Tenant Selection Criteria

The following applies to normal rentals requiring first month’s rent, deposit and pet fee/rent..

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.

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 at unit.
  • Failure to provide a valid Social Security Card for each person planning to reside at unit.
  • Lack of proof of income
  • Monthly household income less than Three (3) times the Tenant’s portion of the advertised rent amount.

Credit History

  • Unverifiable social security number
  • Credit score below 625
  • 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
  • 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:

□         Any drug related charges:  Possession, Manufacturing, Dealing, Intent to Deliver, etc.

□         Sex Related crimes against adults or children or required to register on the Sex Offender Registry

□         All other felony or misdemeanor crimes will be evaluated on a case by case basis – please complete your application form, attach letter of explanation, and request an interview to discuss your situation. 

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


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

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

□         Falsification of any information reported on application form.

□         Inability to verify information provided

□         Incomplete rental application form

□         Failure to provide any requested or missing data within 1 business day of being notified of the need for the information.

□         Inability to move in or start tenancy on the advertised available date of the rental.

□         Inability to pay the full first month’s rent and required minimum payments on deposits, fees and other move in charges on agreed starting date/move-in date.

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

Find information on code violations here:  http://tinyurl.com/TacomaCodeSearch

Find information on Fair Housing here:  http://tinyurl.com/TacomaFairHousing

Register to Vote here:  http://sos.wa.gov

Criteria revised 2/1/2019

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