This applicant FAQ section will help you navigate some of the questions that come up when applying for a rental.
*$65 application fee per applicant
To apply for any of our rental properties click the Apply Online button. There is a $65 application fee per adult and everyone over the age of 18 must complete an application. Once an application has been submitted and reviewed for completeness the applicant will receive a 3rd party email from SmartMove by TransUnion to approve running their credit/background/eviction check.
Every adult (over the age of 18) that will be living in the house needs to fill out a separate application.
Yes. Documented monthly gross income must be at least 3x’s monthly rent. Self-employed & tip-earners included. Self-employed individuals need to provide last year’s tax return to prove income 3xs the monthly rent (net profit) in addition to (3) business bank statements.
We only accept Nevada residents as cosigners. A cosigner must complete a separate rental application & will be required to execute the rental agreement along with the residents of the property. An approved cosigner will be fully obligated to all conditions and terms of the rental property lease. Automatic double security deposit if cosigner approved.
We score applications based on income, credit worthiness, debt to income ratio, rent payment history, cash reserves of monthly rent, employment history, length of residency, background/eviction check and other factors. The scoring card used to process and approve applications can be viewed online here.
We strive to have your application processed within 2-5 business days. Sometimes the process is faster and other times slower. In order to ensure swift processing times make sure you submit all the requested documents. If you forget to attach anything it can be uploaded here.
Rice Real Estate uses a 21-point scoring card to process applications. If the 1st approved applicant doesn’t pay the holding fee within 24 hours of approval the property will be offered to the next approved applicant in line and so on. The rental application scoring card can be viewed here: Scoring Card.
We use a 3rd party company www.PetScreening.com to screen household pets, validate reasonable accommodation requests for assistance animals and confirm every resident understands their pet policies. To facilitate the screening and validation process, PetScreening offers applicants and residents three profile types to choose from.
A Pet Profile can be shared with other housing providers, hotels, groomers, pet sitters and more and is active for one year. It also serves as your easily accessible, digital pet dashboard
With this, there are no refunds as the product is fully rendered once the Household Pet Profile application is submitted. In the user terms and conditions that you accept when you register, it states that we do not provide refunds once an application is processed.
When a Requester (animal owner) submits a reasonable accommodation request for housing, the request goes through a comprehensive legal review process that adheres to HUD and FHAct guidelines.
During the review process, our Assistance Animal Review Team contacts the support animal owner’s (Requester) third-party health care provider to validate the document’s authenticity and never inquires about the specific nature of a disability.
(The FHAct provides that reliable and credible documentation that meet the test of reasonableness may be requested. Documentation must affirm the animal owner has a disability and a disability-related need for the animal. A letter from a medical doctor, social worker, or mental health professional are acceptable sources of documentation.)
The review time for assistance animal accommodation requests is 2-5 business days.
If the review time takes longer, this likely means our team is waiting for validation from the third-party healthcare provider or more information is needed from the animal owner.
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*$65 application fee per adult