Welcome to the The Place at Alafaya Online Application
Statement of Rental Policy/Qualification Acknowledgment
In order to assist you with your decision on your new home, we are providing a list of guidelines used to qualify residents for residency in our communities. Nothing contained in these requirements shall constitute representation by South Oxford Management that all residents and occupants currently residing in our community have met or currently meet these guidelines.
FAIR HOUSING STATEMENT South Oxford Management and the Owner are committed to compliance with all federal, state, and local fair housing laws. South Offord Management will not discriminate against any person based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status or any other specific classes protected by applicable laws. South Oxford Management will allow any reasonable accommodation or reasonable modification based on disability-related need. The person requesting any reasonable modification may be responsible for the related expense.
IDENTIFICATION Applicants must present one form of government issued photo identification for all persons age 18 years and older that will be living in the apartment. For those applicants who are not U.S citizens, additional documentation may be required in order to give the applicant an opportunity to furnish information about an emergency contact person in the applicant’s home country.
APPLICATION AND FEE A separate rental application must be completed, dated and signed by each applicant and any individual over the age of 18. All individuals 18 years of age, or legally considered an adult by law if not living with a legal guardian, are required to be made a party to the lease. Spouses may complete one application. A non-refundable application fee, deposit and/or bond are required at the time an application is submitted.
OCCUPANCY Unit occupancy shall not exceed 2 persons per room plus 1. Children younger than six months are not considered occupants in determining this factor of eligibility. The Company will comply with applicable laws that require higher or lower occupancy ratios.
INCOMEAll applicants must have a combined source of income in an amount no less than two and a half (2.5) times the market rental rate. All income must be verifiable. Verifiable income includes, but is not limited to wages, self-employment income, social security benefits, pensions, trust funds, grants, school loans, child support, unemployment benefits, military benefits, other government assistance and alimony. Acceptable Sources of Income may be any of the following: Three (3) most current paycheck stubs. If an applicant is starting a new job, the future position and salary must be verified in writing via an offer letter on company letterhead and effective on or before the proposed move-in date. If an applicant is self-employed or receives money from non-employment sources, proof of income through: (1) a copy of the previous year’s tax return, (2) a financial statement from a CPA verifying income, or photocopies of three (3) most current bank statements illustrating the ability to pay rent through the entire lease term. (4) The amount of any housing choice voucher currently being received by an applicant must also be included as income, even if you are not accepting the voucher as payment.
INCOME RESTRICTED If you are applying at an income restricted community please review the supplemental income exhibit for specific income qualifications.
Less than satisfactory rental history including, Evictions and/or Outstanding Debt to a previous Landlord may result in an automatic denial or an additional rental deposit.
CREDIT HISTORY Our screening agency evaluates credit, debt to income and rental history against indicators of future rent payment performance. Any unsatisfactory finding may result in the requirement of an additional deposit, guarantor, or denial. Should a pending bankruptcy appear an automatic denial may result. A history of a prior bankruptcy filing may result in an additional rental deposit.
GUARANTORS Are only accepted for full time students. All guarantors must have a combined source of income in an amount no less than six (6) times the market rental rate. If a guarantor is needed, they must meet the entire qualifying criteria as presented herein. The guarantor must pay an application processing fee and sign the Guarantor Addendum.
CRIMINAL HISTORY The criminal records of all household members 18 years of age and over will be checked for all felony and misdemeanor convictions. The information gathered as the result of this check will affect the approval of the application as follows:
- A.) Applicants with any of the following felony convictions in the 50 years preceding the date of application will be denied approval - sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, indecency with a child, sexual performance by child, trafficking of persons, burglary if committed with the intent to commit felony sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, sexual abuse of a child, or prohibited sexual conduct, offenses relating to any felony conviction increased in punishment as a result of use of a child in commission of such offenses, and any offense where the offender used or exhibited a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony offense or during immediate flight therefrom.
- B.) Applicants with any of the following felony convictions in the 25 years preceding the date of application will be denied approval- murder, capital murder, homicide related offenses
- C.) Applicants will be automatically denied for any prior felony conviction in the 15 years preceding the date of application for illegal manufacturing or distribution of a controlled substance.
- D.) Applicants will be automatically denied if they are currently subject to registration as a sex offender.
- E.) Any other felony conviction other than those set forth above related to crimes against persons will result in denial if the conviction occurred in the fifteen (15) year period preceding the date of application.
- F.) Any other misdemeanor conviction other than those set forth above related to crimes against persons will result in denial if the conviction occurred in the seven (7) year period preceding the date of application.
