Tenant Selection Criteria

The following applies to normal rentals requiring first month’s rent, deposit and pet fee/rent paid in advance prior to occupancy.

If you do not meet these qualifications, you may contact the office to discuss your particular details — depending on your situation, owner/agent may impose additional requirements or conditions to your rental (increased deposit, additional rules, etc.) or deny your application at the owner/agent’s sole discretion.

Section 8 is accepted on most units — subject to owner/agent’s discretion.  Certain allowances may be given to some of these items at the owner/agent’s discretion.

If you have specific questions, please call the office at (253) 475-1884 or e-mail us at:  steve@familyrealestate.net 

Rental Criteria

Applicant may be denied for providing false, inaccurate or misleading information or for submitting an incomplete application. If you don’t believe that you qualify based on these criteria, please request an interview with the manager prior to applying.  Unless approved for a special program based on your circumstances in advance, your application may be denied for any of the following reasons:

  • Portable or tenant supplied screening reports will not be accepted.

Identification & Income

  • Failure to provide valid government issued Identification for all adults planning to reside in the unit.
  • Failure to provide a valid Social Security Cards for each person planning to reside in unit.
  • Lack of proof of income
  • Monthly household income less than Three (3) times the stated monthly rental amount.

 Credit History

□         Unverifiable social security number

□         Credit score below 550

□         Open bankruptcy

□         Bankruptcy dismissed or discharged within the past 36 months

□         Judgment or collection for unpaid rent

□         Judgment or collection for damage to rental unit

□         Inability to establish utility accounts in applicant’s name

□         Other Judgments or collections: [X] Medical disregarded  [X] Student loans disregarded

□         Foreclosure in the past 24 months

□         Past due mortgage

□         Tax lien

Criminal History

Applicant may be denied where the date of disposition, release or probation has occurred within the past seven years for a conviction, guilty plea or no-contest plea for:

□         Drug related offenses (intent to deliver, delivery, sale or possession of a controlled substance, manufacturing)
□         Sex crimes and/or crimes against a child □         Murder
□         Manslaughter □         Assault
□         Burglary □         Registered or unregistered sex offender
□         Kidnapping □         Malicious mischief
□         Robbery □         Arson

Eviction and Judgment

□         Eviction (Unlawful Detainer Action) filed in the past 60 months

□         Judgment or collection for unpaid rent

□         Judgment or collection for damage to rental unit

 Rental History

□         Unverifiable rental history

□         Less than 36 months of rental history

□         Unfulfilled lease obligation(s)

□         Current or past balance owing for deposit, rent, fees or damages

□         Eviction pending

□         1 or more eviction within a 60 month period

□         3 or more late payments within a 12 month period

□         2 or more NSF checks in a 12 month period

□         2 or more complaints in a 12 month period

□         Unauthorized pet(s)

□         Unauthorized occupant(s)

□         Damage to the property


□           Ability to establish utility services in the name of the tenant(s) on day of move in.

□          Ability to obtain Renter’s Insurance which is required of all tenants.

If your application is denied the owner/manager is required to provide you with a written notice of adverse action that states the reason(s) for taking adverse action (RCW 59.18.257). You have the right to dispute the accuracy of the information in the tenant screening report. You have the right to a free copy of your tenant screening report. To dispute the accuracy of your tenant screening report or to request a free copy of your tenant screening report please submit your request in writing with a copy of your photo ID to:

Landlord Solutions, 2201 North 30th Street, Tacoma, WA  98403    Office: 253-396-0010   Fax: 866-877-9688    Email:  screening@landlordsolutionsinc.com

By signing below the applicant acknowledges receipt of the owner/managers rental criteria reasons for denial.

Screening fees are non-refundable.

Criteria revised 10/11/2017

This information may be downloaded in PDF format – http://familyrealestate.net/Criteria_Oct2017.pdf


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