Before you apply for a lease, please read the following information concerning the approval process. If you have questions, please ask before applying.
Application Process & Screening Criteria
Red Wagon Realty is committed to equal housing and we fully comply with the Federal Fair Housing Act (FFHA). We do not discriminate against persons because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, or age. We also comply with all state and local fair housing laws. We offer application forms to everyone who requests one. Each occupant over the age of 18 must complete an application and pay the application fee.
Approval is based on six factors:
- credit history
- employment verification/history
- income verification
- rental history
- criminal background check
- terrorist database search
Applicants are selected based on the same standards, one person or family at a time, on a first come, first served basis.
Employment Verification/History & Income Verification
Income should be a minimum of 3 times the rent and verified by the employer through pay stubs, tax returns, and/or bank statements. Self-employed income may also be verified with a CPA-prepared financial statement or tax return. Your employment history should reflect at least 6 months with your current employer. Transfers or relocations must have correspondence showing an accepted job offer.
Rental history must be verified from unbiased sources. Home ownership will be verified from a current credit report. We accept base housing as rental history. Evictions on record within the previous 5 years will be automatic grounds for denial. Broken leases will be considered on a case-by-case basis and an additional security deposit may be required.
Criminal Background Check
We will not rent to anyone with a conviction for an aggravated crime or to any person required to register as a sex offender. Other criminal history issues will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Rental Criteria for Pets
Policies on pets vary from home to home. Certain owners do not permit any pets, while others may restrict certain types and/or sizes of pets. No more than two pets per household are permitted without specific owners’ approval. No aggressive breed dogs are allowed, which includes, but is NOT limited to any of the following: Pit-Bull, Doberman Pincher, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Dalmation, Akita, Chow-Chow, Tosa, Innu, Presa Canario, Dogo Argentino, Ban Dog, Husky, Husky-Alaskan Malamute, and of the Russian Shepherds, or Kerry Blue Terriers. If they are fully or partially any of the breeds listed above, tenants will be evicted for misrepresenting the breed of their dog or the possession of poisonous, dangerous, or illegal pets, or endangered species.