- G.) Any other felony conviction other than those set forth above related to crimes against property will result in denial if the conviction occurred in the ten (10) year period preceding the date of application.
- H.) Any other misdemeanor conviction other than those set forth above related to crimes against property will result in denial if the conviction occurred in the five (5) year period preceding the date of application.
- I.) Any other felony conviction other than those set forth above related to crimes against society will result in denial if the conviction occurred in the fifteen (15) year period preceding the date of application.
- J.) Any other misdemeanor conviction other than those set forth above related to crimes against society will result in denial if the conviction occurred in the five (5) year period preceding the date of application.
Animals - Animal restrictions vary at each community. If you have animals, please see your leasing representative for more information.
Rental Scoring and Your Rental Application
We rely upon a "Rental Score" to estimate the relative financial risk of leasing an apartment to you. In addition to estimating risk, rental scores are an objective and consistent way of reviewing relevant applicant information, and help speed the application approval process.
How is my rental score determined?
Rental scoring systems assign points to certain factors identified as having a statistical correlation to future financial lease performance. Your rental score results from a mathematical analysis of information found in your credit report, application data, and previous rental history. Such information may include your bill-paying history, the number and type of accounts you have, collection actions, outstanding debt, and the number of inquiries in your consumer report. The final number, or rental score, represents an estimated level of risk as compared to the performance of other consumers in a range of scores.
Because your rental score is based upon real data and statistics, it is more reliable than subjective methods of evaluating your information. Rental scoring treats all applicants consistently and impartially. Additionally, your rental score never uses certain characteristics like-- race, color, sex, familial status, handicap, national origin, or religion as factors.
What can I do to improve my rental score?
Your rental score may change based upon changes of the underlying information. The total improvement, however, generally depends on how that factor relates to other factors considered by the scoring system. Nevertheless, to improve your rental score, concentrate on paying your bills on time, paying down outstanding balances, and not taking on new debt.
NOTIFICATION OF DENIAL OR CONDITIONAL APPROVAL
You have a right under the Fair Credit Reporting Act to a free copy of your consumer report from CoreLogic SafeRent, LLC, the reporting agency used by South Oxford Management to evaluate your background information if the request is made no later than 60 days after you receive notification of a denial or conditional approval. In evaluating your application, information obtained from or through CoreLogic SafeRent, LLC, which may include credit information or consumer information from one or more of the credit bureaus or consumer reporting agencies, may have influenced South Oxford Management decision in whole or in part. These consumer-reporting agencies and/or credit bureaus DID NOT make the decision to take adverse action and are unable to provide specific reasons why adverse action was taken.
We are dedicated to the protecting the privacy of your personal information, including your Social Security Number and other identifying or sensitive personal information. Our policy and procedures are designed to help ensure that your information is kept secure, and we work to follow all federal state laws regarding theprotection of your personal information. While no one can guarantee against identity theft or the misuse of personal, protecting the information you provide us is a high priority to our company and staff. If you ever haveconcerns about this issue, please feel free to share them with us.
How personal information is collected. You will be asked to furnish some of your personal information when you apply to rent from us. This information will be on the rental application form or other document that you provide to us or to an apartment locator service, either on paper or electronically.
How and when information is used. We use this information only for our business purposes involved in leasing a dwelling to you. Examples of these uses include, but are not limited to, verifying statements made on your rental application (such as your rental, credit and employment history), and reviewing your lease for renewal and enforcing your lease obligations (such as to obtain payment for money you may owe us in the future).
How the information is protected and who has access. We allow only authorized persons to have access to your personal information, and we keep documents and electronic records containing this information in secure areas and systems.
How the information is disposed of. After we no longer need or are required to keep your personal information, we will store or destroy it in a manner designed to prevent unauthorized persons from accessing it. Our disposal methods will include shredding, destruction or obliteration of paper documents and destruction of electronic files.
Locator services. If you found us through a locator service, please be aware that locator services are independent contractors and are not our employees or agents-even though they may initially process rental applications and fill out lease forms. You should require any locator services you use to furnish you their own privacy policies.
Disclosure of Information on Lead-Based Paint and/or Lead-Based Paint Hazards
Lead Warning Statement
Housing built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. lead from paint, paint chips, and dust can pose health hazards if not managed properly. Lead exposure is especially harmful to young children and pregnantwomen. Before renting pre-1978 housing, lessors must disclose the presence of known lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the dwelling. lessees must also receive a federally approved pamphlet on lead poisoning prevention.
Lessor has no knowledge of lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the housing.
Lessor has no reports or records pertaining to lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the housing.
By choosing "I Agree" and continuing to the application, you acknowledge that you have read and understand all of the above information. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Thank you.
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