When processing an application, we utilize a third party company (Experian) that compiles your credit and criminal background checks. Your application fee both covers this expense, as well as a minimum office fee for processing the application. We work hard and believe in our placement process well enough and strive to keep fees like this low.

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  5. What is your Pet Policy?

    • A maximum of two pets are permitted in properties that allow animals
    • Due to insurance liability, NO dog breeds that are considered “Aggressive” are permitted such as Pit Bulls, rotweilers, american staffordshire terriers, bull terriers, staffordshire bull terriers, chows, akitas, mastiffs, bullmastiffs, perro de presa canarios or wolf hybrids.
    • Licensed service animals and emotional support animals are permitted with a verifiable letter from your Doctor.
    • There is a minimum of a $400.00 refundable pet deposit required for each animal
    • No pets under 1 year old are permitted
    • Provide a copy of recent vet records and picture of animal.

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  6. If I do not have a pet when I moved in, is it ok to get one now?

    Per your lease, you must contact our office to receive approval.  DO NOT move a pet into the home without permission or you will be subject to fees for violating your lease.  Clemente Real Estate Services will contact the homeowner and, if approved, you will need to pay the pet deposit of $400 and execute the proper pet addendum prior to bringing the pet into the home.

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  7. Do you accept section 8?

    None of our properties accept section 8 at this time.

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  8. Does you office have an after hours drop box?

    Yes we do. Just to the left of the front door.

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  9. How can I see the home?

    If you wish to view a home that is vacant, you may check out a key from our office. You must be 21 or older to check out a key. We will need a copy of your driver’s license and a credit card, debit card or a check. (There is a $25 key deposit that is fully refundable once you bring the key back, within 24 hours) WE DO NOT ACCEPT CASH. Once the key is returned, we will return the copy of the card and license to you or destroy it at your discretion. If you wish to view a home that is occupied, we will schedule a showing with the current tenant. Will take down your information and let you know when the next showing will be.

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  10. I like the home, now what?

    You will now need to apply for the home.  We cannot “hold” a property.  You are required to fill out an application on our website. You have the option of printing it off and filling out by hand or applying directly online with the “apply now” button within the ad for the desired home. Please make sure that you meet all of our requirements before applying. It will take about 1-2 days for the application to be processed. The speed of completion depends on how quickly you get all of the required information to us. We will contact you via phone or email to let you know the status of your application.

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  11. There are already pending applications on the home, should I apply?

    We do not process applications by first come first served. The applications are all processed together and the Property Manager and owner of the home make the final decision based on the best qualifying applicant. It is up to you if you would like to apply.  The best qualified applicant will be selected to rent the home.

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  12. I am approved for the home, what’s next?

    Once you are approved for the home, we will need to get the holding deposit as soon as possible to secure the home. Once we receive the holding deposit, we will take the home off the market and stop taking additional applications. We accept checks, certified funds, money orders and ACH withdrawals for payment of your deposit. We can only hold the home for up to 2 weeks before you must start paying rent and have the utilities switched into your name. Once a move in date is set and the holding deposit is received by our office, we will prepare the documents and lease for your signatures. The lease must be signed and all deposits and rent must be paid before move in day.

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  13. What happens on Move in Day?

    The day that you come in to pick up your keys, the pro-rated rent and pet deposit will be due in full.  We will also need a copy of your renters insurance for your file.  You will receive a move in packet that contains a tenant walk though inspection. You will have 10 days to complete the inspection and return it to our office. Please be as detailed as you can, as this inspection will be used as a guideline during the inspection when you vacate the home. You are also advised to take pictures if you would like. The Property Manager does NOT walk through the property with you at move in or move out!

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